Image of Joan Woodbury

Joan Woodbury

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Joan Woodbury (December 17, 1915 – February 22, 1989) was an American actress beginning in the 1930s and continuing well into the 1960s. Woodbury received her first acting role in the 1934 film Eight Girls in a Boat, which was uncredited. Another uncredited role followed, with her first credited role being in the 1934 film One Exciting Adventure, which starred Binnie Barnes. Her first major role, billed as Nana Martinez, was in a Hopalong Cassidy movie The Eagle's Brood. Woodbury appeared in 15 films from 1934 through 1935, of which 10 were uncredited. In 1936, her career began to become more successful, with appearances in eight films that year, of which five were uncredited. 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. By 1937, her career had taken off, mostly in B-movies such as Living on Love and Bulldog Courage, but also with her receiving many credited roles. In 1937, Woodbury starred in her first of several credited Charlie Chan films, titled Charlie Chan on Broadway. 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. Woodbury appeared in 50 films from 1937 to 1945, almost all of which were credited. Her most memorable of that period was her lead role in the serial Brenda Starr, Reporter, in 1945. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joan Woodbury, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Read bio at tmdb | Read bio at Wikipedia
Dec 17, 1915 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie One Exciting Adventure 1934-09-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Time Travelers 1964-10-29
Known For
Poster of The Arnelo Affair
Poster of Brenda Starr, Reporter
Poster of The Hard Way
Poster of The Bride of Frankenstein
Movie The Time Travelers Gadra 1964-10-29
Movie The Ten Commandments Korah's Wife 1956-10-05
Movie Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture Red, the Bar-Girl 1949-03-02
Movie Here Comes Trouble Bubbles LaRue 1948-03-15
Movie The Arnelo Affair Claire Lorrison 1947-02-13
Movie Yankee Fakir Mary Mason 1947-04-01
Movie Blue Skies Flo (uncredited) 1946-10-15
Movie Brenda Starr, Reporter Brenda Starr 1945-01-26
Movie Bring on the Girls Gloria 1945-03-30
Movie Northwest Trail Katherine Owens 1945-11-30
Movie Ten Cents a Dance Babe 1945-06-07
Movie Flame of the West Poppy Rand 1945-06-25
Movie The Whistler Antoinette 'Toni' Vigran (Uncredited) 1944-03-30
Movie Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat Leah Manning 1944-05-20
Movie The Hard Way Maria (Uncredited) 1943-01-13
Movie You Can't Beat the Law Amy Duncan 1943-01-29
Movie The Desperadoes Sundown (uncredited) 1943-05-25
Movie Here Comes Kelly Margie Burke 1943-09-19
Movie Dr. Broadway Margie Dove 1942-05-09
Movie Shut My Big Mouth Maria 1942-02-19
Movie A Yank In Libya Nancy Brooks-Graham 1942-07-24
Movie Man From Headquarters Ann Weston 1942-01-23
Movie The Living Ghost Billie Hilton 1942-08-11
Movie Phantom Killer Barbara Mason 1942-10-02
Movie Sunset Serenade Vera Martin 1942-09-14
Movie King of the Zombies Barbara Winslow 1941-05-14
Movie In Old Cheyenne Della Casey / Dolores Casino 1941-04-04
Movie Paper Bullets Rita Adams 1941-06-13
Movie Two Latins from Manhattan Lois Morgan 1941-10-02
Movie Confessions of Boston Blackie Mona 1941-12-08
Movie I Killed That Man Geri Reynolds 1941-11-28
Movie I'll Sell My Life Valencia Duncan 1941-09-12
Movie Sauce for the Gander Mrs. Tupper 1940-02-10
Movie Go West Melody (uncredited) 1940-12-06
Movie Mystery of the White Room Lila Haines 1939-03-17
Movie Chasing Danger Hazila 1939-05-05
Movie Algiers Aicha 1938-01-16
Movie Crashing Hollywood Barbara Lang 1938-01-07
Movie Passport Husband Conchita Montez 1938-07-15
Movie Night Spot Marge Dexter 1938-02-25
Movie Always in Trouble Pearl Mussendorfer 1938-10-28
Movie Cipher Bureau Therese Brahm 1938-10-25
Movie While New York Sleeps Nora Parker 1938-12-16
Movie Lodge Night Lola 1937-06-11
Movie Midnight Court Chiquita 1937-03-06
Movie Super-Sleuth Doris Duane, a film actress 1937-07-16
Movie They Gave Him a Gun Toto - French Girl (uncredited) 1937-05-07
Movie There Goes My Girl Margot Whitney 1937-05-21
Movie Charlie Chan on Broadway Marie Collins / Mrs. Thomas Mitchell 1937-09-22
Movie The Luck of Roaring Camp Elsie 1937-11-17
Movie Living on Love Edith Crumwell 1937-11-12
Movie Forty Naughty Girls Rita Marlowe 1937-09-24
Movie Dangerous Waters Valparaiso Bar Girl - Facing Wall (uncredited) 1936-02-10
Movie The Lion's Den Ann Mervin 1936-07-07
Movie The Rogues Tavern Gloria Robloff 1936-06-04
Movie Anthony Adverse Half-Caste Dancing Girl 1936-08-29
Movie Charlie Chan at the Opera Dancer in Opera (uncredited) 1936-12-04
Movie Song of the Gringo Lolita Valle 1936-11-22
Movie Call of the Wild Show Girl (uncredited) 1935-08-09
Movie The Bride of Frankenstein Queen Homunculus (uncredited) 1935-04-20
Movie Charlie Chan in Shanghai Dancer in Versailles Cafe (uncredited) 1935-10-11
Movie Okay, José Dancer 1935-12-07
Movie The Eagle's Brood Dolores 1935-10-25
Movie Bulldog Courage Helen Brennan 1935-12-30
Movie One Exciting Adventure Girl 1934-09-01