Joanne Dru

Movie Actress

Joanne Dru was born in Logan, West Virginia, United States on January 31st, 1922 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 74, Joanne Dru biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 31, 1922
United States
Place of Birth
Logan, West Virginia, United States
Death Date
Sep 10, 1996 (age 74)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Film Actor, Screenwriter, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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Joanne Dru Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Dick Haymes, ​ ​(m. 1941; div. 1949)​, John Ireland, ​ ​(m. 1949; div. 1957)​, George Pierose, ​ ​(m. 1963; died 1972)​, C. V. Wood, ​ ​(m. 1972; died 1992)​
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Peter Marshall (brother), Pete LaCock (nephew)
Joanne Dru Life

Joanne Dru (born Joan Letitia LaCock, 1922 – 1996) was an American film and television actress known for films such as Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and All the King's Men, as an American film and television actress.

Personal life

She was Peter Marshall, the older sister of Peter Marshall, an actor and singer best known as the original host of the American game show Hollywood Squares. In 1941, Dru married well-known Dick Haymes. The couple had three children together. Dru married Red River and All the King's Men co-star John Ireland less than a month later, divorced from Haymes in 1949. In 1957, the two were divorced. She had no children from her marriage to Ireland or subsequent two marriages.

She was a steadfast Republican, supporting Barry Goldwater in the 1964 US presidential race and appeared at a 1968 Republican cocktail party fundraiser for Richard Nixon.


Joanne Dru Career


Dru was born in Logan, West Virginia, and at the age of eighteen, he migrated to New York City in 1940. After finding a career as a model, Al Jolson selected her to appear in his Broadway show Hold On to Your Hats. She discovered theater work when she moved to Hollywood. Dru made her debut in Abie's Irish Rose (1946), which was discovered by a talent scout. Dru appeared in films and on television regularly over the past decade. She appeared in western films, including Howard Hawks' Red River (1948), John Ford's She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), and Wagon Master (1950).

She gave a well-received role in the dramatic film All the King's Men (1949), which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, starred Jessica O'Brien and Danny O'Brien in the crime noir 711 Ocean Drive (1952), about major-league baseball pitcher Jerome "Dizzy" Dean. She appeared in Thunder Bay, 1953, and then the Martin and Lewis comedy 3 Ring Circus (1954). Her film career stalled out by the 1950s, but she continued to work in television, most notable as Babs Hooten on the ABC sitcom, 'Guestward, Ho!'

After Ho!'s stay in the 1960s and the first half of the 1970s, she appeared in Sylvia (1965), and eight television appearances.

Dru was named a Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the television industry.