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Janet Blair (I) (1921–2007)

When it came to bright and polished, they didn't get much spiffier than singer/actress Janet Blair -- perhaps to her detriment in the long haul. At Columbia, she was usually overlooked for the roles that might have tested her dramatic mettle. Nevertheless, she pleased audiences as a pert and perky co-star to a number of bigger stars, ranging from ... See full bio »

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Burn, Witch, Burn
Burn, Witch, Burn Tansy Taylor
The Fabulous Dorseys
The Fabulous Dorseys Jane Howard
Tonight and Every Night
My Sister Eileen
My Sister Eileen Eileen Sherwood


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 1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
- Who Killed J.B. Fletcher? (1991) ... Bertie
 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mrs. Joan Gerber
- Command Performance/Hyde and Seek/Sketchy Love (1982) ... Mrs. Joan Gerber
 1980 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Jackie Flynn
- PlayGirl/Smith's Valhalla (1980) ... Jackie Flynn
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
Isabel Jensen Craig Harris
- Go for Broke (1977) ... Isabel Jensen Craig Harris
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
President's Girl 3
 1970-1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Carter / Ann Ferris
- The Tortoise Dance (1973) ... Mrs. Carter
- The Legacy (1970) ... Ann Ferris
 1971-1972 The Smith Family (TV Series)
Betty Smith
- Father-In-Law (1972) ... Betty Smith
- Homecoming (1972) ... Betty Smith
- Ten O'Clock and All Is Well (1972) ... Betty Smith
- Rogue Cop (1972) ... Betty Smith
- My Mother, the Star (1972) ... Betty Smith
 1966 Ben Casey (TV Series)
 1963-1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Violet / Rina Jacobs
- Who Killed Merlin the Great? (1964) ... Violet
- Who Killed Purity Mather? (1963) ... Rina Jacobs
 1963-1964 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Grace Giveaway / Clara Appleby
- Tiptoe Through the Trash Cans (1964) ... Grace Giveaway
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Bessie Hawkins
- Stormy Is a Lady (1964) ... Bessie Hawkins
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Polly Emerson
- Wake Up, Darling (1964) ... Polly Emerson
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Lynn Arthur
- Tourist Attraction (1963) ... Lynn Arthur
 1962 Boys' Night Out
Marge Drayton
 1962 Burn, Witch, Burn
Tansy Taylor
 1962 The Lady and the Stock Exchange (Documentary short)
Fictional Character
 1960-1961 The Chevy Show (TV Series)
Fannie Gray
- Autumn Crocus (1961) ... Fannie Gray
- Mexican Fiesta (1960)
 1960-1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series)
Frannie Gray / Janet / Scheherazade / ...
- Arabian Nights (1960) ... Janet / Scheherazade
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Lisa Townsend
- Femme Fatale (1960) ... Lisa Townsend
 1959 The Strawberry Blonde (TV Movie)
Amy Lind
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Lily Adair
- The First Star (1958) ... Lily Adair
 1956-1957 Caesar's Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #3.30 (1957)
 1957 Public Pigeon No. One
Edith Enders
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Della Morgan
- Every Man Has Two Wives (1956) ... Della Morgan
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Incident in Rio (1956)
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mary Higgins
- The Payoff (1956) ... Mary Higgins
 1955 One Touch of Venus (TV Movie)
 1955 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Kitty Foyle
- Kitty Foyle (1955) ... Kitty Foyle
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Joan Hale
- The Dance (1955) ... Joan Hale
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Shelly Carnes
- Lightning Strikes Twice (1955) ... Shelly Carnes
 1955 A Connecticut Yankee (TV Movie)
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Doing Her Bit (1955)
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Peg St. Claire
- King's Pawn (1954) ... Peg St. Claire
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Lacey Gaddis Clark
- Floodtide (1954) ... Lacey Gaddis Clark
 1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Dinner at Antoine's (1949) ... Amelie
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1948 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- Joy to the World (1948)
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys
Jane Howard
 1946 Gallant Journey
Regina 'Ginny' Cleary
 1945 Tonight and Every Night
Judy Kane
 1943 Something to Shout About
Jeanie Maxwell
 1942 Two Yanks in Trinidad
Patricia Dare
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Charity Banner
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Other Works:

She played Nellie Forbush in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "South Pacific," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. See more »

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1 Article | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I gave up Hollywood and I gave up pictures because I was always getting parts where I'd be the girl who says, 'Oh, Red!' in a Skelton movie. All I got were princess parts. A girl gets tired of being a princess all of the time.


Is interred at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, California. See more »

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