Capricorn Jan 08, 1942 Council Bluffs Actor and Director
Joan Freeman is an American actress.
Freeman was a child actor, having appeared at the age of seven in the 1949 television series Sandy Dreams, along with Richard Beymer and Jill St. John. At fourteen, she played the character Jeannie Harlow in the 1956 episode "The Frontier Theatre" of the ABC western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role.
In 1961-1962, she was cast in six episodes as the young waitress Elma Gahrigner, in the ABC drama series Bus Stop with co-stars Marilyn Maxwell, Richard Anderson, and Buddy Ebsen. After Bus Stop, she appeared in guest-starring roles on the NBC modern western series, Empire, with Richard Egan and on the ABC/Warner Brothers western, The Dakotas.
In 1962, Freeman was cast as Marilyn Hayes in the doom and gloom classic film Panic in Year Zero! alongside veteran film stars Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, and singer teenage heart-throb Frankie Avalon. Freeman was cast as tour guide Amelia Carter in The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze.
She co-starred in "The Rounders", a lighthearted 1965 film starring Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda. The comedy was based on the novel of the same name by Max Evans.