Miles, Joanna 1940–

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Miles, Joanna 1940–


Born March 6, 1940, in Nice, France; immigrated to the United States, 1941; became U.S. citizen, 1941; daughter of Johannes Schiefer and Jeanne Miles; married William Burns, May 23, 1970 (divorced, 1977); married Michael Brandman (a producer), April 29, 1978; children: Miles. Education: Graduated from the Putney School, 1958.

Addresses: Agent—The Artists Agency, 1180 South Beverly Dr., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90035. Office—Brandman Productions, 2062 Vine St., Apartment 5, Hollywood, CA 90068-3928.

Career: Actress. Actors Studio, Playwrights and Directors Workshop, New York City, 1966; The Miles Company, producer, 1982–83; Los Angeles Classic Theatre, cofounder and member, 1986; Playwrights Group/Los Angeles Writers Workshop (LAWW), founder, 1991, member, 1991–98; Children Giving to Children, president.

Member: Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors: Emmy awards, supporting actress of the year and outstanding supporting actress in drama, both 1974, for The Glass Menagerie; Women in Radio and Television Award, 1974; Actors Studio Achievement Award, 1980; DramaLogue Award, 1996; Vision Award, 2003.


Stage Appearances:

Once in a Lifetime, 1963.

The Cave Dwellers, 1964.

Joanna, "Home Free!," Theatre 1965: New Playwrights Series: First Program, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Anna Balicke, Drums in the Night, Circle in the Square Downtown, New York City, 1967.

Dracula, 1968.

One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger, New York City, 1972.

Dylan, New York City, 1973.

Martha Willow, Dancing for the Kaiser, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1975–76.

Kramer, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1977.

Debutante Ball, 1985.

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1989.

Growing Gracefully, 1990.

Cut Flowers, 1994.

"Mother Love," Sunday Brunch with Strindberg, Attic Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 2000.

Appeared in Lorezno, New York City. Also appeared in Goodbye My Fancy, So Much of Heaven, So Much of Earth, and The Wakefield Tragedies.

Film Appearances:

Amelia, The Way We Live Now, United Artists, 1970.

Carrie Parmiter, Bug, Paramount, 1975.

Melinda, The Ultimate Warrior (also known as The Barony and The Last Warrior), Warner Bros., 1975.

David's mother, The Orphan (also known as Friday the 13th: The Orphan), World Northal, 1979.

Ann Norberry, The Sound of Murder, Warner Bros., 1982.

Mrs. Turner, Cross Creek, MCA/Universal, 1983.

Eleanor Carpenter, Blackout (also known as The Attic and Dark Secrets), Ambient Light Enterprises, 1988.

Gertrude, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Cinecom International, 1990.

Judge Evelyn McGruder, Judge Dredd, Buena Vista, 1995.

Some sources cite an appearance in Fragments.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Scrap, 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Gerry McGrath Pollock, The Edge of Night (also known as Edge of Night), CBS, 1964–65.

Linda Driscoll, A Flame in the Wind (also known as Time for Us), ABC, 1965.

Mary Lou Carver, The Secret Storm, CBS, 1967–68.

Anne Tyler St. Cyr Davis Martin (also known as Countess St. Cyr), All My Children, ABC, 1970–71.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Beth Constantine, The Dark Secret of Harvest Home, NBC, 1978.

Sandra Dobson, The Sophisticated Gents, NBC, 1981.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Laura Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie (also known as Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie"), ABC, 1973.

Counselor Barbara Clark, Born Innocent, NBC, 1974.

Pamela Crane, Aloha Means Goodbye, CBS, 1974.

Kathleen Jensen, The Trial of Chaplain Jensen, ABC, 1975.

Kate McCain Nicholas, Delta County, U.S.A., ABC, 1977.

Jennifer Dreiser, A Fire in the Sky, NBC, 1978.

Toni (Kathy's mother), The Promise of Love, CBS, 1980.

Lily, As Is, Showtime, 1986.

Katherine, Right to Die, NBC, 1987.

Evelyn Sparks, The Habitation of Dragons, TNT, 1992.

Joyce, Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story, HBO, 1992.

Mrs. Varek, "The Water Engine," TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1992.

