Aside from her movie career, Joan Tetzel was well known as a Broadway and London stage actress. She played nurse Ratchett in the Broadway edition of One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest. During the early seventies, she appeared in the London play, How The Other Half Loves. During this period, she had a running part in the TV series Policewoman. As a noted stage actress, her picture appeared on the front cover of Life Magazine on February 14, 1948. She died in Sussex England from cancer.