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Joan Castle (1916–2009)

A native New Yorker, Joan Castle was attracted to the stage as a child, and the famous talent scout Gus Edwards became her agent in the 1920s. Although Hollywood beckoned in the 1930s, her true love was the stage, and she always gravitated back to Manhattan. In 1930 she was sent to Hollywood to audition for the first science-fiction musical, Just ... See full bio »

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Sing a Jingle Vera Grant
Gold Bricks Florence Hazbrook


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 1950 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
- Abby, Her Farm (1950)
 1949 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
 1944 Sing a Jingle
Vera Grant
 1938 Gateway
Sob Sister (uncredited)
 1938 Always Goodbye
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1938 Change of Heart
Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 Gold Bricks (Short)
Florence Hazbrook
 1933 Wrongorilla (Short)
Mary Bray
 1933 I Know Everybody and Everybody's Racket (Short)
Lancaster Lil (uncredited)
 1932 False Impressions (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1932 Here, Prince (Short)
Hazel Pepper (uncredited)
 1931 Hush Money
Miss Stockton (uncredited)
 1931 Young Sinners
 1931 Mr. Lemon of Orange
June Blake (uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (2 credits)
 1999 Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary)
- Jacqueline Susann (1999) ... Herself
 1966 Girl Talk (TV Series)
- Episode dated 11 November 1966 (1966) ... Herself

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Collision" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by John Anderson. Based on the German of Rudolph Lothar and István Sebesi. Directed by Melville Burke. Gaiety Theatre: 16 Feb 1932-Feb 1932 (closing date unknown/7 performances). Cast: Eva Condon (as "Lia"), Frances Dade, George Fairchild, James Hagan, Porter Hall (as "Honti"... See more »

Alternate Names:

Joan Castle Sitwell


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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