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Joan Shawlee (1926–1987)

Zany, extrovert, sometimes blonde, sometimes brunette, sometimes red-haired character comedienne Joan Shawlee began her performing career as a fourteen-year old Powers model. At sixteen, she sang in New York night spots and was proclaimed one of "the six most beautiful girls in Manhattan". Hollywood noticed in due course and 20th Century Fox ... See full bio »

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 1985 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- Suitable for Framing (1985) ... Manager
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Woman in Park
- The Banker and the Bum (1985) ... Woman in Park
 1984 City Heat
Peggy Barker
 1981-1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Marie / Mrs. Goodrich
- A Christmas Hart (1982) ... Marie
- Getting Aweigh with Murder (1981) ... Mrs. Goodrich
 1982 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
- Archie's Night Out (1982) ... Joanie
 1981 Buddy Buddy
 1981 Child Bride of Short Creek (TV Movie)
Isaac's mother
 1981 Longshot
Motel Manager
 1980 Joe's World (TV Series)
- The Gun (1980) ... Tessie
- The Strike (1980) ... Tessie
 1980 The Last Resort (TV Series)
- Dorm Window (1980) ... Agnes
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Mrs. Krupp
- Starsky's Brother (1978) ... Mrs. Krupp
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
- No Way to Treat a Body (1978) ... Nurse
 1976-1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
- The Big Frame (1977) ... Margo
- The Judas Bug (1977) ... Margo
- The Mayan Connection (1977) ... Margo
- Welcome Home, Vince (1977) ... Margo
- Murder at F-Stop II (1977) ... Margo
 1977 Never Con a Killer (TV Movie)
 1977 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
Joanie Biederbeck
- Case: The Hooper Affair (1977) ... Joanie Biederbeck
 1974-1976 Emergency! (TV Series)
Heather / Wife
- The Nuisance (1976) ... Heather
- Messin' Around (1974) ... Wife
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
- Face for a Shadow (1975) ... Emma
 1975 Farewell, My Lovely
Woman in Ballroom
 1975 Flash and the Firecat
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Parlor Owner
- Blind Man's Bluff (1975) ... Parlor Owner
 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)
The saleslady
- Matt Helm (1975) ... The saleslady
 1974 Movin' On (TV Series)
Juleen Wallace
- Roadblock (1974) ... Juleen Wallace
 1974 Mannix (TV Series) (Annie) Duchess
- Mask for a Charade (1974) ... (Annie) Duchess
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
- Covenant with Death (1972) ... Josie
 1971 Dead Men Tell No Tales (TV Movie)
Polly Grant
 1971 Columbo (TV Series)
- Suitable for Framing (1971) ... Mitilda
 1971 Arnie (TV Series)
- Honey, I'm Sorry, But... (1971) ... Myra
 1971 One More Train to Rob
Big Nellie
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
Aunt Sadie
- Murph Collins vs. Tomorrow (1970) ... Aunt Sadie
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Bernice Franks (segment "Love and the Marriage Counselor")
- Love and Las Vegas/Love and the Good Samaritan/Love and the Marriage Counselor (1970) ... Bernice Franks (segment "Love and the Marriage Counselor")
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Mrs. Bronson
- Pineapple Rose (1968) ... Mrs. Bronson
 1968 Something for a Lonely Man (TV Movie)
 1968 Live a Little, Love a Little
Robbie's Mother
 1968 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Mrs. Lorena Getz
- Log 11: It's Just a Little Dent, Isn't It? (1968) ... Mrs. Lorena Getz
 1967 Tony Rome
Fat Candy
 1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Edna, Frank's Girlfriend (uncredited)
 1967 The Reluctant Astronaut
Blonde in Bar
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
- The Assassin (1967) ... Landlady
 1966 The Wild Angels
Momma Monahan
 1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Mrs. Fox
- How to Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Minutes (1965) ... Mrs. Fox
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Dance Hall Hostest
- Ten Cents a Dance (1963) ... Dance Hall Hostest
 1963 The New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Dr. Hornsby
- Man It's Like Progress (1963) ... Dr. Hornsby
