- 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.
Cranston, Rhode Island, Jillson originally pursued a career in the performing arts. She attended Boston Universityon 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 failureat Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, aged 58. She had been suffering from diabetes. She left no immediate survivors.
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0422719 IMDb]
* [http://www.blogofdeath.com/archives/001183.html Blog of Death bio]
* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9563613 Joyce Jillson on Find-A-Grave]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Joyce — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Joyce imagesize= caption= pronunciation=jo(y) ce gender = Female meaning = Joy region = origin = Latin related names = Joice footnotes = The name Joyce jo(y) ce is used for females rarely used by males. However,… … Wikipedia
Murder in Peyton Place — Written by Grace Metalious (original novel) Richard De Roy Directed by Bruce Kessler Starring Dorothy Malone Ed Nelson Tim O Connor Joyce Jillson Christopher Connelly … Wikipedia
Peyton Place (TV series) — Peyton Place Original title card (1964–1966) Genre Soap opera Created by Grace Metalious (original 1956 novel) … Wikipedia
The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd — Infobox Musical name= The Roar of the Greasepaint The Smell of the Crowd subtitle= caption= Original Recording music= Leslie Bricusse Anthony Newley lyrics= Leslie Bricusse Anthony Newley book= Leslie Bricusse Anthony Newley basis= productions=… … Wikipedia
List of people from Rhode Island — This is a list of prominent people who were born in the U.S. State of Rhode Island or spent significant periods of their lives in the state.Athletics*Bill Almon (1952 ), baseball player *Billy Andrade (1964 ), golfer *Rocco Baldelli (1981 ),… … Wikipedia
Columbo — Not to be confused with Colombo. This article is about the TV film series. For other uses, see Columbo (disambiguation). Columbo Peter Falk (right) as Lt. Columbo, 1974 … Wikipedia
List of Boston University people — This is a list of notable faculty members and alumni of Boston University. Contents 1 Notable alumni or attendees 1.1 Pulitzer Prize winners 1.2 Academia 1.3 Business … Wikipedia
Jeane Dixon — For the American actress (1896 1981), see Jean Dixon. Jeane L. Dixon Born January 5, 1904 Medford, Wisconsin Died January 25, 1997(1997 01 25 … Wikipedia
October 2004 — October 2004: January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October – November – December See also: October 2004 in sports Events << … Wikipedia
List of astrologers — For a more extensive listing, see: *A. Frank Glahn *Aaadietya *Abiathar Crescas *Abraham bar Hiyya *Abraham ibn Ezra *Abraham Zacuto *Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al Zarqālī *Abu Ma shar *Abū Rayhān al Bīrūnī *Adelard of Bath *al Battani *Alan Leo *Albertus … Wikipedia