Janice Rule

Actor, Dancer, Psychoanalyst
An attractive leading lady who worked constantly during the 1950s and 60s in theater, features and TV, Janice Rule began her career as a nightclub dancer in Chicago and NYC. Her first film was "Goodbye My Fancy" (1951) ... Read more »
Born: 08/15/1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Flyers 1985 (Movie)

Mrs Sommers (Actor)

Rainy Day Friends 1984 (Movie)

Elaine Hammond (Actor)

Missing 1982 (Movie)

Kate Newman (Actor)

The Word 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Women 1976 (Movie)

Willie Hart (Actor)

Gumshoe 1972 (Movie)

Mrs Blankerscoon (Actor)

Kid Blue 1972 (Movie)

Janet Conforto (Actor)

Doctors' Wives 1971 (Movie)

Amy Brennan (Actor)

Trial Run 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Swimmer 1968 (Movie)

Shirley Abbott (Actor)

The Ambushers 1967 (Movie)

Sheila Sommers (Actor)

Welcome to Hard Times 1967 (Movie)

Molly Riordan (Actor)

Alvarez Kelly 1966 (Movie)

Liz Pickering (Actor)

The Chase 1966 (Movie)

Emily Stewart (Actor)

Profiles in Courage 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Invitation to a Gunfighter 1964 (Movie)

Ruth Adams (Actor)

The Subterraneans 1960 (Movie)

Roxanne (Actor)

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Bell, Book and Candle 1958 (Movie)

Merle Kittridge (Actor)

A Gun For a Coward 1957 (Movie)

Aud Niven (Actor)

Goodbye, My Fancy 1950 (Movie)

Virginia Merrill (Actor)

Holiday for Sinners (Movie)

Susan Corvier (Actor)

Shadow on the Land (TV Show)

Actor

Starlift (Movie)

Nell Wayne (Actor)

The Devil and Miss Sarah (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An attractive leading lady who worked constantly during the 1950s and 60s in theater, features and TV, Janice Rule began her career as a nightclub dancer in Chicago and NYC. Her first film was "Goodbye My Fancy" (1951) and she went on to appear in mostly forgettable fare. An exception was 1968's "The Swimmer," in which she was Burt Lancaster's mistress. Perhaps her best screen role was as one of the title characters, a mysterious embittered muralist, in Robert Altman's "3 Women" (1977). By this time, Rule had begun to concentrate on a second career as a psychoanalyst, although she continued to make occasional film and TV appearances through the 80s.

Relationships

Daughter
from first marriage

Ben Gazzara Actor

Husband
Married on Nov. 25, 1961 Marriage ended in 1979 after Gazzara met German model Elke Stuckmann (whom he later married) Divorced on Jan. 28, 1982

Elizabeth Gazzara

Daughter
father Ben Gazzara

Farley Granger Actor

Companion
lived together briefly

EDUCATION

Wheaton & Glenbard High School

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Milestones

1953

Broadway debut in "Picnic"

1951

Screen debut in "Goodbye My Fancy"

Danced in Chicago and New York nightclubs for four years

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