Janet Margolin

Actor
Enigmatic, dark-eyed beauty who became one of the most sought-after actors in 1960s Hollywood due to her outstanding performance as a schizophrenic teen in Frank Perry's independently produced "David and Lisa" (1962) ... Read more »
Born: 07/25/1943 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Murder C.O.D. 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Malibu 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghostbusters II 1989 (Movie)

The Prosecutor (Actor)

Distant Thunder 1988 (Movie)

Barbara Lambert (Actor)

Last Embrace 1979 (Movie)

Ellie Fabian (Actor)

Annie Hall 1977 (Movie)

Robin (Actor)

The Outside Man 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Lanigan's Rabbi 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Planet Earth 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Your Three Minutes Are Up 1972 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

Take the Money and Run 1969 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell 1968 (Movie)

Gia Campbell (Actor)

Enter Laughing 1967 (Movie)

Wanda (Actor)

Bus Riley's Back in Town 1965 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Morituri 1965 (Movie)

Esther Levy (Actor)

Nevada Smith 1965 (Movie)

Neesa (Actor)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

Mary of Bethany (Actor)

The Eavesdropper 1963 (Movie)

Ines (Actor)

David and Lisa 1962 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Family Flight (TV Show)

Actor

Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Peyton Place (TV Show)

Actor

Pray For the Wildcats (TV Show)

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The Last Child (TV Show)

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The Plutonium Incident (TV Show)

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Tonight's the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Enigmatic, dark-eyed beauty who became one of the most sought-after actors in 1960s Hollywood due to her outstanding performance as a schizophrenic teen in Frank Perry's independently produced "David and Lisa" (1962). That film's success enabled Margolin to step into films featuring such A-list talents as Marlon Brando ("Morituri" 1965), Steve McQueen ("Nevada Smith" 1966) and Charlton Heston and John Wayne ("The Greatest Story Ever Told" 1965). Although a highly talented and attractive performer adept at conveying both a delicate strength and a sensitive vulnerability, Margolin received too many standardized or obligatory romantic leads to clinch status as a star in major features.

Relationships

Son
had two survived her

Jerry Brandt Color

Husband

Ted Wass Director

Husband
Married 1979 until her death in 1993 at age 50 from ovarian cancer. Janet Margolin died in 1993 at age 50 from ovarian cancer.

EDUCATION

The School of Performing Arts

New York , New York 1961

Milestones

1990

Last primetime TV series appearance, guesting on an episode of "Murder She Wrote"

1990

Final TV-movie, "Murder C.O.D."

1989

Final screen appearance, "Ghostbusters II"

1988

Returned to features after a nine-year absence to play a role in "Distant Thunder"

1977

Made debut as a TV series regular, "Lanigan's Rabbi", an NBC detective series; played Janet Small, wife of sleuthing Rabbi David Small

1970

TV debut, "The Last Child", a made-for-TV movie

1968

Co-starred with Woody Allen in "Take the Money and Run"

1962

Film debut, "David and Lisa"

1962

Broadway debut, "Daughter of Silence"

1961

Worked as a prop girl, painting and building scenery, at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park

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