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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:

Miss Applegate: You know Mr. Dexter has a mind of his own. He's a genius. Everybody says so, including Mr. Dexter.


Norma Lind: Somebody's trying to scare us out of this house.
Dr. Duncan 'Doc' Jackson: Hey, what happened to those two detectives?
Camille: Maybe they're
[makes throat cutting noise]


Miss Applegate: You know I can't make up my mind whether this glue tastes like the chocolate or the chocolate tastes like the glue.


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Joan Davis Facts
She was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1521 Vine Street and for Radio at 1716 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

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

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

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