Anjanette Comer

A pretty, dark-haired actress who often played roles of women not in control of the fraught environment around them, Anjanette Comer broke into feature films in the 1960s, added TV-movies to her repertoire in the 70s ... Read more »
Born: 08/06/1939 in Dawson, Texas, USA


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A Bird of the Air 2011 (Movie)

Ella Weber (Actor)

Screen Door Jesus 2005 (Movie)

Vernalynn Cunningham (Actor)

Profiler 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)


The Practice 1999 (Tv Show)


Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


The Underneath 1995 (Movie)

Mrs Chambers (Actor)

Netherworld 1992 (Movie)

Mrs Palmer (Actor)

Fire Sale 1977 (Movie)

Marion Fikus (Actor)

Lepke 1975 (Movie)

Bernice Buchalter (Actor)

Night Games 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)


The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery 1974 (Movie)

Arlevia (Actor)

The Baby 1972 (Movie)


Banyon 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)


La Noche de los Mil Gatos 1971 (Movie)


Rabbit, Run 1970 (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

The Young Lawyers 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)


Guns For San Sebastian 1968 (Movie)

Kinita (Actor)

In Enemy Country 1968 (Movie)

Denise Marchois (Actor)

Banning 1967 (Movie)

Carol Lindquist (Actor)

The Appaloosa 1966 (Movie)

Trini (Actor)

The Loved One 1964 (Movie)

Aimee Thanatogenos (Actor)

Quick, Before It Melts 1963 (Movie)

Tiare Marshall (Actor)

Deadly Family Secrets (TV Show)


Death Stalk (TV Show)


Five Desperate Women (TV Show)


Terror on the 40th Floor (TV Show)


The Deadly Hunt (TV Show)



A pretty, dark-haired actress who often played roles of women not in control of the fraught environment around them, Anjanette Comer broke into feature films in the 1960s, added TV-movies to her repertoire in the 70s, took a sojourn from the cameras in the 80s and returned in supporting parts in the 90s.

Comer's first feature was the comedy "Quick Before It Melts" (1965), in which she played a woman brought to an Antarctica research station. That same year, she was the ditzy beauty Robert Morse lusts after in Tony Richardson's "The Loved One". She had another good shot as Marlon Brando's cohort in "The Appaloosa" (1966), but her follow-up in "Banning" (1967), was a barren sturm und drang that did nothing to promote her career. Comer was burdened by a ridiculous script in "Guns for San Sebastian" (1968), in which she supported the zealous Anthony Quinn. In 1970, she played the semi-pro hooker who lures former athlete James Caan from his family in the dull "Run, Rabbit". Feature roles came less regularly in the 70s. Comer was wife to Public Enemy Number One "Lepke" (1975), played by Tony Curtis and was in the disastrous "Fire Sale" (1977). She appeared in the direct-to-video fantasy "Netherworld" (1992) and returned to the big screen as Peter Gallagher's mother in Steven Soderbergh's noirish "The Underneath" (1995).

While Comer had some TV experience in the 60s, and guest starred on the 1969 pilot for the ABC series "The Young Lawyers", her work on the small screen began in earnest with a burst of TV-movies in the 70s. Her first was "Firechasers" (1970), and in 1971, she played one of the women on a resort island stalked by an escapee from a mental institution in "Five Desperate Women" (ABC). She was also in jeopardy in "The Deadly Hunt" (CBS, 1971), in which Comer was in the grips of two paid assassins and stuck in the center of a forest fire at the same time. She was the wife of Joseph Campanella stuck above a fire in a skyscraper in "Terror on the 40th Floor" (NBC, 1974) and the abducted wife of Vincent Edwards in "Death Stalk" (NBC, 1975). Comer was a woman in jeopardy long before than genre became a mainstay of TV longforms. After "The Long Summer of George Adams" (NBC, 1982), Comer was little seen on either TV or in the movies, and then reappeared on the two-part season opener of "Jake and the Fat Man" (CBS, 1991). She has since resumed her work in TV longforms in supporting roles. She played Beulah, in the miniseries "Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo" (CBS, 1995) and was featured in "Deadly Family Secrets" (NBC, 1995).


Rufus Franklin Comer Jr


Nola Dell Comer


Jerra Comer

born in September 1935


Baylor University

Waco , Texas



Made guest appearance on "The Practice" (ABC), playing a nun


Co-starred in miniseries "Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo" (CBS)


Played supporting role in Steven Soderbergh's feature "The Underneath"


Appeared in the direct-to-video fantasy "Netherworld"


Guested on two-part opening episode of "Jake and the Fatman" season


Starred in TV-movie "The Long Summer of George Adams" (NBC)


Last feature film for over fifteen years, "Fire Sale"


Played wife to Tony Curtis in "Lepke"


Made TV-movie debut, "The Firechasers"


Made feature film debut in "Quick Before It Melts"

Made frequent TV appearances as guest performer on various series

Bonus Trivia


Some sources list 1942 as Ms. Comer's birthyear.