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Jan Clayton (I) (1917–1983)

Jan Clayton was born on August 26, 1917 in Tularosa, New Mexico, USA. She was an actress, known for Lassie (1954), The Snake Pit (1948) and Spreadin' the Jam (1945). She was married to Robert Lerner and Russell Hayden. She died on August 28, 1983 in West Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Lassie Ellen Miller
The Snake Pit
The Snake Pit Singing Inmate
Spreadin' the Jam
Those Good Old Days
Those Good Old Days Mrs. Joe La Rue - Formerly Miss Harris


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 1981 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
- The Legacy (1981) ... Lucinda
 1972-1981 Insight (TV Series)
Andrea Scott / Mother
- The Domino Effect (1981) ... Andrea Scott
- Ride a Turquoise Pony (1972) ... Mother
 1980 Scruples (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Elliott
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Mrs. Elliott
 1979 Time Express (TV Series)
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Janet Handy
- The Long Ball (1976) ... Janet Handy
 1976 Medical Story (TV Series)
 1975 Archer (TV Series)
Helen Gentry
- The Turkish Connection (1975) ... Helen Gentry
 1974 Nakia (TV Series)
- The Sand Trap (1974)
 1973 Blood Sport (TV Movie)
Blanche Birdsong
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
The Mother
- Touch of Madness (1972) ... The Mother
 1966-1967 Daktari (TV Series)
Sister Maria Francis / Daphne Fusby
- Miracle in the Jungle (1967) ... Sister Maria Francis
- Miracle in the Jungle (1967) ... Sister Maria Francis
- Return of the Killer: Part 2 (1966) ... Daphne Fusby
- Return of the Killer: Part 1 (1966) ... Daphne Fusby
 1962-1967 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Verna Benson / Fran Borden
- Charley O' the Seven Seas (1967) ... Verna Benson
- The Romance of Silver Pines (1962) ... Fran Borden
 1967 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Margaret Wilbarger
- The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1967) ... Margaret Wilbarger
 1965 Never Too Young (TV Series)
Mrs. Porter (1966)
 1964-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Mary Rice / Clara Wright
- Gilt Guilt (1965) ... Mary Rice
- Bently (1964) ... Clara Wright
 1961-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Jean Lewis / Charity Kirby
- The Jed Whitmore Story (1964) ... Jean Lewis
- The Prairie Story (1961) ... Charity Kirby
 1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Janet Harper
- St. Louis Woman (1962) ... Janet Harper
 1954-1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Sister #1 (Nun) / Miss Anderson
- The Singing Sisters (1960) ... Sister #1 (Nun)
- School Festival (1954) ... Miss Anderson
 1960 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Ellen Stevens
- The Bride and the Bandit (1960) ... Ellen Stevens
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Agatha Stone
- Lady with a Mission (1960) ... Agatha Stone
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Irene Marshall
- The Irene Marshall Story (1959) ... Irene Marshall
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1954-1957 Lassie (TV Series)
Ellen Miller
- Transition (1957) ... Ellen Miller
- The Tooth (1957) ... Ellen Miller
- The Wolf Cub (1957) ... Ellen Miller
- Happy (1957) ... Ellen Miller
 1954 Come to the Window (TV Movie)
Jenny Lind
 1953 Where's Raymond? (TV Series)
- Find Tremont (1953) ... Francine
 1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- The Case of the Dancing Lady (1953) ... Mary
 1949 The Wolf Hunters
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
 1948 The Snake Pit
Singing Inmate
 1945 Spreadin' the Jam (Short)
 1944 Grandfather's Follies (Short)
 1942 The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
Poe's Young Mother (uncredited)
 1941 Those Good Old Days (Short)
Mrs. Joe La Rue - Formerly Miss Harris
 1941 Six-Gun Gold
Penny Blanchard
 1940 Father Is a Prince
Connie Bower
 1940 Flight Angels
Jane Morrow
 1940 The Showdown
Sue Willard (as Jane Clayton)
 1939 The Llano Kid
Lupita Sandoval (as Jane Clayton)
 1938 In Old Mexico
Anita Gonzalez (as Jane Clayton)
 1938 Sunset Trail
Dorrie Marsh (as Jane Clayton)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: In 1959 she starred in a comedy pilot called "The Jan Clayton Show", in which she played a college English teacher. See more »

Alternate Names:

Jane Clayton

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She got to christen a Goodyear blimp, the "Volunteer VI", because of her role in This Man's Navy (1945), a movie about Navy blimps. See more »

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