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 .

MINI BIO:

Copper-haired American clown, a rival to Judy Canova in the female B-movie comedy stakes of the forties and early fifties. Crowned her career with phenomenal success in the television comedy series I Married Joan. Died from a heart attack.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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


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


Bud: Say, don't you know better than to smoke around gasoline?
Babe Dugan: Oh, don't be so superstitious!


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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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