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_Joanne-Dru-Top-Pic-Red-River-1948 Joanne Dru in RED RIVER (1948).
About Joanne Dru (1922 – 1996)

Discovered by a talent scout while working in the theater, Joanne made her screen debut in a film called Abie's Irish Rose (1946). Born in Logan, West Virginia, on January 31, 1922, she came to New York City, in 1940, at the age of eighteen.

After her screen debut in 1946, Joanne disappeared from view for nearly a year, during which time she concentrated on her marriage to singer Dick Haymes (her first of three husbands).

She returned to the big screen and fame with her role as Tess in the classic Western RED RIVER (1948). She followed that with another Western, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949), again playing opposite John Wayne. She also appeared in films like "All the King's Men" (1949), "The Pride of St. Louis" (1952), and "Hell on Frisco Bay" (1955).

When Westerns were running out of steam, in the mid-1950s, Joanne turned to television where she appeared on shows such as "Playhouse 90" (1956). In 1960 she was cast in the role of the Eastern Owner of a Dude Ranch in the television series "Guestward Ho!" (1960).

Joanne Dru passed away on September 10, 1996, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.

Joanne Dru's notable movie credits include...

ABIE'S IRISH ROSE (1946)
RED RIVER (1948)
SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (1949)
ALL THE KING'S MEN (1949)
WAGON MASTER (1950)
711 OCEAN DRIVE (1950)
VENGEANCE VALLEY (1951)
MR. BELVEDERE RINGS THE BELL (1951)
RETURN OF THE TEXAN (1952)
THE PRIDE OF ST. LOUIS (1952)
MY PAL GUS (1952)
THUNDER BAY (1953)
HANNAH LEE (1953)
FORBIDDEN (1953)
DUFFY OF SAN QUENTIN (1954)
SOUTHWEST PASSAGE (1954)
SIEGE AT RED RIVER (1954)
3 RING CIRCUS (1954)
DAY OF TRIUMPH (1954)
THE DARK AVENGER (1955)
SINCERELY YOURS (1955)
HELL ON FRISCO BAY (1955)
DRANGO (1957)
THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST (1958)
THE WILD AND THE INNOCENT (1959)
SEPTEMBER STORM (1960)
SYLVIA (1965)
SUPER FUZZ (1980)




Joanne Dru in 3 Ring Circus (1954)... with Zsa Zsa Gabor and Dean Martin.










Joanne Dru in 711 Ocean Drive (1950)... with
Otto Kruger, Edmond O'Brien, and Don Porter in second picture...
with Edmond O'Brien in pictures 3 and 4.















In All the King's Men (1949)... with John Ireland in top two pictures... with
John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge and Anne Seymour in third picture...
with Shepperd Strudwick in picture 4... with John Ireland in pictures 5 and 6.







In Forbidden (1953)... top picture with Tony Curtis and
Victor Sen Yung... bottom picture with Tony Curtis.





With Macdonald Carey, John Ireland, and Tom Powers
in Hannah Lee: An American Primitive (1953).









In Red River (1948)... with Montgomery Clift in
top picture... with John Wayne in middle picture.





With Mark Stevens in September Storm (1960).






In She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)... bottom picture with John Wayne.




In Siege at Red River (1954) with Van Johnson and Craig Hill.




With Jimmy Stewart in Thunder Bay (1953).






Joanne Dru with Burt Lancaster and Robert Walker in Vengeance Valley (1951).