Brenda Joyce (Brenda Joyce)

Brenda Joyce

Actress. She appeared in more than twenty feature films from 1939 until 1949 and is best remembered for her role as ‘Jane’ in the “Tarzan” film series appearing opposite Johnny Weissmuller and Lex Barker. Born Betty Graffina Leabo, she attended UCLA and was a model prior to her signing a contract with Twentieth Century Fox. In 1939, she made her big screen debut in the picture “The Rains Came” and first appeared as ‘Jane’ in the 1945 film “Tarzan and the Amazons”, replacing Maureen O’Sullivan who previously played the role. Among her other notable film credits are “Private Nurse” (1941), “Pillow of Death” (1945), “Little Giant” (1946) and “Danger Woman” (1946). She retired from acting following the picture “Tarzan’s Magic Fountain” in 1949. (bio by: C.S.)  Family links:  Parents:  Grafton Lee Leabo (1894 – 1944)  Rosalie Roberts Leabo (1895 – 1977)


  • February, 25, 1917
  • USA


  • July, 07, 2009
  • USA


  • Westwood Memorial Park
  • California
  • USA

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