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Joan Wheeler (I) (1913–2001)

Joan Wheeler was born on January 8, 1913 in Palo Alto, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Merry Frinks (1934), Smarty (1934) and Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934). She was married to William Challee and Morris Ankrum. She died on December 20, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »
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Known For

The Merry Frinks Lucille Frink
Smarty Mrs. Bonnie Durham
Desirable Barbara aka 'Babs'


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 1934 Desirable
Barbara aka 'Babs'
 1934 Radio Scout (Short)
 1934 Madame Du Barry
Florette, Young Girl at Dear Park
 1934 The Merry Frinks
Lucille Frink
 1934 Smarty
Mrs. Bonnie Durham

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Founded the Ankrum Gallery to showcase the art of her deaf nephew, Morris Broderson. Ankrum first met Broderson when he was 14 and had been working in art for seven years. She steered him into classes at the Pasadena Art Museum, organized his first show, and in 1960 opened her gallery, where his figurative paintings and still ... See more »

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Joan Wheeler Ankrum

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Mother-in-law of Barbara Ankrum. See more »

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