Joan Barclay (1914–2002)

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Born Mary Elizabeth Greear, the actress best known as Joan Barclay came out to Hollywood when her mother, anxious to leave Minnesota's cold climate, put "Florida" and "California" in a hat and let young Mary Elizabeth draw. One of her earliest acting jobs was a role in The Gaucho (1927) with Douglas Fairbanks, who wanted to make her his next ... See full bio »

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Sky Racket Marion Bronson
Shadow of Chinatown Joan Whiting
The Shanghai Cobra Paula Webb


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 1945 The Shanghai Cobra
Paula Webb
 1944 Music in Manhattan
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1944 My Pal Wolf
Willie, Mrs. Anstey's Secretary (uncredited)
 1944 Youth Runs Wild
Girl with Blanche (uncredited)
 1944 Step Lively
Western Union Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 Girls! Girls! Girls! (Short)
Joan Thompson
 1944 The Falcon Out West
Mrs. Irwin
 1943 Rookies in Burma
Janie - the Brunette
 1943 Around the World
Joan Barclay (uncredited)
 1943 The Seventh Victim
Gladys (uncredited)
 1943 Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1943 The Falcon in Danger
Hysterical Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Bombardier
Buck's Secretary (uncredited)
 1943 Gildersleeve's Bad Day
Julie Potter (uncredited)
 1943 This Land Is Mine
Young Woman (uncredited)
 1943 Sagebrush Law
Sally Winters
 1943 The Falcon Strikes Back
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1943 Ladies' Day
Joan Samuels
 1942 Pretty Dolly (Short)
Errol's Secretary
 1942 Bandit Ranger
Sally Mattison
 1942 The Corpse Vanishes
Alice Wentworth
 1942 Billy the Kid's Smoking Guns
Mrs. Howard
 1942 Black Dragons
Alice Saunders
 1942 Riding the Wind
Joan Westfall (as Mary Douglas)
 1942 Mr. Wise Guy
Ann Mitchell
 1941 Billy the Kid's Round-Up
Betty Webster
 1941 Man-I-Cured (Short)
Betty, the nephew's girl friend
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Guest at First Party (uncredited)
 1941 Love Crazy
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
Actress in Slayton's Office (uncredited)
 1941 Flying Wild
Helen Munson
 1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Spectator (uncredited)
 1941 Billy the Kid's Range War
Ellen Gorman
 1940 Second Chorus
 1939 The Gentleman from Arizona
Georgia Coburn
 1939 Outlaws' Paradise
Jessie Treadwell
 1939 Texas Wildcats
Molly Arden
 1939 Six-Gun Rhythm
Jean Harper
 1939 Convict's Code
 1938 Sweethearts
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1938 Gang Bullets
Girlfriend (scenes deleted)
 1938 Lightning Carson Rides Again
Sally - Paul Smith's Sweetheart
 1938 Pioneer Trail
Alice Waite
 1938 Two Gun Justice
 1938 Whirlwind Horseman
Peggy Radford
 1938 The Purple Vigilantes
Jean McAllister
 1937 The Singing Outlaw
Joan McClain
 1937 Amateur Crook
Betsy Cummings - alias Mary Layton
 1937 Harris in the Spring (Short)
Norman's Girlfriend
 1937 Million Dollar Racket
Molly Henessey
 1937 Sky Racket
Marion Bronson
 1937 Island Captives
Helen Carsons
 1937 The Trusted Outlaw
Betty Pember
 1937/I Blake of Scotland Yard
Hope Mason
 1936/I Shadow of Chinatown
Joan Whiting
 1936 Phantom Patrol
Doris McCloud
 1936 Ride, Ranger, Ride
Wagon Trail Girl (uncredited)
 1936 Men of the Plains
Laura Long
 1936 Follow Your Heart
Dancer (uncredited)
 1936 West of Nevada
Helen Haldain
 1936 Prison Shadows
Mary Comstock
 1936 The Glory Trail
Lucy Strong
 1936 Feud of the West
Molly Henderson
 1936 Colleen
Cafe Guest (uncredited)
 1936 These Three
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
 1936 Ridin' On
Gloria O'Nell (as Geraine Greer)
 1936 The Kid Ranger
Mary Brokaw aka Mary Mason (as Geraine Greear)
 1936 Strike Me Pink
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1936 Carnival Day (Short)
Peggy (uncredited)
 1936 The Murder of Dr. Harrigan
Nurse (uncredited)
 1935 Man of Iron
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1935 Moonlight on the Prairie
Saloon Girl (uncredited)
 1935 Shipmates Forever
Song Spectator (uncredited)
 1934 The Firebird
First School Girl / Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
 1934 The St. Louis Kid
Girl at Dance (uncredited)
 1934 Madame Du Barry
Girl in Field with Flowers (uncredited)
 1934 Finishing School
Student (uncredited)
 1933 Baby Face
Job Seeker (uncredited)
 1933 Private Detective 62
Gambler (uncredited)
 1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan
Well-Wisher (uncredited)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Gold Digger (uncredited)
 1933 The Little Giant
Society Girl (uncredited)
 1933 42nd Street
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1932/I Grand Hotel
Young Girl in Lobby (uncredited)
 1930 King of Jazz
Chorine (uncredited)
 1927 The Gaucho
The Girl of the Shrine (as Geraine Greear)
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Alternate Names:

Mary Douglas | Geraine Grear | Geraine Greear | Geraine Greer


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I didn't do much at RKO. I remember I played gin rummy with the head of RKO, Charles Kerner. There were some other people there and he said, "I want you all to listen to this man sing, he's going to go places." It was Frank Sinatra. And he was right! See more »


Married three times. First husband, Paul Fitzgerald, was a Marine. Second husband, and the father of her two children, Leroy D. Hillman, was an heir to a family fortune. Her marriage to third husband, George Sullivan, lasted 18 years until his death. See more »


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