There has always been a certain demand for blonde bombshells, and Joi Lansing, born this week in 1928, was a good example of the supply:
The movie roles started to fade in the late 1950s, and she made a pretty seamless transition to television, doing both drama and comedy. And she shot a couple of Scopitone proto-music videos which proved to be, not unlike present-day music videos, more about the performer than about the song. An example:
A whole lot of innuendo for the era, right? And perhaps doubly so for a serious Mormon who neither smoked nor drank.
In 1970, Joi was treated in standard 1970 fashion for breast cancer: they cut away what they could. The disease came back in 1972, and this time it killed her.