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Brenda Joyce (I) (1917–2009)


Best remembered as the second talking-era "Jane" (following Maureen O'Sullivan) of the durable Tarzan jungle film series and the only one in the sound era to play the role opposite two different Tarzan's (Johnny Weissmuller and Lex Barker, lovely Brenda was born Betty Leabo in Missouri, raised in Los Angeles, and nicknamed "Graftina" by her father... See full bio »

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I was never enamored of Hollywood and films. The only good friend I had at 20th Century-Fox was Gene Tierney. Also, the Publicity Department people became good friends. See more »

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Brenda was married three times. Her first husband, Owen Ward, was the father of her three children. The marriage lasted 19 years. Her second (to a naval officer named Bemis) and third (to a one-time Beverly Hills business manager of Elizabeth Taylor and Ginger Rogers named Howard Mager) were much shorter and also ended in divorce. See more »

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Graftina

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Pisces

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