Radio Actress

Joan Banks

  • Oct 30, 1918 - Jan 18, 1998 (age 79)
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1998
Joan Banks
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Joan Banks

Joan Banks passed away.
1969
Allan Raymond Johnson
MarriageFebruary 1969

Allan Raymond Johnson

Married Allan Raymond Johnson.
1964
Bewitched
TV ShowSep 17, 1964

Bewitched

Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy …
Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy series, originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from September 17, 1964, to March 25, 1972. It is about a witch who marries an ordinary mortal man, and vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife. The show enjoyed great popularity, finishing as the number two-rated show in America during its debut season, staying in the top ten for its first three seasons, and just missing this mark with an eleventh-place ranking for both seasons four and five. The show continues to be seen throughout the world in syndication and on recorded media.
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1961
Hazel
TV ShowSep 28, 1961

Hazel

Hazel is an American sitcom about a live-in maid …
Hazel is an American sitcom about a live-in maid named Hazel Burke (played by Shirley Booth) and her employers, the Baxters. The five-season, 154-episode series aired in prime time from September 28, 1961, to April 11, 1966, and was produced by Screen Gems. The first four seasons of Hazel aired on NBC, and the fifth and final season aired on CBS. Season 1 was broadcast in black-and-white except for one episode which was in color, and seasons 2–5 were all broadcast in color. The show was based on the single-panel comic strip of the same name by cartoonist Ted Key, which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post.
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1960
National Velvet
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TV ShowSep 18, 1960

National Velvet

National Velvet is an American drama series that originally …
National Velvet is an American drama series that originally aired from 1960 to 1962 on NBC. Based on the novel and film of the same name, the series ran for a total of fifty-eight episodes.
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1959
Hawaiian Eye
TV ShowOct 7, 1959

Hawaiian Eye

Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, …
Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ...
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Philip Marlowe
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TV ShowOct 6, 1959

Philip Marlowe

Philip Marlowe is a 1959–1960 half-hour ABC crime …
Philip Marlowe is a 1959–1960 half-hour ABC crime series, featuring Philip Carey as Marlowe, the fictional detective created by Raymond Chandler. The private detective Marlowe —- as portrayed by Carey —- departed very much from the original character. NBC-TV financed the original pilot for a Marlowe series starring Carey, but it sold the program and Carey to ABC, which revamped it.
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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
TV ShowSep 29, 1959

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

The Many Loves of Dobie …
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (also known as simply Dobie Gillis or Max Shulman's Dobie Gillis in later seasons and in syndication) is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1959, to June 5, 1963. The series and several episode scripts were adapted from the "Dobie Gillis" short stories written by Max Shulman since 1945, and first collected in 1951 under the same title as the subsequent TV series. Shulman also wrote a feature film adaptation of his "Dobie Gillis" stories for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1953, entitled The Affairs of Dobie Gillis which featured Bobby Van in the title role.
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The DuPont Show with June Allyson
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TV ShowSep 21, 1959

The DuPont Show with June Allyson

The DuPont Show with …
The DuPont Show with June Allyson (also known as The June Allyson Show) is an American anthology drama series which aired on CBS from September 21, 1959, to April 3, 1961, with rebroadcasts continuing until June 12, 1961. The series was hosted by actress June Allyson and was a Four Star-Pamric Production.
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The David Niven Show
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TV ShowApr 7, 1959

The David Niven Show

The David Niven Show released.
1958
The Rough Riders
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TV ShowOct 2, 1958

The Rough Riders

The Rough Riders is an American Western …
The Rough Riders is an American Western television series set in the West after the American Civil War. It aired on ABC for the 1958-1959 television season. It was produced by Ziv Television.
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Wanted: Dead or Alive
TV ShowSep 6, 1958

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Wanted Dead or Alive is …
Wanted Dead or Alive is an American Western television series starring Steve McQueen as the bounty hunter Josh Randall. It aired on CBS for three seasons in 1958–61. The black-and-white program was a spin-off of a March 1958 episode of Trackdown, a 1957–59 western series starring Robert Culp. Both series were produced by Four Star Television in association with CBS Television.
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1957
Perry Mason
TV ShowSep 21, 1957

Perry Mason

Perry Mason is an American legal drama series …
Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal-defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner.
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Date with the Angels
TV ShowMay 10, 1957

