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Elaine Joyce Biography, Age, Spouse (Neil Simon), Children, Movies

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Elaine Joyce Biography

Elaine Joyce Bio

Elaine Joyce is an American actress born on 19th December 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. She is the wife of the late playwright Neil Simon. She made her film debut in 1961 as an extra in West Side Story. She made her broadway debut in ‘Sugar’ as singer Sugar Kane which earned her the 1972 Theatre World Award.

Elaine Joyce Age 72 years
Elaine Joyce Spouse
  • Neil Simon (m. 1999 until his death on 26th August 2018)
  • John Levoff (m. 1985–1992)
  • Bobby Van (m. 1968–1980)
Elaine Joyce Children
  • Taylor (born in 1977, with Bobby Van)
  • Michael (born in 1986, with John Levoff)

 

Elaine Joyce Husband

In 1968 she married Bobby Van until his death from brain cancer in 1980. On 30th October 1967 it was announced that Bobby and Elaine had married but they had not wed yet. In November a in a Hollywood column (The El Dorado Times, Nov 29, 1967) stated that Bobby said he and Joyce planned to marry on December 2, 1967, but her brother, Frank Pinchot had chosen that date to marry his wife, so they would choose another date). On 1st May 1968 they got married in Las Vegas (Clark County marriage license and New Castle News, Pennsylvania, May 13, 1968).

One week later, Van filed for an annulment (Los Angeles Times, May 7, 1968 and Independent Long Beach, May 7, 1968) stating “fraud, non-consummation and that the “24 year old actress told him she wanted to have children but this was only to induce him into marriage”. An article states that Bobby said that Elaine felt “so unhappy and insecure (about marrying), that it’s the only way.” (New Castle News, Pennsylvania, May 13, 1968) (She would later state on Tattletales that she “tried to run away”). There is a preliminary divorce filed in 1968 for Elaine Joyce and Bobby Van in the CA Divorce index. The divorce never finalized and they had a 12 year marriage.

In 1985 she married television producer John Levoff in 1985 until they divorced in 1992.

Elaine Joyce and Neil Simon

In September 1999 she married playwright Neil Simon until his death on 26th August 2018. They had no children together but Joyce has two children from her previous marriages and Neil has three children from his previous marriages.

Elaine Joyce Movies and TV Shows

  • West Side Story
  • The Music Man
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • Funny Girl
  • Such Good Friends
  • How to Frame a Figg
  • The Young and the Restless
  • Days of Our Lives
  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • The Red Skelton Show
  • Love, American Style
  • Kojak; Charlie’s Angels
  • Green Acres
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • The Feather
  • Father Gang
  • City of Angels
  • Mr. Merlin
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • Melrose Place
  • Magnum, P.I.
  • Simon & Simon
  • Too Close For Comfort
  • Murder, She Wrote.
  • Trick or Treat

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