Janet Shaw

Janet Shaw

Highest Rated: 100% Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Lowest Rated: 29% The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Birthday: Jan 23, 1919

Birthplace: Not Available

Blonde leading-lady Janet Shaw was a teenager when, in 1937, she was signed to Warner Bros. At first billed as Eileen Clancy, Shaw played a variety of minor roles before her first big break as Dee, the daughter of Bette Davis, in The Old Maid (1939). Unfortunately, this assignment led only to a few nondescript heroine roles in such programmers as RKO's Rookie Cop (1939). In 1940, she became a contract player at Universal, playing parts of all sizes, usually small. She was memorable as the girlfriend of alderman Thurston Hall in the opening scenes of Abbott and Costello's Hold That Ghost (1941), and even more so as sluttish waitress Louise in Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943). She spent the mid-'40s at Monogram, essaying featured roles in a handful of Charlie Chan pictures, as well as a pleasing cameo in Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore. Janet Shaw apparently retired after appearing in RKO's They Won't Believe Me (1947).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Getting of Wisdom Girl 1977
No Score Yet Time Out Of Mind Penny 1947
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me Susan Haines 1947
No Score Yet Nocturne Grace 1946
No Score Yet Dark Alibi Miss Petrie 1946
No Score Yet House of Horrors Beautiful Cab Driver 1946
No Score Yet The Scarlet Horseman Elise Halliday 1946
No Score Yet The Scarlet Clue Gloria Bayne 1945
No Score Yet Charlie Chan: The Scarlet Clue Gloria Bayne 1945
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Telephone Operator 1944
No Score Yet Arizona Trail Martha Brooks 1943
No Score Yet Hers to Hold Girl at Factory 1943
100% Shadow of a Doubt Louise 1943
29% The Mummy's Tomb Girl in Car 1942
60% Night Monster (House of Mystery) Millie Carson 1942
No Score Yet Johnny Eager Girls in Verne's Office 1942
No Score Yet You're Out of Luck Joyce 1941
100% Hold That Ghost Alderman's Girl 1941
80% Waterloo Bridge Maureen 1940
No Score Yet Blondie on a Budget Usherette 1940
No Score Yet The Old Maid Dee 1939
No Score Yet The Rookie Cop Gerry Lane 1939
No Score Yet Going Places Young Lady 1939
No Score Yet The Sisters Stella Johnson 1938
70% Boy Meets Girl Los Angeles Operator 1938
100% The Adventures of Robin Hood Humility's Daughter 1938
No Score Yet Accidents Will Happen Mary Tarlton 1938
95% Jezebel Molly Allen 1938
No Score Yet Sergeant Murphy Joan 1938
No Score Yet Hollywood Hotel Girl 1937
No Score Yet It's Love I'm After Actor 1937
No Score Yet Confession Actress Friend 1937
No Score Yet She Married Her Boss Actor 1935


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