Joan Vohs

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Joan Vohs
Joan Vohs photo.gif
Born(1927-07-30)July 30, 1927
DiedJune 4, 2001(2001-06-04) (aged 73)
Other namesJoan Vohs Stephens
Elinor Joan Vohs
OccupationActress, model
Years active1949–1969
John G. Stephens (m. 1952)

Joan Vohs (July 30, 1927 – June 4, 2001) was an American model and film and television actress.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

Vohs was a native of St. Albans, Queens, in New York City,[3] the daughter of Mr. and Mrs William Vohs, who also had two younger daughters.[4][5]

She danced with The Rockettes before becoming an actress.[6] She later danced with Agnes DeMille's troupe and became a Conover model.[4][7]


Vohs made her movie debut in Girls School for Columbia Pictures.[4] She was an occasional hostess on the program Faith of Our Children.[8]

She appeared on several episodes of Fireside Theater[4] and on Bachelor Father, Family Affair, Maverick, and Perry Mason, among other programs.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Vohs married John Stephens in 1952. They had one son, William, and one daughter, Laurie.[10] She was an active Sunday school teacher.[11]


Vohs died on June 4, 2001, of heart failure in Tarzana, California, aged 73.[12][9] She was survived by her husband, son, daughter, sister, and grandson.[11]


Year Title Role Notes
1949 My Dream Is Yours Party Guest Uncredited
1949 The Girl from Jones Beach Model Uncredited
1949 It's a Great Feeling Model Uncredited
1949 Yes Sir, That's My Baby Mrs. Flugeldorfer
1949 The Inspector General Peasant Girl Uncredited
1950 Dangerous Inheritance
1950 Girls' School Jane Ellen
1950 County Fair Phyllis Uncredited
1951 Royal Wedding Dancer in Haiti Number Uncredited
1951 As You Were Sgt. Peggy P. Hopper
1951 I'll See You In My Dreams Chorine Uncredited
1953 The Girl in Room 17
1953 Fort Ti Fortune Mallory
1953 Vice Squad Vickie Webb
1953 Crazylegs Ruth Stahmer
1954 Sabrina Gretchen Van Horn
1954 Cry Vengeance Lily Arnold
1955 Fort Yuma Melanie Crown
1956 Terror at Midnight Susan Lang
1957 Lure of the Swamp Cora Payne


  1. ^ Pitts p.113
  2. ^ Mutti-Mewse, Howard (13 June 2001). "Joan Vohs". The Independent. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Joan Vohs Autograph For 'Fort Ti' Patrons". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. May 28, 1953. p. 4. Retrieved July 24, 2015 – via open access
  4. ^ a b c d "Former St. Albans Girl Uses Her Real Name in the Movies". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. August 19, 1953. p. 8. Retrieved July 24, 2015 – via open access
  5. ^ Kowalski, Eileen (July 25, 2001). "Joan Vohs". Variety. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  6. ^ Heimer, Mel (July 18, 1956). "Rockettes in Retirement". Marysville Journal-Tribune. p. 3. Retrieved July 24, 2015 – via open access
  7. ^ OLIVER, MYRNA (June 11, 2001). "Joan Vohs; Actress in 1950s TV, Movies". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  8. ^ "(TV listing)". The San Bernardino County Sun. April 21, 1957. p. 10. Retrieved July 24, 2015 – via open access
  9. ^ a b "Joan Vohs Stephens". Indiana Gazette. June 12, 2001. p. 4. Retrieved July 24, 2015 – via open access
  10. ^ Mutti-Mewse, Howard (June 14, 2001). "Joan Vohs". Joan Vohs. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Joan Vohs dies at 73, was a model, Rockette, actress". The Daily Gazette. June 11, 2001. p. B7. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  12. ^ "Joan Vohs Stephens dies, film and television actress". Deseret News. June 12, 2001.


  • Pitts, Michael R. Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films. McFarland, 2012.

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