|Born||Rose Marie Emma
August 18, 1929
Geneva, Illinois, United States
|Died||March 4, 2012
Santa Monica, California, United States.
|Other names||Rose Freeman|
(m. 1953-1974; his death)
(m. 1976-1980; divorced)
Joan Taylor (August 18, 1929 – March 4, 2012) was an American television and film actress.
Taylor was born Rose Marie Emma in Geneva, Illinois. Her father Joseph Emma was from Sicily and became the manager of the Deerpath movie theatre in Lake Forest, Illinois where Joan was brought up  and a Hollywood prop man. Her mother Amelia Berky was from Austria and became a vaudeville dancer/singer.
Taylor married Leonard Freeman, later the creator of Hawaii Five-O, in 1953. The couple had three daughters. After her contract for The Rifleman ran out, she retired from acting to raise her children. When Freeman died in January 1974, following heart surgery, Taylor began managing Leonard Freeman Productions and the business of Hawaii Five-O under the name Rose Freeman. She attended at least one Hawaii Five-O convention to talk to fans.
Taylor's career began at the Pasadena Playhouse. She met Freeman there when both were involved with putting on Here Comes Mr. Jordan. In the early 1950s, she was chosen by Paramount Pictures as a member of the studio's 'Golden Circle," described as a "group consisting of a dozen unusually talented young actors for whom Paramount held high hopes." Her Producer also insured 19-year-old Taylor's legs for $100,000 against injury. Her first film was Fighting Man of the Plains, with Randolph Scott.
- Mike Hammer as Diane Baxter / (2 episodes, 1958)
- Zane Grey Theater as Rose Bailey (1 episode, 1958)
- Yancy Derringer as Lavinia Lake (1 episode, 1958)
- Peter Gunn as Liz Taylor (1 episode, 1958)
- Wagon Train as Bright Star (episode "A Man Called Horse", 1958)
- Gunsmoke as Anna Wheat (1 episode, 1959)
- U.S. Marshal as Maryjo (1 episode, 1959)
- 21 Beacon Street as Ruth (2 episodes, 1959)
- Men into Space as Carol Gordon (1 episode, 1959)
- Philip Marlowe as Julie Kenton (1 episode, 1959)
- The Texan (1 episode, 1959)
- The Millionaire as Mary Ann Wilson (1 episode, 1959)
- Colt .45 as Dr. Ellen McGraw (1 episode, 1959)
- Lock Up as Lauren Bodret (1 episode, 1960)
- The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor as Myrna Fontaine (1 episode, 1961)
- Rawhide as Paibada (1 episode, 1961)
- My Three Sons as Muriel Stewart (1 episode, 1961)
- Bronco as Lorain (1 episode, 1962)
- The Dick Powell Show (1 episode, 1962)
- The Rifleman as Milly Scott (18 episodes, 1960–1962)
- 77 Sunset Strip as Beth Collins (1 episode, 1963)
- Split (1989) as Tourist
- Fighting Man of the Plains (1949) as Evelyn Slocum
- Last Date (1950) as Jeanne
- On Dangerous Ground (1952) as Hazel (uncredited)
- The Savage (1952) as Luta
- Off Limits (1953) as Helen
- War Paint (1953) as Wanima
- Rose Marie (1954) as Wanda
- Apache Woman (1955) as Anne LeBeau
- Fort Yuma (1955) as Francesca
- Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) as Carol Marvin
- Girls in Prison (1956) as Anne Carson
- War Drums (1957) as Riva
- 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) as Marisa Leonardo
- Omar Khayyam (1957) as Yaffa
- Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen - The Private Lives and Times
- Morrison, Pat (1960-12-25), "Joan Taylor Brings Romantic Interest to 'The Rifleman' Series", The Modesto Bee
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- "Ambition and Determination Key To Success of Joan Taylor". The Titusville Herald. November 5, 1960. p. 7. Retrieved May 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
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