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Janis Paige


This joyous scene-stealer started out playing rather bland film ingénues, but never seemed to be comfortable in those roles--she had too much snap, crackle and pop to be confined in such a formulaic way. Born in 1922 in Tacoma, Washington, Janis Paige was singing in public from age 5 in local amateur shows. She moved to Los Angeles after graduating... See full bio »
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 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Ann Fox
- The Quality of Mercy (2001) ... Ann Fox
 1997 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Loretta
- Caroline and the Bad Trip (1997) ... Loretta
 1995 Legend (TV Series)
Delilah Pratt
- Clueless in San Francisco (1995) ... Delilah Pratt
 1994 Natural Causes
Mrs. MacCarthy
 1990-1993 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Minx Lockridge
- Episode #1.2137 (1993) ... Minx Lockridge
- Episode #1.2114 (1992) ... Minx Lockridge
- Episode #1.2057 (1992) ... Minx Lockridge
- Episode #1.2038 (1992) ... Minx Lockridge
- Episode #1.2037 (1992) ... Minx Lockridge
 1992 Room for Two (TV Series)
Charlotte Agnoletti
- Whose Mouth Is It Anyway? (1992) ... Charlotte Agnoletti
 1990 Shades of LA (TV Series)
Ruth Lockwood
- Where There's No Will, There's a Weigh-In (1990) ... Ruth Lockwood
 1989 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Victoria Foster
- The Haunting (1989) ... Victoria Foster
 1987 Capitol (TV Series)
Laureen Clegg
- Episode #1.1268 (1987) ... Laureen Clegg
 1985-1986 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Catherine Hackett
- Strange Bedfellows (1986) ... Catherine Hackett
- Research and Destroy (1986) ... Catherine Hackett
- Self-Diagnosis (1986) ... Catherine Hackett
- The Curmudgeon (1986) ... Catherine Hackett
- Fall of the Wild (1986) ... Catherine Hackett
 1985 Rockhopper (TV Movie)
Helen Larabee
 1984 We Think the World Is Round (TV Movie)
Nina (voice)
 1984 No Man's Land (TV Movie)
Maggie Hodiak
 1984 Night Court (TV Series)
Eleanor Brandon
- Welcome Back, Momma (1984) ... Eleanor Brandon
 1983 Trauma Center (TV Series)
- Trail's End (1983)
 1983 Baby Makes Five (TV Series)
Blanche Riddle
- Jennie's Old Flame (1983) ... Blanche Riddle
- The Matchmakers (1983) ... Blanche Riddle
- Jennie Gets a Job (1983) ... Blanche Riddle
- Eddie's Night Out (1983) ... Blanche Riddle
- Pilot (1983) ... Blanche Riddle
 1983 Gun Shy (TV Series)
Nettie McCoy
- Mail Order Mommy (1983) ... Nettie McCoy
- Reading, Writing, and Robbing (1983) ... Nettie McCoy
- We Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em (1983) ... Nettie McCoy
- What Do You Mean 'We' Amigo? (1983) ... Nettie McCoy
 1983 The Other Woman (TV Movie)
Mrs. Barnes
 1978-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Mabel Martin / Charlotte
- High Off the Hog/Reprisal (1981) ... Mabel Martin
- The Beachcomber/The Last Whodunnit (1978) ... Charlotte
 1983 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Dee Mackaluso
- Remission (1983) ... Dee Mackaluso
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Lauren Calder
- The Purrfect Crime (1983) ... Lauren Calder
 1982 Romance Theatre (TV Series)
Estelle
- Love at the Top: Part 5 (1982) ... Estelle (as Janis Page)
- Love at the Top: Part 4 (1982) ... Estelle (as Janis Page)
- Love at the Top: Part 3 (1982) ... Estelle (as Janis Page)
- Love at the Top: Part 2 (1982) ... Estelle (as Janis Page)
- Love at the Top: Part 1 (1982) ... Estelle (as Janis Page)
 1982 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Irene Miller
- The Last Weekend (1982) ... Irene Miller
 1981 Lewis & Clark (TV Series)
Rose
- The Family Affair (1981) ... Rose
 1981 Flamingo Road (TV Series)
Jenny
- The Powers That Be (1981) ... Jenny
 1981 Bret Maverick (TV Series)
Mandy Packer
- The Lazy Ace: Part 2 (1981) ... Mandy Packer
- The Lazy Ace: Part 1 (1981) ... Mandy Packer
 1981 Happy Days (TV Series)
Angela
- Mother and Child Reunion (1981) ... Angela
 1980 Angel on My Shoulder (TV Movie)
Dolly Blaine
 1977-1980 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Auntie V
- Roll Over Bradford (1980) ... Auntie V
- Letter to One Bradford (1979) ... Auntie V
- Fathers and Other Strangers: Part 2 (1979) ... Auntie V
- The Return of Auntie V (1977) ... Auntie V
- V Is for Vivian (1977) ... Auntie V
 1980 Valentine Magic on Love Island (TV Movie)
Madge
 1976-1978 All in the Family (TV Series)
Denise
- Return of the Waitress (1978) ... Denise
- Archie's Brief Encounter: Part 2 (1976) ... Denise
- Archie's Brief Encounter: Part 1 (1976) ... Denise
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Miriam
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Joan Sayers
- Angels Ahoy (1978) ... Joan Sayers
 1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Minnie Cahoon
- The Case Against Philip Christie (1978) ... Minnie Cahoon
 1978 Alice (TV Series)
Ruth
- The Cuban Connection (1978) ... Ruth
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Phyllis Morrison
 1977 The Betty White Show (TV Series)
Wilma
- Mitzi's Cousin (1977) ... Wilma
