Joanna Mills
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Joanna Mills
Notability: Recurring character
Type: Ghost
Gender: Female
Location: Maine
Known relatives: Daphne Harridge
Status: Deceased
Born: January 1st, 1815
Died: November 12th, 1839
1st appearance: Episode 1179/1180
Final: Episode 1193
Actor: Lee Beery

Joanna Mills is a fictional ghost and a minor recurring character featured on the original daytime Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. She was played by actress Lee Beery and is associated with a storyline known as the "1840 Flashback" timeline. She was introduced in episode 1179/1180 in December, 1970 and made ten appearances in the series in total.

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Joanna Mills was an employee of Randall Drew from Maine in the mid 19th century. She was the sister of Daphne Harridge and the lover of Quentin Collins, who was a married man and the husband of Samantha Collins, who also happened to be Randall Drew's sister. Yeah, it's a soap opera... you know how these things go.

Ever the jealous and embittered wife, Samantha Collins murdered Joanna by pushing her off of Widows' Hill in November of 1839. Like everyone who takes a leap off that damned hill, Joanna's spirit returned as a ghost to expose Samantha in her murder.

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  • Joann'a sister, Daphne Harridge, later became Quentin's second mistress while he was still married to Samantha Drew. Again... it's a soap opera.

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