Elaine Joyce Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Supriya Jain
Feb 08, 2024 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Nov 26, 2022
Edited by Shadiya Ahammad
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About Elaine Joyce

Elaine Joyce is an American actress known for her various roles and involvement in films, TV productions, musicals, and theater.

Elaine is renowned for her lead role in the Broadway musical 'Sugar'. It was the musical adaptation of the film 'Some Like It Hot'.

The role she played in the musical is the reenacted version of the character originally played by Marilyn Monroe in the film. She started her acting career with numerous uncredited roles in musicals like 'West Side Story (1961)', 'The Music Man (1962)', 'Bye Bye Birdie (1963)', and 'Funny Girl (1968)'.

Her TV debut was as herself in the CBS variety show 'The Danny Kaye Show'. She also appeared in various roles on the CBS variety show 'The Red Skelton Show'. Her first two credited roles were Marian in the film 'Such Good Friends (1971)', and Ema Letha Kusic in the universal comedy 'How To Frame A Figg (1971)'.

She worked with Wayne Rogers in the TV series 'City Of Angels'. Her notable works include 'West Side Story', 'Melrose Place', 'Simon & Simon' and several others.

Elaine Joyce Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Elaine Joyce's net worth?

Elaine Joyce’s estimated net worth is between $1-5 million.

How much does Elaine Joyce earn per year?

The information regarding Elaine Joyce’s annual earnings or salary is not disclosed.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Elaine Joyce?

Elaine Joyce is approximately 5 ft 6 in (166 cm) tall.

How old is Elaine Joyce?

Elaine Joyce is 76 years old as of 2022, as she was born on December 19, 1945.

Childhood And Education

Elaine Joyce Pinchot was born on the 19th of December 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, in the United States. Elaine Joyce was born in a Hungarian family in Kansas, Missouri, the United States. Elaine’s father was Frank Pinchot, and her mother was Iliclina Pinchot (Nagy). Elaine was raised with her brother Frank Pinchot. Details on Elaine’s qualifications and academic background are not available. She is believed to have graduated from the university of her hometown.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Elaine Joyce’s partner?

Elaine Joyce has been married three times and has two children from these marriages. Elaine Joyce was first married to Robert Jack Stein, popularly known as Bobby Van. He was a broadway star, singer, and dancer. They married on May 1, 1968, in Las Vegas. After their first week of marriage, Bobby Van filed for divorce, citing fraudulent reasons. Even after this, the couple lived together for 12 years before Bobby Van died of brain cancer on July 31, 1980.

After her first husband’s death, Elaine Joyce started dating TV producer John Levoff. He is renowned for his work as an executive producer in the films 'Capone Behind Bars', 'A Family Torn Apart', and 'I Married A Monster'. Elaine and John Levoff married in 1985 and lived for seven years together before splitting up in 1992.

Elaine Joyce’s third marriage was to Neil Simon, a famous playwright, screenwriter, and author. He was also a Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama in 1991, a three-time Tony Award winner, and a Golden Globe winner. His notable works are 'Come Blow Your Horn',' Brighton Beach Memoirs', 'The Odd Couple', 'Biloxi Blues', and 'Lost In Yonkers'. The couple married in 1999 at a private ceremony. Five years into the marriage, Neil had kidney failure. He had a kidney transplant surgery. He also had dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He was in treatment but unfortunately passed away in 2018 due to complications from pneumonia.

Elaine Joyce was once rumored to have romantic relations with J.D. Salinger. When she was performing at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida, J.D. visited the production's opening night and met her after the show. They were presumed to be in a relationship for many years.

Elaine Joyce has two children. She has a daughter with Bobby Van, named Taylor Van, born in 1976. She also has a son with John Levoff, named Michael Levoff, born around 1986.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Elaine Joyce received stardom after her Broadway debut with the musical adaptation of the romantic comedy film 'Some Like It Hot' in 1959. She played the role of a ukulele player and a singer named Sugar Kane. She justified the original role played by Marilyn Monroe in the movie and received the Theatre World Awards for her performance in 1972.

Her first two credited roles were in 1971 as Marian in the comedy-drama film ‘Such Good Friends’ and Ema Letha Kusic in the universal comedy ‘How To Frame A Figg’. She also did a horror-comedy film 'Motel Hell' as Edith Olsen in 1980 and as Angie Weinbauer in a supernatural horror film ‘Trick or Treat’ in 1986. She continued with her stage performances. She is even seen in the recurring short role as Paula Hammond in the daily soap opera Days of Our Lives and as a guest appearance in ‘The Young And The Restless’ as Suzanne.

Her successful endeavors as a television host were ‘Match Game’, ‘Password Plus', and ‘The $10,000 Pyramid’. She is even famous for her appearance as a host or panelist on several other game shows like 'Match Game', 'Super Password', 'Tattletales', 'What’s My Line?', and 'I’ve Got A Secret'. She appeared in several TV series as well. Her guest appearances include ‘Love, American Style’, 'The Andy Griffith Show', 'The Carol Burnett Show', 'Kojak', 'Charlie’s Angels', 'Green Acres', 'Hawaii Five-O', and 'The Feather And Father Gang'.

Elaine Joyce has worked on over 60 films and TV series, including 'City Of Angels', 'Mr.Merlin', 'Magnum, P.I.', 'Simon & Simon', and 'Murder She Wrote'. She also appeared in 'Too Close For Comfort',' Uphill All The Way', and 'Beverly Hills'.

Charity Work

There is no information regarding Elaine Joyce’s involvement with any non-profit organization or charity funds.

What awards has Elaine Joyce won?

Elaine Joyce is known for her hard work and talent. She has numerous credits as an actress for her various roles in TV, films, musicals, and theater. Though Elaine’s performance in the Broadway musical 'Sugar' was what made her popular, she was given the Theatre World Awards only in 1972.

Elaine Joyce’s Hobbies And Interests

Elaine Joyce has spent her life doing was she loves, but information regarding her hobbies and other interests in not available on the internet.

Other Interesting Elaine Joyce Facts And Trivia

  • Unlike several actresses trying to indulge in social media and their fans, Elaine Joyce doesn’t seem to have any presence on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
  • When Elaine Joyce set a date with Bobby Van for their marriage, they selected December 2, 1967.
  • But they couldn’t make it as Elaine’s brother, Frank, planned his wedding on the same date. They then married in Las Vegas on May 1, 1968.
  • Elaine is considered a wealthy woman and celebrity.
  • Though Elaine has earned and secured a considerable amount of money through her profession, she is also known to have inherited huge wealth from her late husband, Neil Simon. Elaine was the fourth wife of Neil Simon.

Elaine Joyce Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Elaine Joyce Pinchot

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Kansas City



166 cm

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Child Star?


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Frank Pinchot, Iliclina Pinchot


Frank Pinchot
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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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