1973 Joyce Jillson
Joyce Jillson, the versatile actress in the title role of Superchick, which opened in 1973, won out over 545 applicants for the role. Blonde, brown eyed, willowy, she was a perfect choice for the film which is the story of a young woman imaginative enough to dream up a triple life for herself and clever enough to put it into practice. Joyce has got it all together.
Born in Connecticut and brought up on Rhode Island, Joyce attended Radcliff, then went to Boston when she won an operatic scholarship in that city. But she decided what she really wanted was an acting career and New York was the place to start. She starred in several off Broadway shows before getting the female lead with the original Broadway cast of "The Roar of the Greasepaint-The Smell of the Crowd" opposite Anthony Newley. For that performance she won the Daniel Blum Award as outstanding new actress of the year.
Following that play, Miss Jillson starred in "La Grosse Valise" both in Paris and on
Broadway. Next she went to California as one of the stars in television's Peyton Place, getting praise for a poignant portrayal of the unwed mother, Jill Smith. The role continued for two years.
Married, she sees no conflict between being a happy wife on the one hand and on the other founder and chairwomen of the Womens' Equalization Committee, which gained nationwide attention with its "Give Your Wife Equality for Christmas" campaign.
She has a variety of interests in addition to acting and they include astronomy, astrology, skiing-water and snow-and is a student of karate. She likes to read scientific subjects and indulge her greatest yen which is to travel.
The Crown International Pictures' release, rated R and in color also stars Louis Quinn, Thomas Reardon, Tony Young, Timothy Wayne-Brown, James Carrol Jordan, and John Carradine. Superchick was produced by John Burrows, directed by Ed Forsyth, with Marilyn J. Tenser serving as executive producer. Music was composed and conducted by Allan Alper.
Tony Young, the Miami playboy Johnny in Crown International's release of SUPER-CHICK, in color and rated R, is being hailed as a bright new actor with big prospects. But the entertainment industry is nothing new to Tony, for he was born into a theatrical family. His father was the late Carleton Young of radio's "Count of Monte Cristo" and "Ellery Queen" fame.
Over six feet tall and with black hair and hazel eyes, Young is a perfect leading man type, yet prefers more character than straight romantic parts. He has made a number of films including "Play It As It Lays," the film that won Tuesday Weld best actress award at the Venice Film Festival, starred in "Taggart" and "He Rides Tall" with Dan Duryea, "Black Gunn" with Jim Brown and Martin Landau. His credits on television include "Mission Impossible," "Mannix," "Gunslinger," in which he played the lead, and "Love American Style."