Joan Marshall

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Joan Marshall
Joan Marshall as Ariel Shaw.jpg
As Lt. Areel Shaw in Star Trek
("Court Martial", 1967)
Born Joan Schrepfermann
(1931-06-09)June 9, 1931
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died June 28, 1992(1992-06-28) (aged 61)
Nationality American
Other names Jean Arless
Joan Marshall Ashby
Joan Ashby
Joan Marshall Bartfield
Joan Bartfield
Occupation Actress
Years active 1945–75
Spouse(s) Hal Ashby (m. 1969; d. 1988)[1]
Mel Bartfield (m. 1990–92)[dubious ]
Children 2

Joan Marshall (June 19, 1931 – June 28, 1992) was an American film and television actress. She is best known for her appearances in The Twilight Zone's "Dead Man's Shoes", and Star Trek's, "Court Martial".

Early life and career[edit]

She was born Joan Schrepfermann[2] in Chicago, where she was also raised. She began her career as a showgirl in Chicago clubs. After appearing as a dancer in the film The Chicago Kid (1945) and in a part in the television series Have Gun – Will Travel (1958), she moved to California around 1959.[3] In 1959 she reprised the Lauren Bacall role of Sailor Duval in the short-lived television series Bold Venture. During the 1960s, Marshall frequently guest-starred on various television series, including Tales of Wells Fargo, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, and The Jack Benny Program. She also appeared in the films Homicidal (using the stage name "Jean Arless") and Tammy and the Doctor opposite Sandra Dee and Peter Fonda.

Marshall also appeared in the 15-minute unaired pilot of The Munsters as Phoebe Munster (who strongly resembled Morticia Addams). Before the series was picked up, The Munsters was retooled and Marshall was replaced by actress Yvonne De Carlo.[4] Marshall continued guest-starring in episodic television throughout the 1960s before her last role in the 1975 film Shampoo with Warren Beatty.

Personal life and death[edit]

Marshall was married three times and had two children, Steven and Sheri. Marshall married director Hal Ashby in August 1969;[5] the couple remained together until Ashby's death in 1988.[dubious ] Two years later she married executive Mel Bartfield.[6] The couple relocated to Jamaica, where they remained until her death on June 28, 1992.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1945 The Chicago Kid Dancer
1958 Live Fast, Die Young Judy Tobin
1961 Homicidal Emily/Warren Credited as Jean Arless
1963 Tammy and the Doctor Vera Parker, Nurse
1964 Looking for Love Miss Devine
1967 The Happiest Millionaire Maid Uncredited
1968 The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Mimsey
1969 The Great Sex War Alternative title: Make Love Not War
1975 Shampoo Mrs. Schumann
Year Title Role Notes
1957 Alcoa Theatre Rita Benson Episode: "Souvenir"
1958 Have Gun - Will Travel Molly Episode: "Birds of a Feather"
1958 Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Lisa Greer Episode: "Play Belles' Toll"
1958 The Millionaire Helen Rawlings Episode: "The Jack Garrison Story"
1958 Tombstone Territory Laura Coleman Episode: "Fight for a Fugitive"
1958 Highway Patrol Alice Carter Episode: "Hostage"
1958 Bat Masterson Laura Hopkins Episode: "Stampede at Tent City"
1958 The Rough Riders Lydia Kimbrough Episode: "The Governor"
1958-1961 Maverick Various roles 2 episodes
1959 Bold Venture Sailor Duval 43 episodes
1960 M Squad Karen Tinsley Episode: "Needle in a Haystack"
1960 Men into Space Lorrie Sigmund Episode: "Flash in the Sky"
1960 Lawman Lady Belle Smythe Episode: "The Lady Belle"
1960 Bourbon Street Beat Amanda Hale Episode: "Last Exit"
1960 Hennesey Consuelo Maddox Episode: "The Marriage of Dr. Blair"
1960-1961 Dante Various roles 2 episodes
1960-1961 Bronco Various roles 3 episodes
1960-1962 Surfside 6 Various roles 3 episodes
1960-1962 77 Sunset Strip Various roles 2 episodes
1960-1963 Hawaiian Eye Various roles 3 episodes
1961 Michael Shayne Randy Hobbes Episode: "Murder 'Round My Wrist"
1961 Tales of Wells Fargo Lisa Lindsay Episode: "The Barefoot Bandit"
1961 The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor Various roles 2 episodes
1961 The Roaring 20's Carla 2 episodes
1962 The Twilight Zone Wilma Episode: "Dead Man's Shoes"
1962 Follow the Sun Winifred Episode: "A Ghost in Her Gazebo"
1962 Gunsmoke Emma Episode: "Wagon Girls"
1962 Alcoa Premiere Rhoda Traynor Episode: "Guest In the House"
1963-1964 The Jack Benny Program Various roles 2 episodes
1963 "The Outer Limits" Miss (Maggie) O'Hara Episode: Counterweight
1964 Petticoat Junction Lucy Wayne Episode: "Visit from a Big Star"
1964 The Munsters Phoebe Munster Unaired pilot
1965 The F.B.I. Elizabeth Gowan Episode: "The Insolents"
1966 Laredo Miss Ivy Vine Episode: "Limit of the Law Larkin"
1966 Dr. Kildare Charlene Rossi 2 episodes
1967 The Road West Judith Devery Episode: "The Predators"
1967 Star Trek Lt. Areel Shaw Episode: "Court Martial"
1967 I Spy Ellie Episode: "Casanova from Canarsie"
1967 Bonanza Millie Perkins Episode: "A Man Without Land"


  1. ^ The Internet Movie Database lists 1988 (Ashby's death) as year of divorce. According to Nick Dawson: Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel. University Press of Kentucky 2009, ISBN 0-8131-2538-3, p. 128, the divorce dates back to 1971.
  2. ^ Joan Schrepfermann according to Entry on, retrieved 2012-12-01, and Douglas Brode: Once Was Enough: Celebrities (And Others) Who Appeared a Single Time on the Screen. Citadel Press, 1996, p. 154. Jean Schrepfermann according to Everett Aaker: Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters: All Regular Cast Members in American Crime and Mystery Series, 1948-1959. McFarland, 2006, p. 354.
  3. ^ "The Life and Times of Joan Marshall". Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  4. ^ Cox, Stephen; DeCarlo, Yvonne; Patrick, Butch (2006). The Munsters: A Trip Down Mockingbird Lane. Back Stage Books. pp. 35, 36. ISBN 0-8230-7894-9. 
  5. ^ Dawson, Nick (2009). Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 109–110. ISBN 0-8131-2538-3. 
  6. ^ a b Dixon, Wheeler W. (2003). Straight: Constructions of Heterosexuality In the Cinema. SUNY Press. p. 22. ISBN 0-7914-5624-2. 

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