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from the trailer for the film Rope (1948)
August 24, 1923
Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
|Died|| May 11, 1979 55) (aged|
New York, New York, USA
|Occupation||Film, stage, television actress|
|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, [ citation needed ] in New York City. A founding member of The Actors Studio, 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.and died at the age of 55 of cancer
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