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Joan Tompkins (1915–2005)

Early in her career, in 1938, Joan Tompkins played opposite Henry Fonda in a run of plays in White Plains, New York. She later became well known on radio in the role of Nora Drake. During her long years in radio, she also acted on Broadway in "Pride and Prejudice", "My Sister Eileen" and many other plays. Joan met the actor Karl Swenson, "the man ... See full bio »

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 1980 The Night the City Screamed (TV Movie)
Woman Doctor
 1977-1980 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Gertie Wells / Mary
- Generations (1980) ... Gertie Wells
- Dark Horse (1977)
 1976-1979 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Adele Larrabee / Mrs. Parsons
- Barn Burner (1979) ... Adele Larrabee
- Fred (1976) ... Mrs. Parsons
 1978 The Critical List (TV Movie)
Judge Morton
 1978 Emergency! (TV Series)
Maggie Trigg
- The Most Deadly Passage (1978) ... Maggie Trigg
 1978 The Awakening Land (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Cornelia
- Part III: The Town (1978) ... Aunt Cornelia
 1977 The Waltons (TV Series)
Mrs. Herbert
- The Achievement (1977) ... Mrs. Herbert
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV Series)
Mrs. Rowe
- Chapter XI (1976) ... Mrs. Rowe
- Chapter VII (1976) ... Mrs. Rowe
 1973-1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Judge Edith Royce / Mrs. Porter / Miss Wilson
- Voice in the Night (1976) ... Judge Edith Royce
- Death on Deposit (1974) ... Mrs. Porter
- Fatal Flight (1973) ... Miss Wilson
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Elaine Holtfield
- The Honorable Profession (1976) ... Elaine Holtfield
 1973-1974 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Cowens / Aunt May
- We Love You... Good-Bye (1974) ... Mrs. Cowens
- The Man with the Golden Wrist (1973) ... Aunt May
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Mrs. Bailey
- Warning: All Wives (1974) ... Mrs. Bailey
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Mrs. Beal
- The Baby-Faced Killers (1974) ... Mrs. Beal
 1972-1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Judge / Clare Tomkins
- Child of Wednesday (1973) ... Judge
- Victim in Shadow (1972) ... Clare Tomkins
 1973 Griff (TV Series)
Ruth
- Elephant in a Cage (1973) ... Ruth
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Sarah Kaplan
- The Roller Coaster Stops Here (1973) ... Sarah Kaplan
 1973 Crime Club (TV Movie)
Phone Supervisor
 1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
 1973 Set This Town on Fire (TV Movie)
Alice Whittier
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Margaret Barnard
- End of a Nightmare (1972) ... Margaret Barnard
 1972 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Mrs. Thorn
- Who's in Charge Here? (1972) ... Mrs. Thorn
 1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Hackett
- A Fragile Possession (1972) ... Mrs. Hackett
 1972 Here Comes the Judge (TV Movie)
Secretary
 1972 Medical Center (TV Series)
Mrs. Magruder
- Secret (1972) ... Mrs. Magruder
 1972 The Scarecrow (TV Movie)
Mistress Cynthia Merton
 1971 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)
Mrs. DeWitt (segment "Pickman's Model")
- Pickman's Model/The Dear Departed/An Act of Chivalry (1971) ... Mrs. DeWitt (segment "Pickman's Model")
 1971 The Harness (TV Movie)
Millie Chappel
 1964-1971 Lassie (TV Series)
Katherine / Mrs. Davis
- The Awakening (1971) ... Katherine
- The Little Christmas Tree (1964) ... Mrs. Davis
 1970 I Love My Wife
Grandma Dennison
 1967-1970 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Lorraine Miller
- St. Louis Blues (1970) ... Lorraine Miller
- Expendable Katie (1968) ... Lorraine Miller
- Tea for Three (1968) ... Lorraine Miller
- My Three Grandsons (1968) ... Lorraine Miller
- Dr. Osborne, M.D. (1968) ... Lorraine Miller
 1970 The Young Rebels (TV Series)
Mrs. Meeley
- Dangerous Ally (1970) ... Mrs. Meeley
 1970 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Emily
- Millie, the Best-Dressed Woman (1970) ... Emily
 1970 The Christine Jorgensen Story
Aunt Thora
 1970 Zig Zag
Judge Beth Weaver
 1969-1970 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Mrs. Endicott / Mrs. Winkler
- Jeannie, the Recording Secretary (1970) ... Mrs. Endicott
- Invisible House for Sale (1969) ... Mrs. Winkler
 1969 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Mrs. Tyler
- The Honeymoon (1969) ... Mrs. Tyler
 1969 Popi
Miss Musto
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mrs. Murray
- Erin (1969) ... Mrs. Murray
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Secretary
- An Obvious Case of Guilt (1968) ... Secretary
 1968 Bewitched (TV Series)
Harriet Walters
- Once in a Vial (1968) ... Harriet Walters
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Mrs. Dover
- Turn Every Stone (1967) ... Mrs. Dover
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Miss Putnam
- The Seal (1967) ... Miss Putnam
 1966-1967 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
Mrs. Brahms
- Oil, Be Seeing You (1967) ... Mrs. Brahms
- An Affair to Forget (1967) ... Mrs. Brahms
- My Occasional Brother's Keeper (1967) ... Mrs. Brahms
- Kangaroo Kandidates (1967) ... Mrs. Brahms
- A Couple of Home-Cooked Meals (1967) ... Mrs. Brahms
 1965-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Rose / Madge Glenn
- There Goes the Ball Game (1967) ... Rose
- Fun and Games and Party Favors (1965) ... Madge Glenn
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Mrs. Gropkin
