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Where Are They Now - Friday, October 6, 2017

Hello fans,

It's October so I make it a habit to watch horror movies all month long. The other night, I decided to mix things up a bit and a comedy that revolves around a spooky haunted house. That's right, I watched 'The Ghost and Mr. Chicken', which stars Don Knots and, today's 'Where Are They Now' celebrity, Joan Staley.

After some research I discover that Mrs. Staley has had quite a lengthy career in the field of entertainment. So let's learn about Joan Staley's life, career, and most recent accomplishments.

Take care,

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Brian Wilson: Member of the Beach Boys, "Good Vibrations", "California Girls", "Surfin' USA"

Sparky Anderson: Baseball manager, he skippered the Cincinnati Reds to World Series wins in 1975 and 1976 and won the World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1984

Marty Feldman: Comic actor in many movies, "Young Frankenstein", "Silent Movie"

(Answer at the bottom)


Joan Staley

Learn More About Joan Staley on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: May 20, 1940 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

BIRTH NAME: Joan Lynette McConchie

CLAIM TO FAME: Joan Staley is an American actress known for her roles in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, TV series Broadside, and the Elvis vehicle Roustabout.

FAMILY LIFE: She had a daughter, Sherrye, from her first marriage to Chuck Staley. With husband Dale Sheets, she had 3 children from his first marriage. Joan and Dale have three children: Stephanie, Greg, and Dina. Together they raised 7 children. They now have 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

INFO: Started taking violin lessons by the time she was three-years-old. Living in Los Angeles, her prodigious talent was obvious and she soon joined a baby orchestra in Los Angeles and, within a few years, became a Junior Symphony performer at age six.

She also made her unbilled specialty debut on film as a child violinist in The Emperor Waltz (1948), starring Bing Crosby and Joan Fontaine.

Sang backup on records for Sam Phillips.

In 1966, she suffered a serious back injury as a result of a horseback riding accident.

TRIVIA: Playboy Playmate of the Month November 1958.

Her second husband Dale Sheets, formerly an MCA-Universal executive, formed International Ventures, Inc., located in Valencia, California, a company for theatrical personal management that schedules bookings for entertainers.

An avid consumer activist, she served 2 years as national director of Fight Inflation Together.

Was a Hollywood Deb Star of 1962.

Living in California working with her husband's firm, as does her daughter. Also serves as a religious counselor to troubled teenage boys.

WHERE IS HE NOW: Joan and her husband Dale Sheets founded International Ventures Incorporated and continue to manage talent. Staley is active in consumer affairs, her church, and prison ministry.


2009 A Golightly Gathering (Video short)...Party goer 2

1982 Dallas (TV Series)
- Mama Dearest

1969-1972 Adam-12 (TV Series)...Jenny / Agnes Wellman
- Airdrop (1972) ... Jenny
- Log 92: Tell Him He Pushed a Little Too Hard (1969) ... Agnes Wellman

1967 Ironside (TV Series)...Millie O'Neil
- Girl in the Night

1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)...Ginny
- The Council: Part 2
- The Council: Part 1

1967 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)...Cynthia
- Harold's Double

1967 Rango (TV Series)
- Gunfight at the K.O. Saloon

1966 The Clumbsys (TV Movie)

1966 Batman (TV Series)...Okie Annie
- It's How You Play the Game
- Come Back, Shame

1966 Gunpoint...Uvalde

1966 The Munsters (TV Series)...Clara Mason
- Cyrano De Munster

1966 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken...Alma Parker

1966 McHale's Navy (TV Series)...Sally Murdock
- The Wacky WAC

1965 The Virginian (TV Series)...Maggie
- Beyond the Border

1965 Laredo (TV Series)...Laurie Martin
- Anybody Here Seen Billy?

1963-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)...Chrissie Keller / Traffic Girl / Laura
- Nightmare in the Sun (1965) ... Chrissie Keller
- Who Killed Don Pablo? (1964) ... Traffic Girl
- Who Killed Wade Walker? (1963) ... Laura

1964-1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)...Marla / Beth / prostitute addict
- Kill Me on July 20th (1965) ... Marla
- Charlie, He Couldn't Kill a Fly (1964) ... Beth / prostitute addict

1964-1965 Broadside (TV Series)...Roberta Love

1964 Roustabout...Marge

1964 Kisses for My President...Blonde (uncredited)

1964 Kissin' Cousins...Jonesy (uncredited)

1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)...Interior Decorator
- Jack Redecorates His House

