Nicholas Joy

Active - 1946 - 2002  |   Born - Jan 31, 1884   |   Died - Mar 16, 1964   |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Comedy

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

Coming to films late in life, towering supporting player Nicholas Joy had studied at London's Royal Academy prior to making his stage debut in 1910. French-born of British parentage, Joy quickly became a popular character actor on both sides of the Atlantic, having made an auspicious Broadway debut in Henry V in 1912. Onscreen from 1947, Joy usually played pompous characters and is perhaps best remembered as the archbishop in Joan of Arc (1948) and as the renowned defense lawyer-turned-murder victim in Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer (1949). Joy, who also played Lynn Bari's father in the short-lived 1952 television situation comedy Boss Lady, retired in the late '50s.

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