Tetzel circa 1940s.
|Born||Joan Margaret Tetzel
June 21, 1921
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||October 31, 1977
Fairwarp, Sussex, England, UK
|Cause of death||cancer|
|Resting place||Christ Church Churchyard, Fairwarp|
|Occupation||Stage, film, television actress|
|Spouse(s)||John E. Mosman (1940-1947) (divorced)
Oskar Homolka (1949-1977) (her death)
Joan Margaret Tetzel (June 21, 1921 – October 31, 1977) was an American actress.
Tetzel is noted for her performance in Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case (1947), where she played "Judy Flaquer", the daughter of the solicitor played by Charles Coburn in the film. In the movie, she is the confidante and best friend of the wife (Ann Todd) of defense lawyer Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck), and is able to objectively see how Keane is ruining his marriage because of his infatuation with Mrs. Paradine (Alida Valli).
She worked with Alfred Hitchcock in his TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. She played "Eve Ross" in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "Guest for Breakfast". In 1963, she appeared as Marian Stuart, wife of the title character, in Perry Mason's, "The Case of the Decadent Dean." She also made appearances on Thriller ("An Attractive Family" and "The Devil's Ticket") and Gunsmoke.
Aside from her movie career, Tetzel was a well-known stage actress. She appeared in the 1940 revival of Liliom, the original stage production of I Remember Mama, and portrayed Nurse Ratched in the stage production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest on Broadway. As a noted stage actress, her photo appeared on the front cover of Life Magazine on February 16, 1948.
Tetzel's other Broadway credits include The Winner (1953), Red Gloves (1948), Strange Bedfellows (1947), Pretty Little Parlor (1943), Peepshow (1943), Harriet (1942), The Damask Cheek (1942), and The Happy Days (1940).
- Duel in the Sun (1946) - Helen Langford
- The Paradine Case (1947) - Judy Flaquer
- The File on Thelma Jordon (1950) - Pamela Blackwell Marshall
- Hell Below Zero (1954) - Judie Nordhal
- The Red Dress (1954) - Pandora (segment "Meet Mr. Jones' story)
- Joy in the Morning (1965) - Beverly Karter
- "Joan Tetzel of Jackson Heights Plays in 'Harriet'". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York, Brooklyn. June 20, 1943. p. 28. Retrieved April 28, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Boasts Record at 17". The Evening News. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. January 27, 1939. p. 18. Retrieved April 28, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Say Hello to ..." (PDF). Radio and Television Mirror. 14 (5): 48. September 1940. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
- "(front cover)". Life. February 16, 1948. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- "("Joan Tetzel" search results)". Playbill Vault. Playbill. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. (2 volume set). McFarland. p. 739. ISBN 9781476625997. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
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