Jo Ann Pflug is an American film and television actress known for MASH (1970), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) and The Fall Guy (1981). Prior to working as an actress, Pflug used to run a weekly radio show called The Magic Carpet. Likewise, she also hosted a show, Montage.
Talking about her screen career, she was in the acting industry for around 30 years. However, she wasn’t as active on screen. During her three-decades-long acting career, she has only been in less than 20 movies and TV shows.
How Old is Jo Ann Pflug?
Jo Ann Pflug was born on May 2, 1940, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. However, she grew up in Winter Park, Florida. As of 2022, the actress is 82 years old. Likewise, she was born under the sign of Taurus.
The MASH actress was born to a beautiful couple. Her parents’ names are J. Lynn and Kelly Pflug. Her father was mayor of Florida in 1958. Similarly, her mother seems to have been a housewife.
Although there isn’t much information about her parents to say it with certainty.
Pflug was a brilliant student from a young age. She completed her high school studies at Winter Park High School. Then, she enrolled at the University of Miami where she received a BA in broadcasting and a minor in American history.
She Hosted a Couple of Shows Before Making Her Screen Debut
After completing her studies, Jo Ann started her radio show, The Magic Carpet. It was a weekly show and she identified herself as the storyteller of the show. Likewise, she also hosted an interview talk show called Montage for four years.
Additionally, she became the first woman to have a live weekly TV talk show in the late 1960s in Los Angeles, on KHJ-TV.
She wasn’t much active on radio and interview shows after making a career as an actress, though she interviewed Pat Boone, Shirley MacLaine and other celebrities for The Jo Ann Pflug Show on Seaview Radio in 2011.
Her Career as an Actress
The MASH actress made her screen debut in 1966, portraying a woman in Control Booth in a sci-fi movie, Cyborg 2087. However, her major role only came in 1970. Her major role was as U.S. Army nurse Lt. Maria “Dish” Schneider in the 1970 film MAS*H.
Similarly, she has also appeared in the syndicated soap opera Rituals. Moreover, she is the first actress to play Taylor Chapin in the soap. In addition, she was a regular in the TV series, The Fall Guy, for a year.
Likewise, she has also appeared in movies like Catlow, The Night Strangler and Traveller.
At present, the 82-years-old actress has bid goodbye to her acting career and tours with her own motivational seminars.
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Jo Ann Pflug Has Declined Several Roles Due to their Sexual Content
The actress is a Christian and claims to have become a born-again believer after being baptized in Pat and Shirley Boone’s home swimming pool. This, and her upbringing led her to decline several movies and TV shows.
The actress turned down the role of Valerie Perrine in the 1972 movie, Slaughterhouse-Five due to its sexual content. Likewise, she also turned down a role in the sitcom, One Day at a Time. Although, the reason for this one is still unsure.
According to the actress, she wouldn’t do nude roles because she doesn’t want her kids to say after decades, ” oh, there’s mommy on the screen, nude”.
Who is Jo Ann Pflug Married to?
Jon Ann is a married woman. Currently, she is married to a dashing guy named Charles Young. The couple exchanged wedding vows on 14 May 1988. Since then, the couple has been happily together to date.
However, before meeting Charles, Jo was married to the Wheel of Fortune host, Chuck Woolery.
Why Did Jo Ann Pflug Divorce From Chuck Woolery?
Before marrying her current husband, the actress was married to an American game show host, Chuck Wooley. The couple dated for some time and married at the Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida, on December 21, 1972.
They also had a daughter, Melissa Woolery. However, after some time, their relationship started to turn sour.
Finally, after 8 years of their marriage, the couple decided to split for good, in 1980. Although the couple seems to be on good terms, neither of them has revealed the reason for their divorce.
In an interview with The Pittsburgh Press, Pflug said, “Chuck and I are happier being divorced friends than married enemies.”
Has Her Ex-Husband, Chuck Woolery Remarried?
Yes, Woolery has already remarried. Rather, he has already married twice after his divorce from Pflug.
After around 5 years of their divorce, Chuck married a woman named Teri Nelson. The couple also had two children; Michael and Sean. Although they were together for nearly two decades, they went their separate ways in 2004.
Then, in 2006, he married his present wife, Kim Barnes. Kim is 16 years younger than the game host. However, the couple doesn’t seem to care about the age gap and has been happily married for over 15 years.
Jo Ann Pflug Net Worth
Jo Ann has made quite a fortune for herself through the entertainment industry. As of 2022, Jo Ann Pflug has an outstanding net worth of $5 million. She has appeared in several movies and TV shows and was active on screen for 3 decades.
The 82-year-old actress stands 5ft 8 inches tall and has a weight of around 60 kg. The actress has a slim body figure.
She is a blonde with brown pair of eyes.
Is Jo Ann Pflug Active on Social Media?
Despite already being in her 80s, the actress still seems to be up to date with most social platforms. She is active on renowned social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.