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Joan O'Brien began her show-biz career while she was in high school, on a local TV music show in California with Tennessee Ernie Ford. Soon, she was a successful singer, and made the jump to acting. In about half the films she ever made, it appeared that Joan played a nurse. Perhaps her most memorable appearance was in Blake Edwards' Operation ... See full bio »

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Operation Petticoat Lt. Dolores Crandall RN
The Alamo Mrs. Sue Dickinson
It's Only Money Wanda Paxton


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 1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
- Instant Father (1965)
 1960-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Jill Fenwick / Betty Roberts
- The Case of the Lover's Gamble (1965) ... Jill Fenwick
- The Case of the Singing Skirt (1960) ... Betty Roberts
 1964 Get Yourself a College Girl
Marge Endicott
 1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Chris Brinel
- The Green Opal Affair (1964) ... Chris Brinel
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
- Dark Challenge (1964) ... Joan
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Lt. Ruth Riley
- Man with an Edge (1964) ... Lt. Ruth Riley
 1963 It Happened at the World's Fair
Diane Warren
 1963 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Jane Leighton
- The Foul Weather Girl (1963) ... Jane Leighton
 1962 We Joined the Navy
 1962 It's Only Money
Wanda Paxton
 1962 Samar
Cecile Salazar
 1962 Six Black Horses
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
- The Ordeal of Kevin Brooke (1962) ... Julie
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Nita Parker
- Annie Beeler's Place (1962) ... Nita Parker
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Melinda Stimson
- The Pitchwagon (1962) ... Melinda Stimson
 1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
- The Impatient Brides (1962) ... Marilee
 1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Laurie Danvers
- A Bit of Glory (1962) ... Laurie Danvers
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Tippy-Top (1961) ... Meryle
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Linda Faris
- Jonathan Wembley Is Missing (1961) ... Linda Faris
 1961 The Comancheros
Melinda Marshall
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Mona Fenton
- No Exit (1961) ... Mona Fenton
 1960-1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Janice McCleery
- Kelly's Graduation (1961) ... Janice McCleery
- Dear Bentley (1960) ... Janice McCleery
- Kelly, the Matchmaker (1960) ... Janice McCleery
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Marilyn Manning
- The Idol (1961) ... Marilyn Manning
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Lila Simmons
- Wild Mangoes (1961) ... Lila Simmons
 1961 Bringing Up Buddy (TV Series)
Ruth Grayson
- The Singer (1961) ... Ruth Grayson
 1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Selma Dawson
- Incident at Dawson Flats (1961) ... Selma Dawson
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Candy O'Hara / Victoria
- The Candy O'Hara Story (1960) ... Candy O'Hara
- The Luke Grant Story (1960) ... Victoria
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
- The Courting of Libby (1960) ... Libby
 1959-1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Eileen McDermott / Dora Miller / Dolores Clark
- High Card Loses (1960) ... Eileen McDermott
- Shakedown at St. Joe (1959) ... Dora Miller
- One Bullet from Broken Bow (1959) ... Dolores Clark
 1960 The Alamo
Mrs. Sue Dickinson
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series)
Ann Brenner
- The Terrified Blonde (1960) ... Ann Brenner
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Claudia Scott
- Flying High (1960) ... Claudia Scott
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Emily Price
- Meet Sergeant Tasker (1960) ... Emily Price
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Susan Hudson
- Enough Rope (1960) ... Susan Hudson
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Judith Castle
- La Rubia (1960) ... Judith Castle
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Fay Campbell
- Kangaroo Court (1960) ... Fay Campbell
 1959 Operation Petticoat
Lt. Dolores Crandall RN
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Sonja Torgin
- The Fight Back (1959) ... Sonja Torgin
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Julia Conrad
- We Are All Suspect (1959) ... Julia Conrad
 1959 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
Ellen Duncan
- Face of the Moon (1959) ... Ellen Duncan
 1958 Handle with Care
Mary Judson
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Marla Ross
- The Take Over (1958) ... Marla Ross
 1954 The Liberace Show (TV Series)
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Stage: Appeared in "South Pacific" at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

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Alternate Names:

Joanie O'Brien


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After retiring due to a stormy personal life, she settled down and successfully raised two children while running a management firm for the Hilton Hotel chain. See more »

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