Family & Companions
Throughout her entertainment career as an accomplished actress, Joan Perry graced the silver screen many times. She began her career as a model in New York. In 1935, she moved to Hollywood and signed with Columbia Pictures at the same time as Rita Hayworth. In 1936, she appeared in "Dangerous Intrigue" with Ralph Bellamy and "Shakedown" with Lew Ayres. Perry kickstarted her acting career in various films such as "Heir to Trouble" (1935), "The Case of the Missing Man" (1935) and "The Devil Is Driving" (1937). She also appeared in "Start Cheering" (1938) and "Blind Alley" (1939). Her film career continued throughout the thirties and the forties in productions like the comedy "Good Girls Go to Paris" (1939) with Melvyn Douglas, "The Lone Wolf Strikes" (1940) and "Bullets For O'Hara" (1941). She also appeared in the Ronald Reagan adaptation "International Squadron" (1941) and "Maisie Was a Lady" (1941). Perry was most recently credited in "America's Most Wanted: Terrorists -- A Special Edition" (Fox, 2001-02). Perry continued to exercise her talent in the forties through the nineties, taking on a mix of projects like "Nine Lives Are Not Enough" (1941), "Not Just News" and "In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway" (PBS, 1992-93). Her credits also expanded to "America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back" (1996-2012). Perry's husband was Harry Cohn and Perry had three children. Perry passed away in September 1996 at the age of 85.
Cast (Feature Film)
Moved to Hollywood and signed with Columbia Pictures at the same time as Rita Hayworth
Appeared in "Dangerous Intrigue" with Ralph Bellamy and "Shakedown" with Lew Ayres
Featured in "The Devil Was Driving" and "Counterfeit Lady" opposite Bellamy
Acted in "Blind Alley" and "Good Girls Go to Paris" with Melvyn Douglas
Married studio chief Harry Cohn