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November 2, 2023

Vintage Photos of Joan Blackman in the 1950s and ’60s

Born 1938 in San Francisco, California, American former actress Joan Blackman appeared in her first motion picture, Good Day for a Hanging, in 1959. She had significant roles in two Elvis Presley films: Blue Hawaii (1961), and Kid Galahad (1962). Her other film appearances included roles in The Great Impostor (1961), Twilight of Honor (1963), Daring Game (1968), Pets (1974), Macon County Line (1974), and Moonrunners (1975).

Blackman made her television-acting debut as a guest performer in a 1957 series, Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans. Among her television appearances was her role as Hilary Gray in the 1964 Perry Mason episode “The Case of the Ruinous Road.” She played opposite Jack Lemmon in the episode “Disappearance” of Alcoa Theatre in 1958 and also made single appearances on Bonanza, I Spy, and Gunsmoke.

During the 1965–1966 season, Blackman was part of the regular cast of the primetime television serial Peyton Place. On that show, she played Marion Fowler, the wife to the district attorney.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see the beauty of young Joan Blackman in the 1950s and 1960s.


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