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Joan Caulfield ACTOR


Joan Caulfield was born on June 1st, 1922 in West Orange, New Jersey with the birth name Beatrice Joan Caulfield.  She was raised in West Orange, New Jersey and received her early years education from Miss Beard's School.  As a teen, her family relocated to New York City and after she graduated from high school, Caufield enrolled at Columbia University.
She began her career in entertainment working as a model and fashion model represented by John Powers agency and then began working as a stage actress.  It was during one production that some Broadway producers took notice of her and helped her acting career take off.  After gaining some years of experience as a stage actress on Broadway, Paramount Studio's came to her with a film contract offer. 

Some of her early film roles were in, "Miss Susie Slagle's" (1946), "Monsieur Beaucaire" (1946), "Blue Skies" (1946) and "Dear Ruth" (1947).  Although, she signed with Paramount, they did lend her out to work with Warner Brothers Studio's where she had one of her most memorable performances in the film, "The Unsuspected" (1947).

Other film credits she added included, The Sainted Sisters" (1948), "Larceny" (1948), "Dear Wife" (1949), "The Petty Girl" (1950), "The Lady Says No" (1951), "Buckskin" (1968) and "Pony Express Rider" (1976).

Along with her work as a film actress throughout her career in the industry she also added numerous television appearances to her resume such as, "Cheyenne", "Murder, She Wrote", "Baretta", "Sally", "The High Chaparral", "The Magician", "My Three Sons", "Burke's Law", "Hong Kong", "Pursuit" and "Lux Video Theater".   
Caulfield married twice during her lifetime.  Her first husband was Frank Ross whom she wed in 1950 and they had one child before the marriage ended in divorce in 1960.  She then wed Dr. Robert Peterson in 1960 and together they also had a child before six years later this marriage also came to an end.  

Joan Caulfield did not choose to marry again and she passed away on June 18th, 1991 in Los Angeles, California after suffering from lung cancer at the age of sixty nine.  Her remains were cremated and scattered in the Pacific Ocean.    


1987   Murder, She Wrote 

1977   Baretta 

1976   Pony Express Rider 

1975   The Hatfields and the McCoys

1975   The Space-Watch Murders

1973   The Daring Dobermans 

1973   The Magician 

1968   Buckskin

1967   The High Chaparral 

1967   Red Tomahawk 

1966   My Three Sons 

1963-1965  Burke's Law

1963   Cattle King

1962   Cheyenne 

1961   Hong Kong

1959   G.E. True Theater 

1958   Pursuit 

1957-1958  Sally 

1952-1957  The Ford Television Theatre 

1950-1956  Lux Video Theatre 

1956   Screen Directors Playhouse

1951-1956  Schlitz Playhouse

1956   Celebrity Playhouse

1955   The Rains of Ranchipur 

1953   My Favorite Husband 

1952   Hollywood Opening Night 

1952   Robert Montgomery Presents 

1951   The Lady Says No 

1950   The Petty Girl

1949   Dear Wife

1948   Larceny

1948   The Sainted Sisters

1947   The Unsuspected

1947   Welcome Stranger

1947   Dear Ruth

1946   Blue Skies

1946   Monsieur Beaucaire

1946   Miss Susie Slagle's 

Matinee Classics - Monsieur Beaucaire starring Bob Hope, Joan Caulfield, Patric Knowles, Marjorie Reynolds, Cecil Kellaway, Joseph Schildkraut, Reginald Owen, Constance Collier, Hillary Brooke, Fortunio Bonanova, Douglass Dumbrille and Mary Nash

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