Fanny, The American Clock (also known as Arthur Miller's "The American Clock"), TNT, 1993.

Louise, Cooperstown, TNT, 1993.

Mrs. Burgess, The Heart of Justice, TNT, 1993.

Natural Selection (also known as Dark Reflection), Fox, 1994.

Laura, Above Suspicion (also known as The Rhinehart Theory), HBO, 1995.

Jessica Jordan, Everything to Gain (also known as Barbara Taylor Bradford Trilogy: "Everything to Gain"), CBS, 1996.

Jacqueline, Alone (also known as Horton Foote's "Alone"), Showtime, 1997.

Evans, Spenser: Small Vices (also known as Robert B. Parker's "Small Vices"), Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Evans, Thin Air (also known as Robert B. Parker's "Thin Air"), Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Melissa Thompson, Crossfire Trail (also known as Louis L'Amour's "Crossfire Trail"), TNT, 2001.

Sairy Brennan, Monte Walsh, TNT, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Abigail Adams, The American Woman: Portraits of Courage, 1976.

Sue Bayliss, All My Sons, PBS, 1986.

Mrs. Bierer, A Deadly Secret: The Robert Bierer Story, HBO, 1993.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Miss Kelly, "The Third Generation," The Nurses, CBS, 1963.

Terry Hurst, "Pressure Point," Medical Center, CBS, 1972.

Linda Loman, "Carol Lockwood, Past Tense," Mannix, CBS, 1973.

Olivia Allen, "Numbered for Death," Search, NBC, 1973.

Janet, "Dark Warning," Medical Center, CBS, 1974.

Miss Lorelei Mason, "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Death," Kojak, CBS, 1975.

Renata, "Crazy Cats," Barbary Coast, ABC, 1975.

"One Second to Doom," Caribe, ABC, 1975.

Anna Lisa Chappell, "Wipeout," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1976.

Sally Barnes, "Six Strings of Guilt," Petrocelli, NBC, 1976.

Gwen Cardler, "The Epidemic," Raffetry, CBS, 1977.

Dr. Hill, "The Quiet Room," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1979.

"The Battered Bride," Kaz, CBS, 1979.

Eleanor Driscoll, "The Child Stealers," Barney Miller, ABC, 1980.

Janet Miller, "Stay Tuned, We'll Be Right Back," Darkroom, ABC, 1981.

Dr. Franklin, "Angel of Mercy," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1982.

Myrtle Randolph, "And the Winner Is …," Dallas, CBS, 1984.

Myrtle Randolph, "If at First You Don't Succeed," Dallas, CBS, 1984.

Myrtle Randolph, "Twelve Mile Limit," Dallas, CBS, 1984.

Myrtle Randolph, "Where Is Poppa?," Dallas, CBS, 1984.

Helen Mauldin, "Capitalism," Cagney and Lacey, CBS, 1986.

"Getting Ahead," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987.

Perrin, "Sarek," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1990.

Perrin, "Unification: Part 1," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1991.

HBO Life Stories (also known as Life Stories), HBO, 1993.

"One Wedding and a Funeral," Total Security, ABC, 1997.

Judge Faye Paladino, "Sarindipty," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Sister Lucy, Nothing Sacred, ABC, 1998.

Studio 5B, 1998.

Jennifer Dodge, "Gray Matters," Chicago Hope, CBS, 2000.

Margaret Lumberg, "Telling Lies," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Mrs. Larson, "Flight of Fancy," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2000.

Constance Fiedling, "Silent Epidemic," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2001.

Constance Fielding, "Systemic," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2001.

Carolyn O'Brien, "The Frozen Zone," Judging Amy, CBS, 2002.

Also appeared in Search for Tomorrow, CBS and NBC.

Radio Appearances:

Babbit, KCRW (National Public Radio), 1987.

Once in a Lifetime, KCRW, 1987.

Grapes of Wrath, KPFK, 1989.

The White Plague, KCRW, 1989.

Chekhov Short Stories, KCRW, 1991.


Stage Plays:

Wrote various stage plays, including Feathers, Hostages, On the Shelf, and A Woman in Reconstruction.


Wrote Strippers (interviews and pictures).