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Jo Van Fleet ACTOR




JO VAN FLEET BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Jo Van Fleet was born on December 30th, 1914 in Oakland, California.  She later went on to study drama at the HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City and also studied acting at the New York Neighborhood Playhouse. 
 
She first gained experience in the industry as a stage actress on Broadway and in 1954 won a Tony Award for her performance in a production of, "The Trip to Bountiful". 
 
Following her stage experience she began working in films.  First appearing in, "East of Eden" (1955) starring James Dean for which she earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.  Other film roles she soon added to her resume were roles in, "The Rose Tattoo" (1955), "I'll Cry Tomorrow" (1955), "The King and Four Queens" (1956), "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957) starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, "Wild River" (1960), "Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella" (1965), "Cool Hand Luke" (1967) starring Paul Newman and George Kennedy and "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas" (1968).
 
Along with her stage and film roles she appeared on a number of television shows such as, "Bonanza", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Wild Wild West", "The Dupont Show of the Month", "The Virginian", "77 Sunset Strip", "Route 66", "Mod Squad" and "Medical Center".
 
Jo was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the Motion Picture Industry.
 
She married only one time to William Bales in 1946 and they had one child and remained together until he passed away in 1990.  Six years later Fleet passed away at the age of eighty one on June 10th, 1996 in Queens, New York. 

 
Filmography

1986   Seize the Day

1980   Power 

1977   Police Woman

1976   The Tenant

1974   Great Performances

1973   Satan's School for Girls 

1971-1973  Medical Center

1972   The Family Rico 

1971   The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight 

1970-1971  Bonanza 

1970   Mod Squad

1970   Mannix 

1969   80 Steps to Jonah 

1969   The Wild Wild West

1968   I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!

1967   Cool Hand Luke 

1967   Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

1966   The Virginian

1965   Cinderella 

1964   Kraft Suspense Theatre

1964   Summer Playhouse 

1963   77 Sunset Strip 

1963   Route 66 

1962   Frontier Circus

1962   Naked City

1961   Thriller 

1956-1961  Alfred Hitchcock Presents 

1959-1961  The DuPont Show of the Month 

1960-1961  Play of the Week 

1960   Wild River 

1959   G.E. True Theater 

1959   Alcoa Theatre 

1958   Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

1958   This Angry Age

1957   Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

1956   The King and Four Queens

1955-1956  Kraft Theatre 

1955   I'll Cry Tomorrow

1955   The Rose Tattoo 

1952-1955  The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 

1953-1955  Armstrong Circle Theatre 

1955   East of Eden 

1954-1955  Danger 

1955   Star Tonight 

1955   Robert Montgomery Presents 

1954   Inner Sanctum 

1954   The Mask 

1954   Suspense 

1954   The United States Steel Hour

1954   Campbell Summer Soundstage 

1953   The Trip to Bountiful

1951   Cosmopolitan Theatre

1949-1950  Actor's Studio







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