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Joanne Dru is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 31 january 1922 at West Virginia (USA)

Joanne Dru

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Birth name Joanne Letitia LaCock
Nationality USA
Birth 31 january 1922 at West Virginia (USA)
Death 10 september 1996 (at 74 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Joanne Dru (January 31, 1922 – September 10, 1996) was an American film and television actress, known for such films as Red River and All the King's Men.


She was the elder sister of Peter Marshall, an actor and singer best known as the original host of the American game show Hollywood Squares.

Before moving to Hollywood, Dru met and married popular singer Dick Haymes in 1941. She was 19 years old. The couple had three children: Richard Ralph Haymes (born July 24, 1942), Helen Joanna Haymes (born May 13, 1944), Barbara Nugent Haymes (born September 19, 1947). Divorced from Haymes in 1949, Dru married Red River and All the King's Men co-star John Ireland less than a month later. The pair divorced in 1957. She had no children from her marriage to Ireland, or subsequent two marriages.

She was a staunch Republican and appeared at a 1968 GOP cocktail party fundraiser for Richard Nixon.

Best films

Red River (1948)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
All the King's Men (1949)
Super Fuzz (1980)

Usually with

John Ireland
John Ireland
(5 films)
Robert Walker
Robert Walker
(1 films)
Cliff Lyons
Cliff Lyons
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joanne Dru (27 films)

