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Janet Reade (1910–1943)

Janet Reade was born Helen Dorothy Rulon on July 21, 1910, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She moved to New York City and started her career as a dancer with the Ziegfeld Follies. At the age of twenty she landed her first lead role in the Broadway show Ballyhoo Of 1930. Janet married Walter Batchelor, a theatre manager, but the marriage was ... See full bio »

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 1937 Playboy Number One (Short)
Dolly Hackenschmidt
 1933 Here Comes Flossie! (Short)
Flossie Walters
 1933 The Mild West (Short)
 1933 Paul Revere, Jr. (Short)
Martha Washington Jones / Lula
 1931 Season's Greetings (Short)
 1931 The Smiling Lieutenant
Lily (uncredited)
 1931 Sky High (Short)
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 1933 The Mild West (Short) (performer: "I Can Take 'em Every Time", "Broadway Bubble", "A Little Too Late" - uncredited)
 1933 Paul Revere, Jr. (Short) (performer: "Oh, Paul", "Sugar" - uncredited)
 1931 Season's Greetings (Short) (performer: "Many Happy Returns of the Day" - uncredited)

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Testified for the defense at singer and friend Libby Holman murder trial. Holman was on trial for the shooting death of her wealthy husband, Zachary Smith Reynolds, of the R.J. Reynolds tobacco company. Reade supported Holman's claim that Reynolds committed suicide. See more »


Platinum blonde hair


The Dynamo of Vaudeville

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