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Joyce Taylor Profile

Joyce Taylor
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(Joyce Crowder)
14 September 32 is born in Taylorville, Illinois. Her father is a singer with his own radio show in St. Louis.
? sings at the Lake Club in Springfield, Illinois
c. 47 signs with Mercury Records at age 15
March 54 sings on "The Walter Wichell Show." Soon after, Winchell gets a phone call from Walter Kane asking for her.
? is put under contract by billionaire Howard Hughes; then Hughes puts the contract on hold
? meets Hughes for the first time at RKO and for the second time on an empty sound stage, where he stays in the dark, unseen by her
? Hughes places her with her mother and sisters in a home in Bel Air
? accompanied by chaperones, she goes with Hughes to Palm Springs and Florida
57 is to be in Ten Thousand Bedrooms opposite Dean Martin, when Howard Hughes makes his attorney, Greg Bautzer, cease her contract. As a result, producer Joseph Pasternak has to drop her. A week later, Bautzer again offers her a contract for $3,500 a week, but she declines.
September 58 entertains at the St. Elisabeth's Parish of Van Nuys Hawaiian luau, held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Bisaccio, 14947 Hamlin Street, Van Nuys
May 60 promotes a do-it-yourself shuffleboard game in local newspapers
June 60 promotes a barbecue pit in local newspapers
September 60 director Andrew Stone casts her for his Ring of Fire after testing 14 girls
January 63 is off to Lake Arrowhead for location filming of William Castle's The Candy Web
63 does an unsold pilot for director-producer William Castle, "The 13th Gate"
is in the pilot for "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
? her son is born
? has her own publishing company, Joyce Taylor Music, and writes for other recording artists
96 makes her home in Colorado writing poetry
08 as Joyce C. Taylor, she resides in Minnesota
Sources:
Samuel Clemens, Monsters, Mutants and Heavenly Creatures by Tom Weaver, Van Nuys News, Reno Evening Gazette, The Odessa American, The Valley Independent, www.IMDb.com
Recommended Books:
Monsters, Mutants and Heavenly Creatures by Tom Weaver
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