Joan Carroll Movies and Career Information
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Joan Carroll (born January 18, 1932, Elizabeth, New Jersey) was a successful child star in movies between 1938 and 1948. Born as Joan Felt, she became an accomplished child actress, scoring personal successes on Broadway in the hit musical Panama Hattie, and the 1940 film, Primrose Path, as Ginger Rogers's younger sister. Carroll became RKO Radio Pictures' resident juvenile personality in both "A" and "B" pictures. RKO starred Carroll in two zany comedy vehicles, Obliging Young Lady and Petticoat Larceny. She continued to work in films as an adolescent, but less frequently. Two of her best-remembered pictures came from this period: Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) as one of Margaret O'Brien's sisters, and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), in which she played a troubled teen confronted with her parents' separation.