Joan Woodbury

Joan Woodbury

Highest Rated: 100% The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Lowest Rated: 20% Anthony Adverse (1936)

Birthday: Dec 17, 1915

Birthplace: Not Available

Tall, alluring actress Joan Woodbury was a professional dancer in the Los Angeles area before entering films in the early '30s. Almost exclusively confined to B-pictures, Woodbury had few pretensions about her "art" and disdained any sort of star treatment; while being interviewed for the leading role in the independently produced Paper Bullets (1941), Woodbury ignored the fact that the producers couldn't afford any office furniture and sat on the floor. While she claimed to have never made more than 300 dollars a week as an actress, Woodbury was a thorough professional, treating even the shabbiest assignment as a job of importance. She was proudest of the time when, while starring in the Columbia serial Brenda Starr, Reporter (1945), she prevented the film from going over budget by performing a complicated five-minute scene in a single take -- which earned her a spontaneous round of applause from the crew members. After retiring from films in the 1960s, Woodbury organized and maintained the Palm Springs-based Valley Player's Guild, staging plays which featured other veteran performers. Joan Woodbury was married twice, to actor/producer Henry Wilcoxon and actor Ray Mitchell.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Time Travelers (Depths of the Unknown) Gadra 1964
94% The Ten Commandments Korah's Wife 1956
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture Red 1949
No Score Yet Here Comes Trouble Bubbles LaRue 1948
No Score Yet Yankee Fakir Mary Mason 1947
No Score Yet The Arnelo Affair Claire Lorrison 1947
80% Blue Skies Flo 1946
No Score Yet Northwest Trail Katherine Owens 1945
No Score Yet Brenda Starr, Reporter Brenda Starr 1945
No Score Yet The Chinese Cat Leah Manning 1944
No Score Yet The Whistler Toni Vigran 1944
No Score Yet The Desperadoes Sundown 1943
No Score Yet The Hard Way Maria 1943
No Score Yet Sunset Serenade Vera Martin 1942
No Score Yet A Yank in Libya Nancy Brooks-Graham 1942
No Score Yet The Living Ghost Billie Hilton 1942
No Score Yet Phantom Killer Barbara 'Babs' Mason 1942
No Score Yet Dr. Broadway Actor 1942
No Score Yet Man from Headquarters Ann Weston 1942
No Score Yet Confessions of Boston Blackie Mona 1941
No Score Yet I Killed That Man Geri Reynolds 1941
No Score Yet Gangs Inc. Rita Adams 1941
No Score Yet King of the Zombies Barbara Winslow 1941
No Score Yet In Old Cheyenne Dolores Casino 1941
No Score Yet Gangs Incorporated Actor 1941
No Score Yet I'll Sell My Life Actor 1941
No Score Yet Algiers Aicha 1938
No Score Yet Crashing Hollywood Barbara Lang 1938
No Score Yet Living on Love Edith 1937
No Score Yet Charlie Chan on Broadway Marie Collins / Mrs. Thomas Mitchell 1937
No Score Yet Super-Sleuth Doris Dunne 1937
No Score Yet They Gave Him a Gun French Girl 1937
No Score Yet God's Country and the Woman Frenchwoman 1937
No Score Yet Forty Naughty Girls Rita Marlowe 1937
No Score Yet Song of the Gringo Lolita Valle 1936
No Score Yet The Rogues Tavern Gloria 1936
20% Anthony Adverse Half-Caste Dancer 1936
No Score Yet The Lion's Den Ann Merwin 1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Courage Helen Brennan 1935
No Score Yet The Eagle's Brood Dolores 1935
100% The Bride of Frankenstein Miniature Queen 1935
No Score Yet Folies Bergère de Paris, (The Man from the Folies Bergere) Actor 1935


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