94 (passed away May. 21st, 2009)
Apr. 16th, 1915
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Joan Alexander's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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- Appeared on Broadway in the Jean Kerr comedy "Poor Richard" (1964) in support of 'Alan Bates (I)' (qv) and 'Joanna Pettet' (qv).
- She subsequently semi-retired and became a homemaker and East side hostess, having been married for her third and final time in 1955 to Arthur Stanton, a prominent auto distributor who helped introduce the Volkswagen Beetle to America.
- Performed in dozens of radio serials, notably as the loyal secretary Della Street in "Perry Mason." She also played recurring characters on radio soap operas and dramas including "Lone Journey," "Light of the World" and "This Is Nora Drake".
- Joan has a daughter, novelist Jane Stanton Hitchcock, from her second marriage to surgeon Robert Crowley. Joan's husband, Arthur Stanton, adopted Jane. Three sons, Jonathan, Adam and Timothy Stanton, are from her third marriage. Adam Stanton died in 1993.
- Portrayed Lois Lane for most of the run of Mutual Radio's (and on ABC Radio from 1949 to 1951) "The Adventures of Superman" (1940-1951).
- In addition to their radio work -- the show later aired on the ABC network -- Alexander and Collyer provided voice-overs in 17 animated Superman shorts, made by Fleischer and Paramount studios, that played in movie theaters during World War II. They reteamed in the late 1960s to do voice-overs for the Saturday morning cartoon "The New Adventures of Superman" on CBS.
- Portrayed the secretary on the syndicated radio show "Philo Vance" (1948-1950).
- Son, Tim, was born on 8 April 1955.
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