Joan Copeland Biography (1922-)

Born Joan Maxine Miller, June 1, 1922, in New York, NY; daughter of Isidore (a women's clothing manufacturer) and Augusta (maiden name, Barnett) Miller; sister of Arthur Miller (a playwright); married George J. Kupchik (an engineer); children: Eric. Addresses: Agent: Alliance Talent, Los Angeles,CA.

Favorite roles--Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Melanie in Conversation Piece, and Vera in Pal Joey.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, singer
Birth Details
June 1, 1922
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Brooklyn Academy of Music,Brooklyn, NY, 1945
  • Desdemona, Othello, Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1946
  • Title role, Claudia, Hempstead Summer Theatre, Hempstead, NY, 1946
  • The Servant of Two Masters, Equity Library Theatre, 1946
  • How I Wonder, Hudson Theatre, New York City, 1947
  • There's Always Juliet, Equity Library Theatre, 1947
  • (Broadway debut) Nadine, Sundown Beach, Belasco Theatre, 1948
  • Susan Carmichael, The Detective Story, Hudson Theatre, 1949
  • Evangeline Orth, Not for Children, Coronet Theatre, New York City,1951
  • Ann Deever, All My Sons, Robin Hood Theatre, Arden, DE, 1953
  • The Tender Trap, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1954
  • The Diary of Anne Frank, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1955
  • Betty Shapiro, The Grass Is Always Greener, Downtown National Theatre, New York City, 1955
  • Elise, The Miser, Downtown National Theatre, 1955
  • Melanie, Conversation Piece, Barbizon-Plaza Theatre, New York City, 1957
  • Maria, Handful of Fire, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1958
  • Raina, Arms and the Man, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT,1959
  • Mrs. Erlynne, Delightful Season, Gramercy Arts Theatre, New York City, 1960
  • Tatiana, Tovarich, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Marchesa Valentina Crespi, Something More!, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1964
  • Esther Franz, The Price, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Coco, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Esther, Two by Two, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Leonie Frothingham, End of Summer, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1974
  • Vera, Pal Joey, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1976
  • Florence Grayson, Checking Out, Longacre Theatre, 1976
  • Lillian Hellman, Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Mame, 1979
  • Title role, Candida, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Rose Baum, The American Clock, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Esther Franz, The Price, American Jewish Theatre, 92nd Street YM-YWHA, New York City, 1981
  • Tasha Blumberg, Isn't It Romantic?, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1983 , then Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Mrs. Thompson, Hunting Cockroaches, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1987
  • The Torchbearers, Greenwich House Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Major Tours
  • Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady, U.S. cities, 1964
  • Kate, Brighton Beach Memoirs, U.S. cities, 1983
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Aunt, The Goddess, Columbia, 1958
  • Lillian Kingsley, Middle of the Night, Columbia, 1959
  • Pauline, "The Hustle," Roseland, Cinema Shares International, 1977
  • Rita, It's My Turn (also known as A Perfect Circle), Columbia, 1980
  • Mrs. Harrison, Kate's mother, A Little Sex, Universal, 1982
  • Sunny Felix, Happy New Year, Columbia, 1987
  • Audrey, Her Alibi, 1989
  • Ruth Weiss, The Laser Man, ADN Associates, 1990
  • Mrs. Prelot, Jungle2Jungle (also known as Jungle 2 Jungle),Buena Vista, 1997
  • Senator Bevens, The Peacemaker, DreamWorks Distribution, L.L.C., 1997
  • Madame Reynolds, The Object of My Affection, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Grandmother, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Paramount, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Maggie Porter, Love of Life, CBS, 1960-62
  • Kay Logan, Love of Life, CBS, 1962-63
  • Third Andrea Whiting, Search for Tomorrow, CBS, 1967-72
  • Monica Courtland, How to Survive a Marriage, NBC, 1974
  • First Greta Aldrin, As the World Turns, CBS, 1983
  • Gwendolyn "Aunt Gwendolyn" Lord Abbott, One Life to Live, ABC, 1979
  • Selma Hanen, One Life to Live, ABC, 1995
  • Movies
  • Mrs. Friedlander, Cagney and Lacey, CBS, 1981
  • Mrs. Finkelstein, Murder in Black and White, CBS, 1990
  • Cathleen Nesbitt, The Audrey Hepburn Story, ABC, 2000
  • Specials
  • Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS,1984
  • Grandmother, Women & Wallace, PBS, 1990
  • Intimate Portrait: Marilyn Monroe, Lifetime, 1996
  • Pilots
  • Marion, "Baby on Board," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1988
  • Doris Thurmond, "Pilot," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994
  • Episodic
  • "Don't Knock It Till You've Tried It," Naked City, 1962
  • Elizabeth Tannen, "New Year's Wedding," All in the Family, CBS, 1976
  • Judge Rebecca Stein, "The Wages of Love," Law & Order, NBC, 1991
  • Judge Rebecca Stein, "Night & Fog," Law & Order, NBC, 1993
  • Judge Rebecca Stein, "Volunteers," Law & Order, NBC, 1993
  • Judge Rebecca Stein, "Seed," Law & Order, NBC, 1995
  • Judge Rebecca Stein, "Angel," Law & Order, NBC, 1995
  • Hanna Steiner, "A Miracle Happens Here," ER, NBC, 1995
  • Judge Rebecca Stein, "Good Girl," Law & Order, NBC, 1996
  • Judge Rebecca Stein, "Blood," Law & Order, NBC, 1997
  • Also appeared as Cora, "The Iceman Cometh," Play of the Week, WNTA-TV; in Nurse, NBC.

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