Janis Carter

Janis Carter

  • Highest Rated: 86% Flying Leathernecks (1951)
  • Lowest Rated: 60% Lady of Burlesque (1943)
  • Birthday: Oct 10, 1913
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Tall, outgoing American actress Janis Carter had initially planned to become a concert pianist, but switched her interests to opera while attending Western Reserve University. She worked steadily on Broadway in such musicals as DuBarry Was a Lady and Panama Hattie, the latter musical winning her a 20th Century-Fox contract. Curiously, Janis sang only in her first film, Cadet Girl. Thereafter, she was shunted off to comedy-relief and "other woman" roles. Her best screen performance was as the hard-boiled anti-heroine in the Columbia noir programmer Framed (1947). Janis Carter and the movie industry parted company in 1952, after which she focused her energies upon television; from 1954 through 1956, Janis and Bud Collyer co-hosted the daytime quiz show Feather Your Nest.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet The Half-Breed Helen Dowling 1952
86% Flying Leathernecks Joan Kirby 1951
No Score Yet My Forbidden Past Corinne 1951
No Score Yet Santa Fe Judith Chandler 1951
No Score Yet A Woman of Distinction Teddy Evans 1950
No Score Yet The Woman on Pier 13 (I Married a Communist) Christine Norman 1949
No Score Yet Miss Grant Takes Richmond Peggy Donato 1949
No Score Yet Slightly French Louisa Gayle 1949
No Score Yet Framed Paula Craig 1947
No Score Yet Night Editor (The Trespasser) Jill Merrill 1946
No Score Yet The Notorious Lone Wolf Carla Winter 1946
No Score Yet The Power of the Whistler Jean Lang 1945
No Score Yet One Mysterious Night Dorothy Anderson 1944
No Score Yet Mark of the Whistler Patricia Henley 1944
60% Lady of Burlesque Janine 1943
No Score Yet Thunder Birds Blonde 1942
No Score Yet Just Off Broadway Lillian Hubbard 1942
No Score Yet I Married an Angel Sufi 1942

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