Joyce Reynolds (actress)

Joyce Reynolds (born October 7, 1924)[1] is a former American film actress who was under contract with Warner Bros. during the 1940s.[2]

Joyce Reynolds
Joyce Reynolds (1944)
Born (1924-10-07) October 7, 1924
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1942–1950
Spouse(s)Robert Lewis (1945 - ?)
Don Gallery (1947 - ?, divorce)
Arthur White
ChildrenBrett Shaw, Shawn Raike
RelativesDavid Raike (grandson) Daniel Raike (grandson) Cassandra Raike (granddaughter)

Early years

Reynolds attended the University of California, Los Angeles. A talent scout who saw her in a play there arranged for a screen test, which led to a film contract.[3]

Career

Reynolds made her acting debut with a small part in the 1942 film Yankee Doodle Dandy. Her roles became more substantial throughout the decade, appearing in movies such as George Washington Slept Here as Madge, The Constant Nymph as Paula Sanger, and The Adventures of Mark Twain as Clara Clemens. She had top billing in the musical comedy film Janie as Janie Conway, directed by Michael Curtiz.[4]

In 1944, she appeared in Hollywood Canteen as herself.[5] In 1945, Warner announced that Reynolds was retiring and that her contract with the studio had been abrogated.[6] Her final leading role on the big screen came in Wallflower, a 1948 romantic comedy that also starred Janis Paige. Reynolds' Hollywood career ended in 1950, with ten credits to her name.

Personal life

On January 11, 1945, Reynolds married Lieutenant Robert Lewis in Hollywood.[7] On October 24, 1947, She married Don Gallery in Hollywood.[8] The marriage ended in divorce.[9]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy Girl [10] Uncredited
1942 George Washington Slept Here Madge [10]
1943 The Constant Nymph Paula Sanger [10]
1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars Girl with book [10] Uncredited
1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain Clara Clemens [10]
1944 Janie Janie Conway [10]
1944 Hollywood Canteen Herself [10]
1947 Always Together Jane Barker [10]
1948 Wallflower Jackie Linnett [10]
1950 Girls' School Peggy Donovan [10]

References

  1. "Film Actress to Wed". Ottawa Citizen. 30 December 1944. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. "Joyce Reynolds goes to school". The Pittsburgh Press. 7 July 1949. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  3. "Cradle-Snatching for Stars". Arizona Republic. Arizona, Phoenix. November 15, 1942. p. 36. Retrieved October 20, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  4. "Joyce Reynolds". The New York Times. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  5. "Hollywood Canteen Run by Movie Stars". The Evening Independent. December 29, 1944. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  6. "Joyce Reynolds Retiring, 'Janie' Sequel Is Dropped —'Big Bonanza' Due Today at the Republic Of Local Origin". New York Times. 1945-02-24. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  7. "Marriages". Billboard. January 20, 1945. p. 33. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  8. "Marriages". Billboard. November 15, 1947. p. 67. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  9. Stumpf, Charles (2010). ZaSu Pitts: The Life and Career. McFarland. pp. 101–102. ISBN 9780786460236. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  10. "Joyce Reynolds". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-06-08.


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