Joan Rice

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Joan Rice
Joan Rice.jpg
Born (1930-02-03)3 February 1930
Derby, Derbyshire, England
Died 1 January 1997(1997-01-01) (aged 66)
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
Occupation Actress

Joan Rice (3 February 1930 – 1 January 1997) was a British film actress.[1]

Rice is best known for her role as Dalabo in the film His Majesty O'Keefe (1954) which co-starred Burt Lancaster. Apart from that she played Maid Marian in The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952), played the graverobber's wife in The Horror of Frankenstein and appeared in Operation Bullshine. For several years in the early and mid-1950s, Rice was considered one of 'Rank's top stars'. [2]

She was reputedly discovered working as a waitress in a Lyons Corner House in London, where she was crowned "Miss Lyons, 1949"; and thereafter trained at the Rank Organisation's "charm school".[3]

Her interment was at Braywick Cemetery in Maidenhead.[4]


External links[edit]

Joan Rice at the Internet Movie Database

Joan Rice – More details at YouAndYesterday –,_Joan_-_Maid_Marian_of_Abbey_Street


  1. ^ "Joan Rice | BFI". Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  2. ^ 'Adelphi Films',
  3. ^ "Joan Rice - The Private Life and Times of Joan Rice. Joan Rice Pictures". Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  4. ^ "Joan Rice (1930 - 1997) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 2014-06-24.