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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 July 1927St. Albans, New York, USA
Date of Death 4 June 2001Tarzana, California, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameElinor Joan Vohs

Mini Bio (1)

Typecast often as a dumb blond, Joan Vohs struggled her entire career to break out of that mold. She did manage partial success, but ultimately dropped out of acting altogether in order to become a full-time mom. She was born in Queens, New York, was a Rockette at age 16 and a Connover model before any acting for movies or television. Her first several roles were as models, usually of the "dumb blond" ilk. Occasionally, she landed a more substantive role, e.g. the role as suspected French spy "Fortune Mallory", played opposite George Montgomery in Fort Ti (1953). After a successful run of guest appearances on the T.V. sitcom, Family Affair (1966), Vohs retired from acting and devoted herself to raising her own family.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Patrick King <patrick_king@hotmail.com>

Spouse (1)

John G. Stephens (9 May 1959 - 4 June 2001) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (11)

Became the youngest Rockette at the Radio City Music Hall at age 16.
Children: Bill and Laurie.
Vohs turned down a part in Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin's Artists and Models (1955) because she refused to take another role typecasting her as a dumb blond.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at St. Nicholas Church in Encino, California.
Her sister was a grammar school teacher at Victory Blvd. School, in North Hollywood, California.
In the late 1960s she had recurring roles on both My Three Sons (1960) and Family Affair (1966). In the latter she played the school teacher of one of the twins, Jody (played by Johnny Whitaker).
In the late 1960s her husband, John G. Stephens was production manager on My Three Sons (1960) and Family Affair (1966). Joan had recurring roles on both of these shows.
Was a devoted Sunday school teacher both during and after her film career.
Was in the chorus of the Broadway musical "Follow the Girls" in 1945.
Husband John G. Stephens was a producer/director at Universal. In 2004, Stephens published his book "From My Three Sons to Major Dad" and dedicated it to his late wife who died three years earlier.
In the early 1950s, she starred in a series of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales, shot in Denmark.

Personal Quotes (1)

Once a dumb blonde, always a dumb blonde in the opinion of some of the producers and casting directors.

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