Joan Marshall (born Joan Schrepfermann; June 6, 1931 – June 28, 1992) was an American film and television actress. She is best known for her appearances in The Twilight Zone's "Dead Man's Shoes", and Star Trek's "Court Martial".
June 6, 1931
|Died||June 28, 1992 (aged 61)|
|Other names||Jean Arless|
Joan Marshall Ashby
Joan Marshall Bartfield
(m. 1948; div. 1951)
(m. 1952; div. 19??)
(m. 1969; div. 1970)
Jeffrey A. Stein
(m. 1978; div. 19??)
Melvin Lawrence Bartfield
She was born Joan Schrepfermann on June 6, 1931 in Chicago, where she was also raised. At age 17, she suffered a bout of polio which temporarily paralyzed her vocal cords, leaving her unable to speak. She began her career performing as a showgirl in Chicago clubs.
After appearing as a dancer in the film The Chicago Kid (1945) and in a part in the television series Have Gun – Will Travel (1958), she moved to California around 1959. In 1959 she reprised the Lauren Bacall role of Sailor Duval in the short-lived television series Bold Venture. During the 1960s, Marshall frequently guest-starred on various television series, including Tales of Wells Fargo, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, and The Jack Benny Program. She also appeared in the films Homicidal (using the stage name "Jean Arless") and Tammy and the Doctor opposite Sandra Dee and Peter Fonda.
Marshall also appeared in the 15-minute unaired pilot of The Munsters as Phoebe Munster (who strongly resembled Morticia Addams). Before the series was picked up, The Munsters was retooled and Marshall was replaced by actress Yvonne De Carlo. Marshall continued guest-starring in episodic television throughout the 1960s before her last role in the 1975 film Shampoo with Warren Beatty. She also worked as Barbra Streisand's personal assistant on her self-produced 1976 film A Star Is Born.
Personal life and deathEdit
Marshall was married five times. She had three children with her first two husbands. Marshall's third marriage was to director Hal Ashby in August 1969; she divorced him a year later in 1970, and married for a fourth time to Jeffrey A. Stein in 1978, whom she also divorced. In 1990 she married for a fifth time, this time to executive Mel Bartfield. The couple relocated to Jamaica, where they remained until her death, at age 61, on June 28, 1992.
|1945||The Chicago Kid||Dancer|
|1958||Live Fast, Die Young||Judy Tobin|
|1961||Homicidal||Emily/Warren||Credited as Jean Arless|
|1963||Tammy and the Doctor||Vera Parker, Nurse|
|1964||Looking for Love||Miss Devine|
|1967||The Happiest Millionaire||Maid||Uncredited|
|1968||The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit||Mimsey|
|1969||The Great Sex War||Alternative title: Make Love Not War|
|1957||Alcoa Theatre||Rita Benson||Episode: "Souvenir"|
|1958||Have Gun - Will Travel||Molly||Episode: "Birds of a Feather"|
|1958||Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer||Lisa Greer||Episode: "Play Belles' Toll"|
|1958||The Millionaire||Helen Rawlings||Episode: "The Jack Garrison Story"|
|1958||Tombstone Territory||Laura Coleman||Episode: "Fight for a Fugitive"|
|1958||Highway Patrol||Alice Carter||Episode: "Hostage"|
|1958||Bat Masterson||Laura Hopkins||Episode: "Stampede at Tent City"|
|1958||The Rough Riders||Lydia Kimbrough||Episode: "The Governor"|
|1958-1961||Maverick||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1959||Bold Venture||Sailor Duval||43 episodes|
|1960||M Squad||Karen Tinsley||Episode: "Needle in a Haystack"|
|1960||Men into Space||Lorrie Sigmund||Episode: "Flash in the Sky"|
|1960||Lawman||Lady Belle Smythe||Episode: "The Lady Belle"|
|1960||Bourbon Street Beat||Amanda Hale||Episode: "Last Exit"|
|1960||Hennesey||Consuelo Maddox||Episode: "The Marriage of Dr. Blair"|
|1960-1961||Dante||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1960-1961||Bronco||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1960-1962||Surfside 6||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1960-1962||77 Sunset Strip||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1960-1963||Hawaiian Eye||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1961||Michael Shayne||Randy Hobbes||Episode: "Murder 'Round My Wrist"|
|1961||Tales of Wells Fargo||Lisa Lindsay||Episode: "The Barefoot Bandit"|
|1961||The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1961||The Roaring 20's||Carla||2 episodes|
|1962||The Twilight Zone||Wilma||Episode: "Dead Man's Shoes"|
|1962||Follow the Sun||Winifred||Episode: "A Ghost in Her Gazebo"|
|1962||Gunsmoke||Emma||Episode: "Wagon Girls"|
|1962||Alcoa Premiere||Rhoda Traynor||Episode: "Guest In the House"|
|1963-1964||The Jack Benny Program||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1963||"The Outer Limits"||Miss (Maggie) O'Hara||Episode: Counterweight|
|1964||Petticoat Junction||Lucy Wayne||Episode: "Visit from a Big Star"|
|1964||The Munsters||Phoebe Munster||Unaired pilot|
|1965||The F.B.I.||Elizabeth Gowan||Episode: "The Insolents"|
|1966||Laredo||Miss Ivy Vine||Episode: "Limit of the Law Larkin"|
|1966||Dr. Kildare||Charlene Rossi||2 episodes|
|1967||The Road West||Judith Devery||Episode: "The Predators"|
|1967||Star Trek||Lt. Areel Shaw||Episode: "Court Martial"|
|1967||I Spy||Ellie||Episode: "Casanova from Canarsie"|
|1967||Bonanza||Millie Perkins||Episode: "A Man Without Land"|
- Aker, Everett (2006). Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters: All Regular Cast Members in American Crime and Mystery Series, 1948-1959. McFarland. p. 354. ISBN 978-0-786-42476-4.
- Joan Schrepfermann according to Entry on Bfi.org.uk, retrieved 2012-12-01, and Douglas Brode: Once Was Enough: Celebrities (And Others) Who Appeared a Single Time on the Screen. Citadel Press, 1996, p. 154. Jean Schrepfermann according to Everett Aaker: Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters: All Regular Cast Members in American Crime and Mystery Series, 1948-1959. McFarland, 2006, p. 354.
- "The Life and Times of Joan Marshall". glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- Cox, Stephen; DeCarlo, Yvonne; Patrick, Butch (2006). The Munsters: A Trip Down Mockingbird Lane. Back Stage Books. pp. 35, 36. ISBN 0-8230-7894-9.
- Dawson, Nick (2009). Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 109–110. ISBN 0-8131-2538-3.
- Dixon, Wheeler W. (2003). Straight: Constructions of Heterosexuality In the Cinema. SUNY Press. p. 22. ISBN 0-7914-5624-2.