Joanne Dru

Highest Rated: 100% Wagon Master (1950)
Lowest Rated: 0% Super Fuzz (1980)
Birthday: Jan 31, 1922
Birthplace: Not Available
The daughter of a druggist, Joanne Dru worked as a New York model before landing a major role in the 1941 Al Jolson Broadway musical Hold on to Your Hats. She made her first film appearance in the execrable screen version of the stage hit Abie's Irish Rose (1946) then disappeared from view for nearly a year, during which time she concentrated on her marriage to singer Dick Haymes (the first of three husbands). In 1948, she was "discovered" by director Howard Hawks and cast as leading lady in Hawks' Red River, the film that forever typecast her as a Western actress even though she claimed to dislike the genre. While working on Red River, she met her second husband, actor John Ireland, with whom she later co-starred in the Oscar-winning All the King's Men (1949). Her film career on the wane by the late '50s, Dru agreed to star in the 1960 TV sitcom Guestward Ho, which lasted 39 weeks. Thereafter she made only two big screen appearances, the last of which was the negligible Super Fuzz (1980). Joanne Dru was the sister of comedian/TV host Peter Marshall, the aunt of baseball player Pete LaCock, and the sister-in-law of actor/producer/director Tommy Noonan.

Highest Rated Movies



0% Super Fuzz Rosy Labouche 1980
No Score Yet Sylvia Jane (Bronson) Phillips 1965
No Score Yet The Light in the Forest Milly Elder 1958
No Score Yet Drango Kate Calder 1957
No Score Yet Hell on Frisco Bay Marcia Rollins 1955
No Score Yet Sincerely Yours Marion Moore 1955
No Score Yet Siege at Red River Nora Curtis 1954
No Score Yet Southwest Passage Lilly 1954
No Score Yet Day of Triumph Mary Magdalene 1954
No Score Yet 3 Ring Circus (Jerrico, the Wonder Clown) Jill Brent 1954
No Score Yet Thunder Bay Stella Rigaud 1953
No Score Yet Pride of St. Louis Patricia Nash Dean 1952
No Score Yet My Pal Gus Lydia Marble 1952
No Score Yet Vengeance Valley Jen Strobie 1951
100% Wagon Master Denver 1950
No Score Yet 711 Ocean Drive Gail Mason 1950
97% All the King's Men Ann Stanton 1949
95% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Olivia Dandridge 1949
100% Red River Tess Millay 1948


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