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.

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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:

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


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]


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.'


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

Film, radio and television actress.

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.

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