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Joan Shawlee

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Also Known As: Died: March 22, 1987
Born: March 5, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Forest Hills, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

City Heat (1984)
A Kansas City police lieutenant who is on the trail of a horde of underworld scumbags with a private detective that keeps getting in his way.
Buddy, Buddy (1981) as Receptionist
A suicidal neurotic keeps getting between a hit man and his job.
Child Bride of Short Creek (1981)
A dramatization of the true account of a fundamentalist sect in Arizona that practices polygamy, with returning Korean war veteran Christopher Atkins' rebellion against his father (Conrad Bain) when learning that he plans to increase his stable of wives by adding the 15-year-old girl (Diane Lane) wi
Never Con a Killer (1977) as Margo
In this movie pilot, shown some time after "The Feather and Father Gang" series came and went in the spring of 1977, detective Powers and con-man dad Gould team up to outwit Runyonesque horseplayer Forsythe.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
This, the second adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel is much closer to the source text than the original, 'Murder, My Sweet', which tended to avoid some of the sleazier parts of the plot, but still concerns private eye Philip Marlowe's attempts to locate Velma, a former dancer at a seedy nightclub, and the girlfriend of Moose Malloy, a petty criminal just out of prison. Marlowe finds that once he has taken the case events conspire to put him in dangerous situations, and he is forced to follow a confusing trail of untruths and double crosses before he is able to locate Velma.
Flash and the Firecat (1975) as Rose
Matt Helm (1975)
Intrepid secret agent-turned-private eye Matt Helm finds himself involved with an international black market operation in heavy munitions when he tries to protect a beautiful movie star whose life is endangered. The pilot, with Franciosa taking up where Dean Martin left off after four Helm movies, s
One More Train to Rob (1971) as Big Nellie
In the 1880's, Harker and his gang steal $40,000 from a train in the gold-mining country of California. After the robbery, the gang splits up to hide out, but when they meet to divide the spoils, Harker is cornered, framed for the crime and is sent to jail. When he is released over two years later,
Dead Men Tell No Tales (1971) as Polly Grant
A chase thriller that has a travel photographer finding himself the quarry of paid assassins who have mistaken him for somebody else.
Willard (1971) as Alice
A social misfit uses his only friends, pet rats, to exact revenge on his tormentors.
Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) as Robbie's mother
A photographer tries to keep his conservative boss from learning that he's moonlighting for a girlie magazine.
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967) as Blonde in bar
Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads for Houston, only to find out upon arriving that his job is a janitor, not an astronaut. Anxious to live up to the expectations of his domineering father, Roy manages to keep up a facade of being an astronaut to his family and friends. When NASA decides to launch a lay person into space to prove the worthiness of a new automated spacecraft, Roy gets the chance to confront his fears.
Tony Rome (1967) as Fat Candy
When a wealthy girl is found unconscious in a seedy Miami motel room, a private investigator is hired by her father to solve the crime.
The Wild Angels (1966) as Mama Monahan
Attempts to retrieve a stolen motorcycle land a gang member in the hospital.
Irma La Douce (1963) as Amazon Annie
A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living prostitute.
Critic's Choice (1963) as Marge Orr
A Broadway critic must write a negative review about his wife's play.
The Apartment (1960) as Sylvia
An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress.
Some Like It Hot (1959) as Sweet Sue
Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band.
A Farewell to Arms (1957) as Blonde nurse
The story of an affair between an English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I.
Bowery to Bagdad (1955) as Velma
The Bowery Boys unleash an Arabian nightmare when they find Aladdin's magic lamp.
Conquest of Space (1955) as Rosie
A Star Is Born (1954) as Announcer
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
Pride of the Blue Grass (1954) as Mrs. Casey
William (One-Take) Beaudine didn't need more than one take on this film as he had already directed it four or five times in his career, as it had been a staple to be dusted off every three or four years at Monogram/Allied Artists dating back to the days of W. Ray Johnston and Trem Carr. Girl (Vera Miles) owns a horse. Girl hires boy (Lloyd Bridges)as a trainer. Horse (Gypsy Prince)enters a race and is injured. Boy takes job at another stable and is semi-seduced---hey, this is the 1950's and still Monogram hiding behind the Allied Artist moniker---by stable siren (Margaret Sheridan.) Girl rehabilates horse. Girl enters horse in big race. Horse wins. Boy comes back.
Casanova's Big Night (1954) as Beatrice D'Brizzi
A tailor''''s apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
Francis Joins the WACS (1954) as Sergeant Kipp
On arrival at Fort Chase, ex-soldier Peter Stirling, recalled to active duty, is re-united with his old pal Francis the Talking Mule. Gradually, it dawns on Peter that a clerical error has assigned him to an all-female WAC base, where broad slapstick is the order of the day and Francis has more horse sense than any of the human officers. Too innocent to appreciate the pleasant aspects of his predicament, Peter ends by helping the "enemy" in a war-game battle of the sexes.
About Mrs. Leslie (1954) as Girl in nightclub
