Joy Shelton (Joy Shelton)

Joy Shelton

Joy Shelton (3 June 1922 – 28 January 2000) was an English actress who performed in films, radio and television. Joy Shelton was born in London on 3 June 1922. She appeared in a number of British films in the 1940s and ’50s, most notably in two by Sidney Gilliat, Millions Like Us, which traced the wartime life of an ordinary London family, and Waterloo Road, in which she was fought over by John Mills and Stewart Granger. She was a popular radio personality and played the part of Joan Carr in The Adventures of PC 49 for the BBC. This series ran from 1947 until 1953, totalling 112 episodes. She also appeared in the film version, A Case for PC 49 (1950). In 1944, she married the actor Sydney Tafler; they remained married until his death in 1979. The couple acted together in a total of six films. They had three children, Jennifer, Jeremy and Jonathan. Jennifer acted as a child and appeared with both her parents in the film Emergency Call (1952), directed by Shelton’s brother-in-law, Lewis Gilbert. Jonathan Tafler has been a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC Radio Drama Company and features in the Barbra Streisand film Yentl. Joy Shelton died on 28 January 2000 at the age of 77.

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  • June, 03, 1922
  • United Kingdom
  • London, England


  • January, 28, 2000
  • United Kingdom
  • Surrey, England


  • Golders Green Jewish Cemetery
  • Golders Green, London, England
  • United Kingdom

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