#79 Joyce Jameson

13 12 2010

Intelligent, literate and sensitive, Joyce Jameson was also hot and blond in the 50’s and 60’s, and was usually cast as the dumb blonde or floozy, most memorably in The Apartment.  But like her longtime friend Robert Vaughn, she had a kind of shadow career in low budget films and TV shows, often in the horror and science fiction genres, where her vulnerability and comedic skills shone.

Best remembered in horror for Tales of Terror and The Comedy of Terrors, she was also in Son of Dr. Jekyll and Deathrace 2000.  She had tons of wild TV creds, including Science Fiction Theatre, The Spike Jones Show, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, My Favorite Martian, The Munsters, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Girl From U.N.C.L.E., and Project U.F.O..  Jameson died from and overdose of sleeping pills in 1987 at the age of 54.

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