Biography

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Joan Freeman (born January 8, 1942) is an American actress.

Freeman was a child actor, having appeared in her first film in 1949 at the age of seven. In 1961-1962, she was a regular cast member, the young waitress Elma Gahrigner, in the ABC TV series Bus Stop with co-stars Marilyn Maxwell and Buddy Ebsen.

In this early segment of her career Miss Freeman played the part of Marilyn Hayes in the doom and gloom classic film of 1962 called Panic in Year Zero! alongside veteran film stars Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, and singer teenage heart-throb Frankie Avalon. Avalon and she were rumored to have been an item during filming but that was never confirmed or denied.

Freeman appeared as tourist guide Amelia Carter in The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze. However, she is best known for her roles in two musical films. In 1964 she was the love interest of Elvis Presley in Roustabout and in 1967 with Roy Orbison in The Fastest Guitar Alive. Also in 1967, she appeared as the love interest opposite Don Knotts in the Cold War space-race comedy The Reluctant Astronaut.

In 1977, she costarred as Barbara Robinson in the 13-episode CBS series Code R about the emergency services, fire, police, and ocean rescue, in the California Channel Islands. Tom Simcox played her husband, police chief Walt Robinson. Other co-stars were James Houghton and Martin Kove. The program was seen as an imitation of NBC's long-running Emergency!.

Freeman also made a number of guest appearances on different television shows from the 1950s through the 1980s. She appeared on the popular series The Virginian four times. Her last motion picture performance came as "Mrs. Jarvis" in the 1984 horror film, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Joan Freeman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Joan Freeman (born January 8, 1942) is an American actress.

Freeman was a child actor, having appeared in her first film in 1949 at the age of seven. In 1961-1962, she was a regular cast member, the young waitress Elma Gahrigner, in the ABC TV series Bus Stop with co-stars Marilyn Maxwell and Buddy Ebsen.

In this early segment of her career Miss Freeman played the part of Marilyn Hayes in the doom and gloom classic film of 1962 called Panic in Year Zero! alongside veteran film stars Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, and singer teenage heart-throb Frankie Avalon. Avalon and she were rumored to have been an item during filming but that was never confirmed or denied.

Freeman appeared as tourist guide Amelia Carter in The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze. However, she is best known for her roles in two musical films. In 1964 she was the love interest of Elvis Presley in Roustabout and in 1967 with Roy Orbison in The Fastest Guitar Alive. Also in 1967, she appeared as the love interest opposite Don Knotts in the Cold War space-race comedy The Reluctant Astronaut.

In 1977, she costarred as Barbara Robinson in the 13-episode CBS series Code R about the emergency services, fire, police, and ocean rescue, in the California Channel Islands. Tom Simcox played her husband, police chief Walt Robinson. Other co-stars were James Houghton and Martin Kove. The program was seen as an imitation of NBC's long-running Emergency!.

Freeman also made a number of guest appearances on different television shows from the 1950s through the 1980s. She appeared on the popular series The Virginian four times. Her last motion picture performance came as "Mrs. Jarvis" in the 1984 horror film, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Joan Freeman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 52

Birthday 1942-01-08

Place of Birth Council Bluffs, Iowa U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th as Herself
1992 Renegade (1 episode)
1991 The Commish (1 episode)
1984 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter as Mrs. Jarvis
1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (1 episode)
1979 The Facts of Life (1 episode)
1978 Project U.F.O. (1 episode)
1977 CHiPs (2 episodes) as Mrs. Marshall
1977 Code R (13 episodes)
1976 Quincy, M.E. (1 episode)
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1974 Sierra (1 episode)
1969 To Rome with Love (1 episode)
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (1 episode)
1968 Land of the Giants (1 episode) as Mara
1968 Adam-12 (1 episode)
1967 The Reluctant Astronaut as Ellie Jackson
1967 The Fastest Guitar Alive as Sue Chesnut
1966 Family Affair (1 episode)
1965 The Loner (1 episode)
1965 Mister Roberts (1 episode)
1965 The Rounders as Meg Moore
1964 Roustabout as Cathy Lean
1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1 episode)
1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1 episode)
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (1 episode)
1963 The Outer Limits (1 episode)
1963 Arrest and Trial (1 episode)
1963 The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze as Amelia Carter
1963 The Dakotas (1 episode)
1962 The Devil's Children
1962 The Mooncussers as Betsy Feather
1962 Mooncussers as Betsy Feather
1962 Tower of London as Lady Margaret
1962 The Virginian (4 episodes)
1962 Panic in Year Zero! as Marilyn Hayes
1961 Bus Stop (26 episodes)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1961 The Wonderful World of Disney (2 episodes)
1960 Insight (1 episode)
1960 National Velvet (1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1959 Laramie (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1 episode)
1954 Father Knows Best (1 episode)
1954 Lassie (3 episodes)
1951 Pistol Harvest as Felice as a Child
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)

Directing

1988 Satisfaction Director
1985 Streetwalkin' Director

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