Joan Edwards, Longtime Personal Assistant to John Travolta, Dies at 87

Courtesy True Public Relations
Joan Edwards

She worked with the actor for more than a decade and with pianist Roger Williams as well.

Joan Edwards, the former personal assistant to John Travolta, died Monday after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer, a spokesman for True Public Relations said. She was 87.

According to published reports, Edwards worked for Travolta from 1978 through 1994, during a period when the actor was making such films as Urban Cowboy (1980), Blow Out (1981) and Look Who's Talking (1989). She also appeared in a small role in the 1985 Travolta film Perfect.

Edwards also assisted pop pianist Roger Williams ("Autumn Leaves"), who died in 2011.

Survivors include daughter Kate Edwards, a talent manager at Grand View Management, son-in-law John Noonan and former husband Thomas Edwards. A life celebration is being planned.