Janet Margolin

Janet Margolin

Highest Rated: 97% Annie Hall (1977)

Lowest Rated: 29% Last Embrace (1979)

Birthday: Jul 25, 1943

Birthplace: Not Available

Fresh out of New York's High School of Performing Arts, doe-eyed actress Janet Margolin was cast as an emotionally disturbed teenager in the Broadway production Daughter of Silence. Though the play didn't last long, Margolin's performance won her the similar role of a schizophrenic girl who speaks only in backward rhymes in the 1962 film David and Lisa. This award-winning assignment proved to be the high point of Margolin's career; most of her later roles (Mary of Bethany in 1965's The Greatest Story Ever Told, Gina Lollobrigida's daughter in 1968's Buona Sera Mrs. Campbell etc.) made but minimal demands on her acting skills. Better opportunities came her way in a brace of Woody Allen films, Take the Money and Run (1969) and Annie Hall (1977). On TV, Janet Margolin co-starred in the 1975 detective series Lanigan's Rabbi. Janet Margolin died of ovarian cancer at the age of 50; she was survived by her husband, actor Ted Wass.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Murder C.O.D. Maye Walsh 1990
53% Ghostbusters 2 The Prosecutor 1989
43% Distant Thunder Barbara Lambert 1988
No Score Yet Tonight's the Night Chris 1987
29% Last Embrace Ellie Fabian 1979
No Score Yet The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal Actor 1979
97% Annie Hall Robin 1977
No Score Yet Planet Earth Actor 1974
No Score Yet Pray for the Wildcats Actor 1974
No Score Yet Your Three Minutes Are Up Betty 1973
90% Take the Money and Run Louise 1969
No Score Yet Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Gia 1968
55% Enter Laughing Wanda 1967
50% Nevada Smith Neesa 1966
No Score Yet Bus Riley's Back in Town Judy 1965
38% The Greatest Story Ever Told Mary of Bethany 1965
71% Morituri Esther 1965
83% David and Lisa Lisa Brandt 1962


No Score Yet Columbo
Theresa Goren 1990
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Rita Garrison 1990
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
Dr. Judith Kaufman Dr. Kaufman 1977


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