Date with the Angels

Date with the Angels is an American sitcom that aired …
Date with the Angels is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from May 10, 1957, to January 29, 1958. The series, which stars Betty White and Bill Williams, began as a late season replacement for The Ray Anthony Show for the same sponsor, Chrysler's Plymouth division. Tom Kennedy was the show's announcer and spokesman for Plymouth.
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Code 3
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TV ShowApr 2, 1957

Code 3

Code 3 is an American crime drama that aired in …
Code 3 is an American crime drama that aired in syndication in 1957. The stories were all based on actual files of the Los Angeles sheriff's office. Stories were presented from the viewpoint of Assistant Sheriff George Barnett. At the end of each episode, Eugene W. Biscailuz, "the actual sheriff of Los Angeles County," summarized the segment.
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Mister Cory
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MovieFeb 22, 1957

Mister Cory

A street-smart young man from the Chicago slums dreams …
A street-smart young man from the Chicago slums dreams of cajoling with the rich and powerful, no matter the cost.
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Mr. Adams and Eve
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TV ShowJan 4, 1957

Mr. Adams and Eve

Mr. Adams and Eve is a CBS sitcom starring Howard …
Mr. Adams and Eve is a CBS sitcom starring Howard Duff and his then wife, Ida Lupino, as a fictitious acting couple, Howard and Eve Adams, residing in Beverly Hills, California.
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1956
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre
TV ShowOct 5, 1956

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

Dick Powell's Zane Grey …
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, sometimes simply called Zane Grey Theatre, is an American Western anthology series which ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961.
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State Trooper
TV ShowSep 25, 1956

State Trooper

State Trooper is an American crime drama set in the …
State Trooper is an American crime drama set in the American West of the 1950s, starring Rod Cameron as Lt. Rod Blake, an officer/Chief Investigator of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The series aired 104 episodes in syndication from 1957 to 1959.
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The Charlie Farrell Show
TV ShowJul 2, 1956

The Charlie Farrell Show

The Charlie Farrell Show released.
1955
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
TV ShowOct 2, 1955

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents …
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series that was created, hosted, and produced by Alfred Hitchcock; the program aired on CBS and NBC between 1955 and 1965. It features dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. Between 1962 and 1965 it was renamed The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
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Star Stage
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TV ShowSep 9, 1955

Star Stage

Star Stage was a half-hour US anthology series. It was …
Star Stage was a half-hour US anthology series. It was sponsored by Campbell Soup Company and hosted by Jeffrey Lynn, who became host on the November 18th telecast. Thirty-nine episodes aired on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) from 1955–56. Two-thirds of the episodes were done live and the remainder were filmed.
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Stage 7
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TV ShowJan 30, 1955

Stage 7

Stage 7 is the title of a United States TV drama …
Stage 7 is the title of a United States TV drama anthology series that aired in 1955. This program premiered in December 1954 with the title Your Favorite Playhouse with all episodes being repeats from other series, but later featured original episodes. The program's 25 episodes showcased the talents of actors and actresses such as Dennis Morgan, Charles Bronson, Edmond O'Brien, Gene Barry, Phyllis Coates, Frances Rafferty, Macdonald Carey, and Phyllis Thaxter. Some directing was done by Quinn Martin. It appears at least some of the series has entered the public domain, with several episodes appeared on the Internet Archive.
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The Millionaire
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TV ShowJan 19, 1955

The Millionaire

The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired …
The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1955 to 1960. It was originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. The series, produced by Don Fedderson and Fred Henry, explored the ways that sudden and unexpected wealth changed life, for better or for worse, and became a five-season hit during the Golden Age of Television, finishing in the Nielsen ratings at #9 for the 1955–1956 season, #13 in 1956–1957, #17 in 1957–1958 and #30 in 1958–1959. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars ($9.54 million in 2019 dollars) from a benefactor who insisted they never knew him, with one exception.
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The Star and the Story
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TV ShowJan 8, 1955

The Star and the Story

The Star and the Story is a …
The Star and the Story is a United States television anthology series which aired 1955–1956 in first-run syndication. A filmed half-hour series, episodes were approx. 25 minutes excluding commercials.
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1954
December Bride
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TV ShowOct 4, 1954

December Bride

December Bride is an American sitcom that aired on the …
December Bride is an American sitcom that aired on the CBS television network from 1954 to 1959, adapted from the original CBS radio network series of the same name that aired from June 1952 through September 1953.
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It's a Great Life
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TV ShowSep 7, 1954

