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Joan Tompkins

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Biography

Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Early in her career, in 1938, Joan Tompkins played opposite Henry Fonda in a run of plays in White Plains, New York. She later became well known on radio in the role of Nora Drake. During her long years in radio, she also acted on Broadway in "Pride and Prejudice", "My Sister Eileen" and many other plays. Joan met the actor Karl Swenson, "the man of a thousand voices", in the radio studio and later married him. Later, they moved to southern California and founded an acting company in Beverly Hills, with Karl directing and Joan acting. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Miss Musto

Popi 1969

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Character: Judge Beth Weaver

Zig Zag 1970

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Character: Adele Larrabee

Little House on the Prairie 1974

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Character: Millie Lindner

Mod Squad 1968

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Character: Trudy Wagner

Sam Benedict 1962

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Character: Mrs. Gropkin

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

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Character: Beverly King

Make Room for Daddy 1953

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Character: Elaine Holtfield

The Streets of San Francisco 1972

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Character: Aggie Britt

The Eleventh Hour 1962

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Character: Maggie Trigg

Emergency! 1972

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Character: Madge Glenn

The Fugitive 1963

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Character: Mrs. McHennery

Bus Stop 1961

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Character: Mrs. Cooperton

The Real McCoys 1957

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Character: Miss Putnam

Mission: Impossible 1966

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Character: Ellen Grimm

Thriller 1960

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Character: Gertie Wells

Eight Is Enough 1977

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Character: Dorothy Ralston

Slattery's People 1964

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Character: Florence Gurney,The Blonde

Hazel 1961

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Character: Grandma Dennison

I Love My Wife 1970

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