Joan Perry

Actor, Model
Throughout her entertainment career as an accomplished actress, Joan Perry graced the silver screen many times. She began her career as a model in New York. In 1935, she moved to Hollywood and signed with Columbia ... Read more »
Born: 07/07/1911 in Pensacola, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (3)

Bullets For O'Hara 1940 (Movie)

Patricia Van Dyne (Actor)

International Squadron 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nine Lives Are Not Enough 1940 (Movie)

Jane Abbott (Actor)
Editor (2)

America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back 1996 - 2002, 2006 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Editor
Sound (1)

In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Audio

Biography

Throughout her entertainment career as an accomplished actress, Joan Perry graced the silver screen many times. She began her career as a model in New York. In 1935, she moved to Hollywood and signed with Columbia Pictures at the same time as Rita Hayworth. In 1936, she appeared in "Dangerous Intrigue" with Ralph Bellamy and "Shakedown" with Lew Ayres. Perry kickstarted her acting career in various films such as "Heir to Trouble" (1935), "The Case of the Missing Man" (1935) and "The Devil Is Driving" (1937). She also appeared in "Start Cheering" (1938) and "Blind Alley" (1939). Her film career continued throughout the thirties and the forties in productions like the comedy "Good Girls Go to Paris" (1939) with Melvyn Douglas, "The Lone Wolf Strikes" (1940) and "Bullets For O'Hara" (1941). She also appeared in the Ronald Reagan adaptation "International Squadron" (1941) and "Maisie Was a Lady" (1941). Perry was most recently credited in "America's Most Wanted: Terrorists -- A Special Edition" (Fox, 2001-02). Perry continued to exercise her talent in the forties through the nineties, taking on a mix of projects like "Nine Lives Are Not Enough" (1941), "Not Just News" and "In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway" (PBS, 1992-93). Her credits also expanded to "America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back" (1996-2012). Perry's husband was Harry Cohn and Perry had three children. Perry passed away in September 1996 at the age of 85.

Relationships

Harry Cohn Producer

Husband
Married 1941 until his death 1958

Harry Cohn

Son
deceased

John Cohn

Son
survived her

Laurence Harvey Actor

Husband

Harry Karl

Husband
Married Sept. 1, 1959; lasted 21 days Divorced Nov. 6, 1959, with his receiving $100,000 in settlement

Milestones

1940

Married studio chief Harry Cohn

1939

Acted in "Blind Alley" and "Good Girls Go to Paris" with Melvyn Douglas

1937

Featured in "The Devil Was Driving" and "Counterfeit Lady" opposite Bellamy

1936

Appeared in "Dangerous Intrigue" with Ralph Bellamy and "Shakedown" with Lew Ayres

1935

Moved to Hollywood and signed with Columbia Pictures at the same time as Rita Hayworth

Began her career as a model in New York

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