Joan O'Brien

About Joan O'Brien

Who is it?: Actress, Soundtrack
Birth Day: February 14, 1936
Birth Place:  Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Actor, singer
Years active: 1958–1965
Spouse(s): Billy Strange (1954–1956) (divorced) 1 child John F. Meyers (1957–1960) (divorced) 1 child Harvey Allen Godorov (1963–1964) (divorced) Dino Kotopoulis (1966–1967) (divorced) Lt. Col. Malcolm Bernard Campbell (1979–2004) (his death)

Joan O'Brien

Joan O'Brien was born on February 14, 1936 in  Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, is Actress, Soundtrack. Joan O'Brien began her show-biz career while she was in high school, on a local TV music show in California with Tennessee Ernie Ford. Soon, she was a successful singer, and made the jump to acting. In about half the films she ever made, it appeared that Joan played a nurse. Perhaps her most memorable appearance was in Blake Edwards' Operation Petticoat (1959), as the nurse who gets in everyone's way because her, umm, "proportions" cause uncomfortable crowding in a small submarine. Because of her, Cary Grant becomes the first officer in the history of the U.S. Navy to sink an enemy truck! She again played a nurse in the Jerry Lewis film, It's Only Money (1962), and yet one more time with Elvis Presley in It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)--and, according to legend, fired up a hot off-screen romance with Elvis. Also in 1963, in a strange sort of "Columbo" connection, she was voted "most likely to wed Robert Vaughn". Joan's final movie was Get Yourself a College Girl (1964), a "Swinging Sixties" teenfest also featuring Nancy Sinatra, with music by The Animals and The Dave Clark Five. After that, she went back to singing for a while, touring with the Harry James Orchestra. She left show business for good to concentrate on raising her kids, and later became a successful executive with the Hilton Hotel chain.
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Popular As Joan O'Brien
Occupation Actress
Age 84 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 14, 1936 ( Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States)
Birthday February 14
Town/City  Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality United States

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Joan O'Brien’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

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Joan O'Brien was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Joan Marie O'Brien was born to David and Rita O'Brien on Valentine's Day 1936, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The family moved to California when O'Brien was a child, and enrolled O'Brien in dance classes when she was eight years old. She graduated from Chaffey Union High School in Ontario, California.


O'Brien's singing abilities came to the attention of entertainer and Country Music Hall of Fame member Cliffie Stone, who hired her as a regular performer on his television show Hometown Jamboree before her high school graduation. In 1954, she became a regular on The Bob Crosby Show, and stayed until shortly before the show's cancellation in 1958. She co-starred with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis in the 1959 movie Operation Petticoat.


Lawrence Welk hired O'Brien as a one-week replacement for his champagne lady Alice Lon in July 1959. O'Brien had come to Welk's attention years earlier when she was a singer on Bob Crosby's show, but Welk decided not to hire her at that time because she was still a teenager.


Her most frequent acting performances were in television during the 1960s. She made two guest appearances on Perry Mason: in 1960 she played Betty Roberts in "The Case of the Singing Skirt," and in 1965 she played Jill Fenwick in "The Case of the Lover's Gamble." In 1964, O'Brien guest starred in an episode of The Man from UNCLE. Series star Robert Vaughn subsequently cast her as Ophelia in Hamlet at the Pasadena Playhouse.


Actresses Sheree North, Sabrina and Sue Carson joined O'Brien in a tour of Playgirls in 1961, appearing at the Riverside Hotel in Reno, Nevada.


O'Brien played Elvis Presley's girlfriend in the 1963 vehicle It Happened at the World's Fair.


After her acting career ended, O'Brien sang with the Harry James band in 1968.

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