Joan Rice

Joan Rice (3 February 1930 – 1 January 1997) was an English film actress.[1]

Joan Rice
Born(1930-02-03)3 February 1930
Died1 January 1997(1997-01-01) (aged 66)

Rice is best known for her role as Dalabo in the film His Majesty O'Keefe (1954) which co-starred Burt Lancaster. Apart from that she played Maid Marian in The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952), played the graverobber's wife in The Horror of Frankenstein and appeared in Operation Bullshine. For several years in the early and mid-1950s, Rice was considered one of 'Rank's top stars'. [2]

She was reputedly discovered working as a waitress in a Lyons Corner House in London, where she was crowned "Miss Lyons, 1949"; and thereafter trained at the Rank Organisation's "charm school".[3]

Her interment was at Braywick Cemetery in Maidenhead.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1951One Wild OatAnnie (Maid)
1952The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie MenMaid Marian
1952Curtain UpAvis
1952Gift HorseJune Mallory, WREN Cypher Clerk
1953The Steel KeyDoreen Wilson
1953A Day to RememberVera Mitchell
1954His Majesty O'KeefeDalabo aki Dali
1954The Crowded DayPeggy
1955One Good TurnIris
1955Police DogPat Lewis
1956Women Without MenCleo Thompson
1958The Long KnifeJill Holden
1959Operation BullshinePvt. Finch
1961PayrollMadge Moore
1970The Horror of FrankensteinGraverobber's wife(final film role)

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  1. "Joan Rice | BFI". Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  2. 'Adelphi Films',
  3. "Joan Rice - The Private Life and Times of Joan Rice. Joan Rice Pictures". Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  4. "Joan Rice (1930 - 1997) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 24 June 2014.
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