Joan Van Ark was spotted for the first time in more than three years

Exclusive: Notorious private Knots Landing star Joan Van Ark, 78, is seen doing chores in LA – the first public sighting in more than THREE years.

  • DailyMail.com spotted Joan Van Ark doing chores in Los Angeles
  • The 78-year-old Knots Landing actress was in athletic attire, with a sweater wrapped around her waist and her blonde curls tied in a ponytail.
  • It was the first time the actress had been seen in public in three years
  • She was seen getting in and out of her car as she peeled off her blue face mask
  • Joan is known to live a very private life nowadays while enjoying time with her 56-year-old husband, award-winning television reporter John Marshall.
  • She is best known for her role as Valene Ewing, which began in Dallas in 1978 and then continued in the Knots Landing spin-off in 1979.

Knots Landing icon Joan Van Ark was first seen in more than three years while doing homework in Los Angeles last week.

DailyMail.com spotted the 78-year-old actress in a sports suit, with a sweater wrapped around her waist, high brown boots and her blonde locks tied in a ponytail.

She was seen getting in and out of her car as she took off her blue face mask and set out on her solitary journey on a sunny day.

Sometimes she dropped a few coins on the ground while feeding a parking lot.

DailyMail.com spotted Joan Van Ark in athletic attire, with a sweater wrapped around her waist, high brown boots and her blonde curls tied in a ponytail.

The Knots Landing actress was first seen in three years while doing chores in Los Angeles last week.

The Knots Landing actress was first seen in three years while doing chores in Los Angeles last week.

The Knots Landing actress was first seen in three years while doing chores in Los Angeles last week.

She is best known for her role as Valene Ewing, which began in Dallas in 1978 and then continued in the Knots Landing spin-off of the series in 1979. Johanna's character was married three times to her on-screen love interest Gary Ewing, played by Ted .  Shackelford (pictured together)

She is best known for her role as Valene Ewing, which began in Dallas in 1978 and then continued in the Knots Landing spin-off of the series in 1979. Johanna’s character was married three times to her on-screen love interest Gary Ewing, played by Ted . Shackelford (pictured together)

She was seen getting in and out of her car as she took off her blue face mask and set off on her solitary journey on a sunny day.

She was seen getting in and out of her car as she took off her blue face mask and set off on her solitary journey on a sunny day.

Sometimes she dropped a few coins on the ground while feeding a parking lot

Sometimes she dropped a few coins on the ground while feeding a parking lot

Joan is known to live a very private life these days while enjoying time in Los Angeles

Joan is known to live a very private life these days while enjoying time in Los Angeles

The popular actress has enjoyed a productive television and film career, which began 55 years ago with hits including Frogs (1972), My First Love (1988), The Last Dinosaur (1977), Shakedown on the Sunset Strip (1988), Tainted Blood (1988). ). 1993), among many others.

However, she is best known for her role as Valene Ewing, which began in Dallas in 1978 and then continued in her spin-off Knots Landing the following year. She ended up appearing in 327 episodes of Knots Landing in 14 years.

Johanna’s character has been married three times to her on-screen love interest Gary Ewing, played by Ted Shackelford.

Outside of a camera, Joan can live a very private life nowadays while enjoying time with her 56-year-old husband, award-winning television reporter John Marshall.

The cast of Knots Landing is pictured: Joan Van Ark, Ted Shackelford, Donna Mills, Nicolette Sheridan, Kevin Dobson, William Devane, and Michele Lee

The cast of Knots Landing is pictured: Joan Van Ark, Ted Shackelford, Donna Mills, Nicolette Sheridan, Kevin Dobson, William Devane, and Michele Lee

Joan is pictured with her 56-year-old husband, award-winning television reporter John Marshall

Joan remains active in the Hollywood community in her 70s.

She has lent her voice several times in recent years to cameos that include parts in the TV series Curious George (2021) and Doom Patrol (2019).

Her last on-screen appearance was in 2017 when she co-starred in the TV movie Psycho Wedding Crasher.

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