Davis, Joel B.
Joel B. Davis
Born: 2 November 1933, Hollywood, California
Died: 19 December 1966, Los Angeles, California
From the 1943 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High School Annual:
Joel Davis is the Secretary of the 3rd/4th Grade Class.
From the 1946 Mar-Ken Intermediate & Junior High School Yearbook:
Joel Davis is the Junior High School Semester II President.
CLASS AMBITIONS: Joel Davis who of course wants to become an actor six-foot-one and a comedian also said he would like to become a composer of music and lyrics. Quite an ambition don’t you think?
Joel collects stamps and told lots of jokes.
He is Business Manager for the Junior High section of the Mar-Ken Journal.
Joel contributed to the Yearbook [See his “Definfictions” page, and his poem, “Explanation to Teacher for Original Poetry.”]
From the 1948 Sophomore Biographies in the Mar-Ken School Yearbook:
Name: Joel Davis
Born: November 2
Where: Los Angeles, Calif.
Ambition: Radio Actor
Pet Peeve: Flat Tire
Talent: Play the Piano
Saying: What in the – – – -.
Can you imagine: Joel Davis not telling corny jokes?
Joel Davis confesses: I eat Mexican jumping beans for vitality.
From the 1949 Mar-Ken Yearbook “49’er” biographies:
Case Number III: Joel Davis (November 2nd)
Another miner fortyniner is Joel who was born here in the City of Angels. He could be termed the minstrel of the Senior Class (for his performances on the creations for that relative of the guitar, the piano). Joel guesses he wants to continue composing. Though he finds recreation in just reposing. His jokes are usually a very bright spot in the lives of the Seniors, but are not appreciated by Mrs. Voorhees in Chemistry. However, he wins her commendation for his scientific curiosity.
Can you imagine Joel Davis not composing music for the variety show?
Favorite saying: I think that’s abstract, too
Suppressed desire: To ride around the world on a bicycle.
From the 1949 Mar-Ken Yearbook: “Guess Who”:
His name reminds you of a Saint
But to tell the truth he ain’t
He tries to dress up very snazzy
And his dancing’s really jazzy.
Joel is a Mar-Ken School National Honor Society member and of Sigma Gamma Lambda, and served as Treasurer in 1949. He also served as the editor of the Mar-Ken Journal, the school’s newspaper.