An aging woman recalls the affair that consumed her life.
Loose in London (1953) as Tall girl
The Bowery Boys take on British crooks when one of them thinks he''''s inherited a title.
All Ashore (1953) as Hedy
Three sailors on shore leave sing and dance their way to love.
Miss Body Beautiful (1953) as
Based on the true story of the 1987 Oxford University boat race mutiny and coach Dan Topolski's miraculous training of a haggard, rag-tag team into a winning outfit.
From Here to Eternity (1953) as Sandra
Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of World War II.
Sound Off (1952) as Showgirl
A brash nightclub entertainer has to straighten out when he's drafted and falls for a beautiful WAC.
Something for the Birds (1952) as Woman in station
A conservationist fights to save the habitat of the California condor and to do it she works her way into the affections of a representative of the oil company that wants the land for their own purposes.
The Marrying Kind (1952) as Girl dancing partner
A judge forces a divorcing couple to think back on the problems that drove them apart.
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951) as Girl
A small-town girl finds love on the road to Broadway stardom.
Woman on the Run (1950) as Blonde
A woman searches for her husband, who ran off after witnessing a mob hit.
Prehistoric Women (1950) as Lotee
Tigri (Laurette Luez, working her way up to Bomba and Bowery Boys films) and her stone-age girl friends hate all men, but realizing they are a necessary evil, capture some for potential (strictly business, no recreation allowed) husbands. Engor (Allan Nixon, working his way down to the Mesa of Lost Women) escapes and, in his travels, discovers fire. This comes in handy later, after he has been recaptured by the women, when he drives off a dragon, or something, with his new discovery. This little feat has the effect of making the women realize their rightful subservient position, and he and Tigri have a primitive (non-catered) wedding, and go off to start a new tribe of fur-wearers.
Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947) as Off-stage voice
A singer''''s wife turns to the bottle when she fears she''''s lost her husband to success.
I'll Be Yours (1947) as Blonde
Innocent lies build up as a show-business hopeful tries to build a career.
Song of Scheherazade (1947) as French girl
In 1865, the cadets of a Russian Naval Academy ship have shore leave in Morocco; among them is (fictionalized) future composer 'Nicky' Rimsky-Korsakov. In search of a piano, Nicky and singing ship's doctor Klin meet a family of once-wealthy Spanish colonists...and their daughter Cara who secretly dances in a cabaret. Romantic complications ensue, but Nicky seems less interested in Cara's favors than in inspirations for his future masterpieces.
Buck Privates Come Home (1947) as Sylvia Hunter
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
Michigan Kid (1947) as Soubrette
The Vigilantes Return (1947) as Ben's girl
Inside Job (1946) as Ruth
The Runaround (1946) as Baby Willis
Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope competition with their former boss Prentiss. Kildane finds Penelope with surprising ease and keeps her one jump ahead of Prentiss with assorted difficulties, but can he avoid a romantic complication with his lovely charge?
Tangier (1946) as
Cuban Pete (1946) as Ann Williams
Unable to complete the deal by telephone, advertising executive Roberts (Don Porter) sends his assistant Ann (Joan Fulton)to Cuba to lure a Cuban band, led by Desi Arnaz, on to an American radio program. Attracted to Ann, Arnaz and his band come to New York but complications arise when the squeaky-voiced, addle-brained sponsor (Jacqueline de Wit)of the program decides she wants to be the vocalist on the program. Ethel Smith, the King Sisters and the dance team of Igor & Yvette are on hand to fill out the remaining hour of this 20-minute plot.
Idea Girl (1946) as Mabel
Larry Brewster (Jess Barker), partner in the music publishing firm of Brewster and Crow, returns from a trip to find that his partner, J. C. Crow (Alan Mowbray) has hired Pat O'Rourke (Julie Bishop)as a song plugger. Larry doesn't approve of the plan and, in a bad mood, refuses to see composer Wilfred Potts (George Dolenz)who is offering a song for publication. Pat, in spite of Larry's objections, stays on the job. She has the firm promote an amateur song-writing contest, and the winner is a submission by Potts, but because he used the name of Wicks, the firm can't locate him and is facing prosecution on charges of using the mail to conduct a fraudulent contest.
Because of Him (1946) as Autograph seeker
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
House of Horrors (1946) as Stella
White Tie and Tails (1946) as Virgie
Lover Come Back (1946) as Janie
Kay Williams, an executive with Styles, Inc., is true to her absent husband Bill despite much harassment for dates from co-workers. But when Bill finally returns from Europe, it becomes increasingly evident to Kay that he has been a world- class philanderer. Still loving him, Kay decides to take gentle revenge by making him think she does likewise. Ensuing comic events ridicule the double standard at every opportunity.
Frontier Gal (1945) as Hostess
This Love of Ours (1945) as Chorus girl
At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's new technique, Florence is revealed in a flashback as Michel's abandoned wife Karin, whom their daughter Susette thinks is dead. Can Susette cope if they now re-unite?

Cast (special)

Circle Family, The (1982) as Meter Maid (Guest)
When his carnival is destroyed by fire, Hearst Circle uses the insurance money to purchase a run-down twelve-story hotel in Anaheim, California--a building he transforms into the Circle Family Motor Court. The would-be series was to depict events in the day-to-day lives of the Circles. The pilot ep

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