The daughter of a West Virginia druggist, Joanne Dru came to New York in 1940. In New York she worked as a model and was cast by Al Jolson as one of the showgirls in his Broadway play "Hold Onto Your Hats." When the show closed in 1941, she married popular singer Dick Haymes and went with him to Hollywood. Discovered by a talent scout while ...
Born: January 31, 1922
Star sign: Aquarius
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Known for: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Red River (1948), All the King's Men (1949), Vengeance Valley (1951)