Joyce Jameson

Actress Joyce Jameson made her initial splash as a performer in the musical comedy revues of Billy Barnes (her future husband) in the early 1950s. Her curvaceous figure and platinum blond hair were de rigueur in show ... Read more »
Born: 09/25/1932

Filmography

Actor (28)

Hardbodies 1984 (Movie)

Rounder's Mother (Actor)

Lovelines 1984 (Movie)

Mary Asquith (Actor)

Jokebook 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Voice

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo 1979 - 1982 (TV Show)

Voice

Crash 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Every Which Way But Loose 1978 (Movie)

Sybil (Actor)

The Love Boat 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Scorchy 1976 (Movie)

Mary Davis (Actor)

The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Death Race 2000 1975 (Movie)

Grace Pander (Actor)

Of Men of Women 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cable Car Murder 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Women in Chains 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Run Simon Run 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Company of Killers 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Andy Griffith Show 1960 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

The Split 1968 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! 1965 (Movie)

Telephone Operator (Actor)

Good Neighbor Sam 1963 (Movie)

Girl (Actor)

The Comedy of Terrors 1963 (Movie)

Amaryllis Trumbull (Actor)

Tales of Terror 1962 (Movie)

Annabel (Actor)

The Balcony 1962 (Movie)

Penitent (Actor)

The Apartment 1960 (Movie)

The Blonde (Actor)

Phffft! 1954 (Movie)

Secretary (Actor)

Promise Him Anything... (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Actress Joyce Jameson made her initial splash as a performer in the musical comedy revues of Billy Barnes (her future husband) in the early 1950s. Her curvaceous figure and platinum blond hair were de rigueur in show business at the time, thanks to the phenomenal stardom of Marilyn Monroe. She made her screen debut (albeit uncredited) as a chorus girl in the 1951 musical "Show Boat". She played on her looks, portraying the bubbly bimbo to a host of male TV personalities like Danny Thomas, Steve Allen, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, and Jack Benny. She began to be taken more seriously and received juicier parts in the 1960s, in Billy Wilder's comedy "The Apartment", an adaptation of Jean Genet's drama "The Balcony", opposite Elvis Presley in the musical "Frankie and Johnny", and every bit the match for Vincent Price and Peter Lorre in the horror film "Tales of Terror". Jameson continued to appear in a variety of hit TV shows throughout the 1970s and diversified her film roles with appearances in the cult classic "Death Race 2000" and alongside Clint Eastwood twice, in the western "The Outlaw Josey Wales" and the comedy "Every Which Way But Loose". She was a long-time girlfriend of "Man From U.N.C.L.E." co-star Robert Vaughn, who later revealed in his autobiography that Jameson was prone to depression. She committed suicide by an overdose of pills at the age of 54.

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