Joyce Van Patten Undressed
Joyce Van Patten (born March 9, 1934 in New York City) is an American actress who has appeared on TV on both ''As The World Turns'' and on ''The Odd Couple'', in movies ''The Bad News Bears'', and on stage on Broadway.
She is the younger sister of actor Dick Van Patten, and aunt to actors Vincent Van Patten, James Van Patten and Nels Van Patten. She was formerly married to the late actor Martin Balsam, and mother of actress Talia Balsam, who was married to actor George Clooney.
She was usually astringent in her roles, except when she played Maude Pomfritt, schoolteacher Leander Pomfritt (played by William Schallert)'s treacly wife on the late 1950s/early 1960s series, ''The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis''.