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Joan Gardner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joan Gardner (November 16, 1926 – December 10, 1992) was an American actress who was most active in voice over roles. She was also a screenwriter, songwriter, author and composer. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 16, 1926 to Jack "Jumbo" Gardner, a prominent jazz musician and Adelaide (Cline) Gardner. She started her career on the stage. In 1948-1949, she wrote scripts for the television programs Pantomime Quiz and Time For Beany. Apart from writing scripts and books, Gardner also worked as a music composer for films. However, she was most active as an actress for radio and television animated series. She voiced Spunky in The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole, Tanta Kringle and various other female roles on the Christmas special Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, Bonnie Bonnet and Madame Esmerelda on the TV special Here Comes Peter Cottontail, played Josephine Bonaparte opposite Groucho Marx's Napoleon in the animated special The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians and Zazu the Fairy Godmother on Pound Puppies. She married producer Edward Janis on December 8, 1960, and wrote under the name Joan Janis. Joan Gardner died on December 10, 1992 from cancer.

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Nov 16, 1926 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Men of Tomorrow 1932-03-20
Latest Project:
Series Snorks 1984-09-15
Known For
Poster of Valley of the Dinosaurs
Poster of The Private Life of Don Juan
Poster of Wedding Rehearsal
Poster of Men of Tomorrow
Series Snorks Mrs. Wetworth 1984-09-15
Movie The First Easter Rabbit Elizabeth / Calliope (voice) 1976-04-09
Series Valley of the Dinosaurs Unknown 1974-09-07
Movie Here Comes Peter Cottontail Bonnie (voice) 1971-04-04
Movie Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol Tiny Tim / Ghost of Christmas Past (voice) 1962-12-18
Movie The Rebel Son Galka 1938-02-02
Movie The Challenge Felicitas - His Daughter 1938-09-14
Movie Dark Journey Lupita 1937-07-02
Movie Forget Me Not Helen Carleton 1936-12-01
Movie The Man Who Could Work Miracles Ada Price 1936-07-23
Movie The Private Life of Don Juan Carmen, a Young Lady of Romance 1934-01-01
Movie The Rise of Catherine the Great Katushienka 1934-02-09
Movie The Scarlet Pimpernel Suzanne de Tournay 1934-12-20
Movie The Man Outside Peggy Fordyce 1933-01-02
Movie Men of Tomorrow Jane Anderson 1932-03-20
Movie Wedding Rehearsal Lady Rose Mary Wroxbury 1932-10-01