Joan Arless (Actor)

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(06-06-1931 - 06-28-1992) Age 61

Jean Arless was one of the stage-names used by Joan Marshal. She made several film and Television appearances, and was the inspiration for the 1975 movie Shampoo written by her husband, director Hal Ashby.


She appeared in the following 6 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
05/08/1975 0270 Taken for Granite A deranged artist works as a caretaker of a garden filled with statues. Except that he uses live models for his art and encases them in granite.
08/27/1975 0333 The Eavesdropper A renowned scientist spends time with his wife in their estate in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. Unknown to them, they are watched by hired spies.
04/22/1976 0473 The Green Eyed Monster In this tragic tale of jealousy and intrigue, a man commits the ultimate betrayal by murdering his beloved and innocent wife.
03/28/1977 0624 The Warriors from Loanda Two unscrupulous ivory hunters are unexpectedly stranded in the dense jungles of the Congo and soon succumb to the heat and humidity of the rain forest.  As isolation takes its toll, the two hunters slowly go mad and waste away.
05/08/1978 0829 Death and Desire Retired circus actors hit upon an ingenious scheme of conning people with a spirit-medium act. But trouble starts when the spirit dies.
10/09/1978 0903 The Triple Crown Convinced that he has discovered the next \"Seabiscuit,\" a poor stable hand purchases a horse with the intention of entering him in the high stakes races. He meets all sorts of characters along his journey to find investors in his venture.

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Joan Marshall (born Joan Schrepfermann; June 6, 1931 – June 28, 1992)[2] was an American film and television actress. She is best known for her appearances in The Twilight Zone's "Dead Man's Shoes", and Star Trek's "Court Martial". After appearing as a dancer in the film The Chicago Kid (1945) and in a part in the television series Have Gun – Will Travel (1958), she moved to California around 1959. In 1959 she reprised the role of Sailor Duval in the short-lived television series Bold Venture. She also appeared in may TV shows including Highway Patrol,77 Sunset Strip, Gunsmoke, he Jack Benny Program,"The Outer Limits", Petticoat Junction, The Munsters and many others, During the 1960s, Marshall frequently guest-starred on various television series, including Tales of Wells Fargo, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, and The Jack Benny Program. She also appeared in the films Homicidal (using the stage name "Jean Arless") and Tammy and the Doctor opposite Sandra Dee and Peter Fonda. She also appeared in Looking for Love,The Happiest Millionaire,The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit as well as Shampoo.


Jean Arless (also known as Joan Marshall, Joan Marshall Ashby, Joan Ashby, Joan Marshall Bartfield and Joan Bartfield) had over 50 appearances in film and television, including the Twilight Zone, the Outer Limits, Star Trek and the original pilot of The Munsters as Phoebe Munster, being eventually replaced by actress Yvonne De Carlo as Lilly Munster. The film Shampoo (in which she appeared) was loosely based on her life story. She is remembered for her dual role in the 1961 William Castle cult classic film, Homicidal, playing the female role of Emily and the male role of Warren.


Joan Marshall (born Joan Schrepfermann; June 6, 1931 - June 28, 1992) was an American film and television actress. She is best known for her appearances in The Twilight Zone 's "Dead Man's Shoes", and Star Trek 's "Court Martial".


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