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Joanie Sommers (Joan Drost)

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Biography

Buffalo, New York, USA
Joanie Sommers was born Joan Drost in Buffalo, New York in 1941. While barely a teen, her family moved to California where Sommers began to pursue singing. She started singing with the band at her high-school dances at Venice High School.

In 1959, Sommers was put under contract by Warner Bros. records. She was put to work singing with Edd Byrnes (replacing Connie Stevens) of the TV series 77 Sunset Strip (1958) and guested on the show. Read more...

Actor

Character: Doreen Grey

The Lively Set 1964

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Character: Fat Broad / Cute Chick

B.C.: The First Thanksgiving 1973

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Character: Vocals, "Fools Rush In"

Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter 1991

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Character: Kyra Vanders

The Wild Wild West 1965

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Character: Pee Wee Wilson

Burke's Law 1963

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