Van Patten, Joyce 1934–

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Van Patten, Joyce 1934–


Born March 9, 1934, in New York, NY; daughter of Richard (an interior decorator) and Josephine (a magazine advertising executive; maiden name, Acerno) Van Patten; sister of Dick Van Patten (an actor); half-sister of Tim Van Patten (an actor); married Dennis Dugan (an actor and director; divorced); married Martin Balsam (an actor), 1959 (divorced, 1962); children: (second marriage) Talia (an actress). Education: Attended the Lodge School in New York City. Avocational Interests: Swimming, painting, and cooking.

Addresses: Agent—Silver Massetti & Szatmary, 8730 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 440, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress. Began working as a model at eight months old; Theatre West, University of California at Los Angeles, cofounder.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Donaldson Award, 1944, for Tomorrow the World.


Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) As the winner in a Shirley Temple look-alike contest, RKO Theatre, Richmond Hill, NY, 1936.

(Broadway debut) Mae Yearlin, Love's Old Sweet Song, Plymouth Theatre, 1940.

Marie Antoinette Benson, Popsy, 48th Street Theatre, New York City, 1941.

Zoey, Family Honeymoon, Lakewood Theatre, Skowhegan, ME, 1941.

Mary, This Rock, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1943.

Patricia Frame, Tomorrow the World, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1943, then at Elitch Gardens Theatre, Denver, CO, 1944.

Helen Williams, The Perfect Marriage, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1944–45.

Joan, The Wind Is Ninety, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1945.

Ilka Morgan, The Bees and the Flowers, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1946, then season at Elitch Gardens Theatre, 1949.

Standby for the role of Ruth, The Man, Fulton Theatre, New York City, 1950.

Judy, Junior Miss, Lake Whalon Playhouse, Fitchburg, MA, 1951.

Joyce Reid, Put Them All Together, Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1954.

Elsa, The Desk Set, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1955–56.

Julie Gillis, The Tender Trap, Pocono Playhouse, Mountainhome, PA, 1955.

Myra Hagerman, Oh, Men! Oh, Women!, Pocono Playhouse, 1955.

Shirl, A Hole in the Head, Plymouth Theatre, 1957.

Mary Magdalene, Between Two Thieves, York Theatre, New York City, 1960, then at Theatre West, University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), 1961.

Ensemble, Wild Wicked World (revue), Interlude Club, Hollywood, CA, 1962.

Various roles, Spoon River Anthology, Theatre West, U.C.L.A., 1963, then Booth Theatre, New York City, 1963–63.

Sarah, The Lover, Theatre West, U.C.L.A., 1965.

Who Wants to Be the Lone Ranger, New Theatre for Now, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1971.

Canina, Volpone, Mark Taper Forum, 1972.

Spoon River, Theatre West, U.C.L.A., 1972.

Twenty-Three Years Later, New Theatre for Now, Mark Taper Forum, 1973.

The Kitchen, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, Los Angeles, 1975.

Doris, Same Time Next Year, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Marianne, Gethsemane Springs, Mark Taper Forum, 1977.

Arlene Miller, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Triptych, U.C.L.A. Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 1979.

Steffy, I Ought to Be in Pictures, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1980–81.

Pauline, The Seagull, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Florrie, The Supporting Cast, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Blanche, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, then Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Look Homeward, Angel, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 1985.

Cookie Cusak, Rumors, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1988–90.

Ivanov, Yale Repertory, 1990.

Edith, Jake's Women, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Maxine, More to Love, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1998.

Isabelle's mother, Ring Round the Moon, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Mrs. Miller, Taller than a Dwarf, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Veta Louise Simmons, Harvey, Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, CA, 2003.

Mrs. Martin, Dead End, Ahamanson Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 2005.

Also appeared in Desk Set; Labor Day, Manhattan Theatre Club; Harold Prince's "Show Boat," Chicago Company; All My Sons, San Jose Repertory; Light Up the Sky, Hartford Stage.

Major Tours:

Mae Yearling, Love's Old Sweet Song, U.S. cities, 1940.

Judy, Junior Miss, summer theatres, 1946.

Miriam, Dear Ruth, summer theatres, 1947.

