Joanne Dru
Actress
Joanne Dru
Joanne Dru was an American film and television actress, known for such films as Red River and All the King's Men.
Biography
Joanne Dru's personal information overview.
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<i>Shane</i> Comes Back... After Sixty Years!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Alan Ladd as Shane. photo by AMPAS I am friendly with a woman named Alana Ladd, daughter of legendary actor Alan Ladd. She is married to wonderful talk show host Michael Jackson and mother to top caterer Alan Jackson. Once, many years ago, at Fred Hayman's beach house she told me that she had the actual hat which her father wore in the movie, Shane, sitting in her garage....and the next time I saw her she had the hat in hand. I reverently put it on...it fit me perfectly.....and that was the closest I came to sartorial fame as a Western movie star. But I have been a devoted fan of Western movies all my life, which is rather surprising for a kid from the streets of Brooklyn who never saw a live horse until he was nineteen and went to a dude ranch in upstate New York to ride one. I had seen so many Westerns by then that I confidently put my foot in the stirrups and slung myself up and over, only to fall off the other side. Eventuall ...
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Montgomery Clift Movie Schedule: I CONFESS, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru. BW-133 mins. 3:30 PM FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of World War II. Dir: Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr
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Ben Johnson on TCM: WAR DRUMS, SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Wayne stars along with Joanne Dru and John Agar. The year after She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Ford gave Johnson a lead role in another Western, Wagon Master (1950). I&#39;ve never watched it, but it&#39;s not one of the director&#39;s most revered efforts
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Marcos históricos do western: 1939-1949 - Tribuna do Norte - Natal
Google News - over 5 years
John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr, Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, George O`Brien. Era filha de um grande ator: Raymond Massey. Por não ser bonita, nem dotada de uma personalidade artística carismática, não alcançou o
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TV best bets: Sat., July 9 - NorthJersey.com
Google News - over 5 years
Joanne Dru and Colleen Gray co-star in this 1948 Western. 7 pm, VH1: The Brothers — In the tradition of such other movies as &quot;The Best Man,&quot; this 2001 comedy-drama draws several male friends together to question the status of their romantic
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Sommernattkonsert fra Wien - Nettavisen Liernett
Google News - over 5 years
Med John Wayne, Montogmery Clift, Joanne Dru m.fl. Regi: Howard Hawks og Arthur Rosson. Årets prisutdelingsshow fra Los Angeles var en stjernespekket affære med opptredener av bl.a. Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Barbra Streisand,
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Calamidad fuera de serie - Página 12
Google News - over 5 years
Pero si de escenas y chicas en western se trata, vaya un apartado para las que algunas de las que comenzaron su marcha hacia el Oeste: Joanne Dru, que estoica y como mirando hacia la última fila de la sala llena deja que Montgomery Clift le saque una
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - over 10 years
All the King's Men Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has dusted off its 2001 release of Robert Rossen's multiple-Oscar-winning 1949 film, ''All the King's Men,'' and retrofitted it with promotional material for the coming remake, with Sean Penn in the role that made a star of Broderick Crawford. Actually, ''dusted off'' is a misstatement, since the
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Cowboys, Just Like In the Movie
NYTimes - about 11 years
THERE are missile silos tucked throughout the hills around the high plains here, a town 140 miles north of Cheyenne with more sheep than people, with one stop light, no bowling alley or movie theater and a year-round population just above 1,000. Although the silos, with their sinister nuclear payloads, are well concealed, most locals know where to
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HOLIDAY FILMS: PRESENCE AND ABSENCE; A Time for Movies to Matter Again, if They Can
NYTimes - over 15 years
I THINK many of us who have ever felt concern for or pride in American movies understand that this is the crisis. No, it's not a matter of whether the precious, foolish business will survive -- the audiences seem to be coming back. Where else do they have to go? It's not just a question of whether people will go on supplying kids with entertainment
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HOLIDAY FILMS: SPORTING LIFE; Oliver Stone Goes to War Again, With Cleats On
NYTimes - over 17 years
BEFORE the 1972 Super Bowl, President Richard Nixon drew up a pass play for the Miami Dolphins and gave it to the team's coach, Don Shula. Nixon had lately been directing the retreat of American forces from Vietnam but was sure he had a winner this time. The Dolphins waited only eight plays to run the pattern against the Dallas Cowboys, resulting
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - about 18 years
A comedy drama about a surprising physician, a tale set in the Old West, a British comedy and a stunning costume drama enliven this midwinter week for fans of films on television. The highly touted PEOPLE WILL TALK (1951) casts Cary Grant as an offbeat doctor and college teacher who marries one of his students (Jeanne Crain) after learning she is
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 19 years
Three stories of the Old West and two romances make staying up late or getting up early worthwhile for movie fans this week. Fred Zinnemann's HIGH NOON (1952) centers on a brave marshal (Gary Cooper) standing alone against danger in a craven community. With Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges and Thomas Mitchell in supporting roles, Cooper is superb. The
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Disaster? Was There a Disaster?
