Jackie Joseph

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Jackie Joseph
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Sammie Jacqueline Joseph

(1933-11-07) November 7, 1933 (age 86)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, voice artist, writer
Years active1958–present
m. 1960; div. 1976)

David Lawrence
m. 2003)

Sammie Jacqueline “Jackie” Joseph (born November 7, 1933)[1] is an American character actress, voice artist, and writer.

Early life[edit]

Sammie Jacqueline Joseph was born in Los Angeles on November 7, 1933.[citation needed] Her mother was 19 at the time of Joseph's birth, and her father had died three months earlier.[2] She studied at Los Angeles' John Marshall High School and UCLA.[3]

Acting career[edit]

Joseph began her career as a featured performer and singer in the Billy Barnes Review of 1958, with future husband and actor Ken Berry. She was married to Berry, with whom she adopted two children[2] (John and Kate), from May 29, 1960, until June 1976. She has since remarried, to David Lawrence. Her son John died of brain cancer in 2016 at the age of 51.[4]

Joseph's roles on television programs included Miss Oglethorpe on Run, Buddy, Run,[5]:916 Jackie Parker on The Doris Day Show,[5]:278-279 Sandy on The All New Popeye Hour.[5] She was also a regular on The Bob Newhart Show (1961)[5]:119 and The Magic Land of Allakazam.[5]:640

She is also known for portraying Audrey Fulquard in the original version of The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), as well as Charlene Hensley in Hogan's Heroes (1966), Sheila Futterman in Gremlins (1984) and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Mrs Kirkland in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) and Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987),[citation needed] and the voice of Melody in the animated series Josie and the Pussycats and Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space.[5]:545

She played the love interest of Willie (played by Bob Denver) in the film Who's Minding the Mint? (1967). Her other film work includes roles in A Guide for the Married Man (1967), With Six You Get Eggroll (1968), The Split (1968), The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969), The Cheyenne Social Club (1970), Get Crazy (1983), and Small Soldiers (1998).

Joseph's other television credits include The Andy Griffith Show (Season 4 Episode 17: "My Fair Ernest T. Bass" as Ramona Ankrum), The Dick Van Dyke Show (two appearances), That Girl, F Troop (Season 1 Episode 17: "Our Hero, What's His Name" as Corporal Randolph Agarn's girlfriend Betty Lou MacDonald), Hogan's Heroes (Season 1 Episode 28: "I Look Better in Basic Black" as Charlene Hemsley), McHale's Navy, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (four appearances), Petticoat Junction (1967 episode: 'A House Divided'), CHiPs (in a two-part episode), Full House and Designing Women (as Mary Jo's mother). She also appeared for a week on the game show Match Game '74. Although she appeared only once on the 1964 sitcom My Living Doll, as one of the few surviving actors to appear on the series she participated in a retrospective featurette included on the 2012 DVD release of the series.

Other activities[edit]

In 1977, Joseph became a fashion show producer, staging the Western Children's Brand Wagon show. An audience of 600 watched youngsters model one garment each from 85 companies.[6]

In the early 1980s, Joseph helped form an organization for celebrity wives overcoming divorce. The group, which included Lynn Landon, Patti Palmer Lewis, and Carol Lawrence, appeared on talk shows (such as The Phil Donahue Show) to discuss the foibles of celebrity split-ups. In recent years she has been heavily involved with the Screen Actors Guild as well as organizations providing care for stray animals. She has been a columnist for Toluca Lake's newspaper, The Tolucan Times, in which her signature sign off was "We'll talk."[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1958 Suicide Battalion Cho-Cho Uncredited
1958 King Creole Salesgirl Uncredited
1959 Speed Crazy Laura
1960 Why Must I Die? Marge Brennan – Cigarette Girl Uncredited
1960 The Little Shop of Horrors Audrey Fulquard
1960 Saiyûki Voice
1964 The Dick Van Dyke Show Alberta Schweitzer Episode: "Dear Mrs Petrie, Your Husband Is in Jail"
1966 Hogan's Heroes Charlene Hensley Episode: "I Look Better in Basic Black"
1967 A Guide for the Married Man Janet Brophy
1967 Who's Minding the Mint? Imogene Harris
1968 With Six You Get Eggroll Georgia Watson
1968 The Split Jackie
1969 The Good Guys and the Bad Guys Doris
1970 The Cheyenne Social Club Annie Jo
1983 Get Crazy Susie's Mom
1984 Gremlins Sheila Futterman
1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Mrs. Kirkland
1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch Sheila Futterman
1998 Small Soldiers Wife
2012 Le Monde doit m'arriver Une psy


  1. ^ November 7, 1933 date of birth as per California Birth Index, 1905–1995, ancestrylibrary.com; accessed March 6, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Krantzler, Mel; Belli, Melvin (1990). Divorcing: The Complete Guide for Men and Women. Macmillan. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-312-03816-8. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  3. ^ "Editor TV Times". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. January 10, 1971. p. 419. Retrieved March 2, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "My son: The coming and going of John Kenneth Berry". The Toulucan Times. February 12, 2016. Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  6. ^ Varie, Patricia (May 17, 1977). "Actress discovers her niche". Valley News. California, Van Nuys. p. 20. Retrieved March 2, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.

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