Elaine Joyce

Exuberant and perky, Elaine Joyce was often the dumb blonde in her television roles. Throughout the 1970s she played up this persona, appearing on many popular TV game shows like "Password Plus" and "Match Game," often ... Read more »
Born: 12/19/1945

Filmography

Actor (29)

In the Living Years 2014 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1968 - 1980, 1984 - 1985, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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The Revenge of Al Capone 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The All New Dating Game 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Mrs. America Pageant 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Trick or Treat 1986 (Movie)

Angie Weinbauer (Actor)

Uphill All the Way 1986 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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We Got It Made 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Allison Sidney Harrison 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Mr. Merlin 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The Magic of David Copperfield 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Alone At Last I 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in the Star-Makers 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1980 (Tv Show)

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Motel Hell 1980 (Movie)

Edith Olson (Actor)

The Ugily Family 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Las Vegas: Palace of Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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City of Angels 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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I've Got a Secret 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The November Plan 1975 (Movie)

Marsha (Actor)

The Bobby Van and Elaine Joyce Show 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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How to Frame a Figg 1971 (Movie)

Ema Letha Kusic (Actor)

The Don Knotts Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Christine Jorgensen Story 1969 (Movie)

Loretta (Actor)

Biography

Exuberant and perky, Elaine Joyce was often the dumb blonde in her television roles. Throughout the 1970s she played up this persona, appearing on many popular TV game shows like "Password Plus" and "Match Game," often with her first husband, Broadway musical actor Bobby Van. The two were married from 1968 until his death in 1980. During their marriage, they were driving to a party with Van's friend, renowned playwright Neil Simon. In the midst of a conversation, Van turned to Joyce and said, "If anything ever happened to me, you should go with [Simon]." Though it seemed like a crazy notion at the time, that's exactly what happened, in 1999. Joyce has had a fair amount of success in television, including a lead role on the fantasy comedy "Mr. Merlin," which followed the exploits of a medieval magician living in modern-day San Francisco. Her heart, however, has always belonged to the theater. One of her more prominent roles was as the title character in "Sugar," a musical based on the classic gender-bender film "Some Like It Hot."

Relationships

Neil Simon Screenplay

Husband

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