The older sister of actor Marlon Brando, Jocelyn Brando first set foot on stage under the direction of her mother, the leading light of an Omaha community theatre group. Jocelyn's career has been mostly confined to stage work ever since, though she has occasionally surfaced on film. Her best-known movie role (if not her largest) was detective Glenn Ford's murdered wife in the 1953 gangster melodrama The Big Heat. Jocelyn has also appeared in two of brother Marlon's films, The Ugly American (1962) and The Chase (1966). In the early 1970s, Jocelyn Brando succeeded Frances Sternhagen in the role of Mrs. Krakauer on the long-running daytime drama Love of Life.