Elaine Joyce: Age, Career, Marriage, Net Worth, Full Facts

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Elaine Joyce

Elaine Joyce has rocked Hollywood in a way she knows best. She has also visited the graveyard to say goodbye to the dead a couple of times. What do you know of the actress? Not enough to skip all these juicy details about her.

Elaine Joyce: Age

Elaine Joyce was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Frank Pinchot and IIiclina Pinchot. She has a brother named Frank Pinchot whom she grew up with. Information about her educational background has not been made public. Elaine Joyce is of Hungarian descent and she does not come from the family of thespians. She was born on December 19, 1945.

Elaine Joyce is seventy-three years old.

Elaine Joyce: Career

Elaine Joyce entered the show business by appearing as an “extra” in films. Her debut was in the 1961 romantic musical tragedy “West Side Story” where she portrayed the role of Hotsie, a girlfriend to the lead cast named Tiger. With worthy roles still difficult to come her way, she appeared as an “extra” in a few more musical films, such as “The Music Man”, “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Funny Girl”.

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In 1965, Elaine made her TV debut in an episode of CBS variety show “The Danny Kaye Show”. This turned out to be that career-defining opportunity she ever wanted as she went on to appear in the four episodes of “The Red Skelton Show” which aired on CBS.

In 1971, she appeared in the comedy-drama film “Such Good Friends” as Marian and the same year, she played the character of Ema Letha Kusic in the Universal comedy “How to Frame a Figg”. Elaine made her Broadway debut in “Sugar” the musical adaptation of the film “Some Like It Hot” the following year.

The original film featured Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Kane.’ Elaine received a Theater World Award for her outstanding performance in “Sugar”. In 1976, Elaine played the character of “Marsha Finch” in the NBC series “City of Angels”. She also made her debut as a host in the first season of the ABC series “The All New Dating Game”.  She became popular in the series and in 1986, she hosted one episode.

More on her career

Elaine flourished mostly in films and stage performances. One of her memorable stage performances was at the Alhambra Dinner Theater in Jacksonville, Florida in May 1982 where she met author J.D. Salinger who has been writing her secret love letters.

In 1993, she appeared in the brief recurring role of Paula Hammond in the daytime soap opera NBC “Days of Our Lives” and made a guest appearance on the CBS series “The Young and the Restless”.

She has also regularly appeared on several game shows, either as a host or as a panelist. Some of her most noteworthy game shows include “Match Game,” “Super Password,” “Password Plus” “Tattletales,” and “What is My Line”?

She made guest appearances in series such as “Love, American Style”, “The Andy Griffith Show,” The Carol Burnett Show,” Kojak,” Charlie’s Angels,” Green Acres,” Hawaii Five-O,’ and’ “The Feather and Father Gang”


Elaine Joyce has been married three times, perhaps not what she wanted but life happened to her. Elaine married actor Bobby Van in 1968 until Bobby Van died from brain cancer in 1980. They met on set and appeared in shows such as ‘Tattletales’ and ‘Match Game.’ Together they had a daughter named Taylor Van.

Elaine waited five years before getting married again. However, during these five years she waited, there were reports that he was having an affair with J.D Salinger the man who sent her love letters secretly. Elaine did not marry Salinger, rather he married TV producer John Levoff in 1985. The union was blessed with a son named Michael but the marriage ended in divorce in 1992.

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In 1999, Elaine married playwright, screenwriter, and Pulitzer Prize winner Neil Simon. As Neil Simon aged, he started battling with a kidney failure with his long term friend Bill Evans donating one of his kidneys so he could a little bit longer in 2004. Neil had other ailments like Alzheimer and dementia.  He died at the age of 91 on the morning of August 26, 2018.

Elaine Joyce: Net Worth

Elaine Joyce entered the show business four decades ago. She has made valuable contributions to theater plays and films as well. As of 2019, her net worth stands at 1.5 million dollars.

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