Adept at both comedy and drama, veteran "second lead" and character actress Joyce Van Patten was born on March 9, 1934, in New York City. They wedded in Las Vegas. She also was part of the cast for the first season of the comedy Unhappily Ever After (1995). To always display TV and movie credits separately, edit your site preferences. In 1974, she had a minor role in the episode "Negative Reaction" (with Dick Van Dyke) of the same series. She played naïve "square" Peter Sellers's plain-Jane girlfriend in the "hippy" comedy I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! The couple divorced in 1987, and he later wed Sharon O'Connor, to whom he is still married. Oh Women! [3] She appeared on Broadway in, among other shows, A Hole in the Head, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Rumors, and Rabbit Hole. She made her television debut as a featured regular on The Danny Kaye Show, after which she co-starred with Bob Denver and Herb Edelman in the 1968-70 sitcom The Good Guys as Claudia Gramus, the long-suffering wife of diner owner Bert Gramus (played by Edelman). In June 2009, Dugan's son, Kelly Dugan, was drafted with the 75th overall selection by the Philadelphia Phillies in the Major League Baseball Draft. When a criminal breaks into the Beverly Hills home of a wealthy couple having marital problems, he unwillingly provides the spouses with an unlikely resolution to their conflicts as well as a … On TV she appeared a few times on brother Dick's TV series Mama (1949) and originated the role of Janice Turner Hughes on the popular daytime soaper As the World Turns (1956).As she grew into a young adult, Joyce purposely dressed down and downplayed her beauty in order to play more interesting characters. In 2018 she appeared in the short film The Rest, At age 9, Van Patten made her stage debut in Tomorrow, the World!. She played the wife of her ex-husband Martin Balsam in St. Elmo's Fire (1985). She is the younger sister of actor Dick Van Patten, half sister of actor/director Tim Van Patten and actor John Van Patten. On a 1976 episode of Columbo, "Old Fashioned Murder", Van Patten played the lead, as a museum owner and curator who commits murder. Looking for some great streaming picks? (1968); played one half of a romantic couple with real brother Dick(!) As an adolescent, Joyce appeared in the Broadway plays "This Rock" (1943), "Tomorrow the World" (1943), "The Perfect Marriage" (1944), "The Wind Is Ninety" (1945) (also with Dickie) and "The Bees and the Flowers" (1946).Following her relatively brief marriage (1950-1953) to Thomas King at the age of 16 which produced her son Thomas Casey King, who later turned actor and billed himself as Casey King, Joyce moved to teen parts on such TV anthologies as "Armstrong Circle Theatre" and "Kraft Theatre." Her mother was of Italian descent, while her father was of Dutch and English ancestry. She also appeared and recorded, with Charles Aidman and Naomi Caryl Hirschhorn, excerpts from Spoon River Anthology. [1] Her mother was of Italian descent, while her father was of Dutch and English ancestry. Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net, Other Works Such popular Broadway shows would include "The Desk Set" (1955), "A Hole in the Head" (1957) and "Spoon River Anthology" (1963). Dick Van Patten (uncle) Tim Van Patten (half-uncle) Vincent Van Patten (cousin) Grace Van …

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