Monica, The Second Man, summer theatres, 1948.

Pat, The Male Animal, summer theatres, 1953.

Spice of Life, U.S. cities, 1955.

Karen Nash, Muriel Tate, and Norma Hubley, Plaza Suite, U.S. cities, 1971.

Ellen Manville, Luv, U.S. cities, 1974.

Same Time Next Year, Canadian cities, 1975.

Showboat, 1996.

Stage Work:

Director, Spoon River Anthology, Theater West, Hollywood, CA, 2002.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Mae, Reg'lar Fellers, PRC Pictures, 1941.

Barbara, Ruth's friend, Fourteen Hours, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951.

Hillary, The Goddess, Columbia, 1958.

Joyce, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (also known as Kiss My Butterfly), Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1968.

Maude, The Trouble with Girls (also known as The Chautauqua and The Trouble with Girls (and How to Get Into It)), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968.

Anna Fahrquardt, Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You, United Artists, 1970.

Betty Fuller, Making It, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970.

Polly Standall, Something Big, National General, 1971.

Mother, Thumb-Tripping, AVCO-Embassy, 1972.

Bernadette, Bone (also known as Beverly Hills Nightmare, Dial Rat, Dial Rat for Terror, and Housewife), Jack Harris Enterprises, 1972.

Unreal, 1972.

Ida Mae, Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery, 1973.

Sally Cato, Mame, Warner Bros., 1974.

Cleveland, The Bad News Bears, Paramount, 1976.

Jan, Mikey and Nicky, Paramount, 1977.

Mrs. Boyce, The Falcon and the Snowman, Orion, 1985.

Mrs. Beamish, St. Elmo's Fire, Columbia, 1985.

Crawlspace, 1986.

Mae, Billy Galvin, 1986.

Nadia's mother, Blind Date (also known as Blake Edwards' "Blind Date"), 1987.

Dorothy Mann, Monkey Shines (also known as Ella and Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear), 1988.

Nettie Brown, Trust Me, 1989.

Aunt Ruth, Infinity, BMG, 1996.

Mrs. Mahler, Show & Tell, 1998.

Mary, My Mother's Hairdo (short), 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Janice Turner Hughes (#1), As the World Turns, 1956–57.

Maude Pomfritt, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, 1959.

Nurse Clara Kershaw, Young Dr. Malone, NBC, 1959–60.

The Brighter Day, CBS, 1961.

The Danny Kaye Show, CBS, 1964–67.

Claudia Gramus, The Good Guys, CBS, 1968–70.

Various, Love, American Style, 1970–74.

Jean Benedict, The Don Rickles Show, CBS, 1972.

Iris Chapman, The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, CBS, 1979.

Maureen, Unhappily Ever After (also known as Unhappily), 1995–96.

Television Appearances, Miniseries:

Betty Eischied, To Kill a Cop, 1978.

Elma Parkhill, The Martian Chronicles, ABC, 1980.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Olga, But I Don't Want to Get Married!, 1970.

The Bravos, 1972.

Grace Lockhard, Winter Kill, 1974.

Phyllis, The Stranger Within (also known as Trespass), 1974.

Sister of mercy, Columbo: Negative Reaction, 1974.

Linette Robbin, Let's Switch!, 1975.

Edie Gould, Winner Take All (also known as Time Lock), 1975.

Alice, For the Use of the Hall, 1975.

Ruth Lytton, Columbo: Old Fashioned Murder, 1976.

Janet Murphy, Murder at the Mardi Gras, 1977.

Ellen Dietz, The Comedy Company, 1978.

Miss Wellington, You Can't Take it with You, 1979.

Malvina 'Tommy' Thompson, Eleanor, First Lady of the World, 1982.

Janet Stein, Another Woman's Child, CBS, 1983.

Connie Frazier, The Demon Murder Case (also known as The Rhode Island Murders), 1983.

Caroline Ruben, In Defense of Kids, 1983.

Dema Harshbarger, Malice in Wonderland (also known as The Rumor Mill), CBS, 1985.

Harriet Goodman, Picking Up the Pieces, CBS, 1985.

Helen Talbot, Under the Influence, CBS, 1986.