- The Jingle Bells Affair (1966) ... Mrs. Gropkin
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Meg
- Noon Wine (1966) ... Meg
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Mrs. Engstrom
- Katy's Castle (1965) ... Mrs. Engstrom
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Dorothy Ralston
- Question: What Time Is the Next Bandwagon? (1965) ... Dorothy Ralston
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Eliza Johnson
- Andrew Johnson (1965) ... Eliza Johnson
 1962-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mrs. Jason / Mrs. Hutchinson / Emma Miller
- No Mother to Guide Them (1965) ... Mrs. Jason
- To Walk in Grace (1964) ... Mrs. Hutchinson
- Operation: Lazarus (1962) ... Emma Miller
 1964 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Mrs. Harper
- A Date for the Colonel's Daughter (1964) ... Mrs. Harper
 1962-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Sadie Norman / Emily Green / Florence Holman
- The Case of the Sleepy Slayer (1964) ... Sadie Norman
- The Case of the Deadly Verdict (1963) ... Emily Green
- The Case of the Poison Pen-Pal (1962) ... Florence Holman
 1963-1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Aggie Britt / Gladys Dorner
- Does My Mother Have to Know?: Part 2 (1964) ... Aggie Britt
- Does My Mother Have to Know?: Part 1 (1964) ... Aggie Britt
- I Feel Like a Rutabaga (1963) ... Gladys Dorner
 1964 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
Maggie the Hotel Maid
- Jose, the Matchmaker (1964) ... Maggie the Hotel Maid
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mrs. Morgan
- The Private Life of Douglas Morgan Jr. (1964) ... Mrs. Morgan
 1963-1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Elsie Hammond / Mrs. Mae Wade
- Gone the Sun (1964) ... Elsie Hammond
- The Two Star Giant (1963) ... Mrs. Mae Wade
 1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Martha Pollux
- The Day of the Wizard (1964) ... Martha Pollux
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Betty Randolph
- A Flame in the Dark (1963) ... Betty Randolph
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Elizabeth Maynard (1977)
 1962-1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Trudy Wagner
- Season for Vengeance (1963) ... Trudy Wagner
- Of Rusted Cannons and Fallen Sparrows (1963) ... Trudy Wagner
- Read No Evil (1963) ... Trudy Wagner
- Accomplice (1963) ... Trudy Wagner
 1958-1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Miss Barclay / Nurse / Charlotte Foster / ...
- Bunny, the Brownie Leader (1962) ... Miss Barclay
- Baby (1962) ... Nurse
- Bob Hope and Danny Become Directors (1959) ... Charlotte Foster
- Too Good for Words (1958) ... Beverly King
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
Miss Adams / Florence Gurney,The Blonde
- Herbert for Hire (1962) ... Miss Adams
- Hazel and the Gardener (1962) ... Florence Gurney,The Blonde
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Vivian Llewelyn
- Judgement in Jazz Alley (1962) ... Vivian Llewelyn (as Joan Thompkins)
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Mrs. Thomas
- Between Hello and Goodbye (1962) ... Mrs. Thomas
 1961-1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Mrs. McHennery / Sarah Jenkins
- I Kiss Your Shadow (1962) ... Mrs. McHennery
- The Runaways (1961) ... Sarah Jenkins
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Mrs. Marsh
- How Proud the Guilty (1962) ... Mrs. Marsh
 1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Mrs. Cooperton
- The Rich Boy (1961) ... Mrs. Cooperton
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Cora Summers
- The Assassins (1961) ... Cora Summers
 1961 The Two Mrs. Carrolls (TV Movie)
Harriet Updike
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Mrs. McAllister
- The Professor (1961) ... Mrs. McAllister
 1960-1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Laura Craig / Ellen Grimm
- Mr. George (1961) ... Laura Craig
- The Cheaters (1960) ... Ellen Grimm
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Tourist
- Man in a Rage (1961) ... Tourist
 1960-1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
- The Best Women (1960)
- Wilma (1960)
 1960 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Celia Morton
- Layoff Charley (1960) ... Celia Morton
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Jenny Call
- Where Are They? (1960) ... Jenny Call
 1960 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Martha
- The Twisted Root (1960) ... Martha
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Mary Burch
- A Bullet for the Teacher (1960) ... Mary Burch
 1958-1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Mrs. Adelaide Weston / Fran Burton
- Bentley and the Majorette (1960) ... Mrs. Adelaide Weston
- Bentley's Clubhouse (1958) ... Fran Burton
 1960 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Mildred
- Betty's Double (1960) ... Mildred
 1959 Lock Up (TV Series)
- The Failure (1959)
 1959 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Patty
- Tomorrow Comes Too Soon (1959) ... Patty
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Mary Taylor
- Son of the Hawk (1959) ... Mary Taylor
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Patience
- Halfway House (1958) ... Patience
 1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Sarah Sheldon
- The Spy (1958) ... Sarah Sheldon
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
 1953 Valiant Lady (TV Series)
Marion Walker (1957)

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