Brenda Joyce

Brenda Joyce

Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 4 Jul 2009 (aged 92)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 39615749 · View Source
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Actress. She appeared in more than twenty feature films from 1939 until 1949 and is best remembered for her role as 'Jane' in the "Tarzan" film series appearing opposite Johnny Weissmuller and Lex Barker. Born Betty Graffina Leabo, she attended UCLA and was a model prior to her signing a contract with Twentieth Century Fox. In 1939, she made her big screen debut in the picture "The Rains Came" and first appeared as 'Jane' in the 1945 film "Tarzan and the Amazons", replacing Maureen O'Sullivan who previously played the role. Among her other notable film credits are "Private Nurse" (1941), "Pillow of Death" (1945), "Little Giant" (1946) and "Danger Woman" (1946). She retired from acting following the picture "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" in 1949.

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