Cora Miller, The Haunted, Fox, 1991.

Leila, Maid for Each Other, NBC, 1992.

Serena, Breathing Lessons, CBS, 1994.

Erika Magnussen, The Gift of Love (also known as Set for Life), ABC, 1994.

Edith, Neil Simon's "Jake's Women" (also known as Jake's Women), CBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Maureen Langaree, Maureen, CBS, 1976.

Lyla Plant, The Plant Family, CBS, 1978.

Lila Manchester, A Christmas for Boomer, NBC, 1979.

Barbara Thatcher, Bulba, ABC, 1981.

Crazy Like a Fox, 1984.

Ilene, Sirens, CBS, 1987.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"The Flattering Word," Hour Glass, NBC, 1946.

"The Killers," Buick Show, CBS, 1959.

Burt and the Girls, NBC, 1973.

Performer, Hotel 90, CBS, 1973.

Grace, Bus Stop, HBO, 1982.

Day-to-Day Affairs, 1985.

Mae, "Billy Galvin," American Playhouse Presents, PBS, 1987.

Iris Braiman, Grandpa's Funeral, Showtime, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Dinner at Eight," The Philco Television Playhouse (also known as Arena Theatre, Repertory Theatre, and The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse), NBC, 1948.

"Where the Dear Antelope Play," Kraft Television Theatre (also known as Kraft Mystery Theatre and Kraft Theatre), 1949.

Hollywood Screen Test, WJS, 1949.

Martin Kane, Private Eye, CBS, 1949.

"Brief Music," Kraft Television Theatre (also known as Kraft Mystery Theatre and Kraft Theatre), NBC, 1951.

"A Seacoast in Bohemia," Kraft Television Theatre (also known as Kraft Mystery Theatre and Kraft Theatre), 1951.

Armstrong Circle Theatre, 1960.

The Wendy Barrie Show, WNTA, 1960.

Ethel, "Cold Turkey," The Law and Mr. Jones, ABC, 1960.

Stella Maxwell, "The Sweet Iss of Madness," Ben Casey, ABC, 1961.

The Verdict Is Yours, CBS, 1961.

Betty, "Turn Home Again," Bus Stop, ABC, 1962.

Madeleine, "Fortress of Despair," Target: The Corruptors, ABC, 1962.

Marcia James, "Remembrance of Crimes Past," Checkmate, CBS, 1962.

Phyllis, "Night Boat," The Detectives (also known as The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor, Robert Taylor's "Detectives," and The Detectives, Starring Robert Taylor), NBC, 1962.

Julie Belmanno, "The Chemistry of Anger," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1962.

"First Assignment," The New Loretta Young Show, CBS, 1962.

Nina Corbello, "Who Killed Eddie Gannon?," Wide Country, NBC, 1962.

Herself, "George Gobel Presents," The Alcoa Hour, ABC, 1963.

Sally Sheldon, "The Case of the Prankish Professor," Perry Mason, CBS, 1963.

Miss Scully, "The Oracle," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1963.

The Lloyd Bridges Show, CBS, 1963.

Grace, "The Lonely Hours," Alfred Hitchcock, CBS, 1963.

Molly, saloon girl, "Anybody Can Kill a Marshal," Gun-smoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1963.

Laura, "Joby," Stoney Burke, ABC, 1963.

Claire Vale, "The Spoiler," The Untouchables, ABC, 1963.

Eileen Ransome, "Passage on the Lady Anne," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1963.

Nora Slater, "Fugue for Trumpet and Small Boy," The Defenders, CBS, 1963.

Rhea Cashman, "A Feasibility Study," The Outer Limits, ABC, 1963.

"Ring of Silence," The Virginian, 1965.

Avis Brown, "From the Brow of Zeus," Mr. Novak, 1965.

Nora, "Good Neighbor Police," Karen, 1965.

Fay Gilmer, "The Case of the Thermal Thief," Perry Mason, 1965.

The wife, "Jack Adopts Son," The Jack Benny Program (also known as The Jack Benny Show), 1965.

Barbara Harrison, "The Unborn," Slatterly's People, 1965.

Mary Stewart, "Ring of Silence," The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh), 1965.

