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Joseph in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Sammie Jacqueline Joseph
November 7, 1933
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, voice artist, writer|
(m. 1960; div. 1976)
Sammie Jacqueline “Jackie” Joseph (born November 7, 1933) is an American character actress, voice artist, and writer.
Sammie Jacqueline Joseph was born in Los Angeles on November 7, 1933. Her mother was 19 at the time of Joseph's birth, and her father had died three months earlier. She studied at Los Angeles' John Marshall High School and UCLA.
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 (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.
Joseph's roles on television programs included Miss Oglethorpe on Run, Buddy, Run,:916 Jackie Parker on The Doris Day Show,:278-279 Sandy on The All New Popeye Hour. She was also a regular on The Bob Newhart Show (1961):119 and The Magic Land of Allakazam.: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), and the voice of Melody in the animated series Josie and the Pussycats and Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space.: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.
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.
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."
|1960||Why Must I Die?||Marge Brennan – Cigarette Girl||Uncredited|
|1960||The Little Shop of Horrors||Audrey Fulquard|
|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|
|1969||The Good Guys and the Bad Guys||Doris|
|1970||The Cheyenne Social Club||Annie Jo|
|1983||Get Crazy||Susie's Mom|
|1985||Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment||Mrs. Kirkland|
|1987||Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol|
|1990||Gremlins 2: The New Batch||Sheila Futterman|
|2012||Le Monde doit m'arriver||Une psy|
- November 7, 1933 date of birth as per California Birth Index, 1905–1995, ancestrylibrary.com; accessed March 6, 2017.
- 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.
- "Editor TV Times". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. January 10, 1971. p. 419. Retrieved March 2, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- "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.
- 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.
- Varie, Patricia (May 17, 1977). "Actress discovers her niche". Valley News. California, Van Nuys. p. 20. Retrieved March 2, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- Jackie Joseph on IMDb
- Interview with Tom Weaver, bmonster.com
- "Talk With Jackie" columns, TolucanTimes.info
- "Travel with Lawrence & Lawrence", Jackie Joseph's travel columns, TolucanTimes.info