Natalie Joyce

Natalie Joyce (born Natalie Marie Johnson; November 6, 1902 – November 9, 1992) was an American movie actress from Norfolk, Virginia. She was the cousin of movie star Olive Borden.[1]

Natalie Joyce
Natalie Marie Johnson

(1902-11-06)November 6, 1902
DiedNovember 9, 1992(1992-11-09) (aged 90)
RelativesOlive Borden (cousin)


Born as Natalie Marie Johnson on November 6, 1902, Joyce began her motion picture career in a series of two-reel comedies produced by the Christie Film Company. She was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1925. In 1927 she co-starred with Tom Mix in The Circus Ace for Fox Pictures. In 1928 she was part of the cast of Through the Breakers.

Joyce gave the Los Angeles Police Department important information in their quest to find two physicians wanted in the death of 22-year-old dancer Delphine Walsh in May 1929. Walsh died in a Glendale, California hospital following an illegal procedure,[2] the term then used for an abortion.[3]

After being away from making movies for a time, Joyce returned in Cock o' the Walk (1930), also known as The Soul of the Tango. Produced by James Cruze, the cast included Joseph Schildkraut, Myrna Loy, and Olive Tell. Joyce appeared in the ingenue role.

Joyce died in San Diego, California in 1992, aged 90.

Partial filmography


  1. Vogel, Michelle (March 24, 2010). Olive Borden: The Life and Films of Hollywood's "Joy Girl". McFarland. ISBN 9780786458363.
  2. "Witness in Death Trial Stirs Row". The Los Angeles Times. August 31, 1929. p. A14.
  3. Harnish, Larry (December 18, 2006). "Whats in That Embalming Fluid?". Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  • Los Angeles Times, Christie Comedies Players Announced, August 24, 1924, Page B37.
  • Los Angeles Times, Wampas Baby Stars of 1925, January 4, 1925, Page B1.
  • Los Angeles Times, Picturetone to be Used, August 14, 1928, Page A8.
  • Los Angeles Times, Dancer's Death Quiz Continues, May 8, 1929, Page A12.
  • Los Angeles Times, Cruz Adds To Cast, February 5, 1930, Page A12.

Further reading

  • Michael G. Ankerich (2010). Dangerous Curves atop Hollywood Heels: The Lives, Careers, and Misfortunes of 14 Hard-Luck Girls of the Silent Screen. BearManor. ISBN 1-59393-605-2.
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