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Janet Blair

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When redheaded band vocalist Martha Jean Lafferty was casting about for a professional name, she chose Janet Blair, claiming that she named herself after her county of birth, Blair County, Pennsylvania. Janet was signed to a Columbia Pictures contract in 1941, appearing in such programmers as Blondie Goes to College (1941) before graduating to the "dish" title role in My Sister Eileen (1942). Her last assignments at Columbia were nondescript leading-lady stints in Red Skelton's The Fuller Brush Man (1948) and the swashbuckling The Black Arrow (1948). She left Hollywood for Broadway in 1950, then toured for many years in the road company of South Pacific, eventually playing the leading role of Nellie Forbush more often than any other actress. She returned to moviemaking in 1957; the best of her later film roles was the suspected sorceress in the British Burn, Witch, Burn (1962). Janet Blair's TV activities included several musical specials of the 1950s and 1960s, one of them based on the exploits of globetrotting journalist Nellie Bly; she also played Sid Caesar's wife in many of the comedian's TV appearances of the 1956-57 season, co-hosted 1959's The Chevy Show with singer John Raitt, and portrayed the wife of detective Henry Fonda on the 1971 "drammedy" The Smith Family.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Broadway
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
  • President's Girl 3
1976
No Score Yet The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
  • Katie Bower
1968
No Score Yet Boys' Night Out
  • Marge Drayton
1962
75% Night of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn! )
  • Tansy Taylor
1962
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Man
  • Ann Elliot
1948
No Score Yet The Black Arrow
  • Joanna Sedley
1948
No Score Yet The Fabulous Dorseys
  • Jane Howard
1947
No Score Yet Gallant Journey
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Tonight and Every Night
  • Judy Kane
1945
No Score Yet Once upon a Time
  • Jeannie Thompson
1944
No Score Yet My Sister Eileen
  • Eileen Sherwood
1942
No Score Yet Blondie Goes to College
  • Laura Wadsworth
1942
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town
  • Charity Banner
1941
No Score Yet Blondie Has Servant Trouble
  • Actor
1940

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