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Joyzelle Joyner (1905–1980)

Joyzelle Joyner was born on August 27, 1905 in Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Whistlin' Dan (1932), The Sign of the Cross (1932) and House of Mystery (1934). She was married to Phil Rosen. She died on November 30, 1980 in California, USA. See full bio »


(age 75) in California, USA

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Known For

Whistlin' Dan
Whistlin' Dan Carmelita
The Sign of the Cross
House of Mystery
Just Imagine
Just Imagine Loo Loo / Boo Boo


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 1935 Dante's Inferno
Dancer (uncredited)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance
Cantina Dancer (uncredited)
 1934 I Believed in You
Vavara (as Joyzelle)
 1934 House of Mystery
Chanda (as Laya Joy)
 1934 Search for Beauty
Beauty Contestant Entrant (uncredited)
 1933 Girl Without a Room
Dancer (uncredited)
 1932 Wild People (Short)
Panther Lady (as Joyzelle)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Ancaria (as Joyzelle)
 1932 The Vanishing Frontier
Dolores (as Joyzelle)
 1932 Blondes by Proxy (Short)
 1932 Whistlin' Dan
Carmelita (as Joyzelle)
 1930 The Sultan's Jester (Short)
 1930 Just Imagine
Loo Loo / Boo Boo (as Joyzelle)
 1930 Lotus Lady
The Dancer (as Joyzelle)
 1930 Song of the Caballero
Conchita (as Joyzelle)
 1930 Prince of Diamonds
Dancing Girl (as Joyzelle)
 1929 Sombras habaneras
English Version
 1929 One Hysterical Night
Salome (as Joyzelle)
 1929 The Black Watch
Indian Dancer (uncredited)
 1929 Close Harmony (as 'Joyzelle')
 1929 Beneath the Law (Short)
 1928 The Shady Lady
Unbilled (uncredited)
 1928 Shadows of the Night
Cabaret Dancer
 1928 Moran of the Marines (as 'Joyzelle')
 1928 Turn Back the Hours
A Cantina Girl
 1928 Souvenirs (Short)
The Captain's French Love
 1927 The Night Court (Short)
Irene Tabasco, Exotic Dancer (uncredited)
 1927 Out of the Past
 1926 The Sea Beast
Dancer in prologue
 1926 Dance Madness
Dancer (uncredited)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Slave Girl (unconfirmed, uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

'Joyzelle' | Laya Joy | Joyzelle


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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American performer of exotic (and erotic) Oriental dance routines, who came to notoriety for her role as Ancaria in The Sign of the Cross (1932). Earlier, in August 1927, she was twice shot and wounded by her jealous husband who subsequently absconded. In 1929, Joyzelle married the director Phil Rosen. She came to public notice again a year later, dancing in futuristic attire in Just Imagine (... See more »

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