Joyce Jillson was a syndicated newspaper columnist, best-selling author, actress, and astrologer. Her column was syndicated worldwide in over 200 papers and magazines.
Born Joyce Twichell in Cranston, Rhode Island, Jillson attended Boston University on an opera scholarship. She began her acting career in New York City, where she appeared on Broadway in the Anthony Newley musical, The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd. She starred as Jill Smith in ABC Television's top rated series Peyton Place. She played the title role in the 1973 exploitation film, Superchick. She began presenting horoscope reports on Los Angeles television in 1973.
Jillson was the official astrologer for Twentieth Century Fox Studios, suggesting the most astrologically favorable dates for movie openings, including "Star Wars" on May 25, 1977. She was also the official astrologer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and was a media consultant to Ford Motor Company on the launch of the Ford Taurus.
Joyce was also a best selling non-fiction author, including such books as Real Women Don't Pump Gas, The Fine Art of Flirting, "A Year of Good Luck", and Joyce Jillson's Lifesigns. Her final manuscripts, Astrology for Dogs and Astrology for Cats were published posthumously.