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Award-winning actress Joan Benedict Steiger talks about her longstanding passion for tap dancing plus her diverse experience in films, TV and live theater. Winner of the Eternity Award from the L. A. Women’s Theater Festival, Joan appeared in A Month of Sundays and The Flying Dutchman opposite her late husband, Rod Steiger. Her other movies include such films as The Prize Fighter, The Theory of Everything and Dead Border. Joan’s interest in tap started at the age of seven, and she still takes three lessons a week.
Among Joan’s stage credits are roles in productions like Promises, Promises, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Octette Bridge Club, The Traveling Lady, The Mind with the Dirty Man, Richard III, Dr. Faustus, and her one-woman show Leona, in which she received rave reviews for her portrayal of hotelier Leona Helmsley.
Joan’s TV career began when she was a member of the original ensemble of The Steve Allen Show, followed by roles on several daytime dramas and series guest appearances. Her other television credits include such diverse shows as Days of Our Lives, Candid Camera, and Dollhouse.
Clearly, Joan has amassed a remarkable body of work on stage, screen and television in roles covering the classical and contemporary, the drama and the musical.She has fascinating show biz stories to tell! Adding to the fun is A.J. Hakari, the Mad Movie Man, as co-host.
This episode features an interview with Joan Benedict Steiger, tv, film and theatre actress, and widow of actor Rod Steiger.
Anyone interested in creativity, tv, film and theatre will enjoy this episode as Joan shares one of a kind stories from her rich experiences in Hollywood, and shares advice about living a successful creative life.
For more information, visit www.joanbenedictsteiger.com
The Best Ever You Show is extremely honored to welcome Joan Benedict Steiger as our guest.
Decades of work on stage, screen, and television and the love of three devoted men sounds like a full life; but in many ways, the story is just beginning for veteran performer Joan Benedict Steiger. With credits dating back to the original “Candid Camera” on television to her acclaimed solo performance as Leona Helmsley, she has lived the artistic life she first dreamed of as a child in Brooklyn, New York – and the dream shows no signs of ending.
Throughout her life, Joan Benedict Steiger has worked simultaneously on stage, in film, and on television. She’s still remembered for a classic bit from the original version of “Candid Camera,” where she played a lost tourist looking for directions from passersby, making sure that her fancy hat – beplumed with a particularly large feather – would distract them at every opportunity. She was also part of the ensemble of the original “Steve Allen Show,” where she did double duty as the spokesperson for Hazel Bishop cosmetics. On daytime drama, she had regular and recurring roles on “General Hospital,” “Days of our Lives,” and “Capitol.” Her dozens of series guest appearances include classic series like “Fantasy Island,” “T.J. Hooker,” “The Incredible Hulk” and, most recently, Fox’s “Dollhouse. For more information visit www.joanbenedictsteiger.com
JOAN BENEDICT STEIGER, a working character actress who appeared in films like THE PRIZE FIGHTER and TV shows like HUNTER, THE INCREDIBLE HULK and the iconic TJ HOOKER, has been a stage actress for many years. She was married to legendary actor Rod Steiger, and appeared with him in several films.
“I’m still learning after all these years,” says Joan Benedict Steiger. Even after a prolific career spanning stage, screen, and television – and inspiring romances with three devoted men – the veteran actress still finds each role a new challenge to experience and new terrain to explore.
A dancer from childhood, Joan forged a career in show business as an actress in the early days of television, where she made notable appearances on shows like the original “Candid Camera” and “The Steve Allen Show.” Dozens of television and film appearances later, including memorable stints on “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives,” she’s still dedicated to all facets of her craft, having appeared in numerous stage productions, from the classics to modern comedies to her acclaimed solo shows ("Leona", about Leona Helmsley, and her autobiographical "The Loves of My Life.")
Off-screen, Joan’s life has been equally charmed. Her first husband was stage veteran John Myhers, with whom Joan spent thirty years before his passing. Then, Joan was reunited with Academy Award-winning actor Rod Steiger; the two had known each other when Joan was a star-struck ingénue and Steiger the industry’s hottest young performer. Now, decades later, their romance was rekindled, and the Steigers spent nearly a decade working together and supporting each other until the actor’s death in 2002. Then Joan fell in love with veteran television actor Jeremy Slate, and the two spent several years together before his death. “They all passed away from different forms of cancer, so it’s bittersweet,” says a pensive Joan today. “But they were three of the greatest guys in the world.”
Today, Joan immerses herself in every acting opportunity, including a recent appearance on Fox’s “Dollhouse,” and is preparing to write her memoirs. Remembering the past with no regrets, she looks forward to a future of even more accomplishment.
She has forgotten more than you or I will ever learn of this industry! Joan Benedict Steiger is a veteran actress with far too many experiences to count. An actress in her own right (Dollhouse, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, etc.), Joan will discuss her history in the industry, the three loves of her life (stage actor John Myhers, Academy Award-winning actor Rod Steiger, and television star Jeremy Slate), and the book that details her life experiences, “The Loves of My Life.”
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Piggybacking on the recent Eternity Award Joan Benedict Steiger received for her remarkable acting career, the folks at Movie Addict Headquarters pay tribute to her in this special episode. Joan is interviewed about her extensive experience in films, on stage and in television. Plus Adilah Barnes from the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival and actor Tyrone Power Jr. call in to share their reactions to Joan's acting expertise.
Joan’s dozen movie credits include starring roles in “A Month of Sundays” and “The Flying Dutchman” opposite her late husband, Rod Steiger. Her new film, “Dead Border,” is a horror flick and should be released sometime this year. Among Joan’s stage credits are roles in productions like “Promises, Promises,” “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” and her one-woman show “Leona.” Joan’s TV career began when she was a member of the original ensemble of “The Steve Allen Show,” followed by roles on several daytime dramas and series guest appearances.
A dancer from childhood, Joan forged a career in show business as an actress in the early days of television, where she made notable appearances on shows like the original “Candid Camera” and “The Steve Allen Show.” Dozens of television and film appearances later, including memorable stints on “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives,” she’s still dedicated to all facets of her craft, having appeared in numerous stage productions, from the classics to modern comedies to her acclaimed solo shows (“Leona,” about Leona Helmsley, and her autobiographical “The Loves of My Life.”) Today, Joan immerses herself in every acting opportunity, including a recent appearance on Fox’s “Dollhouse” and a starring role the feature “Dead Border.” She recently was awarded the “Eternity Award” for “lifetime achievements that have made a lasting contribution to the world of theatre” at the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival. She is also preparing to write her memoirs. Remembering the past with no regrets, she looks forward to a future of even more accomplishment.
The Total Tutor will interview celebrity Joan Benedict Steiger. The Topic will be her career. Next, The Total Tutor will interview celebrity Kat Kramer. The topic will be her upcoming projects. Last, The Total Tutor will interview Screen Writer from the movie Alien Celebrity Ron Shusett.
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On Wednesday October 3, 2012 at 8pm/PST (11pm/EST) we welcome veteran actress of television, film, and stage, Joan Benedict Steiger to Swoop’s World. After our interview we’ll be up to all of our usual fun with our Brewskis beer tasting segment, TBones Timeout, followed by our take on all topics, as well as any interesting news of the day. Swoop’s World Late Night is on from 8pm/PST – 11pm/PST tune in at Swoopsworld.com.
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This week we’ll be tasting Helles Lager by Fordham Brewing Company located in Dover, DE.
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