Chicago, Illinois, USA
Place of Death
Claim to Fame
Original Lily from Munsters
Profile Bio Text
Born in Chicago in 1931, Joan attended St. Clement`s School. Looking far more "mature" than her age would indicate, when she was just 14 years old she auditioned for, and was hired, as a Showgirl at Chicago`s Chez Paree, one of the country`s foremost nightclubs in the 1940s & `50s. Two years later she was appearing in Las Vegas productions. Vegas was also where she met her first husband and her son, Steven, was born. Daughter Shari was born 3 years after Steven. Moving to Beverly Hills, she starred in the TV series "Bold Venture" (1959) in the 1959-60 season. She made some 10 feature films, liking only of few of them. In 1961 she starred in Homicidal (1961) (billed as Jean Arless) playing 2 roles, one as a male. This small film has developed a cult-like following. A woman of great beauty and style, she was signed by CBS and appeared often on such TV shows as Jack Benny & Red Skelton`s. She had a gift for comedy, which often was overlooked because of her beauty. Possessing a flair for writing, in the 1970s Joan collaborated with her best friend (from grammar school days in Chicago, and an award winning writer) Dirk Wayne Summers, co-scripting TV sitcoms. She married film director Hal Ashby and, over the first 6 months of their marriage, and at his insistance, she related personal experiences of her life. Mr. Ashby (and Robert Towne) turned Joan`s life into the film Shampoo (1975). She was not pleased that her husband had used such personal details in creating this film. (Joan Marshall did a cameo in "Shampoo" and can be seen in the opening scene in the Beauty shop.) Her real-life wedding (to Ashby) can be seen in the opening scenes behind the credts in Ashby`s 1970 film The Landlord (1970). Ashby died in 1988, and in 1989 Joan married business executive Mel Bartfield. Although there were many rumors that Joan was secretly wed to `Richard Chamberlain`, this was not the case. She and the gifted Mr. Chamberlain were -- and remained -- very close friends. After visiting Jamaica, Joan fell in love with the island nation, where she had a home, and subsequently died in June 1992. Her ashes were spread under her favorite tree on the property
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Joan Marshall (June 19, 1931 – June 28, 1992) was an American film and television actress.
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Joan Marshall died on 28th June, 1992. Her last relationship was with Mel Bartfield, they were married for 3 years.
During her life she was married to Mel Bartfield from 1989 to 1992 and Hal Ashby from 1970 to 1988.
She also dated Richard Chamberlain from 1965 to 1966 and Hugh O'Brian in 1958.
Full Name at Birth
Joan Marie Schrepferman
Couple Profile Source
St. Clement's School, Chicago, IL
Cause of Death
www.glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com/show/180/Joan+Marshall/register.php, memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Joan_Marshall, www.nndb.com/people/094/000118737/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8195820
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