Joanna Frank

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Joanna Frank
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Frank with Alan Rachins, 1988
Johanna Bochco

(1941-03-07) March 7, 1941 (age 77) [1]
Alan Rachins (m. 1978)

Joanna Frank (born Johanna Bochco; March 7, 1941, Manhattan, New York)[2] is an American actress


She is the elder sister of the late Steven Bochco, the producer of Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue, and the wife, since March 11, 1978 of actor Alan Rachins of Dharma and Greg and L. A. Law. The couple has one child.[3] Her brother also produced the latter series.

Her first role was in Elia Kazan's 1963 film America, America as the character "Vartuhi", and she also appeared in The Young Animals (1968) and the cult biker film The Savage Seven (1968). Her later film credits included roles in Henry Jaglom's Always, But Not Forever (1985), and the romantic comedy Say Anything... (1989).

On television her first roles were as the malevolent "Regina" in The Outer Limits episode "ZZZZZ" (Season 1, Episode 18), which aired January 27, 1964.[4] The following day, January 28, 1964, the episode "Where the Action Is" in The Fugitive in which she appeared as "Chris Polichek", aired. Years later, she appeared on L.A. Law, which was co-created by her brother, television director and producer Steven Bochco and starring her husband, Alan Rachins.[5]


  1. ^ Johanna Bochco,; accessed April 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Source Information: New York, New York, Birth Index, 1910-1965 (database on-line) CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 6796
    Original data: New York City Department of Health, Digital Images
    ; accessed April 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Young, Jacob; Alexander, Michael (November 28, 1988). "Alan Rachins and Joanna Frank Fight Like Tigers on L.A. Law, but Their Real Marriage Feels Purrfect". People. ISSN 0093-7673.
  4. ^ Joanna Frank on IMDb
  5. ^ Joanna Frank on IMDb

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