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Joan Woodbury (1915–1989)

Tall, provocative actress Joan Woodbury was born Joanne Woodbury in Los Angeles on December 17, 1915. Of Danish, English and Indian heritage, she was educated for seven years in a convent. Trained in dance, she was already performing in her mid-teens by the time she graduated from Hollywood High School. A solo dancer at one point with the Agua ... See full bio »

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 1964 The Time Travelers
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Korah's Wife
 1956 Come Next Spring
Melinda Little (uncredited)
 1949 Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
Red, the Bar-Girl
 1948 Here Comes Trouble
Bubbles LaRue
 1947 Yankee Fakir
Mary Mason
 1947 The Arnelo Affair
Claire Lorrison
 1946 Blue Skies
Flo (uncredited)
 1945 Northwest Trail
Katherine Owens
 1945 Flame of the West
Poppy Rand
 1945 Ten Cents a Dance
 1945 Bring on the Girls
 1944 Bonnie Lassie (Short)
 1944 The Whistler
Antoinette 'Toni' Vigran (uncredited)
 1943 Here Comes Kelly
Margie Burke
 1943 The Desperadoes
Sundown (uncredited)
 1943 The Hard Way
Maria (uncredited)
 1943 You Can't Beat the Law
Amy Duncan
 1942 The Living Ghost
Billie Hilton
 1942 Phantom Killer
Barbara Mason
 1942 Sunset Serenade
Vera Martin
 1942 A Yank in Libya
Nancy Brooks-Graham
 1942 Sweetheart of the Fleet
Kitty Leslie
 1942 Dr. Broadway
Margie Dove
 1942 Shut My Big Mouth
 1942 Man from Headquarters
Ann Weston
 1941 I Killed That Man
Geri Reynolds
 1941 Two Latins from Manhattan
Lois Morgan
 1941 I'll Sell My Life
Valencia Duncan
 1941 Paper Bullets
Rita Adams
 1941 King of the Zombies
Barbara Winslow
 1941 Ride on Vaquero
 1941 In Old Cheyenne
Della Casey / Dolores Casino
 1940 Go West
Melody (uncredited)
 1940 Barnyard Follies
 1939 Chasing Danger
 1939 Mystery of the White Room
Lila Haines
 1938 While New York Sleeps
Nora Parker
 1938 Always in Trouble
Pearl Mussendorfer
 1938 Cipher Bureau
Therese Brahm
 1938 Passport Husband
Conchita Montez
 1938 Algiers
 1938 Night Spot
Marge Dexter
 1937 Living on Love
Edith Crumwell
 1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway
Marie Collins
 1937 Forty Naughty Girls
Rita Marlowe
 1937 Super-Sleuth
Doris Duane
 1937 Lodge Night (Short)
 1937 There Goes My Girl
Margot Whitney
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
Toto - French Girl (uncredited)
 1937 Nobody's Baby
Replacement Dancer (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Court
Chiquita (as John Woodbury)
 1937 God's Country and the Woman
French Woman in Elevator (uncredited)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera
Dancer in Opera (uncredited)
 1936 Song of the Gringo
Lolita Valle
 1936 The Lion's Den
Ann Mervin
 1936 The Rogues' Tavern
Gloria Robloff
 1936 Dangerous Waters
Valparaiso Bar Girl - Facing Wall (uncredited)
 1935 The Fighting Coward
Marie Russell
 1935 Okay, José (Short)
Dancer (uncredited)
 1935 The Eagle's Brood
Dolores (as Nana Martinez)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Shanghai
Dancer in Versailles Cafe (uncredited)
 1935 Harmony Lane
French Singer - 'Oh Susannah' (uncredited)
 1935 The Call of the Wild
Show Girl (uncredited)
 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein
Queen (uncredited)
 1935 Without Children
Secretary (uncredited)
 1934 The Count of Monte Cristo
Dancing Girl (uncredited)
 1934 Eight Girls in a Boat
School Girl (uncredited)
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Nana Martinez | John Woodbury

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I don't blame the studios [for typecasting me]. I certainly didn't look much like the girl next door. A cameraman once told me I had the longest face in the picture business. See more »


For six years she was a producer and and director of both grand and light operas for the Redlands (California) Bowl. See more »


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