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RIP [ overdue ]: JoAnna Cameron at 73 [ actress - 'Isis' ].....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 26, 2022 01:55PM
.....passed away last October 15, 2021 in Oahu, Hawaii.......complications from a stroke.....'Shazam/Isis' hour.....

......the first female character on TV with superpowers.....before Lynda Carter as 'Wonder Woman' or Lindsay Wagner as 'Bionic Woman'......


JoAnna Cameron, an Early Female Superhero on TV, Is Dead at 73

In addition to achieving Saturday morning fame as Isis, she was said to have appeared in more national television commercials than anyone in advertising history.

....JoAnna Cameron, who in the 1970s portrayed Isis, the first female character on television with superpowers, and appeared in more national network television commercials than anyone else, died on Oct. 15 in Oahu, Hawaii. She was 73.

The cause was complications of a stroke, said Joanna Pang Atkins, who starred with Ms. Cameron on the Saturday morning children’s series “Isis.”

Ms. Cameron, who broke into the movies in 1969 with a small part in a Bob Hope film, blazed a trail when she arrived on the small screen as Isis in September 1975, two months before Lynda Carter made her first appearance as Wonder Woman. “The Bionic Woman,” starring Lindsay Wagner, began in January 1976.

“Isis” starred Ms. Cameron as Andrea Thomas, a high school science teacher who had acquired the powers of Isis, the Egyptian goddess of healing and magic. Running with the speed of a gazelle, flying like a falcon and displaying superhuman strength, she used her extraordinary powers to fight crime.

The series ran on CBS from 1975 to 1977; reruns were later syndicated as “The Secrets of Isis.”

Ms. Cameron’s other television roles included appearances on “Columbo,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.” and “The Bold Ones: The New Doctors.”

A lithe brunette, she also received tremendous exposure as a television model for scores of commercial products. The Guinness Book of World Records said in 1979 that she had appeared in more than 100 commercials on network television, more than anyone else in advertising history.

Advertisers spent more than $100 million “using JoAnna as the beauteous centerpiece of their commercials for cosmetics, shampoo, wine, beer, pantyhose and breath freshener,” TV Guide reported in 1979, adding that “she certainly has a face that can sell a product.”.....



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Re: RIP [ overdue ]: JoAnna Cameron at 73 [ actress - 'Isis' ].....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 26, 2022 01:59PM
I recall watching that show as a teenager more interested her short skirt than the plot. A character that you never really think about getting old.



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Re: RIP [ overdue ]: JoAnna Cameron at 73 [ actress - 'Isis' ].....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 26, 2022 03:21PM
“After her last movie, in 1980, she moved permanently to Hawaii, where she had often visited. She lived a quiet and anonymous life there, a friend in Hawaii said by email, and few people knew about her Hollywood career or that she had starred in “Isis.”

With a nursing degree she had earned in California, she turned to patient care, working in private facilities or patients’ homes and providing comfort and care — similar to hospice work.

She also had a marketing degree, and she later became a marketer for two major hotels.”



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Re: RIP [ overdue ]: JoAnna Cameron at 73 [ actress - 'Isis' ].....
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 26, 2022 04:03PM
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Ombligo
I recall watching that show as a teenager more interested her short skirt than the plot. A character that you never really think about getting old.

Ten-year-old me liked the Shazam show and character better, but took greater enjoyment from watching her.



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Re: RIP [ overdue ]: JoAnna Cameron at 73 [ actress - 'Isis' ].....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 26, 2022 10:17PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
Ten-year-old me liked the Shazam show and character better, but took greater enjoyment from watching her.

They kept those in reruns throughout the 70s. I remember watching them as a young un as well.

She was a georgeous lady.

RIP Ms Cameron. I hope DC/HBO resurrects the character.



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Re: RIP [ overdue ]: JoAnna Cameron at 73 [ actress - 'Isis' ].....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 26, 2022 10:32PM
.....allegedly in the Black Adam movie.....



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