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Joyce Jameson



Joyce Jameson was a classic example of the professional "dumb blonde" with a diametrically opposite off-screen personality. Entering films as a chorus member in the 1951 version of Showboat, Jameson honed her musical comedy talents in several satirical revues staged by her onetime husband Billy Barnes. Intelligent, sensitive, and extremely well read, Jameson nonetheless found herself perpetually cast as an airhead or golddigger. In films, she was seen in such roles as a Marilyn Monroe wannabe in The Apartment (1960) and a call-girl who runs screaming from her room when she thinks Jack Lemmon is about to paint her body in Good Neighbor Sam (1963). One of her more unorthodox film assignments was as the vulgar, unfaithful wife of Peter Lorre in Roger Corman's Tales of Terror (1963), in which she and her paramour Vincent Price are walled up in Lorre's wine cellar. One year later, she was reteamed with Lorre and Price in the raucous A Comedy of Terrors (1963), where she was more typically cast as a nitwit. Her later films include The Outlaw Josie Wales (1976) and Hardbodies (1981). Joyce Jameson was a fixture of 1950s and 1960s TV, playing a variety of buxom "straight women" for such comedians as Steve Allen, Red Skelton and Danny Kaye.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hardbodies
  • Rounder's Mom
1984
No Score Yet Lovelines
  • Mary Asquith
1984
No Score Yet Pray TV a/k/a K-GOD
  • Actor
1980
31% Every Which Way But Loose
  • Sybil
1978
No Score Yet Crash of Flight 401
  • Sophie Cross
1978
95% The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Rose
1976
No Score Yet Scorchy
  • Mary Davis
1976
85% Death Race 2000
  • Grace Pander
1975
No Score Yet Run, Simon, Run
  • Esther
1970
No Score Yet The Split
  • Jenifer
1968
No Score Yet Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
  • Telephone Operator
1966
No Score Yet Frankie and Johnny
  • Abigail
1965
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam
  • Prostitute
1964
88% The Comedy of Terrors
  • Amaryllis Trumbull
1964
60% The Balcony
  • Penitent
1963
71% Tales of Terror
  • Annabel
1962
93% The Apartment
  • The Blonde
1960
No Score Yet Crime Against Joe
  • Gloria Wayne
1956
No Score Yet Gangbusters
  • Girl in Car
1955
No Score Yet Phffft!
  • Secretary
1954
No Score Yet The Strip
  • Girl
1951
89% Show Boat
  • Showboat Cast Girl
1951

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Starlet

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