Peggy, "The Mourners for Johnny Sharp: Parts 1 & 2," The Loner, 1966.

Laura Hollander, "Opie Steps Up in Class," The Andy Griffith Show (also known as Andy of Mayberry), 1967.

Alice, "Death Has Two Faces," The Iron Horse, 1967.

Lola, "Run, Sheep, Run," Mannix, 1967.

Ella, "The Electric Kid," Storefront Lawyers (also known as Men at Law), 1970.

Jilted bride, "I Do I Don't," The Odd Couple, 1970.

Gail Spencer, "Class Clown," Family Affair, 1970.

Lila Daniels, "The Payoff," Hawaii Five-O (also known as McGarrett), 1970.

Alice Kranz, "Turnabout," The F.B.I., 1971.

"Paper Badge," Nichols (also known as James Garner and James Garner at Nichols), 1971.

Millicent Wilson, "Broken Melody," The Bold Ones: The New Doctors, 1971.

Connie Miller, "Let's Get Away from It, Almost," The Bob Newhart Show, 1972.

Kate Werner Macklin, "A Flight of Hawks," Cannon, 1972.

Lucy Sloan, "A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley," McCloud, 1972.

Paula Eckhart, "Betrayed," Medical Center, 1972.

Rhoda Lovejoy, "I'm a Family Crook—Don't Shoot," Hawaii Five-O (also known as McGarrett), 1972.

Connie Miller, "Let's Get Away from It Almost," The Bob Newhart Show, 1973.

Mrs. Rudolph, "The House on Hyde Street," The Streets of San Francisco, 1973.

Dodie Green, "Out of the Night," Mannix, 1973.

Nurse Marvin, "Mercy Killing," Young Dr. Kildare, 1973.

Henrietta, "Mrs. Ferguson," The New Dick Van Dyke Show, 1973.

"House of Friends," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, 1974.

Jane, "The Book of Murder," Wide World of Mystery, 1974.

Marie Slovak, "Crunch on Spruce Street," Insight, 1974.

"The Desperate World of Jane Doe," Amy Prentiss, 1974.

Lianne Sweeny, "To Protect and Serve: Parts 1 and 2," The Rockford Files, 1977.

Gloria, "Aftershock," Lou Grant, 1977.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1979.

Eva, "One for the Books," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), 1986.

Belle Adderly, "Devoted Husband, Loving Father," Sisters, NBC, 1991.

Harriet Meuller, "Boys and Girls Together," Brooklyn Bridge, CBS, 1992.

Harriet Meuller, "Boys and Girls Apart," Brooklyn Bridge, CBS, 1992.

Harriet Meuller, "Boys and Girls Together Again," Brooklyn Bridge, CBS, 1992.

Ramona Stark, Ph.D., "Extended Family," Law & Order, NBC, 1993.

Sarah Emerson, "Murder at the Telethon," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1993.

Joyce Leona-Curtis, "Kiss and Tell," Bob, 1994.

Emma, "Loveless in San Francisco," All-American Girl, ABC, 1994.

Pat Hillman, "I Feel the Earth Move," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1994.

Sylvia, "Family Business," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999.

Psychiatrist, "Nothing to Fear But Nothing to Fear," Now and Again, ABC, 1999.

"Dick Van Patten: The Sure Bet," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Sarah Rebadow, "Good Intentions," Oz, HBO, 2002.

Dr. Sandy Shaw, "Christopher," The Sopranos, HBO, 2002.

Ruth Dwyer, "Half-Ashed," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2002.

Jane, Eric's lawyer, "Boys to Men," Judging Amy, CBS, 2002.

Jane, Eric's lawyer, "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

Paula, "Viuda Negra," Without a Trace, CBS, 2005.

Carol Prudy, "That's Good, That's Bad," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2005.

Carol Prudy, "Coming Home," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2005.

Radio Appearances; Series:

Debut, Let's Pretend, CBS, 1941.

Reg'lar Fellers, CBS, 1941.

Title role, Penny, 1946.

My True Story, ABC, 1957.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Theatre Guild of the Air, 1950–55.

Also appeared in Grand Central Station; Wendy Warren.

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