 1976-1977 Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Series)
Kate Lanigan
- In Hot Weather, the Crime Rate Soars (1977) ... Kate Lanigan
- Say It Ain't So, Chief (1977) ... Kate Lanigan
- The Cadaver in the Clutter (1977) ... Kate Lanigan
- Corpse of the Year (1977) ... Kate Lanigan
- Pilot (1976) ... Kate Lanigan
 1976 The Nancy Walker Show (TV Series)
- Dear Dr. Dora (1976)
 1976 All's Fair (TV Series)
Barbara
- Jealousy (1976) ... Barbara
 1974-1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Driscoll / Harry's Wife
- Vice: 24 Hours (1975) ... Mrs. Driscoll
- A Dangerous Age (1974) ... Harry's Wife
 1975 Doc (TV Series)
- The Other Woman (1975)
 1975 Cop on the Beat (TV Movie)
Irene
 1975 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
 1975 The Turning Point of Jim Malloy (TV Movie)
Lonnie
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Georgia Durian
- A Way to Dusty Death (1973) ... Georgia Durian
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Lydia
- To Steal a King (1972) ... Lydia
 1972 Columbo (TV Series)
Goldie Williamson
- Blueprint for Murder (1972) ... Goldie Williamson
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Marian Hart
- Psst! Wanna Buy a Dirty Picture? (1971) ... Marian Hart
 1969 Roberta (TV Movie)
Scharwenka
 1967 Welcome to Hard Times
Adah
 1959-1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Hatta Mari / Mrs. Cavendish / School Teacher
- Dial 'O' for Nothing (1965) ... Hatta Mari
- Ten Baby Fingers and 12 Baby Toes (1962) ... Mrs. Cavendish
- Bashful Clem (1959) ... School Teacher
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Hallie Martin
- Ballad for a Ghost (1964) ... Hallie Martin
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Sharon McCauley
- Who Killed the Swinger on a Hook? (1964) ... Sharon McCauley
 1963 The Caretakers
Marion
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Lavern
- Last of the Private Eyes (1963) ... Lavern
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Aunt Iona Huntington (1989)
 1963 Follow the Boys
Liz Bradville
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Connie Rankin
- Blues for a Hanging (1962) ... Connie Rankin
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Cheryl Anderson
- Girl in the Case (1962) ... Cheryl Anderson
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Dolores Jynson
 1961 The Chevy Show (TV Series)
Kathy Hewitt
- Happiest Day (1961) ... Kathy Hewitt
 1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series)
Kathy Hewitt
- Happiest Day (1961) ... Kathy Hewitt
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Nellie Jefferson
- The Nellie Jefferson Story (1961) ... Nellie Jefferson
 1960 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Edith
- The Girls (1960) ... Edith
 1960 Hooray for Love (TV Movie)
 1960 Maisie (TV Movie)
Maisie Ravier
 1960 The Secret World of Eddie Hodges (TV Movie)
Circus Star
 1960 Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Deborah Vaughn
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
The Redhead
- Chez Rouge (1959) ... The Redhead
 1958 Roberta (TV Movie)
Scharwenka
 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Janis Paige
- Episode #4.7 (1958) ... Janis Paige
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Bebe Evans
- Home Again (1958) ... Bebe Evans
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Iris
- The Latch Key (1957) ... Iris
 1955-1956 It's Always Jan (TV Series)
Jan Stewart
- Episode #1.26 (1956) ... Jan Stewart
- Episode #1.25 (1956) ... Jan Stewart
- Episode #1.24 (1956) ... Jan Stewart
- Love Rings Bells (1956) ... Jan Stewart
- Episode #1.22 (1956) ... Jan Stewart
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
- Baby and Me (1953)
 1951 Two Gals and a Guy
Della Oliver / Sylvia Latour
 1951 Mister Universe
Lorraine
 1950 This Side of the Law
Nadine Taylor
 1950 Fugitive Lady
Barbara Clementi
 1949 The House Across the Street
Kit Williams
 1949 The Younger Brothers
Kate Shepherd
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon
Virginia Brush
 1948 Romance on the High Seas
Elvira Kent
 1948 Wallflower
Joy Linnett
 1948 Winter Meeting
Peggy Markham
 1947 Always Together
Polly (uncredited)
 1947 Cheyenne
Emily Carson
 1947 Love and Learn
Jackie
 1946 Her Kind of Man
Georgia King
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Studio Guide
 1944 I Won't Play (Short)
Kim Karol / Sally
 1944 Bathing Beauty
Janis
Show Show Soundtrack (12 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (47 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Here's Love. Musical. Music by Meredith Willson. Book by Meredith Willson. Based on "Miracle on 34th Street" by Valentine Davies and George Seaton. Lyrics by Meredith Willson. Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence. Vocal arrangements by Elliot Lawrence. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by Peter Howard. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Janis Page

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Stepmother of Joanne Gilbert. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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