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Jolene Brand (born Jolene Marie Bufkin; July 31, 1934, Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. She is married to George Schlatter and has two daughters – Andrea Justine Schlatter and Maria S. Schlatter. She acted most in the 1950s/60s, and appeared in seven episodes of the Ernie Kovacs television programs.


In 1958, she acted in the B-film Giant from the Unknown, about a man who was frozen in suspended animation for 500 years and was freed by a lightning bolt and goes on a killing spree.[1] Later that year she was signed up to play a part in the Disney television show Zorro. She played the romantic interest for the main character played by Guy Williams.[2]

Brand portrayed "Indian Emily" in the 1959 episode of the same name on the syndicated television anthology series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews. The setting is the United States Army outpost at Fort Davis, Texas. Emily, an Apache captive, adopts the white man's ways but flees when a young officer, Tom Easton (Burt Metcalfe), whom she loves prepares to marry another. She returns to warn the fort of a pending Apache attack and dies after saving the fort of a gunshot wound fired in error. Meg Wyllie played Tom's compassionate mother, Mrs. Easton. A memorial at Fort Davis honors the heroism of Indian Emily. [3]

She worked with Ernie Kovacs until the comedian's death in 1962.[4] Brand and her husband George Schlatter were close friends with Kovacs and his wife Edie Adams.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1958 Giant from the Unknown aka The Diablo Giant Ann Brown Credited as Joline Brand


Year Title Role Notes
1966 Vacation Playhouse Wanda Episode: "The Hoofer"
1962 Hawaiian Eye Lola Episode: "Janine Westerfield"
1962 Bronco Emily Episode: "A Town That Lived and Died"
1961 - 1962 The Ernie Kovacs Show Various Episode: 7 appearances from 18 May 1961 to 23 January 1962
1961 Cheyenne Lorna Abbott Episode: "Legacy Of the Lost"
1961 Maverick Penelope Baxter Episode: "A Technical Error"
1960 Guestward, Ho! Pink Cloud Episode: "The Christmas Spirit"
1960 Mr. Lucky Clara Iglesias Episode: "Operation Fortuna"
1960 Hennesey Nurse Episode: "Angel Face"
1960 Hennessy Gloria Episode: "Senior Nurse"
1960 Hennessy Wave Episode: "Hennesey and the Ancient Vehicle"
1960 The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor Ann Episode: "Anatomy of Fear"
1959 Man with a Camera Joyce Whitman Episode: "The Bride"
1959 Death Valley Days Emily Episode: "Indian Emily"
1959 Whirlybirds Jackie Bryan Episode: "The Deadly Game"
1959 Whirlybirds Lucy Episode: "If I Were King"
1959 US Marshall Connie James Episode: "Federal Agent"
1958/59 Zorro Ana Maria Verdugo Episode: 9 Episodes from 1958 - 1959
1958 Rescue 8 Linda Carson Episode: "Calamity Coach"
1958 State Trooper Mrs. Reinhardt Episode: "Firebug"
1957 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Lucy Episode: "Misery Loves Company"
1957 Gunsmoke Young Bride Episode: "How to Kill a Woman"
1957 Official Detective ? Episode: "The Hostages"
1957 Take a Good Look ? Episode: Episode dated 31 December 1959

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  1. ^ W. Lee Cozad More Magnificent Mountain Movies (pg. 215) via; accessed November 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Jolene Brand profile, Glamour Girls Of The Silver Screen,; accessed November 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Indian Emily on Death Valley Days". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  4. ^ Danny Gallagher "Laugh-In's George Schlatter Will Receive The Dallas VideoFest's Ernie Kovacs Award", Dallas Observer blogsite, October 9, 2013.
  5. ^ Starr Report,, March 17, 2011.