Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Joan Hotchkis Biography (1927-)
Born September 21, 1927, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Preston (in the insurance and investment business) and Katharine (Bixby) Hotchkis; married RobertFoster (a film director and writer), June, 1958 (divorced, 1966); children:Paula Lee. Addresses: OFFICE--201 Ocean Avenue, Apartment 509-P, SantaMonica, CA 90402. AGENTS--Bret Adams, Ltd., 448 W. 44th Street, New York, NY10036; Henderson/Hogan Agency, 247 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 102, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
- Birth Details
- September 21, 1927
- Los Angeles, California, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--Lizzie, The Rainmaker, Players Ring Theatre, Hollywood, CA,1954, for six months.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Liz, Advise and Consent, Cort Theatre, 1960, for seven months.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Stella, A Streetcar Named Desire, Northland Theatre, Detroit, MI, 1956.
- understudy for Julie, Write Me a Murder, Belasco Theatre, New York City,1961.
- Lois Lane, Superman, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1962.
- Jackie, O Boy, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1964.
- Fluffy Mother, Cowboy Jack Street, Taper Too Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1976.
- Amanda Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Callboard Theatre, Los Angeles, 1981, then James Polk Theatre, Nashville, TN, 1982.
- Madame Irma, The Balcony, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Santa Monica, CA, 1983.
- Paulina, The Winter's Tale, Judith Bliss, Hay Fever, and Lady Gay Spanker, London Assurance, all Oregon Shakespearean Festival, Ashland, OR, 1984.
- Isabella, Louise, and Mrs. Kidd, Top Girls, and Mrs. Sutphen, A Woman without Means, both Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, 1985.
- Amanda Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati,OH, 1985.
- Amanda Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, and Lydia Ptitsyna, Sarcophagus, both Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1987.
- Mrs. Temptwell, The Grace of Mary Traverse, Los Angeles Theatre Works, Los Angeles, 1988.
- Also appeared in O Lady Lady, Goodspeed Opera House, 1963; and in more than twenty summer theatre productions.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Sally Pearson, The Late Liz, Gateway, 1971.
- Paula Harmon, Breezy, Universal, 1973.
- Bissie Hapgood, Legacy, Kino, 1976.
- Mama Hartley, Ode to Billy Joe, Warner Brothers, 1976.
- Pamela Shaw, Old Boyfriends, AVCO-Embassy, 1979.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Ellen Monroe, My World and Welcome to It, NBC, 1969-70.
- Dr. Nancy Cunningham, The Odd Couple, ABC, 1970-72.
- Lydia Knitzer, The Life and Times of Eddie Roberts, syndicated, 1980.
- Also L.A.T.E.R.
- Iris Michaels, The 416th, CBS, 1979.
- Cissie Vanderplas, "Meet the Munceys," Disney Sunday Movie, NBC, 1988.
- St. Elsewhere, NBC.
- Lou Grant, CBS.
- Charlie's Angels, ABC.
- General Hospital, ABC.
- The F.B.I., ABC.
- The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS.
- Bewitched, ABC.
- Mannix, CBS.
- Medical Center, CBS.
- Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC.
- Barnaby Jones, CBS.
- Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC.
- Also appeared in Once a Daughter.
- Legacy, Actors Studio West, Los Angeles, CA, 1974.
- Legacy, Kino, 1976.
- (With Eric Morris) No Acting Please (acting manual), 1979.
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