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Lorene Yarnell Jansson (1944–2010)

Lorene Yarnell Jansson was born on March 21, 1944 in Inglewood, California, USA as Lorene Louise Yarnell. She was an actress, known for Spaceballs (1987), Bye Bye Birdie (1963) and The Wild Wild West Revisited (1979). 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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Known For

Spaceballs Dot Matrix
Bye Bye Birdie Hugo's Dance Partner at Soda Shop
Wonder Woman Dr. Irene Janis / Formicida


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (13 credits)
 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 (as Lorene Yarnell)
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Formicida / Dr. Irene Janis
- Formicida (1978) ... Formicida / Dr. Irene Janis (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 (19 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

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Sister of Richard Yarnell and Bruce Yarnell. See more »

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