Janet Munro

Lowest Rated: 33% Sebastian (1969)
Birthday: Sep 28, 1934
Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
British actress Janet Munro was the daughter of a stage comedian who, during WWII, was in charge of the RAF entertainment unit. Munro's popularity on British TV of the 1950s was such that one prominent fan magazine, responding to public demand, voted her "Miss Television of 1958." Signed by Disney in 1959, Munro played spirited ingénue roles in Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959), Third Man on the Mountain (1959), Swiss Family Robinson (1960), and The Horsemasters (released to American television in 1961 and to European theaters shortly thereafter). Once away from the Disney orbit, Munro radically altered her screen image with a string of sexy, fallen-woman roles; her final film assignment was as the fading alcoholic pop star in Sebastian (1968). Her success in show business was in sharp contrast to her extraordinarily unhappy private life, which included two failed marriages to actors Tony Wright and Ian Hendry and two miscarriages. Janet Munro collapsed and died at age 38, reportedly choking to death while drinking tea. The official cause of death is listed as acute myocarditis.

Highest Rated Movies



33% Sebastian Carol 1969
No Score Yet A Jolly Bad Fellow Delia Brooks 1964
No Score Yet Bitter Harvest Jeannie Jones 1963
75% The Day the Earth Caught Fire Jeannie Craig 1962
No Score Yet The Horsemasters Janet Hale 1961
80% Swiss Family Robinson Roberta 1960
No Score Yet Third Man on the Mountain Lizbeth Hempel 1959
No Score Yet Tommy the Toreador Amanda 1959
100% Darby O'Gill and the Little People Katie 1959
63% The Crawling Eye (The Trollenberg Terror) Anne Pilgrim 1958
No Score Yet Young and the Guilty Sue Connor 1958
No Score Yet Small Hotel Effie 1957


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