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Also Known As: Betty Elizabeth Miller, Joan Perry Cohn Died: September 15, 1996
Born: Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Pensacola, Florida, USA Profession: actor, model

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Throughout her entertainment career as an accomplished actress, Joan Perry graced the silver screen many times. She began her career as a model in New York. In 1935, she moved to Hollywood and signed with Columbia Pictures at the same time as Rita Hayworth. In 1936, she appeared in "Dangerous Intrigue" with Ralph Bellamy and "Shakedown" with Lew Ayres. Perry kickstarted her acting career in various films such as "Heir to Trouble" (1935), "The Case of the Missing Man" (1935) and "The Devil Is Driving" (1937). She also appeared in "Start Cheering" (1938) and "Blind Alley" (1939). Her film career continued throughout the thirties and the forties in productions like the comedy "Good Girls Go to Paris" (1939) with Melvyn Douglas, "The Lone Wolf Strikes" (1940) and "Bullets For O'Hara" (1941). She also appeared in the Ronald Reagan adaptation "International Squadron" (1941) and "Maisie Was a Lady" (1941). Perry was most recently credited in "America's Most Wanted: Terrorists -- A Special Edition" (Fox, 2001-02). Perry continued to exercise her talent in the forties through the nineties, taking on a mix of projects like "Nine Lives Are Not Enough" (1941), "Not Just News" and "In the Wings: Angels...

Throughout her entertainment career as an accomplished actress, Joan Perry graced the silver screen many times. She began her career as a model in New York. In 1935, she moved to Hollywood and signed with Columbia Pictures at the same time as Rita Hayworth. In 1936, she appeared in "Dangerous Intrigue" with Ralph Bellamy and "Shakedown" with Lew Ayres. Perry kickstarted her acting career in various films such as "Heir to Trouble" (1935), "The Case of the Missing Man" (1935) and "The Devil Is Driving" (1937). She also appeared in "Start Cheering" (1938) and "Blind Alley" (1939). Her film career continued throughout the thirties and the forties in productions like the comedy "Good Girls Go to Paris" (1939) with Melvyn Douglas, "The Lone Wolf Strikes" (1940) and "Bullets For O'Hara" (1941). She also appeared in the Ronald Reagan adaptation "International Squadron" (1941) and "Maisie Was a Lady" (1941). Perry was most recently credited in "America's Most Wanted: Terrorists -- A Special Edition" (Fox, 2001-02). Perry continued to exercise her talent in the forties through the nineties, taking on a mix of projects like "Nine Lives Are Not Enough" (1941), "Not Just News" and "In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway" (PBS, 1992-93). Her credits also expanded to "America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back" (1996-2012). Perry's husband was Harry Cohn and Perry had three children. Perry passed away in September 1996 at the age of 85.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Maisie Was a Lady (1941) Diana Webley
2.
 International Squadron (1941) Connie [Wilkins]
3.
 Bullets for O'Hara (1941) Patricia [Mortimer] Van Dyne
4.
 Strange Alibi (1941) Alice Devlin
5.
 Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941) Jane Abbott
6.
 The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940) Delia Jordan
7.
 Good Girls Go to Paris (1939) Sylvia Brand
8.
 Blind Alley (1939) Linda Curtis
9.
 Start Cheering (1938) Jean Worthington
10.
 The Devil Is Driving (1937) Eve Hammond
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Began her career as a model in New York
1935:
Moved to Hollywood and signed with Columbia Pictures at the same time as Rita Hayworth
1936:
Appeared in "Dangerous Intrigue" with Ralph Bellamy and "Shakedown" with Lew Ayres
1937:
Featured in "The Devil Was Driving" and "Counterfeit Lady" opposite Bellamy
1939:
Acted in "Blind Alley" and "Good Girls Go to Paris" with Melvyn Douglas
1941:
Married studio chief Harry Cohn
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husband:
Harry Cohn. Executive. Co-funder of Columbia Pictures; married in 1941, died in 1958.
husband:
Harry Karl. Executive. Shoe tycoon; lasted 21 days with his receiving $100,000 in settlement.
husband:
Laurence Harvey. Actor. Married 1968-72.

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son:
Harry Cohn Jr. Deceased.
son:
John Perry Cohn. Survived her.

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