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April 19, 2023

40 Fabulous Photos of Joan Caulfield in the 1940s and ’50s

Born 1922 in West Orange, New Jersey, American actress and model Joan Caulfield appeared on Broadway in Beat the Band in 1942. She had a great success portraying the troublesome teenager Corliss Archer in the 1943 hit comedy play Kiss and Tell. It was a huge success, running for 956 performances until 1945.

One of Caulfield’s most memorable film roles was when she appeared in The Unsuspected (1947) with Claude Rains and Audrey Totter. Caulfield, taking over a role intended for Virginia Mayo, was billed over Rains. She did a film for her husband’s company, The Lady Says No (1951), releasing through United Artists.

In the early 1950s, Caulfield began guest starring on television shows such as Robert Montgomery Presents, Lux Video Theatre, The Ford Television Theatre, Schlitz Playhouse and Hollywood Opening Night. She said she preferred working in television.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Caulfield was active in touring companies of plays, summer stock theater and dinner theater across the country. She died in 1991 from cancer, aged 69, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Caulfield has a star at 1500 Vine Street in the Television section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was dedicated February 8, 1960. Take a look at these fabulous photos to see portraits of young Joan Caulfield in the 1940s and 1950s.


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