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Joy Hodges (I) (1915–2003)

Frances Eloise Hodges, who died in California on 19 January 2003 following a stroke, was not only a successful singer and actor, but will also be remembered for her part in launching Ronald Reagan's film career by getting him to 'ditch the glasses.' This he did, and the rest is history. She was born on 29 January 1915 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Verne ... See full bio »

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The Family Next Door
The Family Next Door Laura Pierce
Personal Secretary
Personal Secretary Gale Rodgers
They Asked for It
They Asked for It Mary Lou Carroll
Boy Meets Joy
Boy Meets Joy Joy - The Girl


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 1963 The Doctors (TV Series)
Myra Wood
- Give and Live (1963) ... Myra Wood
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Clara Thorne
- The Case of the Lawful Lazarus (1963) ... Clara Thorne
 1958 True Story (TV Series)
- Sleeping Heart (1958)
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Linda Naylor
- The Paul Naylor Story (1958) ... Linda Naylor
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Miss Whittlesley
- The Tender Leaves of Hope (1955) ... Miss Whittlesley
 1953 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
- The Will (1953)
 1952 China Smith (TV Series)
Dolores Barry
- Cruise to Colombo ... Dolores Barry
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Breakaway (1952)
 1940 Margie
 1939 Little Accident
Joan Huston
 1939 Boy Meets Joy (Short)
Joy - The Girl
 1939 Unexpected Father
Peg - showgirl
 1939 They Asked for It
Mary Lou Carroll
 1939 The Family Next Door
Laura Pierce
 1938 Service de Luxe
Audrey Robinson
 1938 Personal Secretary
Gale Rodgers
 1937 Merry-Go-Round of 1938
Sally Brown
 1936 Special Agent K-7
 1936 Follow the Fleet
Singer in Trio (uncredited)
 1935 To Beat the Band
Ruth Harper - Girls' Band Leader
 1935 Old Man Rhythm
Lois (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Biltmore Bowl (Short)
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Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Stage Play: Nellie Bly. Musical. Music by Jimmy Van Heusen. Material by Joseph Quillan. Lyrics by Johnny Burke. Musical Director: Charles Drury. Choreography by Edward Caton and Lee Sherman. Directed by Edgar J. MacGregor. Adelphi Theatre: 21 Jan 1946- 2 Feb 1946 (16 performances). Cast: Walter Armin (as "Pulitzer/French Mayor"), Suzie ... See more »

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Appeared in many Broadway productions including, "I'd Rather Be Right", "Have You Met Miss Jones" and "Best Foot Forward". Other work included singing with big bands, some led by Ozzie Nelson as well as Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. See more »

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