Joan Woodbury
American actor
Joan Woodbury
Joan Woodbury was an American actress beginning in the 1930s and continuing well into the 1960s.
Biography
Joan Woodbury's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Photo Albums
Popular photos of Joan Woodbury
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Joan Woodbury
Show More Show Less
News
News abour Joan Woodbury from around the web
Ririe-Woodbury: Momentum - Salt Lake City Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
“It was Joan [Woodbury, co-founder of RWDC with Shirley Ririe] that came to us and told us that we had to keep doing it,” Edwards says. “She was just super supportive, and when you have someone like her saying you have to continue doing this,
Article Link:
Google News article
King of the Zombies (1941) Review - HorrorMovies.ca
Google News - over 5 years
The same can be said about Barbara Winslow (played by Joan Woodbury). She was beautiful, yes… but her character lacked depth, and really didn't seem to serve much purpose- other than to be the damsel in distress. Henry Victor did bring some decent
Article Link:
Google News article
Alwin Nikolais, cent ans de sortilèges - Le Figaro
Google News - almost 6 years
Parce que la compagnie a été fondée par deux charmantes dames, Joan Woodbury et Shirley Ririe, qui se sont rencontrées chez Nikolais en 1952. «Depuis la création de notre compagnie, en 1964, Murray Louis et Nikolais venaient y donner des cours l'été»,
Article Link:
Google News article
Dance review: Hearing the unabashed joy of a Nik celebration - Salt Lake Tribune
Google News - almost 6 years
Nikolais encouraged Shirley Ririe and Joan Woodbury to launch the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company almost a half-century ago, and the two women are credited for their significant contribution to his philosophy on teaching creative dance and composition
Article Link:
Google News article
Dale Messick, 98, Creator Of 'Brenda Starr' Strip, Dies
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Dale Messick, a pioneering newspaper cartoonist who fought her way to the top of a man's profession by creating Brenda Starr, the glamorous red-haired journalist who fought her way to the top of a man's profession, died on Tuesday in Sonoma County, Calif. She was 98. She died after a long decline that began with a stroke in 1998, her daughter,
Article Link:
NYTimes article
DANCE REVIEW; A Choreographic Wizard's Book of Spells
NYTimes - over 13 years
Alwin Nikolais did just about everything. He choreographed dances. He composed electronic scores for them. He designed dazzling scenic effects and flooded bodies with ever-changing patterns of light, making it hard to tell dancers from objects and objects from dancers. Everything in his productions was apt to be in a state of perpetual
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Michael Ballard, A Nikolais Dancer And Teacher, 49
NYTimes - over 25 years
Michael Ballard, a dancer with the companies of Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolais in the 1970's and early 1980's, died on Sunday at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was 49 years old. He died of AIDS, said Norman Ader, his companion of 25 years. Mr. Ballard was born in Denver. His full name was Michael Ballard Podolsky, but he eventually dropped the
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Joan Woodbury, Actress, 73
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: Joan Woodbury, an actress who starred in dozens of low-budget films, died of respiratory failure on Wednesday. She was 73 years old. Joan Woodbury, an actress who starred in dozens of low-budget films, died of respiratory failure on Wednesday. She was 73 years old. Miss Woodbury appeared in her first film, ''Eight Girls in a Boat,'' in 1933
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Henry Wilcoxon Dead at 78; Screen Actor and Producer
NYTimes - almost 33 years
Henry Wilcoxon, the actor and producer, died Tuesday in his home. He was 78 years old and had been ill with cancer. He began his Hollywood film career in 1932, with the role of Marc Antony in the Cecil B. DeMille production of ''Cleopatra.'' One of his final appearances was in 1980 as the bishop struck by lightning on a golf course in the slapstick
Article Link:
NYTimes article
DANCE: RIRIE-WOODBURY
NYTimes - almost 35 years
The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company came from Salt Lake City to the Theater of the Riverside Church Thursday night with a bag of choreographic tricks. These dancers, under the direction of Shirley Russon Ririe and Joan Woodbury, certainly enjoyed being clever. In fact, kinetic prankishness occasionally made their offerings more shallow than they ought
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joan Woodbury
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1989
    Age 73
    Died on February 22, 1989.
    More Details Hide Details
  • THIRTIES
  • 1946
    Age 30
    In addition to managing their company, she continued to act on occasion, with her biggest role after 1946 being a minor credited part in the 1956 epic The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner and Anne Baxter.
    More Details Hide Details Her last film appearance was a supporting role in the movie The Time Travelers (1964). When Woodbury retired, she had appeared in 81 films. Woodbury eventually settled in Desert Hot Springs, California, where she was residing at the time of her death at the age of 73.
    From 1946 her career declined, more due to her desire to spend more time with her family than her not having acting offers.
    More Details Hide Details After her marriage to Wilcoxon ended in divorce, she married actor Ray Mitchell, with whom she founded the company Valley Players Guild in Palm Springs. The Valley Players Guild staged plays featuring other veteran actors and actresses.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 22
    On December 17, 1938, Woodbury married actor and producer Henry Wilcoxon, with whom she would have three daughters: Wendy Joan, Heather Ann and Cecilia Dawn.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1937
    Age 21
    Woodbury would appear in fifty films from 1937 to 1945, almost all of which were credited.
    More Details Hide Details Her most memorable of that period was her lead role in the serial Brenda Starr, Reporter, in 1945.
    In 1937 Woodbury starred in her first of several credited Charlie Chan films, titled Chan on Broadway.
    More Details Hide Details She also began appearing in numerous westerns, portraying the heroine opposite some of the 1930s biggest cowboy actors, to include William Boyd of Hopalong Cassidy fame, Roy Rogers, and Johnny Mack Brown.
    By 1937 her career had taken off, mostly in B-movies such as Bulldog Courage, but also with her receiving many credited roles.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1936
    Age 20
    In 1936 her career began to become more successful, with appearences in eight films that year, of which five were uncredited.
    More Details Hide Details However, of the three roles that were credited, Woodbury made an impact, and caught the attention of studios. Her mixture of Danish, British and Native American heritage gave her an exotic appearance, and allowed her to be cast in many different ethnicities, from Hispanic to French and Asian.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1934
    Age 18
    Woodbury appeared in fifteen films from 1934 through 1935, of which ten were uncredited.
    More Details Hide Details
    Another uncredited role followed, with her first credited role being in the 1934 film One Exciting Adventure, which starred Binnie Barnes.
    More Details Hide Details
    She moved to Hollywood and that same year received her first acting role in the 1934 film Eight Girls in a Boat, which was uncredited.
    More Details Hide Details
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1915
    Born
    Born on December 17, 1915.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)