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      Joyce Bulifant

      Joyce Bulifant

      Highest Rated: 50% The Happiest Millionaire (1967)

      Lowest Rated: 22% I Hate Kids (2018)

      Birthday: Dec 16, 1937

      Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, USA

      Perky, bubbly, and cute as a button, actress Joyce Bulifant started her entertainment career in small parts on TV Westerns. Her wholesome, apple-pie appearance lent itself easily to the roles of frontier and townswomen needed in the many oaters of early 1960s TV shows like "The Tall Man," "The Wide Country," "Gunsmoke," "Empire," "Wagon Train," and "The Virginian." She began to branch out later in the decade with recurring roles on the legal drama "Perry Mason" and "Dr. Kildare" and even landed the starring part of Mary on the one-season run of "Tom, Dick and Mary" in 1964. Her star rose in the early '70s with continuous work on the comedy series "The Bill Cosby Show" and as news writer Murray Slaughter's wife on the popular sitcom "Mary Tyler Moore." The rest of the decade saw her as a fixture on many popular game shows of the era: "Match Game," "$20,000 Pyramid," and "Password Plus." The 1980s started strong for Bulifant, after a memorable role in the spoof classic "Airplane" she landed a recurring role as the best friend of sassy waitress Polly Holiday on "Flo" but her career slowed down significantly after that, highlighted by guest parts in a handful of sitcoms and small roles in two Jenny McCarthy movies. Bulifant showed her tenderness offscreen working as a spokesperson for Childhelp, a charity devoted to the prevention of child abuse.

      Highest rated movies

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      The Happiest Millionaire
      I Hate Kids poster
      I Hate Kids

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      22% 79% I Hate Kids Betty Bartlett (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 21% Tooken Edna Millers (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thank Heaven Dr. Swensen (Character) - 2001
      50% 81% The Happiest Millionaire Rosemary (Character) - 1967

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Fantasia "Fanny" Olivia Finch (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 100% Weird Science Unknown (Guest Star) 1994 1996-1997
      No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Margaret (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Guest 1979 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flo Miriam Willoughby (Character) 1980-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Marie Slaughter (Guest Star) 1971-1972 1974-1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Big John, Little John Marjorie Martin (Character) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Peggy Lakes (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974
      No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Hollis Wilburn (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Ellie (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Fifi Dubois (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1962