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 I can't make up my mind whether this glue tastes like the chocolate or the chocolate tastes like the glue.


Joan Mason: [to Eddie, upon their second meeting] Now that I've met you again, I feel that I have lived a full life. Think I'll go home and kill myself.


Officer Mulligan: I'll be hovering over you like a hawk.
Jane 'Pilky' Pilkington: I'm glad you didn't say buzzard.


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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.

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

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

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