NYTimes - almost 20 years
EVEN ALAN J. PAKULA, the veteran director who has seen his share of hard times on movie sets, does not shy away from the word ''disaster'' to describe some aspects of filming ''The Devil's Own'' last year. Brad Pitt, one of the two stars, threatened to quit early in the shoot, complaining that the script was incomplete and incoherent. He later
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Joanne Dru, 74, a Star of Movie Westerns
NYTimes - over 20 years
Joanne Dru, who starred opposite John Wayne in the westerns ''Red River'' and ''She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,'' died on Tuesday at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 74. The cause was a respiratory illness, The Associated Press reported. Ms. Dru was born in Logan, W. Va. When her father died, she moved to New York with her mother and found work
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Move 'em Out
NYTimes - over 21 years
Westerns may be something of an endangerered species now, but Howard Hawks's "Red River," is one from the days (1948) when westerns really were as big as all outdoors, and lusty and brawling, too. And who better to lead the way in this saga of the first cattle drive along the Chisholm Trail from Texas to Kansas than John Wayne, with Montgomery
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John Ireland, 78, Longtime Actor With Role in 'All the King's Men'
NYTimes - almost 25 years
John Ireland, a stage, film and television actor nominated for an Oscar for his role as the reporter in "All the King's Men" in 1949, died on Saturday at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 78 years old and lived in Santa Barbara. He died of leukemia, his family said. Among the better known of his 200 movies were "Spartacus," "Gunfight
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C. V. Wood Jr., Who Pioneered Large Theme Parks, Is Dead at 71
NYTimes - almost 25 years
C. V. Wood Jr., a pioneer developer of theme parks who planned and supervised the creation of Disneyland and the moving of the London Bridge to Arizona, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston. He was 71 years old and lived in Los Angeles. He died of lung cancer, a family spokeswoman said. Disneyland, as a new form of family entertainment,
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Nancy Lady Keith Is Dead at 73; A Socialite Known for Her Wit
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: Nancy Lady Keith, a legendary beauty and participant in the social scene of New York and Hollywood, died of heart failure yesterday at New York Hospital. She was 73 years old and lived in Manhattan. Nancy Lady Keith, a legendary beauty and participant in the social scene of New York and Hollywood, died of heart failure yesterday at New York
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joanne Dru
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 74
    She died in Los Angeles, California, September 10, 1996, aged 74, from a respiratory ailment that developed from lymphedema, a swelling of the extremities.
    More Details Hide Details Her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean.
  • FORTIES
  • 1968
    Age 46
    She was a staunch Republican and appeared at a 1968 GOP cocktail party fundraiser for Richard Nixon.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 27
    Divorced from Haymes in 1949, Dru married Red River and All the King's Men co-star John Ireland less than a month later. The pair divorced in 1957.
    More Details Hide Details She had no children from her marriage to Ireland, or subsequent two marriages.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1941
    Age 19
    Before moving to Hollywood, Dru met and married popular singer Dick Haymes in 1941.
    More Details Hide Details She was 19 years old. The couple had three children: Richard Ralph Haymes (born July 24, 1942), Helen Joanna Haymes (born May 13, 1944), Barbara Nugent Haymes (born September 19, 1947).
  • 1940
    Age 18
    Born as Joan Letitia LaCock in Logan, West Virginia, Dru came to New York City in 1940 at the age of eighteen.
    More Details Hide Details After finding employment as a model, she was chosen by Al Jolson to appear in the cast of his Broadway show Hold On to Your Hats. When she moved to Hollywood, she found work in the theater. Dru was spotted by a talent scout and made her first film appearance in Abie's Irish Rose (1946). Over the next decade, Dru appeared frequently in films and on television. She was often cast in western films such as Howard Hawks's Red River (1948), John Ford's She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), and Wagon Master (1950). She gave a well-received performance in the dramatic film All the King's Men (1949) and co-starred with Dan Dailey in The Pride of St. Louis (1952), about major-league baseball pitcher Jerome "Dizzy" Dean. She appeared in the James Stewart drama Thunder Bay in 1953 and then a Martin and Lewis comedy 3 Ring Circus (1954). Her film career petered out by the end of the 1950s, but she continued working frequently in television, most notably as "Babs Wooten" on the 1960-61 sitcom, Guestward, Ho!
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Age 0
    Born on January 31, 1922.
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