Jo Van Fleet
Birth Name: Catherine Josephine Van Fleet
Date of Birth: December 29, 1915
Place of Birth: Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
Date of Death: June 10, 1996
Place of Death: Jamaica, New York, U.S.
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, small amount of Dutch
Jo Van Fleet was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for East of Eden (1955).
Jo was the daughter of Elizabeth Catherine “Bessie” (Gardner) and Roy Hugh Van Fleet. She was married to choreographer William Bales, until his death. The couple had a son.
Jo’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Erastus Van Fleet (the son of Hugh Hamilton Van Fleet and Isabella Fisher). Joseph was born in Michigan. Hugh was the son of William Van Fleet and Elizabeth Hamilton.
Jo’s paternal grandmother was named Nettie L. Clapp.