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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameJoan Maxine Miller

Mini Bio (1)

Joan Copeland, the sister of famed playwright Arthur Miller, is a renowned actress in her own right. She made her name on Broadway, debuting there in 1945 to begin a career that lasted more than 60 years. She also had a long career on television, where she appeared in a number of that medium's most popular soap operas. She played scheming villain Andrea Whiting in Search for Tomorrow (1951), and also appeared in Love of Life (1951) and The Edge of Night (1956), among others. She occasionally worked in films, but made fewer than 20 of them in her career, preferring the stage and television, where she made her debut in 1950.

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Spouse (1)

George Joseph Kupchik (1 September 1943 - 26 July 1989) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (11)

Younger sister of Kermit Miller, and Arthur Miller.
The recipient of numerous stage awards in her later career, she won the Drama Desk Award for her stage work in "The American Clock" (1980) (which was written by her brother); the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (1983), and the Obie Award for "The American Plan" (1990).
Has graced a number of daytime soap operas over time, including Search for Tomorrow (1951), Love of Life (1951) (in which she played twins), The Edge of Night (1956), One Life to Live (1968), How to Survive a Marriage (1974) and As the World Turns (1956).
Her father was a woman's clothes manufacturer and her mother was a schoolteacher/housewife. Her father and his family immigrated from Radomysl Wielki, Galicia (then part of Austria-Hungary; now Poland). Her mother's family immigrated from Austria.
Prominent actress of the Broadway stage for over six decades. She made her debut in "Romeo and Juliet" in 1945 and played Desdemona in "Othello" the following year.
Sister-in-law of Inge Morath.
She and her former sister-in-law Marilyn Monroe were both born on June 1: in 1922 and 1926 respectively.
Replaced Polly Bergen in the musical stage production of "Camille Claudel" at the Goodspeed. [July 2007]
Daughter of Augusta Miller and Isidore Miller.
Former sister-in-law Mary Slattery.

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