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Joan Van Ark

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Joan Van Ark, just out of high school, was the second youngest student to attend the Yale School of Drama on a scholarship. The youngest was Julie Harris. It was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Years later, they would co-star on the CBS Television series, Knots Landing (1979). Van Ark began her professional career at the Minneapolis Guthrie Theater in Moliere's "The Miser", opposite Hume Cronyn and Zoe Caldwell. That was followed by "Death of a Salesman" at the Guthrie with both Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. After a season at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Read more...

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Character: Francesca 'Frankie' Banks

The Last Dinosaur 1977

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Character: The Hemingway Diamond

Diamond Zero 2005

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Character: Mayor McAnders

Tornado Warning 2002

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Character: Julianne Kaiser

When the Dark Man Calls 1995

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Character: Leslie Renner

Terror on Track 9 1992

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Character: Martha Mendham

Always Remember I Love You 1990

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Character: Julia Alberts

Menu for Murder 1990

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Character: Vice President Elizabeth Lane

Loyal Opposition 1998

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Character: Nancy Donavan

Held for Ransom 2000

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Character: Deborah Michaels

UP, Michigan! 2001

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Character: Lt. Erica Johnson

M*A*S*H 1972

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Character: Valerie Sheffield

The Six Million Dollar Man 1974

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Character: Marian Gerard

Rhoda 1974

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Character: Sondra Blanco

Night Gallery 1969

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Character: Peggy Fowler

Medical Story 1975

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Character: Dr. Haven Grant

Vega$ 1978

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Character: Rose

The 636 2014

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Character: Herself - Co-Presenter: Favourite New Television Drama Program

The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988

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Character: Annette Wainwright

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Character: Annette Wainwright

Christian Troy II 0

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Character: Miss Senior Someone

A Pretty Finale 0

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Character: Miss Senior Someone

The Prettiest Finale Yet 0

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