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Joan Rhodes (1920–2010)

Joan Rhodes was born on April 13, 1920 in London, England as Joan Louis Ada Taylor. She is known for her work on The Elephant Man (1980), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) and Dick Turpin (1979). She died on May 30, 2010 in London. See full bio »

Died:

(age 90) in London, England, UK
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Filmography

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 1987 The Bill (TV Series)
Betty
- Sun Hill Karma (1987) ... Betty
 1984 Duty Free (TV Series)
Gypsy Lady
- Spanish Lace (1984) ... Gypsy Lady
 1979-1981 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
Big Nell
- Sentence of Death: Part 2 (1980) ... Big Nell
- Sentence of Death: Part 1 (1980) ... Big Nell
- The Thief-Taker (1980) ... Big Nell
- The Turncoat (1979) ... Big Nell
 1981 Adventure (TV Short)
Mrs. Gilday
 1980 The Elephant Man
Cook
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
Dustwoman
- Hannah (1976) ... Dustwoman
 1974 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Cartimandua
- Pritan (1974) ... Cartimandua
 1972 Burke & Hare
Hairy Mary
 1965 Van de hak op de tak (TV Movie)
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 1944 Man of Evil (stunt performer - uncredited)
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 1972 Shut That Door! (TV Series)
Herself
 1956 Johnny You're Wanted
Herself
 1955 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #6.3 (1955) ... Herself
 1955 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #9.8 (1955) ... Herself
- Episode #8.30 (1955) ... Herself
 1950 Rooftop Rendezvous (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #1.19 (1950) ... Herself
 1947 New to You (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode dated 13 November 1947 (1947) ... Herself
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 2003 Bob Hope at 100 (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (uncredited)

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I plan on growing old disgracefully.

Trivia:

Auditioned for Federico Fellini for his film Fellini's Casanova (1976), where she was to overpower Donald Sutherland in a wrestling match, which Joan found easy to do. However, the director and star both thought it would be embarrassing if such a normal sized woman was to defeat the burly Sutherland, so the role instead went to Sandra Elaine Allen, who at that time was the world's tallest woman ... See more »

Nickname:

Mighty Mannequin See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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