Elaine Joyce

Elaine Joyce

Highest Rated: 68% Motel Hell (1980)

Lowest Rated: 68% Motel Hell (1980)

Birthday: Dec 19, 1945

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Exuberant and perky, Elaine Joyce was often the dumb blonde in her television roles. Throughout the 1970s she played up this persona, appearing on many popular TV game shows like "Password Plus" and "Match Game," often with her first husband, Broadway musical actor Bobby Van. The two were married from 1968 until his death in 1980. During their marriage, they were driving to a party with Van's friend, renowned playwright Neil Simon. In the midst of a conversation, Van turned to Joyce and said, "If anything ever happened to me, you should go with [Simon]." Though it seemed like a crazy notion at the time, that's exactly what happened, in 1999. Joyce has had a fair amount of success in television, including a lead role on the fantasy comedy "Mr. Merlin," which followed the exploits of a medieval magician living in modern-day San Francisco. Her heart, however, has always belonged to the theater. One of her more prominent roles was as the title character in "Sugar," a musical based on the classic gender-bender film "Some Like It Hot."

Highest rated movies

Motel Hell

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honor Thy Father and Mother: The Menendez Killings Jill Lansing (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders Jill Lansing (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 11% Uphill All the Way Miss Jesse (Character) - 1985
68% 49% Motel Hell Edith Olson (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The November Plan Marcha (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 33% Such Good Friends Marian Spector (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 71% How to Frame a Figg Ema Letha Kusic (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 0% The Christine Jorgensen Story Loretta (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984 1990 1993
No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1985-1986
47% No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980 1984
24% No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
59% No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980 1983
No Score Yet 94% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $25,000 Pyramid Guest 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Merlin Alexandra (Character) 1981-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Unknown (Character),
Guest
1979-1982
No Score Yet 58% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Unknown (Character),
Guest
1974-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Unknown (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Debra (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet 90% The Andy Griffith Show Mavis Neff (Guest Star) 1967