Married Columbia law student Henry Keeler in January 1940, but this was annulled in August 1941, and the following year Joan married Paul Adams, another Columbia law student.Joan studied journalism at Columbia and was a roommate of Edie Parker in New York, from 1943.
Separated from her husband Paul in 1964, and a few months later died of a heart attack.
Paul Edward Blake was the second husband of Kerouac's sister Caroline.
His work as director also included "11 Harrowhouse" (1974), and "End of the Road" (1970), which he scripted from John Barth's 1958 novel. English philosopher, noted for his work on logical positivism, his book Language, Truth and Logic (1936) being the first exposition of the subject in the English language. A girlfriend of Kerouac's (who wrote about her as "Dark Eyes" in his journals), she married his friend Hal Chase in 1949.
Accompanied Chase to Mexico in 1951, where he studied at Mexico City College, but they separated shortly afterwards.
Author of Free Beer: Kicks & Truth with Jack Kerouac & Other Strong Drinks (2006).