Joan Prather

Joan Prather (born October 17, 1950) is an American actress, best known for her role in Eight Is Enough.[1]

Joan Prather
Born (1950-10-17) October 17, 1950 (age 70)
Years active1972-1989

Prather was born in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Highland Park High School. Her film credits include The Single Girls (1974), Big Bad Mama (1974), The Devil's Rain (1975), Smile (1975), Rabbit Test (1978) and Take This Job and Shove It (1981), and she appeared in TV series such as Executive Suite, Eight Is Enough, CHiPs, Fantasy Island, and the 1980 edition of Battle of the Network Stars.

While on the set of The Devil's Rain, Prather told an "extremely unhappy" John Travolta that Scientology had helped her, inspiring him to get involved with the religion upon his later return to Los Angeles.[2][3]

She was married to James J Fiducia for five years in the late 1970s.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Actress Joan Prather Arrested For Dragging Cop (Photos)". The Hollywood Gossip. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  2. ^ Wright, Lawrence (January 9, 2013). "Scientology Book Excerpt: 'The Church Had John Travolta Trapped'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  3. ^ John Travolta, Bob McCabe, Parragon, 1996, page 19