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Joan O'Brien (Joan Marie O'Brien)

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Biography

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Joan O'Brien began her show-biz career while she was in high school, on a local TV music show in California with Tennessee Ernie Ford. Soon she was a successful singer, and made the jump to acting. In about half the films she ever made it appeared that Joan played a nurse. Perhaps her most memorable appearance was in Blake Edwards' Operation Petticoat (1959), as the nurse who gets in everyone's way because her, umm, "proportions" cause uncomfortable crowding in a small submarine. Because of her, Cary Grant becomes the first officer in the history of the U.S. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mrs. Sue Dickinson

The Alamo 1960

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Character: Wanda Paxton

It's Only Money 1962

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Character: Lt. Carol Blair

We Joined the Navy 1962

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Character: Marge Endicott

Get Yourself a College Girl 1964

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Character: Chris Brinel

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964

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Character: Cecile Salazar

Samar 1962

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Character: Lt. Dolores Crandall RN

Operation Petticoat 1959

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