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Janice Rule (1931–2003)


One of the most versatile actresses, Janice Rule was born in Norwood, Ohio, on August 15, 1931. Janice made her screen debut in the star-studded movie Goodbye, My Fancy (1951). She played the rival for James Stewart's affections, and was driven away by witch Kim Novak, in Bell Book and Candle (1958), a pre-Bewitched (1964) comedy. Janice appeared ... See full bio »

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 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
Anna (age 60)
- Some Live Like Lazarus (1992) ... Anna (age 60)
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Margaret Stone
- Alma Murder (1989) ... Margaret Stone
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Mrs. Bennett
- Rockabye Baby (1986) ... Mrs. Bennett
 1985 Rainy Day Friends
Elaine
 1985 American Flyers
Mrs. Sommers
 1980 Dan August: The Jealousy Factor (TV Movie)
Thelma Venable
 1978 The Word (TV Mini-Series)
Barbara Randall
 1974 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Madame Freya
- Under Suspicion (1974) ... Madame Freya
 1973 Kid Blue
Janet Conforto
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Diane Stewart
- To Catch a Dead Man (1973) ... Diane Stewart
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Lorraine Corman
- Just Once (1972) ... Lorraine Corman
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Beverly Landau
- The First Day of Forever (1972) ... Beverly Landau
 1971 The Devil and Miss Sarah (TV Movie)
Sarah Turner
 1971 Gumshoe
Mrs. Blankerscoon
 1971 The Man and the City (TV Series)
 1971 Doctors' Wives
Amy Brennan
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
Thelma Venable
- The King Is Dead (1970) ... Thelma Venable
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Vicki Nelson
- Together Again, for the Last Time (1970) ... Vicki Nelson
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Madeline Grey
- Lady on the Rocks (1969) ... Madeline Grey
 1969 Trial Run (TV Movie)
Lucille Harkness
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Paula Wilde
- Stranger in the Family (1969) ... Paula Wilde
 1968 Shadow on the Land (TV Movie)
Capt. Everett
 1968 The Swimmer
Shirley Abbott
 1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Alicia Stuyvesant
- The Exchange (1968) ... Alicia Stuyvesant
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Carla Gregg
- What You Can Do with Money (1968) ... Carla Gregg
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Helen
- Is Charlie Coming? (1967) ... Helen
 1967 Welcome to Hard Times
Molly Riordan
 1966-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Barbara Wells / Barbara Webb
- The Walls of Night (1967) ... Barbara Wells
- Wife Killer (1966) ... Barbara Webb
 1966 Alvarez Kelly
Liz Pickering
 1966 The Chase
Emily Stewart
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Mimsy B. Groves / Seraphim Parks
- Who Killed the Rest? (1965) ... Mimsy B. Groves
- Who Killed Snooky Martinelli? (1964) ... Seraphim Parks
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Dr. Kay Pearson
- Question: Did He Who Made the Lamb Make Thee? (1965) ... Dr. Kay Pearson
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Prudence Crandall
- Prudence Crandall (1965) ... Prudence Crandall
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Elizabeth Willard
- Courage at 3:00 A.M. (1964) ... Dr. Elizabeth Willard
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Sheryl Madison
- Super-Star (1964) ... Sheryl Madison
 1964 Invitation to a Gunfighter
Ruth Adams
 1963-1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Joan Cartwright / Lila Gregg
- The Hand That Hurts, the Hand That Heals (1964) ... Joan Cartwright
- Whoever Heard of a Two-Headed Doll? (1963) ... Lila Gregg
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Sheila Phelps
- Drink Like a Lady (1964) ... Sheila Phelps
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Laura
- The Meal Ticket (1964) ... Laura
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Diane Henry
- Fire and Ice (1963) ... Diane Henry
 1960-1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Sidney Brookes / Prudence / Charlotte Duval
- But What Do You Do in March? (1963) ... Sidney Brookes
- Once to Every Man (1961) ... Prudence
- A Lance of Straw (1960) ... Charlotte Duval
 1955-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Marianne Lindsey
- The Bride Cried (1955) ... Marianne Lindsey
 1962 Golden Showcase (TV Series)
Nericia
- Tonight in Samarkand (1962) ... Nericia
 1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Audrey Lee
- Hurricane Audrey (1962) ... Audrey Lee
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Elena Nardos
- The Mask of Vengeance (1960) ... Elena Nardos
 1960 Moment of Fear (TV Series)
Tansy Saylor
- Conjure Wife (1960) ... Tansy Saylor
 1960 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Helen Foley
- Nightmare as a Child (1960) ... Helen Foley
 1957-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Karen Andrews / Sister Martha
- Journey to the Day (1960) ... Karen Andrews
- Four Women in Black (1957) ... Sister Martha
 1960 The Snows of Kilimanjaro (TV Movie)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Elaine Mace
- The Killer Instinct (1959) ... Elaine Mace
 1958-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Sarine / Lulie
- Train for Tecumseh (1959) ... Sarine
- Angel in the Air (1958) ... Lulie
 1958 Bell Book and Candle
Merle Kittridge
 1957-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Beth Devlin / Lucynell Crater
- False Alarm (1958) ... Beth Devlin
- The Life You Save (1957) ... Lucynell Crater
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Kelly Pomeroy
- Death Watch (1958) ... Kelly Pomeroy
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Kathy Bane
- Dolly's Bar (1958) ... Kathy Bane
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Betty Evers
- The Feeling Is Mutual (1957) ... Betty Evers
 1957 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Maggie Thomas
- The Zeke Thomas Story (1957) ... Maggie Thomas
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Tina Bertoli
- The Jimmy Reilly Story (1957) ... Tina Bertoli
 1957 Gun for a Coward
Aud Niven
 1956 A Woman's Devotion
Stella Stevenson
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Rosie McLeod
- The Archangel Harrigan (1956) ... Rosie McLeod
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Quentin
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Masquerade (1955)
 1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Diary (1954)
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Julie
- The Arena (1954) ... Julie
- The Brownstone (1954)
 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Judith Slater
- Home Again, Home Again (1954) ... Judith Slater
 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
 1954 General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Movie)
Jenny Brinker (segment 'Allegro')
 1953 Rogue's March
Jane Wensley
 1952 Holiday for Sinners
Susan Corvier
 1951 Starlift
Nell Wayne
 1951 Goodbye, My Fancy
Virginia Merrill
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Bit Part (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (7 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Cynthia") in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

Her character, Helen Foley, in Twilight Zone: Nightmare as a Child (1960), was the name of series creator Rod Serling's favorite and most influential real-life teacher. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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