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Overview (3)

Born in Beatrice, Nebraska, USA
Died in Beatrice, Nebraska, USA  (complications from Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NameEllen Martha Clancy

Mini Bio (1)

Janet Shaw was born on January 23, 1919 in Beatrice, Nebraska, USA as Ellen Martha Clancy. She was an actress, known for Shadow of a Doubt (1943), The Old Maid (1939) and Accidents Will Happen (1938). She was married to David Ashford Stuart and Willard Garcia Ilefeldt. She died on October 15, 2001 in Beatrice.

Spouse (2)

David Ashford Stuart (31 December 1946 - 15 March 1984) (his death)
Willard Garcia Ilefeldt (19 April 1944 - 24 December 1945) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

After signing a seven year contact with Warner Bros. in 1937, Jack L. Warner changed her stage name to Janet Shaw.
Began her acting career using her given name: Ellen Clancy.
With her parents, she moved to Los Angeles as a teenager, graduating from Beverly Hills High School.
Decided at the age of three that she would be an actress, after seeing Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood (1922).
Best known for her supporting role as the waitress Louise Finch in Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943).
Her second husband was a promoter of traditional New Orleans jazz music. He was responsible for the Jazz Man Record Shop in Hollywood, and Jazz Man Records.

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