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Joi Lansing ACTOR


Joi Lansing was born on April 6th, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah with the birth name Joyce Renee Brown, born to Jack Glen and Virginia Grace Brown.  She first became involved in the entertainment industry by working as a model and it did not take long before Lansing decided to try and break in to the film industry.  She is most well remembered for her role on the television series, "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962) portraying the wife of Lester Flatt.

As a teenager, she was signed to a contract with MGM and some of her early career film roles included appearances on such features as, "The Counterfeiters" (1948), "Julia Misbehaves" (1948) starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lawford and Cesar Romero, "Easter Parade" (1948) starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire and "Blondie's Secret" (1948) starring Penny Singleton as Blondie and Arthur Lake as her husband Dagwood.

Now with some experience on her resume, she hoped for better roles, however, with not much acting training, she was mostly cast in roles due to her physical appearance and most roles that followed were un-credited.

Lansing returned to focus on her modeling career for a bit and then went back to working on films appearing in, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (1949) starring Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams and Gene Kelly, "FBI Girl" (1951) starring Cesar Romero, George Brent, Walter Coy, Audrey Totter, Raymond Burr and Tom Drake, "On the Riviera" (1951) starring with Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney and Corinne Calvet, "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) starring Gene Kelly Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor and Jean Hagen and "The Merry Widow" (1952) starring Lana Turner and Fernando Lamas.

Joi also appeared in a number of television shows such as "I Love Lucy", "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" starring Guy Madison and Andy Devine, "The Bob Cummings Show", "Sugarfoot", The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, "Racket Squad", "Noah's Ark", "Bat Masterson" starring Gene Barry, "This Man Dawson", "Petticoat Junction" and "It's a Great Life".

Finally, Lansing had been able to prove to Hollywood through her television roles that she was not only a pretty face but also a talented actress.  More substantial film roles soon began to come her way such as, "The Brave One" (1956), "Hot Cars" (1956), "So You Think the Grass is Greener" (1956), "Touch of Evil" (1958) starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles and Marlene Dietrich, "Who Was That Lady?" (1960) starring with Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh and Dean Martin, "Marriage on the Rocks" (1965) starring Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr and Dean Martin, and her final film roles were in, "Hillbillys in a Haunted House" (1967) starring alongside Ferlin Husky, John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr., and Basil Rathbone and "Bigfoot" (1970) co-starring John Carradine, Christopher Mitchum, Doodles Weaver, James Craig, Ken Maynard and John Mitchum.

Along with her career as a model and actress, she was also a talented singer and in 1965 she began performing in a number of nightclubs and even released her first album.

Joi Lasing married four throughout her lifetime, however her first marriage was at the young age of seventeen and lasted less than a year.  She then wed Jerome 'Jerry' Safron in 1950 however that same year this marriage too was unsuccessful and annulled.  She then wed Lance Fuller in 1951 but by 1953 this marriage also came to an end.  Her fourth husband was Stan Todd whom she wed in 1960 and they stayed together until, sadly, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and passed away at the young age of forty three in Santa Monica, California on August 7th, 1972. 

1970   The Governor & J.J.
1970   Bigfoot
1969   The Mothers-In-Law
1963-1968  The Beverly Hillbillies
1968   Petticoat Junction
1967   Hillbillys in a Haunted House
1965   Marriage on the Rocks 
1963   Rawhide
1956-1963  The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
1963   The Joey Bishop Show
1960-1961  Klondike
1960   Mr. Lucky
1960   Who Was That Lady?
1960   The Dennis O'Keefe Show
1960   The Untouchables
1960   Inside Magoo
1960   This Man Dawson
1959   The Atomic Submarine
1959   Bat Masterson
1954-1959  G.E. True Theater
1959   It Started with a Kiss
1959   But Not for Me
1959   A Hole in the Head
1959   Markham
1959   Richard Diamond, Private Detective
1959   Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1959   The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
1955-1959  The Bob Cummings Show
1959   The Jack Benny Program 
1959   Sea Hunt
1958   The Fountain of Youth
1958   Queen of Outer Space
1958   The Thin Man
1958   Touch of Evil 
1958   Maverick
1958   Adventures of Superman
1958   Mike Hammer
1958   Studio 57
1958   State Trooper
1958   Sugarfoot
1957   Perry Mason
1957   Climax!
1955-1957  The People's Choice
1957   Playhouse 90
1955-1957  December Bride
1957   The Gale Storm Show
1956   Hot Shots
1956   Noah's Ark
1956   Hot Cars
1956   The Brave One
1956   Conflict
1956   Terror at Midnight
1956   Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
1956   Celebrity Playhouse
1956   So You Think the Grass Is Greener
1956   Cavalcade of America
1956   The Star and the Story
1955-1956  It's a Great Life
1955   So You Want to Be a Policeman
1955   Four Star Playhouse
1955   The Ford Television Theatre
1955   So You Want to Be a V.P.
1955   Finger Man
1955   Son of Sinbad
1955   So This Is Hollywood
1955   Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
1954   So You're Taking in a Roomer 
1954   The Lone Wolf
1954   Meet Corliss Archer
1954   I Led 3 Lives
1953   The French Line
1952   The Merry Widow
1952   Glory Alley
1952   Singin' in the Rain
1952   Gang Busters
1952   Racket Squad
1951   Two Tickets to Broadway
1951   FBI Girl
1951   On the Riviera
1951   Pier 23
1949   In the Good Old Summertime
1949   The Girl from Jones Beach
1949   Neptune's Daughter 
1949   Take Me Out to the Ball Game
1948   Blondie's Secret
1948   Julia Misbehaves 
1948   Easter Parade
1948   The Counterfeiters
1947   Linda Be Good
1947   When a Girl's Beautiful
1937   Super Cue Men 

Matinee Classics - Marriage on the Rocks starring Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, Dean Martin, Cesar Romero, John McGiver, Hermione Baddeley, Nancy Sinatra, Trini Lopez, Joi Lansing and DeForest Kelly
Matinee Classics - The Atomic Submarine starring Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway, Paul Dubov, Bob Steele, Victor Varconi, Joi Lansing, Selmer Jackson, Jack Mulhall, Jean Moorhead, Richard Tyler, Ken Becker, Sid Melton and Frank Watkins
Matinee Classics - The Atomic Submarine starring Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway, Paul Dubov, Bob Steele, Victor Varconi, Joi Lansing, Selmer Jackson, Jack Mulhall, Jean Moorhead, Richard Tyler, Ken Becker, Sid Melton and Frank Watkins
Matinee Classics - The Brave One starring Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Elsa Cardenas,Carlos Navarro, Joi Lansing, Jorge Trevino and Carlos Fernandez

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