It's a Great Life

It's a Great Life (also known in syndicated reruns as The …
It's a Great Life (also known in syndicated reruns as The Bachelors) is an American situation comedy which aired on NBC from 1954 to 1956. Frances Bavier, six years before being cast as Aunt Bee in CBS's The Andy Griffith Show, played a somewhat similar role as Mrs. Amy Morgan, the owner of a boarding house.
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1953
Colonel Humphrey Flack
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TV ShowOct 7, 1953

Colonel Humphrey Flack

Colonel Humphrey Flack is …
Colonel Humphrey Flack is an American sitcom which ran Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET from October 7, 1953, to July 2, 1954, on the DuMont Television Network, then revived from 1958 to 1959 for first-run syndication.
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The Danny Thomas Show
TV ShowSep 29, 1953

The Danny Thomas Show

The Danny Thomas Show …
The Danny Thomas Show (titled Make Room for Daddy for its first three seasons) is an American sitcom that ran from 1953 to 1957 on ABC and from 1957 to 1964 on CBS. Episodes regularly featured music by Danny Thomas, guest stars and occasionally other cast members as part of the plot.
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Private Secretary
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TV ShowFeb 1, 1953

Private Secretary

Private Secretary (also known as Susie) is an American …
Private Secretary (also known as Susie) is an American sitcom that aired from February 1, 1953, to September 10, 1957, on CBS, alternating with The Jack Benny Program on Sundays at 7:30pm EST. The series stars Ann Sothern as Susan Camille "Susie" MacNamara, devoted secretary to handsome talent agent Peter Sands, played by Don Porter.
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1952
My Pal Gus
MovieDec 1, 1952

My Pal Gus

Dave Jennings is a successful, self-made man in the …
Dave Jennings is a successful, self-made man in the business world, but he can't control his son, Gus, who is primarily a brat fond of throwing temper-tantrums and misbehaving. Dan enrolls Gus in a school where Lydia Marble is a teacher. Lydia's influence works wonders on Gus, and also Dan, who falls in love with her. When Dan's long-departed wife, Joyce. shows up to shake him down for money, Dan gladly pays her a fortune to divorce him and leave him and Gus in peace and, eventually, Lydia.
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Ford Theatre
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TV ShowOct 2, 1952

Ford Theatre

Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio …
Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio version and known as Ford Television Theatre for the TV version, is a radio and television anthology series broadcast in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. At various times the television series appeared on all three major television networks, while the radio version was broadcast on two separate networks and on two separate coasts. Ford Theatre was named for its sponsor, the Ford Motor Company, which had an earlier success with its concert music series, The Ford Sunday Evening Hour (1934–42).
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This Is Your Life
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TV ShowOct 1, 1952

This Is Your Life

This Is Your Life is an American reality documentary series …
This Is Your Life is an American reality documentary series broadcast on NBC radio from 1948 to 1952, and on NBC television from 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its creator and producer Ralph Edwards. In the program, the host would surprise guests and then take them through a retrospective of their lives in front of an audience, including appearances by colleagues, friends, and family. Edwards revived the show in 1971–1972, and Joseph Campanella hosted a version in 1983. Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s, before his death in 2005.
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Four Star Playhouse
TV ShowSep 25, 1952

Four Star Playhouse

Four Star Playhouse is an American television …
Four Star Playhouse is an American television anthology series that ran from 1952 to 1956. Four Star Playhouse was owned by Four Star International. Its episodes ranged anywhere from surreal mysteries, such as "The Man on the Train", to light comedies, such as "The Lost Silk Hat". The original premise was that Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino, David Niven, and Dick Powell would take turns starring in episodes. However, several other performers took the lead from time to time, including Ronald Colman and Joan Fontaine.
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Washington Story
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MovieJul 1, 1952

Washington Story

Joe Gresham is a hard-working but reticent congressman …
Joe Gresham is a hard-working but reticent congressman from Massachusetts. Reporter Alice Kingsley arrives in Washington, DC hired by Gilbert Nunnally, a tabloid columnist and cynic who wants Alice to uncover a ripe political scandal. They target "No Comment Joe" Gresham, and she begins developing a story on him, telling him it will be a benign "profile." Gresham is struggling with a genuine legislative dilemma, weighing the funding of a ship building facility which would favor his own district against broader national defense requirements. To get to know him better-and to dig up some appropriate dirt, Alice agrees to travel with Joe to his home district, where she meets his mother and observes him in his local context. She finds Gresham's wholesome image appears unfeigned and becomes torn between her commission to write a "tell-all" story and her growing attraction to Joe.
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Rebound
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TV ShowFeb 8, 1952

