Joan Davis Overview:

Legendary actress, Joan Davis, was born Madonna Josephine Davis on Jun 29, 1907 in St. Paul, MN. Davis died at the age of 53 on May 22, 1961 in Palm Springs, CA .

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She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Radio. Davis was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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The Films of - A Slapstick Sensation

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 29, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was a master of zany comedy. She was the feminine variant of Danny Kaye, Oscar Levant and Billy de Wolfe all rolled into one. But mostly she was uniquely : rubber-faced, loose-limbed and shamelessly outrageous. A lost species from the bygone era of vaudeville. It was in va... Read full article


The Films of - A Slapstick Sensation

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 29, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was a master of zany comedy. She was the feminine variant of Danny Kaye, Oscar Levant and Billy de Wolfe all rolled into one. But mostly she was uniquely : rubber-faced, loose-limbed and shamelessly outrageous. A lost species from the bygone era of vaudeville. It was in va... Read full article


The Films of - A Slapstick Sensation

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 29, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was a master of zany comedy. She was the feminine variant of Danny Kaye, Oscar Levant and Billy de Wolfe all rolled into one. But mostly she was uniquely : rubber-faced, loose-limbed and shamelessly outrageous. A lost species from the bygone era of vaudeville. It was in va... Read full article


The Films of - A Slapstick Sensation

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 29, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was a master of zany comedy. She was the feminine variant of Danny Kaye, Oscar Levant and Billy de Wolfe all rolled into one. But mostly she was uniquely : rubber-faced, loose-limbed and shamelessly outrageous. A lost species from the bygone era of vaudeville. It was in va... Read full article


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Joan Davis Quotes:

Joan Mason: [to Commie] Gee, if I only had your face. You know, when I was born, my father took one look at me, called up the insurance company, and said 'I want to report an accident.'


Kitty: Everybody's got their troubles, Penny, even little half-pints like you. You've got a good strong chin. You keep it up no matter what happens.


Joan Mason: Why don't you go home to momma before she comes to get you?


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Profiled in book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen Silverman. [1999]

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 132-133. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

Her mother, daughter Beverly Wills and two grandsons died in a fire in October of 1963.

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