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Joan Roberts (I) (1917–2012)

Joan Roberts was born on July 15, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA as Josephine Rose Seagrist. She was an actress and producer, known for Jesse (2011), Kraft Theatre (1947) and Fantasy Island (1977). She was married to Dr. Alexander Peter, DDS and Dr. John J. Donlon, MD. She died on August 13, 2012 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »
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Jesse Supermarket Lady
Fantasy Island Linda Larson
Jack and the Beanstalk Mrs. Sprague


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 2011/I Jesse
Supermarket Lady
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Linda Larson
- The Comic/The Golden Hour (1979) ... Linda Larson
 1965 Jack and the Beanstalk (TV Movie)
Mrs. Sprague
 1948 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Suppressed Desires (1948) ... Mable
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 1949 Joan Roberts Sings (TV Series) (producer)
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 1985 Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music (TV Movie documentary)
 1950 Celebrity Time (TV Series)
- Episode #2.24 (1950) ... Herself
 1949 Joan Roberts Sings (TV Series)
Herself - Singer
 1949 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series)
- Episode #1.41 (1949) ... Herself

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Created the role of Laurey Williams in the original Broadway stage version of "Oklahoma!" Her role was played in the 1955 film version by Shirley Jones.

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[on auditioning in 1943 for the role of Laurey in 'Oklahoma', using the text from 'Green Grow the Lilacs ] It was filled with vulgar language, and during the reading I just dropped the words because no eighteen-year-old farm girl would use those words. I never thought I would get the part but I did and, you know, none of that language was in it when it opened.


Originated the female lead role of Laurey in the 1943 Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's long-running hit musical "Oklahoma!". See more »

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