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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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5' 4" (1.63 m)
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I didn't live near the studios in the hopes of "crashing" the gates. My ambition was to always be active in "little theater" and also to be a professor of Speech and Drama at U.C.L.A. See more »

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According to an in-depth article by David Ragan for Classic Images (June 2010), Gene Tierney was Brenda's closest Hollywood friend and her maid of honor when she married Owen Ward in 1941. See more »

Nickname:

Graftina

Star Sign:

Pisces

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