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Super Fuzz
Super Fuzz (1980)
, 1h37
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Buddy films, Arme nucléaire
Actors Terence Hill, Ernest Borgnine, Marc Lawrence, Joanne Dru, Marc Lawrence, Salvatore Borgese
Roles Rosy Labouche
Rating63% 3.1531353.1531353.1531353.1531353.153135
The story starts as a retrospective, as police officer Dave Speed (Terence Hill) faces his fourth execution attempt (this time by the electric chair) for the alleged murder of his superior and friend, Sergeant Willy Dunlop (Ernest Borgnine). While taking his last walk once more, Dave reminisces about how this all got started.
Sylvia (1965)
, 1h55
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Carroll Baker, George Maharis, Peter Lawford, Joanne Dru, Viveca Lindfors, Edmond O'Brien
Roles Jane (Bronson) Phillips
Rating65% 3.2894353.2894353.2894353.2894353.289435
Sylvia West seems just about perfect in the eyes of California millionaire Frederic Summers, who proposes marriage to her. She is beautiful, brilliant, financially independent, writes poetry and seems to personify exactly what he wants in a woman.
September Storm, 1h39
Directed by Byron Haskin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films
Actors Joanne Dru, Mark Stevens, Robert Strauss, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Véra Valmont
Roles Anne Traymore
Rating49% 2.482232.482232.482232.482232.48223
American fashion model Anne Traymore, swimming off the isle of Majorca, loses a bracelet, which the handsome Manuel del Rio Montoya returns to her. She believes he owns a beautiful yacht called The Swan, but he merely works on it for the wealthy Rene LeClerc.
The Wild and the Innocent, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Western
Actors Audie Murphy, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, Jim Backus, Sandra Dee, George Mitchell
Roles Marcy
Rating63% 3.196483.196483.196483.196483.19648
Shy mountain trapper Yancy (Audie Murphy) travels through Wyoming with his uncle and aunt. After Uncle Lije (George Mitchell) is injured by a bear, Yancy is sent to trade their beaver pelts for money and supplies.
The Light in the Forest, 1h23
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Fess Parker, Wendell Corey, Joanne Dru, James MacArthur, Jessica Tandy, John McIntire
Roles Milly Elder
Rating63% 3.199083.199083.199083.199083.19908
En 1764 aux États-Unis, un traité de paix entre les colons britanniques et les indiens du Delaware comprend une clause de libération des prisonniers respectifs, mais pour le jeune garçon Johnny Butler qui a vécu la majorité de sa vie avec les indiens cela pose problème. Il a développé de forts ressentiments envers les blancs et l'expédition punitive menée par son oncle Wilse Owens n'arrange rien. Il rencontre alors une jeune esclave de son oncle, nommée Shenandoe qui cauchemarde depuis la mort de ses parents tués par des indiens. Sa rencontre et leur amour vont entamer un changement chez Johnny.
Drango (1957)
, 1h32
Directed by Hall Bartlett
Origin USA
Genres Western
Themes Political films
Actors Jeff Chandler, Joanne Dru, Julie London, Donald Crisp, Ronald Howard, Milburn Stone
Roles Kate Calder
Rating59% 2.9999152.9999152.9999152.9999152.999915
Union officers Major Drango and Captain Banning ride into a Georgia town ravaged by the Civil War and still bitter about the lives and property lost. Drango is the new military governor, but townspeople including Judge Allen and his son Clay make it clear that these Yankees are not welcome.
Hell on Frisco Bay, 1h38
Directed by Frank Tuttle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru, William Demarest, Jayne Mansfield, Paul Stewart
Roles Marcia Rollins
Rating63% 3.1901053.1901053.1901053.1901053.190105
After five years in San Quentin prison, former policeman Steve Rollins is released. Unjustly convicted of manslaughter in an arrested man's death, Steve is met by a friend from the force, Dan Bianco, and by wife Marcia, whom he shuns because she has been unfaithful to him.
The Dark Avenger, 1h25
Directed by Henry Levin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Actors Errol Flynn, Joanne Dru, Peter Finch, Yvonne Furneaux, Christopher Lee, Patrick Holt
Roles Lady Joan Holland
Rating58% 2.9027652.9027652.9027652.9027652.902765
Edward, Prince of Wales, son and heir to his father King Edward III of England, leads an English army to the French province of Aquitaine to protect the inhabitant from the ravages of the French. After defeating the French in battle, the defeated French plot to kill the prince. Failing in this, they kidnap his lady, the lovely Lady Joan Holland. Of course Prince Edward has to ride to the rescue, adopting numerous guises to save his paramour, which ultimately end in him leading his men into one final climactic battle against the French.
Southwest Passage, 1h15
Directed by Ray Nazarro
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Rod Cameron, Joanne Dru, John Ireland, John Dehner, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Darryl Hickman
Roles Lilly
Rating57% 2.8549752.8549752.8549752.8549752.854975
This script must be run from the command line
3 Ring Circus, 1h43
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Circus films, Buddy films
Actors Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Joanne Dru, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Sig Ruman, Wallace Ford
Roles Jill Brent
Rating57% 2.899732.899732.899732.899732.89973
Pete Nelson, a smooth operator who has just been discharged from the Army, joins forces with his old buddy, the loud Jerome X. Hotchkiss, and together they join a circus. The Clyde Brent Circus, to be exact. Jerry has taken a job as apprentice lion tamer. Pete is set on being a circus clown, but his plans are squandered when they meet the circus manager Sam Morley and owner Jill Brent, who is also ringmaster. The circus has financial problems, so the only way that both Pete and Jerry can be hired if they help out wherever needed.
The Siege at Red River, 1h26
Directed by Rudolph Maté
Origin USA
Genres War, Action, Western
Actors Van Johnson, Joanne Dru, Richard Boone, Milburn Stone, Jeff Morrow, Robert Burton
Roles Nora Curtis
Rating58% 2.903482.903482.903482.903482.90348
Alors que la guerre de sécession fait rage aux États-Unis, Jim Farraday, un officier sudiste et son coéquipier Benjy ont infiltré les lignes ennemies et attaquent un convoi nordiste qui transporte des caisses d'armes dont un rare modèle d'une mitrailleuse Gatling.
Thunder Bay, 1h43
Directed by Anthony Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors James Stewart, Joanne Dru, Dan Duryea, Jay C. Flippen, Gilbert Roland, Antonio Moreno
Roles Stella Rigaud
Rating64% 3.246033.246033.246033.246033.24603
Following World War II, ex-Navy engineer Steve Martin (James Stewart) and his friend Johnny Gambi (Dan Duryea) come to Louisiana with dreams of wealth. They build an offshore oil drilling platform with the help of a large company, and find themselves in a lucrative business. However, local shrimp fishermen are hostile, feeling their livelihood is at risk. A further complication is the budding romance between Steve and the daughter of one of the shrimpers.
Forbidden (1953)
, 1h25
Directed by Rudolph Maté
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Tony Curtis, Joanne Dru, Lyle Bettger, Marvin Miller, Victor Sen Yung, David Sharpe
Roles Christine Lawrence Manard
Rating62% 3.144973.144973.144973.144973.14497
Eddie Darrow works for American gangster Barney Pendleton, who sends him to Macao to find a woman, Christine Lawrence, and bring her back. Aware of a previous romantic attraction between the two, Pendleton tells his thug Chalmer to follow Eddie on the trip, just in case.