Elizabeth Rosiland Miller
July 7, 1911
Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
|Died||September 16, 1996 (aged 85)|
Montecito, California, U.S.
|Other names||Betty Miller|
(m. 1941; died 1958)
(m. 1959; div. 1960)
(m. 1968; div. 1972)
Perry gained early acting experience by participating in class plays in Tampa, Florida. In the early 1930s, Perry worked as a model in New York City. In 1935, she went to Hollywood and was signed under contract to Columbia Pictures, and during her time there, she co-starred with actors such as Ronald Reagan, Ralph Bellamy, Lew Ayres, and Melvyn Douglas.
When animators Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera planned to transfer their stock to Taft Broadcasting in the mid-1960's, Mrs. Perry came to the fore again and fought them over Harry Cohn's will.
Perry was married three times. On September 30, 1941, she wed Columbia Pictures mogul Harry Cohn in New York City. They remained married until his death in 1958. She later married Harry Karl in 1959 and then actor Laurence Harvey in 1968. She had a home in Palm Springs, California.
Joan Perry died from emphysema in September 1996 at age 85 in Montecito, California. She is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California, under her original married name of Joan Cohn.
- Heir to Trouble (1935)
- Case of the Missing Man (1935)
- Gallant Defender (1935)
- Dangerous Intrigue (1936)
- The Mysterious Avenger (1936)
- Shakedown (1936)
- Meet Nero Wolfe (1936)
- Blackmailer (1936)
- Counterfeit Lady (1936)
- The Devil Is Driving (1937)
- Start Cheering (1938)
- Blind Alley (1939)
- Good Girls Go to Paris (1939)
- The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940)
- Maisie Was a Lady (1940)
- Strange Alibi (1940)
- Bullets for O'Hara (1940)
- International Squadron (1941)
- Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941)
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