Janet Blair

Janet Blair

Highest Rated: 80% My Sister Eileen (1942)

Lowest Rated: 80% My Sister Eileen (1942)

Birthday: Apr 23, 1921

Birthplace: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA

Vivacious, honey-haired former band singer who turned to films after band leader Hal Kemp's death. Blair signed with Columbia and made her debut in "Three Girls on the Town" (1941). She gave one of her best performances as the title character, a slightly vacuous, man-attracting beauty, opposite plain-jane sister Rosalind Russell in the lively "My Sister Eileen" (1942), a romantic comedy of two sisters who move from Ohio to New York City's Greenwich Village. After a number of disappointing films and roles, Blair left film in 1948 and later had great success on stage in the touring production of "South Pacific" (1950-52). She also briefly replaced Nanette Fabray as Sid Caesar's "wife" on "Caesar's Hour" (1956-57). Blair made a handful of films in the 1950s and 60s, the best of which was the moody horror drama, "Burn, Witch, Burn/Night of the Eagle" (1962), in which she played a wife who resorts to witchcraft. She also co-starred with Henry Fonda on the short-lived TV series, "The Smith Family" (1971-72).

Highest rated movies

Burn, Witch, Burn!
My Sister Eileen

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 61% The Family Band Katie Bower (Character) - 1968
80% 64% Burn, Witch, Burn! Tansy Taylor (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 43% Boys' Night Out Marge Drayton (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Pigeon No. One Edith Enders (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Touch of Venus Venus (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 73% The Fuller Brush Man Ann Elliot (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Arrow Joanna Sedley (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love Trouble Norma Shannon (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 28% The Fabulous Dorseys Jane Howard (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gallant Journey Regina 'Ginny' Cleary (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tars and Spars Christine Bradley (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 31% Tonight and Every Night Judy Kane (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 42% Once Upon a Time Jeannie Thompson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something to Shout About Jeanie Maxwell (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 75% Blondie Goes to College Laura Wadsworth (Character) - 1942
80% 67% My Sister Eileen Eileen Sherwood (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Yanks in Trinidad Patricia Dare (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 80% Three Girls About Town Charity Banner (Character) - 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Peg St. Claire (Character) 1954