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Lorene Yarnell Jansson (1944–2010)

Lorene Yarnell Jansson was born on March 21, 1944 in Inglewood, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Spaceballs (1987), Clown White (1981) and Christmas at Walt Disney World (1978). She was married to Bjorn Jansson, Robert Shields and John R. Hartmann. She died on July 29, 2010 in Sandefjord, Norway. See full bio »


(age 66) in Sandefjord, Norway

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Spaceballs Dot Matrix
Clown White
Clown White Melissa
The Wild Wild West Revisited
The Wild Wild West Revisited Sonia (Miguelito's $600 bionic woman)


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 1987 Spaceballs
Dot Matrix (as Lorene Yarnell)
 1985 Generation (TV Movie)
Pal (as Lorene Yarnell)
 1984 Steadfast Tin Soldier (TV Movie)
Ballerina (as Lorene Yarnell)
 1981 Clown White (TV Movie)
Melissa (as Lorene Yarnell)
 1979 The Wild Wild West Revisited (TV Movie)
Sonia (Miguelito's $600 bionic woman) (as Lorene Yarnell)
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
- Formicida (1978) ... Formicida (as Lorene Yarnell)
 1977 Shields and Yarnell (TV Series) (as Lorene Yarnell)
 1976-1977 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series)
Regular Performer
- Episode #2.22 (1977) ... Regular Performer (as Shields and Yarnell)
- Episode #2.20 (1977) ... Regular Performer (as Shields and Yarnell)
- Episode #2.11 (1976) ... Regular Performer (as Lorene Yarnell)
- Episode #2.9 (1976) ... Regular Performer (as Lorene Yarnell)
- Episode #2.6 (1976) ... Regular Performer (as Lorene Yarnell)
 1974 The Mac Davis Show (TV Series) (1976) (as Lorene Yarnell)
 1972 Fol-de-Rol (TV Movie)
Ensemble (uncredited)
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mary (segment "Love and the Small Wedding")
- Love and the Plane Truth/Love and the Scroungers/Love and the Small Wedding (1972) ... Mary (segment "Love and the Small Wedding") (as Lorene Yarnell)
 1969 Sweet Charity
Dancer (uncredited)
 1969 What's It All About, World? (TV Series)
Dancer, Kevin Carlisle Three (as Lorene Yarnell)
 1963 Bye Bye Birdie
Hugo's Dance Partner at Soda Shop (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (18 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

She and then-husband Robert Shields performed in a musical revue, "Broadway Follies," at the Nederlander Theater in New York City. The show closed after one performance after receiving poor notices. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lorene Yarnell | Shields & Yarnell | Shields and Yarnell

Did You Know?


She and her second husband Robert Shields were one of three married couples to make guest appearances in The Muppet Show (1976). The other two were Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge and Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. See more »

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