 1963 Irma la Douce
Amazon Annie
 1963 Critic's Choice
Marge Orr
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Mary Woodson
- The Lonesome Bride (1961) ... Mary Woodson
 1960 The Apartment
 1959-1960 The Betty Hutton Show (TV Series)
- Goldie on 'Face to Face' (1960) ... Lorna
- Goldie Gets Amnesia (1960) ... Lorna
- The Cold War (1960) ... Lorna
- Rosemary's Romance (1960) ... Lorna
- Jenny (1959) ... Lorna
 1957 A Farewell to Arms
Blonde Nurse (uncredited)
 1957 Maverick (TV Series)
Madame Pompey
- Stampede (1957) ... Madame Pompey
 1956-1957 Aggie (TV Series)
- Death of the Party (1957) ... Aggie
- Tarboosh (1957) ... Aggie
- Cock and Bull (1957) ... Aggie
- London Story (1957) ... Aggie
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- The Peabody's (1956)
 1955 Conquest of Space
Rosie McCann
 1955 Bowery to Bagdad
Velma 'Cindy Lou' Calhoun
 1954 A Star Is Born
Joan (uncredited)
 1954 Francis Joins the WACS
Sgt. Kipp
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Jill - Nightclub Girl
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Sarah Brinkley
- The Doolin Gang (1954) ... Sarah Brinkley
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Beatrice D'Brizzi (uncredited)
 1954 Pride of the Blue Grass
Mrs. Casey
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #4.23 (1954)
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Angie McGonigle
- The Marriage Fix (1953) ... Angie McGonigle
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Lady's Choice (1953)
 1953 From Here to Eternity
Sandra (uncredited)
 1953 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Sandra Fleming
- Vern's New Girlfriend (1953) ... Sandra Fleming
 1953 Loose in London
Tall Girl at Party (uncredited)
 1953 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
The Registrar
- Night School (1953) ... The Registrar
 1953 All Ashore
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Girl in Doctor's Office / Receptionist / Eyewitness in Courtroom / ...
- Pest Exterminators (1953) ... Girl in Doctor's Office
- The Actors' Home (1953) ... Receptionist
- Television (1953) ... Eyewitness in Courtroom
- Hillary's Birthday (1953) ... Cash Register Lady
- Bingo (1953) ... Marriage License Bureau Clerk
 1952 Because of You
Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
 1952 Something for the Birds
Woman in Subway Station (uncredited)
 1952 Sound Off
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1952 The Marrying Kind
Tall Party Dancer / Woman at Airport (uncredited)
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway
Tall Brunette in Boardinghouse (uncredited)
 1950 Woman on the Run
Blonde (as Joan Fulton)
 1950 Prehistoric Women
 1947 The Vigilantes Return
Ben's Girl (as Joan Fulton)
 1947 Buck Privates Come Home
Sylvia Hunter (as Joan Fulton)
 1947 Song of Scheherazade
French Girl (uncredited)
 1947 The Michigan Kid
Soubrette (as Joan Fulton)
 1947 I'll Be Yours
Blonde (as Joan Fulton)
 1946 White Tie and Tails
Virgie (as Joan Fulton)
 1946 Lover Come Back
Janie (as Joan Fulton)
 1946 Inside Job
Ruth (as Joan Fulton)
 1946 The Runaround
Mamie 'Baby' Willis (as Joan Fulton)
 1946 Cuban Pete
Ann (as Joan Fulton)
 1946 House of Horrors
Stella McNally (as Joan Fulton)
 1946 Tangier
Rocco's Blonde (uncredited)
 1946 Swing High, Swing Sweet (Short) (as Joan Fulton)
 1946 Idea Girl
Mabel (as Joan Fulton)
 1946 Because of Him
Autograph Seeker (as Joan Fulton)
 1945 Frontier Gal
Hostess (uncredited)
 1945 This Love of Ours
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1945 Men in Her Diary
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Personal Details

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Album: Appeared on the comedy album by Morey Amsterdam, "Funny You Should Ask" (Marsh Records).

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Alternate Names:

Joan Fulton


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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A favorite of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, who used her in several of their movies and on quite a few episodes of their TV series, The Abbott and Costello Show (1952)..


Statesque blonde who specialized in "arm candy" or "ditzy" characters

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