Joan emerged as one of the stars of Hollywood on the verge of the golden age. She later struggled to retain her fame, but still earned quite a name for herself. So, who is Joan Staley?
Born Joan Lynette McConchie on the 20th May 1940, in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, she is a retired actress and former model, who enjoyed fame in the ‘60s, with roles in such series and films as “ 77 Sunset Strip” (1959-1964), “Gun Fight” in 1961, and “Broadside” (1964-1965), among many other appearances.
So, do you want to find out more about Joan, from her childhood to most recent personal and career endeavors? If yes, then stay with us for a while as we are about to bring you close to this prominent actress and model.
Where is Joan Staley Now? Is She Still Alive?
Joan hasn’t been a part of the entertainment industry since the early ‘70s, since when she has been focused on her family. She has been married to Dale Sheets since 1967, with whom she has three children, but both are parents to seven children, as Dale has three children from his previous marriage, while Joan had one already. She is now a grandmother to 10 children and great-grandmother to 20 children. She is devoted to a local church and runs the International Ventures Incorporated with her husband, Dale Sheets.
Joan Staley Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Joan is the daughter of Jean and James McConchie; she spent her early childhood in Los Angeles, but would later move throughout the States, as her father joined the Army as a chaplain, having already spent time in Africa as a missionary, as was his wife. Jean went to several high schools, even in Europe, in cities such as Munich and Paris. After matriculation, she enrolled at Chapman College, before then moved with the family to San Francisco, where she worked as the only teletype operator at the William R. Stats brokerage firm.
During her childhood years, Joan learned how to play the violin, which earned her a role in the film “The Emperor Waltz” as a child violinist, with stars Bing Crosby and Joan Fontaine.
Following her first film appearances, Joan stayed away from acting for some time, but then returned by joining The Little Theatre in Hollywood. While there, she secured roles in such films as “The Robe”, then “Brigadoon”, and “My Sister Eileen”, among others, starting her rise in the entertainment world, thanks partly to her stunning looks, and which saw her selected as the Playboy centerfold for November 1958.
With these couple of appearances, Joan’s name started becoming more popular, and she secured a role in the TV series “Perry Mason” in 1958, subsequently featuring in several more episodes of the highly-acclaimed TV series. Then in 1959, she was cast in the TV series “77 Sunset Strip”, and until 1964 appeared in nine more episodes, portraying Hannah. With the start of the ‘60s, Joan started appearing in more films too, and after a few uncredited roles, she starred in the western “Gun Fight”, next to James Brown and Gregg Palmer, and had a support role in the film “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”, starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Patricia Neal.
Rise to Prominence
Gradually, she was becoming more successful, and in 1964 secured the most prominent role in her career, that of Roberta Love in the TV series “Broadside”, portraying Roberta in 32 episodes in the comedy series. However, since then, she didn’t have much success, except for a role in the film “Gunpoint” in 1966. She retired in 1972, though she made a brief appearance in 1982 in the TV series “Dallas”.
Joan Staley Net Worth
Although she has been away from the entertainment world for quite some time, during her active years, Joan has earned a decent amount of wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Joan Staley is, as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Staley’s net worth is as high as $9 million, which is pretty impressive don’t you think?
Joan Staley Personal Life, Husband, Children, Marriage, Divorce
What do you know about Joan’s personal affairs? Well, she has a failed marriage behind her; she was married to Charles Staley – therefore her last name – from 1956 to 1960. Charles and Joan met in France, but moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and later to Los Angeles. Unfortunately, their marriage started dissolving and in 1960 they were divorced, having had one child together.
In 1967, Joan married for the second time, to Dale Sheets, an executive with MCA, with whom she has three children. They are living in Los Angeles, now apparently enjoying time with their grandchildren and great-children.
Joan Staley Body Measurements
Joan, a Playboy model, and TV and film star, has received a number of credits for her stunning looks. So, do you know how tall she is and how much she weighs? Joan stands at 5ft 5ins, which is equal to 1.66m, while she weighs approximately 118lbs or 53kg, so it is obvious that she has kept her stunning figure, despite aging. Her vital statistics are 34-23-34 inches.