Joan Chandler

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Joan Chandler
Joan Chandler in Rope trailer.jpg
from the trailer for the film Rope (1948)
BornJoan Cheeseman
(1923-08-24)August 24, 1923
Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
Died May 11, 1979(1979-05-11) (aged 55)
New York, New York, USA
Occupation Film, stage, television actress
Years active 19441960
Spouse(s) David McKay
Dr. Charles C. Hogan

Joan Chandler (born Joan Cheeseman; August 24, 1923 – May 11, 1979) was an American actress who notably starred in Rope (1948) with James Stewart and Humoresque (1946) with Joan Crawford.

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She was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, [1] and died at the age of 55 of cancer[ citation needed ] in New York City. A founding member of The Actors Studio, [2] Chandler appeared in several feature films, five Broadway plays, and about 12 television programs, such as Studio One and Starlight Theatre. She was married twice, first to David McKay, with whom she had one daughter, and then to Dr. Charles C. Hogan. Both marriages ended in divorce. [3]

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Performer: Joan Chandler (Jere Halliday) - Replacement - Coronet Theatre - December 3, 1958 to May 16, 1959
Starring: Joan Chandler (Miranda) - American Shakespeare Festival - August 1, 1955 to September 3, 1955
Starring: Joan Chandler (Marie Louise Ducotel) - Morosco Theatre - March 11, 1953 to January 2, 1954
Performer: Joan Chandler (Boletta) - Fulton Theatre - August 7, 1950 to August 19, 1950
Starring: Joan Chandler (Amy Spettigue) - Replacement - musical based on Charley's Aunt - St. James Theatre - October 11, 1948 to September 9, 1950
Performer: Joan Chandler (Eleanor Apley) - based on the novel by J. P. Marquand - opened on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre on November 23, 1944, and ran for 384 performances

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  1. "Butler actress makes debut in 'Humoresque'". The Pittsburgh Press . 1 December 1946. p. 17. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  2. Garfield, David (1980). "Birth of The Actors Studio: 1947-1950". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 52. ISBN   0-02-542650-8. Also [in Lewis' class were] Henry Barnard, Jay Barney, John Becher, Philip Bourneuf, Joan Chandler, Peter Cookson, Stephen Elliott, Robert Emhardt, Joy Geffen, William Hansen, Will Hare, Jane Hoffman, George Keane, Don Keefer, George Matthews, Peggy Meredith, Ty Perry, Margaret Phillips, David Pressman, William Prince, Elliot Reid, Frances Reid, Kurt Richards, Elizabeth Ross, Thelma Schnee, Joshua Shelley, Fed Stewart, John Straub, Michael Strong, John Sylvester, Julie Warren, Mary Welch, Lois Wheeler, and William Woodson.
  3. Cook, Joan (15 May 1979). "Joan Chandler Dead: Played on Broadway in My Three Angels". The New York Times . p. B8.
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