- Sex appeal
- Well-Regarded in Private Life
- Comedic Ability
- Singing Ability (If applicable)
- Dancing Ability (If applicable)
- Risk-taker or Innovator
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Joan Carroll - Today
I just watched Joan Carroll in "The Bells of St. Mary's" and wondered if TCM would ever get her on today for an interview! She was far more mature as an actress than her years, and worked in many wonderful films with some of the greats: Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Ginger Rogers, Director Leo McCarey, etc. It would be wonderful to see what she looks like now, sharing her movie experiences, especially for those of us who are younger, and were not around during the era that these films were originally made. As someone who went back to study film in university, I have alway loved the older films, and find them far more creative with better story lines, and with real movie stars of ALL AGES with acting chops in comparison to what is put forth today - a lot of high-tech technology and blockbusters that are all 'show' as they either blow-up something, or have violence and sex at the forefront because of a lack of a good plot. Unfortunately, a good majority of the flicks today are just what I would call 'fluff' and do not even have a winning storyline or lesson to be taught, but instead are thrown together with mediocre acting starring the youngest 'hottie' of the day, because today's industry seems more focused on looks and simply catering to the teenaged crowd, instead of putting forth something worthwhile and lasting for everyone to enjoy! Thank you TCM for providing those of us wanting more and with a real passion for film to enjoy these films of bygone days...
One of the best
- Jim Nikirk
Joan Carroll was a very pretty young actress and was improving her acting skills with every movie. It is a shame that for some reason, she quit acting!
A Great Young Star
- Jim Nikirk
I am 74 and have not noticed Joan Carroll while growing up watching many, many movies. But since TCM has shown a good deal of Joan's movies, I have to say she was a great little actress, and if I don't sound like a 'dirty old man' (I'm not!), she was also a great looking young girl. I don't know why she stopped making movies, but I would have loved to see her at an older age and think she would have gotten to be a real Star. I'm still trying to collect all of her films and hope to have a full collection of them.