Joan Davis

Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillian
Joan Davis was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1931, she formed the vaudeville comedy act "Wills and Davis" with her husband Sy Wills. In 1950, she formed a production company to produce the series ... Read more »
Born: 06/29/1907 in St Paul, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Wisecracks 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

George White's Scandals 1945 (Movie)

Joan Mason (Actor)

Sun Valley Serenade 1940 (Movie)

Miss Carstairs (Actor)

Thin Ice 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Angel's Holiday (Movie)

Strivers (Actor)

Beautiful But Broke (Movie)

Dottie (Actor)

Day-Time Wife (Movie)

Miss Applegate (Actor)

Harem Girl (Movie)

Susie Perkins (Actor)

Hold That Co-Ed (Movie)

Lizzie Olsen (Actor)

Hold That Ghost (Movie)

Camille Brewster (Actor)

If You Knew Susie (Movie)

Susie Parker (Actor)

Josette (Movie)

May Morris (Actor)

Just Around the Corner (Movie)

Kitty (Actor)

Life Begins in College (Movie)

Inez (Actor)

Love That Brute (Movie)

Mamie (Actor)

Love and Hisses (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

On the Avenue (Movie)

Miss Katz (Actor)

Sailor's Lady (Movie)

Myrtle (Actor)

Sally, Irene and Mary (Movie)

Irene Keene (Actor)

She Wrote the Book (Movie)

Jane Featherstone (Actor)

Sing and Be Happy (Movie)

Myrtle (Actor)

Tail Spin (Movie)

Babe Dugan (Actor)

The Groom Wore Spurs (Movie)

Alice Dean (Actor)

The Outcast (Movie)

(Actor)

Too Busy to Work (Movie)

Lolly (Actor)

Two Senoritas from Chicago (Movie)

Daisy Baker (Actor)

Wake up and Live (Movie)

Spanish Dancer (Actor)
Production Management (2)

Baffled! 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Continuity

Carry on Constable 1961 (Movie)

(Continuity)

Biography

Joan Davis was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1931, she formed the vaudeville comedy act "Wills and Davis" with her husband Sy Wills. In 1950, she formed a production company to produce the series "I Married Joan." Davis began her acting career appearing in various films, such as "Sing and Be Happy" (1937) with Tony Martin, "Angel's Holiday" (1937) and the Walter Winchell comedy sequel "Love and Hisses" (1937). She also appeared in the adaptation "Thin Ice" (1937) with Sonja Henie, the Walter Winchell comedy "Wake Up and Live" (1937) and "On the Avenue" (1937). Her passion for acting continued to her roles in projects like the Sonja Henie musical comedy "My Lucky Star" (1938), "Sally, Irene and Mary" (1938) and the drama "Tail Spin" (1939) with Alice Faye. She also appeared in "Day-Time Wife" (1939). Nearing the end of her career, she tackled roles in "George White's Scandals" (1945), "She Wrote the Book" (1946) and "If You Knew Susie" (1948). She also appeared in the comedy "Love That Brute" (1950) with Paul Douglas and the Ginger Rogers comedy "The Groom Wore Spurs" (1951). Davis was most recently credited in "Wisecracks" (1992) with Phyllis Diller. Davis was married to Sy Wills and had one child. Davis passed away in May 1961 at the age of 54.

Relationships

Sy Wills

Husband
married in 1931

Beverly Wills

Daughter
born 1934, died 1963

Milestones

1950

Formed a production company to produce the series "I Married Joan"

1935

First feature film as actress

1934

Short film acting debut

1931

Formed the vaudeville comedy act "Wills and Davis" with her husband Sy Wills

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