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actor , writer

Joan Elizabeth Gardner, American actor, writer. Member Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Writer's Guild American West, American Society of Composers.

Background

Gardner, Joan Elizabeth was born on November 16, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Jack Francis and Adelaide Mary (Klein) Gardner.

Education

Student, Los Angeles Community College.

Career

She was also a screenwriter, songwriter, author and composer. She started her career on the stage. In 1948-1949, she wrote scripts for the television programs Pantomime Quiz and Time For Beany.

Apart from writing scripts and books, Gardner also worked as a music composer for films. However, she was most active as an actress for radio and television animated series. She voiced Spunky in The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole, Bonnie on the TV special Here Comes Peter Cottontail, played Josephine Bonaparte opposite Groucho Marx's Napoleon in the animated special The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians and Zazu the Fairy Godmother on Pound Puppies.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Writer: (motion pictures) Monster From The Surf, 1967, Beachgirls & The Monster, 1968, A House Of Evil, 1970, A Man For Hanging, 1971, The Scavengers, 1980. Appeared in (tv specialists) Magoo's Christmas Carol, 1960's, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, 1970's, Here Comes Peter Cottontail, 1970's, Mr. Magoo's Famous Adventures, 1960's-70's (motion picture) Gay Puree, 1970's, (tv series) Valley of the Dinosaurs, 1978, Scooby-Doo, 1978-1982, Pound Puppies, 1980's, The Snorks, 1980's, and many more.

Membership

Member Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Writer's Guild American West, American Society of Composers.

Connections

Married Edward Janis, January 7, 1960.

father:
Jack Francis Gardner

mother:
Adelaide Mary (Klein) Gardner

spouse:
Edward Janis