|Height:||166 cm (5' 6'')|
|Birth Day:||January 31, 1922|
|Death Date:||September 10, 1996(1996-09-10) (aged 74)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Birth Place:||Logan, West Virginia, United States|
|#1||Dick Haymes||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||61||Actor|
As per our current Database, Joanne Dru died on September 10, 1996(1996-09-10) (aged 74)
Los Angeles, California, U.S..
|Height||Weight||Hair Colour||Eye Colour||Blood Type||Tattoo(s)|
|166 cm (5' 6'')||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Born in Logan, West Virginia, Dru moved to New York City in 1940 at the age of eighteen. After finding employment as a model, she was chosen by Al Jolson to appear in the cast of his Broadway show Hold On to Your Hats. When she moved to Hollywood, she found work in the theater. Dru was spotted by a talent scout and made her first film appearance in Abie's Irish Rose (1946). Over the next decade, Dru appeared frequently in films and on television. She was often cast in western films such as Howard Hawks's Red River (1948), John Ford's She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), and Wagon Master (1950).
Before moving to Hollywood, Dru met and married popular singer Dick Haymes in 1941. She was 19 years old. The couple had three children: Richard Ralph Haymes (born July 24, 1942), Helen Joanna Haymes (born May 13, 1944) and Barbara Nugent Haymes (born September 19, 1947). Divorced from Haymes in 1949, Dru married Red River and All the King's Men co-star John Ireland less than a month later. The pair divorced in 1957. She had no children from her marriage to Ireland, or subsequent two marriages.
She gave a well-received performance in the dramatic film All the King's Men (1949), which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and co-starred with Dan Dailey in The Pride of St. Louis (1952), about major-league baseball pitcher Jerome "Dizzy" Dean. She appeared in the James Stewart drama Thunder Bay in 1953 and then the Martin and Lewis comedy 3 Ring Circus (1954). Her film career petered out by the end of the 1950s, but she continued working frequently in television, most notably as "Babs Wooten" on the 1960–61 ABC sitcom, Guestward, Ho!.
She was a staunch Republican, supporting Barry Goldwater in the 1964 United States presidential election and appeared at a 1968 GOP cocktail party fundraiser for Richard Nixon.
Currently, Joanne Dru is 100 years, 6 months and 17 days old. Joanne Dru will celebrate 101st birthday on a Tuesday 31st of January 2023.
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