Joyce Jillson

Joyce Jillson

Joyce Jillson (December 26 1945 – October 1 2004) was a syndicated astrologer, talk show host and television and musical theatre actress. At the time of her death, her column was syndicated to over 200 publications.

Born in Cranston, Rhode Island, Jillson originally pursued a career in the performing arts. She attended Boston University on an opera scholarship. After graduation, she moved to New York to act. Her acting career includes appearing on Broadway in "The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd" and a stint as "Jill Smith" on the television series "Peyton Place". In 1973, Jillson starred as airline stewardess "Tara B. True" in "Superchick," a sex comedy movie that developed a minor cult following. That same year, she started doing horoscopes for a local TV station in Los Angeles.

She was also the official astrologer for 20th Century Fox Studios, providing advice on the best opening dates for movies, including "". Fact|date=January 2008

She was also a best selling non-fiction author. She discussed astrology on her own syndicated TV program "The Joyce Jillson Show", and wrote such books as "Real Women Don't Pump Gas", "The Fine Art of Flirting" and "Joyce Jillson's Lifesigns". Her final manuscripts, "Dog Astrology" and "Astrology for Cats" were scheduled for publication posthumously.


Jillson was married to Joseph Gallagher from 1969 until their divorce in 1981; they had no children.


She died of kidney failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, aged 58. She had been suffering from diabetes. She left no immediate survivors.

ee also

* Joan Quigley
* Carroll Righter
* Jeanne Dixon

External links

* [ IMDb]
* [ Blog of Death bio]
* [ Joyce Jillson on Find-A-Grave]

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