1959-1964 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)...Hannah / Miss Stanley / Stewardess

1964 The New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)...Darlene
- Beauty and the Least

1963 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)...Private Nurse
- Ellie Gives Joey First Aid

1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)...Polly Ann Hill
- The Sam Pulaski Story

1963 A New Kind of Love...Danish Stewardess

1963 Johnny Cool...Suzy

1963 Wives and Lovers...Blonde at party (uncredited)

1961-1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)...Trudi / Jeannie
- The Partners (1963) ... Trudi
- The Swedish Girl (1961) ... Jeannie

1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)...Gita
- Kelly's Place (1963) ... Gita

1961-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)...Kathy Quire / Ann Farmer
- Colossus (1963) ... Kathy Quire
- Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) ... Ann Farmer

1962-1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)...Claire / June / Cora Pierson
- Five, Six, Pick Up Sticks (1963) ... Claire
- Whatever Happened to Miss Illinois? (1962) ... June
- All My Clients Are Innocent (1962) ... Cora Pierson

1962 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)...Joan / Joan Carlyle
- An Old Friend of June's (1962) ... Joan
- Client's Daughter (1962) ... Joan Carlyle

1958-1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)...Sally O'Hara - Secretary / Gina Gilbert / Judith Ford / ...
- The Case of the Double-Entry Mind (1962) ... Sally O'Hara - Secretary
- The Case of the Lonely Eloper (1962) ... Gina Gilbert
- The Case of the Gallant Grafter (1960) ... Judith Ford
- The Case of the Corresponding Corpse (1958) ... Roberta Walker

1962 The Lively Ones (TV Series)...Tiger
- Episode #1.7 (1962) ... Tiger
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Tiger
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Tiger
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Tiger

1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series)...Linda
- Honest Larceny

1959-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)...Sue Alden / Sandra / Kiana / ...
- Location Shooting (1962) ... Sue Alden
- Girl on a String (1960) ... Sandra
- Sea Fire (1960) ... Kiana
- A Dime a Dozen (1959) ... Blonde on the beach (uncredited)

1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)...Monica
- Girl in the Case

1962 Cape Fear...Waitress

1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)...Clarissa
- To Kill a Town

1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)...Marcia Stone
- Hammerlock

1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)...Valerie Blake
- Jealousy!

1961 Valley of the Dragons...Deena

1960-1961 Bonanza (TV Series)...Blonde Girl / Dixie
- The Burma Rarity (1961) ... Blonde Girl
- The Stranger (1960) ... Dixie

1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)...Anna-Marie
- Lippizan

1961 The New Breed (TV Series)...Sophie
- Death of a Ghost

1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's...Blonde in Low-Cut Cream Dress (uncredited)

1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series)...Daphne / Kiki
- The Miles Miller Story (1961) ... Daphne
- Louy K: Part 4 Heydays of the Organization (1961) ... Kiki

1961 The Ladies Man...Working Girl

1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)...Alice
- The Professor

1961 Bringing Up Buddy (TV Series)...Kathy
- The Aunts Have a Baby

1961 Gun Fight...Nora Blaine

1961 Dondi...Sally

1961 All in a Night's Work...Blonde (uncredited)

1960-1961 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)...Elaine / Secretary / Blonde
- Me and My Shadow (1961) ... Elaine
- How to Lose a Girl (1960) ... Secretary
- One Blonde Too Many (1960) ... Blonde

1961 Checkmate (TV Series)...Gloria
- A Matter of Conscience

1960 The Detectives (TV Series)...Stewardess
- Shuttle

1960 Midnight Lace...Malcolm's Date at Opera (uncredited)

1960 Ocean's 11...Helen (uncredited)

1960 Bells Are Ringing...Blonde in Susanswerphone Ad (uncredited)

1960 Not for Hire (TV Series)...Jill
- Line of Duty

1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)...Blonde Interviewed by Kenny
- Swamp Fire

1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
- The Lady and the Piano

1959 Laramie (TV Series)...Saloon girl
- The Iron Captain

To see Then & Now pictures of Joan Staley, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Brian Wilson - ALIVE
Born: 06/20/1942

Sparky Anderson - DEAD (Alzheimer's disease)
Born: 02/22/1934 Died: 11/04/2010

Marty Feldman - DEAD (Heart attack)
Born: 07/08/1933 Died: 12/02/1982



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