Joan Shawlee

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Joan Shawlee
File:Joan Shawlee - photo.jpg
Born (1926-03-05)March 5, 1926
Forest Hills, New York, U.S.
Died March 22, 1987(1987-03-22) (aged 61)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Other names Joan Fulton
Occupation Actress
Years active 1945-1986
Spouse(s) Walter Shawlee[1]

Joan Shawlee (March 5, 1926[2] – March 22, 1987), also credited as Joan Fulton,[3] was an American film and television actress.

A tall woman (5'9"), she was known for small parts in Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder films. Her best remembered role is possibly "Sweet Sue" in Some Like It Hot (1959) starring Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis, as well as Lemmon. She appeared as "Sylvia" in The Apartment (1960), and as "Amazon Annie" in Irma la Douce, both of which starred Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. She had a recurring role on TV in The Dick Van Dyke Show as "Pickles Sorrell",[4] She played the lead in The Adventures of Aggie (1956–57), which only ran for one season,[5] and was a regular on Betty Hutton's short-lived series Goldie, and on the 1976-77 crime drama The Feather and Father Gang.


As reported in her obituary in the L.A. Times, she died of cancer, in Hollywood, California, on March 22, 1987, aged 61.

Selected filmography and television


  2. Joan Shawlee's date of birth,; accessed February 14, 2016.
  3. "Actress Joan Shawlee Dies of Cancer at 58 [sic]". The Associated Press. March 31, 1987. Miss Shawlee, who also had acted under the name of Joan Fulton ... changed her professional name after her marriage to businessman Walter Shawlee. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Heffernan, Harold. "12 New Film Beauties Selected For Musical", Toledo Blade, November 9, 1950.
  5. The Adventures of Aggie,; accessed February 14, 2016.

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