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Joycelyn Elders

Elders was born in rural Arkansas. She and her seven siblings worked in cotton fields with their sharecropper parents. In 1952, she received a BA in Biology from Philander Smith College in Little Rock. She joined the Army in 1953 and changed her name to Minnie Joycelyn Lee. Following three years of military service, Elders attended the University ... See full bio »

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 2001 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Dr. Dunn
- Old Dog (2001) ... Dr. Dunn
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 2016 Black Women in Medicine (Documentary) (special thanks)
 2006 Lake of Fire (Documentary) (thanks - as Jocelyn Elders)
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 2016 Black Women in Medicine (Documentary)
 2016 Sticky: A (Self) Love Story (Documentary)
 2013 How to Lose Your Virginity (Documentary)
 2006 Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Former U.S. Surgeon General, Retired
- Abstinence (2006) ... Herself - Former U.S. Surgeon General, Retired
 2002 The Surprising History of Sex and Love (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (as Dr. Jocelyn Elders)
 2002 Alan Keyes Is Making Sense (TV Series)
- Episode dated 29 May 2002 (2002) ... Herself
 1999 To the Contrary (TV Series)
Herself - Interviewee
- Millennium Healthcare (1999) ... Herself - Interviewee
 1998 The Roseanne Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.21 (1998) ... Herself (as Dr. Jocelyn Elders)
 1998 The Beth Littleford Interview Special (TV Special)
 1998 LateLine (TV Series)
- Pilot (1998) ... Herself
 1997 The Daily Show (TV Series)
- Benjamin Salisbury (1997) ... Herself
 1995 Dennis Miller Live (TV Series)
- Teen Pregnancies (1995) ... Herself
 1994 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Jacqui's Dilemma (1994) ... Herself
 1990 Sex in the 90's (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- The Safest Sex of All ... Herself
 1989 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
- Jocelyn Elders (1989) ... Herself
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 2018 Explained (TV Series documentary)
- The Female Orgasm (2018) ... Herself (uncredited)
 2006 Lake of Fire (Documentary)
Herself - Surgeon General, 1993-1994

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Other Works:

TV commercial for Roman health services

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1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. Jocelyn Elders | Jocelyn Elders

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At Philander Smith College, a lecture by Dr Edith Irby Jones moved her so she decided to become a Dr like Mrs Jones . Dr Jones was born Edith Mae Irby 23 Deember, 1927, in Mayflower, Arkansas. She was the first student admitted in 1948 at U of Arkansas' College of Medicine. Dr Jones died in Houston on July 15 2019. See more »

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