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"Beauties of the Beverly Hillbillies" Entry For This Actress!
Birth Name: Joyce
Born: April 6,
1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: August 7, 1972 in Santa
Monica, California, USA
Cause of Death: Breast Cancer
Height: 5' 5"
Measurements: 38 1/2-23-35 (according to Celebrity
Sleuth magazine at the time of her stint on TVs "Love That Bob")
absolutely beautiful, busty, blonde babe! She was known for
having an incredibly large bust. She developed rapidly as a
teenager and became a model
in the 1940s. Pretty soon her physical attributes landed her
acting roles. She made many film and television appearances
pretty much beginning in 1947 and throughout the rest of her life
(although she did have a role in a 1937 film called "Super Cue Men",
but she was just a child then). "The Bob Cummings Show" also
known as "Love That Bob" (American rerun title) was her big break in
television and from 1956-1959 she played Shirley Swanson.
In the fall
of 1957 she had an extremely
well-received appearance on TV's "The Adventures of Superman" as
Superman's wife. In fact, she was going to be a recurring
character on that show, but the series was cancelled. She might
have even returned to the series in the planned 1959-1960 season had
George Reeves (Superman) lived to make it. Most people,
though, remember her best as Gladys Flatt from "The Beverly
Hillbillies", playing the attractive wife of Lester Flatt.
The fact that she
died of breast cancer (of all things) at the young age of 43 is an
absolute pity. There are actually a number of different sources
for Ms. Lansing on the Internet, but you'll have to search for them a
bit. As time goes on, more and more sites that feature classic
actresses like Joi Lansing disappear from the Internet, but this one is
here to stay!