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Jorja Curtright Sheldon
Birth: Aug. 14, 1923
Texas, USA
Death: May 11, 1985
California, USA

Jorja Curtright enjoyed a major stage and film acting career. Starring is such films as 'Love Is A Many Splendored Thing', 'Heaven Only Knows', and 'The Revolt of Mamie Stover' as well as 31 other film roles.

Jorja Curtright was born on August 14, 1923 in Amarillo, Texas and died on May 11, 1985 (age 61) in Los Angeles, California, USA. Jorja was married to the author Sidney Sheldon from 1951 until her death in 1985. She is the mother of novelist Mary Sheldon.

Jorja second career was as an Interior Designer. After her acclaimed success with her own residences, Jorja became a highly respected interior designer. At her death she had decorated more than 200 homes for friends and celebrities around the country.

Jorja also edited her husband's novels, including such best sellers as "If Tomorrow Comes," "The Other Side of Midnight," "Bloodlines" and "A Stranger in the Mirror."

Visit Jorja's fan page at

1967 The Iron Horse (TV series)
Jessica Clayborne

1966 Bonanza (TV series)
Lydia Evans
The Genius

1966 I Dream of Jeannie (TV series)
Madame Zolta
Bigger Than a Bread Box

1965 The Rogues (TV series)
Amelia MacBride
The Bartered MacBride

1962 Perry Mason (TV series)
Olivia Langley
The Case of the Lonely Eloper

1962 Ben Casey (TV series)
Among Others, a Girl Named Abilene

1961 Surfside 6 (TV series)
Lorraine Littrell
Spinout at Sebring

1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV series)
Felicia Cheney
Threat of Violence (1958)

1958 G.E. True Theater (TV series)
Elsa Chapin
Letters from Cairo

1957 The Millionaire (TV series)
Eleanor Waring
The Hugh Waring Story

1957 Sheriff of Cochise (TV)
Mrs. Sheldon

1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV)
Anne Prentice
The Case of the Forgotten Man

1956 Crusader (TV series)
Ruth Talbot
The Boy on the Brink

1956 State Trooper (TV series)
Betty Davidson
From Here to Molokai

1956 Conflict (TV series)
Joja Curtright
Condemned to Glory

1956 Gunsmoke (TV series)

1956 The Revolt of Mamie Stover

1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

1955 Stage 7 (TV series)
Tiger at Noon

1954 Studio 57 (TV series)
Jane Howell
Rescue at Twelve Lakes

1953-1954 City Detective (TV series)
Cynthia / Elizabeth / Elsa / …
A Safe Combination (1954) … Cynthia (as Jorja Curtwright)
On the Record (1954) … Elsa (as Jorja Curtwright)
An Old Man's Gold (1953) … Janice (as Jorja Curtwright)
Melody in 'F' Flat (1953) … Elizabeth (as Jorja Curtwright)

1953-1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV series)
And the Beasts Were There (1954)
Frozen Escape (1953)

1953 The Loretta Young Show (TV series)
Barbara Parlow
Trial Run (1953)

1951-1953 Gruen Guild Theater (TV series)
Man Across the Street (1953)
Iron Woman (1952)
That Time in Boston (1951)

1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV series)
The Italian Movie Story

1951 Fireside Theatre (TV series)
Second Chance (as Jorja Curtwright)

1951 Front Page Detective (TV series)

1951 M
Mrs. Stewart

1947 Heaven Only Knows
Drusilla Wainwright

1946 Whistle Stop

1943 Hitler's Madman
Clara Janek (uncredited)

Broadway Stage

A Streetcar Named Desire (1950). Drama (revival). Written by Tennessee Williams. City Center: 23 May 1950- unknown (16 performances). Cast: Jorja Curtright (as "Stella Kowalski"), Arny Freeman, Uta Hagen (as "Blanche Du Bois"), Harry Kersey, Wright King (as "Young Collector"), George Mathews, Eulabelle Moore, Anthony Quinn (as "Stanley Kowalski"), Peggy Rea, Edna Thomas. Produced by Irene Mayer Selznick.
Family links: 
  Cornelius Rowan Curtright (1871 - 1934)
  Mary Lucia Kellum Curtright (1876 - 1952)
  Sidney Sheldon (1917 - 2007)
  Willis Homer Williams (1899 - 1983)**
  Jorja Curtright Sheldon (1923 - 1985)
*Calculated relationship
Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
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Record added: Jan 04, 2010
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- Lillian
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Rest In Peace sweet Lady. You were good and beautiful.
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