I am sorry to report the death of Joan Weldon who has passed away at her home in Florida . She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Dr. David Podell.
Joan’s film career was brief, lasting a few years in the middle 1950s . Her Warner Brothers contract cast her mainly in westerns though she was a trained opera singer.
Joan’s costars included Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott ,Guy Madison and Fred MacMurray. And she will be remembered for her role in the classic sci-fi movie, Them!
Joan appeared in two musicals , So This Is Love (The Grace Moore Story) and Deep in My heart, but she had no songs in the former and only a very brief scene with Tony Martin in the latter.
After her spell in Hollywood , Joan returned to her first love , singing and starred in many shows at Lincoln Centre in New York – The Sound Of Music, The Desert Song, Oklahoma, Carousel. And she performed at the Hollywood Bowl.
She also did some television – Perry Mason, Lux Video Theater.
Joan also costarred with Randolph Scott in Riding Shotgun.