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August 13, 2023

35 Fabulous Photos of Joan Taylor in the 1950s

Born 1929 as Rose Marie Emma in Geneva, Illinois, American actress Joan Taylor began her career at the Pasadena Playhouse. She met her first husband Leonard Freeman there when both were involved with putting on Here Comes Mr. Jordan.

In the early 1950s, Taylor was chosen by Paramount Pictures as a member of the studio’s “Golden Circle”, described as a “group consisting of a dozen unusually talented young actors for whom Paramount held high hopes.” Her first film was Fighting Man of the Plains, starring Randolph Scott. Her producer had also insured the 19-year-old’s legs for $100,000 against injury.

Her television career consisted of guest appearances on popular shows, in only one or two episodes. However, Taylor had a successful recurring role in eighteen episodes of The Rifleman, starring Chuck Connors from 1960-1962.

Taylor died in 2012, in Santa Monica, California, aged 82. Take a look at these fabulous photos to see portraits of a young Joan Taylor in the 1950s.


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