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Joan Harrison (I) (1907–1994)


In 1933, she was hired to be a secretary by Alfred Hitchcock. She soon graduated to reading books and scripts, writing synopses and contributing to scripts. In 1939, she accompanied Hitchcock to Hollywood, working as his assistant and as a writer. In 1941, she was hired as a scriptwriter by MGM. In 1943, she became a producer at Universal. From ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 87) in London, England, UK

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Rebecca Writer
(1940)
(1940)
Suspicion Writer
(1941)
Saboteur Writer
(1942)

Filmography

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 1971 Love Hate Love (TV Movie) (producer)
 1971 Journey to Murder (executive producer)
 1970-1971 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series) (producer - 11 episodes)
- I, Said the Sparrow (1971) ... (producer)
- The Classic Burial Position (1971) ... (producer)
- Zig Zag (1970) ... (producer)
- Model for Murder (1970) ... (producer)
- Nightbirds (1970) ... (producer)
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1968-1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series) (executive producer - 15 episodes)
- The Killing Bottle (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Stranger in the Family (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Poor Butterfly (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Girl of My Dreams (1968) ... (executive producer)
- One on an Island (1968) ... (executive producer)
 1968 Journey Into Darkness (executive producer)
 1968 Journey to Midnight (executive producer)
 1966 Journey Into Fear (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Seller's Market (1966) ... (producer)
  The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (producer - 22 episodes, 1962 - 1965) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1964)
- One of the Family (1965) ... (producer)
- Consider Her Ways (1964) ... (producer)
- Memo from Purgatory (1964) ... (producer)
- Isabel (1964) ... (executive producer)
- The Ordeal of Mrs. Snow (1964) ... (producer)
  Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (producer - 189 episodes, 1957 - 1962) (associate producer - 79 episodes, 1955 - 1957)
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1962) ... (producer)
- Where Beauty Lies (1962) ... (producer)
- The Big Kick (1962) ... (producer)
- First Class Honeymoon (1962) ... (producer)
- The Children of Alda Nuova (1962) ... (producer - produced by)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Jail (1962) ... (producer)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Incident at a Corner (1960) ... (producer)
 1957-1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (associate producer - 31 episodes)
- The Death of Paul Dane (1958) ... (associate producer)
- The Imposter (1958) ... (associate producer)
- The Devil Makes Three (1958) ... (associate producer)
- Return from Darkness (1958) ... (associate producer)
- The Woman Turned to Salt (1958) ... (associate producer)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Traveling Corpse (1957) ... (producer)
 1954-1955 Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (TV Series) (producer - 34 episodes)
- The Barton Case (1955) ... (producer)
- The Winters Case (1954) ... (producer)
- The Walsh Case (1954) ... (producer)
- The Waldo Case (1954) ... (producer)
- The Talbot Case (1954) ... (producer)
 1951 Circle of Danger (producer)
 1950 Eye Witness (producer)
 1949 Once More, My Darling (producer)
 1947 Ride the Pink Horse (producer)
 1947 They Won't Believe Me (producer)
 1946 Nocturne (producer)
 1944 Phantom Lady (associate producer)
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Spouse:

Eric Ambler  (her death)
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With Harriet Parsons and Virginia Van Upp, was one of only three women working as contract producers for major Hollywood studios between 1943 and 1955.

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