This site is dedicated to the memory of film actress Joan Rice (1930-1997) and down the years I have managed to piece together her life story. She was personally picked by Walt Disney to play the part of Maid Marian in his live-action movie The Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men (1952).
Below is a press image I have recently discovered taken after her wedding at Maidenhead Registry Office on February 16th 1953. Notice the snow on the path, it must have been a cold day!
|David Green and Joan Rice|
After a whirlwind romance Joan married David Green. David had been a heavyweight champion of Harrow School and later a travelling film salesman for a Hollywood film company. Joan and David had met at a Christmas party in 1952 and were engaged the following month. Their wedding was a month after that!
I have discovered a very rare silent film clip of Joan Rice starting the Appleford Steam Traction Engine Race in Oxfordshire in 1953. It can be seen here.
Included along with the many pictures and memories of Joan Rice are over 73 pages of information about her life. So please click on the relevant links on this page or in the task bar if you wish to know more about her 'Cinderella-like' rise to fame.
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