Rebound

Rebound is an anthology television series which …
Rebound is an anthology television series which aired on both the ABC and on the DuMont networks. The series ran from February 8, 1952, to May 30, 1952, on ABC (17 episodes) and from November 21, 1952, to January 16, 1953, on DuMont (5 episodes). The ABC series aired Fridays from 9 to 9:30pm ET, while the DuMont series aired Fridays from 8:30 to 9pm ET. Among the actors appearing were Onslow Stevens, Lee Marvin, John Doucette, and Rita Johnson.
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1951
I Love Lucy
TV ShowOct 15, 1951

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom that …
I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom that originally ran on CBS from October 15, 1951 to May 6, 1957, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning six seasons (including the 'lost' original pilot and Christmas episode). The show starred Lucille Ball, her real-life husband Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. It followed the life of Lucy Ricardo (Ball), a middle-class housewife in New York City, who either concocted plans with her best friends (Vance & Frawley) to appear alongside her bandleader husband Ricky Ricardo (Arnaz) in his nightclub, or tried numerous schemes to mingle with, or be a part of show business. After the series ended in 1957, a modified version continued for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials; it ran from 1957 to 1960. It was first known as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show and later in reruns as The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour.
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Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
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TV ShowOct 5, 1951

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars …
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season.
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Bright Victory
MovieJul 16, 1951

Bright Victory

Bright Victory is a 1951 film, adapted by Robert …
Bright Victory is a 1951 film, adapted by Robert Buckner from Baynard Kendrick's novel Lights Out. It was directed by Mark Robson, and it stars Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julia Adams, James Edwards, Will Geer, Nana Bryant, Jim Backus, Richard Egan, and Rock Hudson. Kennedy earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance.
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Cry Danger
MovieFeb 3, 1951

Cry Danger

Rocky Mulloy, back in town after serving 5 years of a life …
Rocky Mulloy, back in town after serving 5 years of a life sentence for armed robbery, hopes to clear his friend Danny Morgan who's still in prison for the same crime. It won't be easy. Even the witness who cleared Rocky thinks he's guilty; Danny's glamorous wife Nancy, living in a sleazy trailer court, seems lukewarm about getting Danny back; cynical cop Gus Cobb just wants to stir things up in hopes that the missing "hot" $100,000 will surface. Plenty of tough talk, night scenes, deceptive dames and double crosses in this typical film noir.
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1950
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV ShowOct 12, 1950

The George Burns and Gracie Allen S…

Burns and Allen was an …
Burns and Allen was an American comedy duo consisting of George Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen. They worked together as a successful comedy team that entertained vaudeville, film, radio, and television audiences for over forty years.
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Stars Over Hollywood
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TV ShowSep 6, 1950

Stars Over Hollywood

Stars Over Hollywood was an anthology series of …
Stars Over Hollywood was an anthology series of "original comedies and light dramas" produced by Revue Productions. Revue's first television series, it was a filmed in Hollywood and aired on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) from September 6, 1950 to August 29, 1951. There were a total of 50 episodes.
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Robert Montgomery Presents
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TV ShowJan 30, 1950

Robert Montgomery Presents

Robert Montgomery …
Robert Montgomery Presents is an American dramatic television series which was produced by NBC from January 30, 1950, until June 24, 1957. The live show had several sponsors during its seven-year run, and the title was altered to feature the sponsor, usually Lucky Strike cigarettes, for example, Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theater, ....The Johnson's Wax Program, and so on.
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1940
Frank Lovejoy
MarriageJune 1940

Frank Lovejoy

Frank Andrew Lovejoy Jr. (March 28, 1912 – October …
Frank Andrew Lovejoy Jr. (March 28, 1912 – October 2, 1962) was an American actor in radio, film, and television. He is perhaps best remembered for appearing in the film noir The Hitch-Hiker and for starring in the radio drama Night Beat.
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Frank Lovejoy
Relationship1940

Frank Lovejoy

Frank Andrew Lovejoy Jr. (March 28, 1912 – October …
Frank Andrew Lovejoy Jr. (March 28, 1912 – October 2, 1962) was an American actor in radio, film, and television. He is perhaps best remembered for appearing in the film noir The Hitch-Hiker and for starring in the radio drama Night Beat.
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1918
Joan Banks
BirthOctober 1918

Joan Banks

Joan Banks was born.
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