Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joanna Cameron
Cameron's last known role was in the 1980 TV movie Swan Song.
More DetailsHide DetailsFollowing her acting career Cameron worked in the home health care industry for ten years, and followed that with a career in marketing for several hotels.
In 1975, Cameron was cast as the Egyptian-themed super-hero Isis on the Saturday morning children's series, The Secrets of Isis.
More DetailsHide DetailsOn the series, Cameron portrayed a young High School teacher named Andrea Thomas who discovers an enchanted amulet while in Egypt. The amulet, which originally belonged to the ancient queen Hatshepsut, bestows the supposed powers of the goddess Isis on her when she invokes them by uttering the phrase, "Oh, mighty Isis " These powers include super strength and speed, the ability to fly, and telekinesis, all of which she uses to fight crime.
The Secrets of Isis ran for two seasons from September 6, 1975 to September 3, 1977. Twenty-two episodes were produced and Isis also appeared in three episodes of the related Saturday morning super-hero drama Shazam! Despite the show's popularity, it was not renewed for a third season. The character of Isis later appeared in a cartoon called Tarzan and the Super 7, in segments dealing with a super-team called "The Freedom Force," but with Isis's voice provided by a different actress.
While at college Cameron became friends with Linda Hope, the daughter of Bob Hope. When she was introduced to the famous comedian, he cast her in the film How to Commit Marriage in 1969.
More DetailsHide DetailsThis led to a series of film and television roles throughout the 1970s. Cameron was reportedly considered for the Love Story role that made Ali MacGraw a star, and went on to play in the early 1970s films, B.S. I Love You and the black comedy Pretty Maids All in a Row.
Cameron appeared in such television programs as The Bold Ones: The New Doctors, Columbo, and several episodes of Marcus Welby, MD. She also had a prolific career in commercials and claims at one time to have held the record for having done the most commercials in the Guinness Book of World Records.
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