Born Juliana Francis in 1923, she attended RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) just prior to the war and then went on to enlist as an airwoman in the WAAF. After initial service as a flightline mechanic she found that her talents were needed elsewhere. She subsequently became a member of the wartime Ralph Reader Gang Show, servingalongside such notables as Brian Rix, Cardew Robinson, Tony Hancock, Dick Emery and Peter Sellers. While serving in the WAAF she met and married Ken Goss, an engine fitter, and thereafter chose to stay a service wife rather than take up a career in the professional theatre.

Ken, Julie and Son Peter arrived at Seletar early 1960 and, naturally, Julie's first port of call was the Theatre Club. During her time with the club she was an active member and appeared in or produced many of the productions. See the productions page for more details