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Joan Elan (1928–1981)

Joan Elan was born on July 24, 1928 in Colombo, Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]. She was an actress, known for Darby's Rangers (1958), Matinee Theatre (1955) and Front Row Center (1955). She was previously married to Harry Franklin ("Bud") Nye Jr.. She died on January 7, 1981 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Darby's Rangers Wendy Hollister
Matinee Theatre Cherry / Clara Middleton / Dinah / Jane Eyre / Madeline Usher
Front Row Center Henrietta Barrett


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 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Vanessa Stuart
- The Hunt (1962) ... Vanessa Stuart
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Molly Moriarty
- By the Deep Six (1960) ... Molly Moriarty
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Incident in the Garden of Eden (1960) ... Nancy
 1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
- The Mask (1960) ... Nurse
 1958-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Ursula Innescourt / Lady Ellen Belcastle
- Iron Hand (1960) ... Ursula Innescourt
- The Belcastle Brand (1958) ... Lady Ellen Belcastle
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Deborah Jenkins
- Man of Action (1959) ... Deborah Jenkins
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Jane Neddleton
- The Secret of Adam Cain (1959) ... Jane Neddleton
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Carol - Missionary's Daughter
- The Pargo's Lucky Seventh (1958) ... Carol - Missionary's Daughter
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mrs. Lumis
- The Case of the Terrified Typist (1958) ... Mrs. Lumis
 1958 Darby's Rangers
Wendy Hollister
 1956-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Jane Eyre / Dinah / Clara Middleton / ...
- The Thunderbolt (1958)
- Jane Eyre (1957) ... Jane Eyre
- Mr. Pim Passes By (1957) ... Dinah
- The Egoist (1956) ... Clara Middleton
 1958 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Vivian Morrow
- Vivian (1958) ... Vivian Morrow
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
- Deadly Climate (1957)
 1955 Crusader (TV Series)
- The Boxing Match (1955) ... Lisa
 1955 The King's Thief
Charity Fell
 1955 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Henrietta Barrett
- The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1955) ... Henrietta Barrett
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mary Mercer
- Visa for X (1955) ... Mary Mercer
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
- Incident on the China Coast (1955) ... Rose
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Returning (1955) ... Laura
 1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- End of a Mission (1954)
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Ida Lorimer
- To Each His Own (1954) ... Ida Lorimer
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Sylvia Rouse
- Unfair Game (1954) ... Sylvia Rouse
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
- The Ski Story (1954) ... Jeanne
 1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island
Violet Halyard
 1951 Hell Is Sold Out
Nurse (uncredited)

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Harry Franklin ("Bud") Nye Jr.  (her death)

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She lived in England prior to World War II, acting on stage. Publicity stills led to her being spotted by a talent scout and signed to a contract by Paramount in 1951. She appeared in a couple of films, but never made it beyond ingénue status. The rest of her brief career was spent guest starring in episodic television.

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