Jo Ann Harris on The Virginian

In 1971, Jo Ann Harris was a guest star on an episode of The Virginian (known as The Men from Shiloh in it's final season). In the previous year, the actress had appeared on another episode of the show, albeit in a smaller capacity. Jo Ann Harris was no stranger to Old West television, having already appeared on episodes of Gunsmoke and The High Chaparral (and she would go to appear in a TV pilot for an adaptation of Cat Ballou and in 1979 would co-star in Wild Wild West TV movie).

Jo Ann Harris's guest role on The Virginian is perhaps one of her best early roles (given that several of her early roles are not easily seen due to their obscurity). The actress, though around 21 years old at the time, is given the role of a much younger girl...a problem she would face in the early 1970s until breaking out of the typecasting by starring in an exploitation film called Act of Vengeance in 1974.

Jo Ann Harris on The Virginian in 1971

Shortly after Jo Ann Harris appeared on The Virginian, she would be seen on the big screen in the Clint Eastwood film The Beguiled. Her television role could possibly be seen as a precursor to her movie role, with her natural sexuality magnified greatly for the silver screen.

Here are some images of Jo Ann Harris on The Virginian (The Men from Shiloh):

Jo Ann Harris and Lee Majors

Jo Ann Harris and Lee Majors again