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Joan Collins

Joan Collins

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Born: May 23, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1992:
Associate producer and star of A&E's "Collins Meets Coward", performing three one-act plays by Noel Coward
1985:
Debuted her Joan Collins Eyewear Fashion Line
1951:
Film debut in uncredited role as a beauty contestant in "Lady Godiva Rides Again"
1976:
First time acting in a miniseries, "Arthur Hailey's 'The Moneychangers'" (NBC)
1992:
Made Broadway debut as Amanda in Noel Coward's sophisticated comedy "Private Lives"
1996:
Made headlines when Random House sued her for return of her $1.3 million advance after rejecting her manuscript; Collins won the case, receiving an additional $1.3 million and the rights to publish her novel outside the USA
1983:
Posed in a "50 Is Beautiful" spread in <i>Playboy</i> magazine
1997:
Recruited by executive producer Aaron Spelling to add her champaign fix to the short-lived primetime soap "Pacific Palisades"
2006:
Toured in "A Night With Joan Collins," a one-woman show in which she detailed the highs and lows of her roller coaster career, directed by her husband Percy Gibson
2002:
Appeared in a limited run on the legendary daytime soap opera "Guiding Light"
2000:
Appeared in the play "Love Letters"
1956:
Cast in "The Opposite Sex," a remake of Clare Boothe Luce's play "The Women"
1986:
Executive produced and starred in "Sins" and "Monte Carlo", both CBS miniseries
1951:
First small film role in "The Woman's Angle"
1967:
Played Lorelei Circe-the Siren in "Ring Around the Riddler" and "The Wail of the Siren" episodes of "Batman" (ABC)
1982:
Played the witch in "Hansel and Gretel" episode of Showtime's "Faerie Tale Theatre"
1988:
Published first novel, "Prime Time"
1981:
Starred as Alexis Carrington Colby on ABC's primetime soap "Dynasty" (not in the original cast when the show premiered in January of 1981)
1967:
Acted in two-part epiosde of "Star Trek" (NBC), "The City on the Edge of Forever", playing Captain Kirk's love interest
1969:
Acted opposite then-husband Anthony Newley in Newley's film "Can Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happinesss"
1952:
Appeared in revue "Rat's Revel Society" on London stage
1996:
Gave her signature diva role a new spin as a frosty agent in Kenneth Branagh's "A Midwinter's Tale"
2001:
Headlined the London production of the stage comedy "Over the Moon" (titled "Moon Over Buffalo" when it played on Broadway)
1945:
London stage debut as a boy in "A Doll's House"
1955:
Portrayed Evelyn Nesbit Thaw in "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing"
1995:
Portrayed the evil Lady Edwina Hogbottom in "Annie: A Royal Adventure", an ABC movie
1978:
Appearance in a steamy film version of her sister's book "The Stud" helped revive her stalled career; followed with "The Bitch" (1979), also adapted from sister's work
1962:
Appeared with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in "The Road to Hong Kong"
2001:
Had co-starring role in the ABC movie "These Old Broads"
2006:
Joined forces with Linda Evans on the Broadway stage in "Legends!" a comedy by Tony Award-winning author James Kirkwood
1990:
Legendary agent 'Swifty' Lazar negotiated a cotract with Random House, guaranteeing her payment of $4 million for two novels even if the manuscripts were rejected for publication
1972:
Portrayed Lorraine in the Hallmark Hall of Fame adaptation of "The Man who Came to Dinner" (NBC)
1991:
Reprised Alexis role in ABC's "Dynasty: The Reunion"
1980:
Returned to London stage in "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney"
1997:
Subject of "Joan Collins" for A&E's "Biography"
2004:
Toured the United Kingdom with a revival of the play "Full Circle"

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