Janis Paige

Actor, Singer, Waitress
An enthusiastic singer from childhood, Janis Paige was discovered by a talent scout while performing at the Hollywood Canteen, which quickly led to a career in movies. As a contract player for Warner Brothers, she ... Read more »
Born: 09/16/1922 in Tacoma, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Family Law 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lana Turner: Hollywood's Screen Siren 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Legend 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Natural Causes 1994 (Movie)

Mrs McCarthy (Actor)

You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Rockhopper 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

No Man's Land 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Makes Five 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun Shy 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Other Woman 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Eight Is Enough 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel on My Shoulder 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Betty White Show 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Lanigan's Rabbi 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Roberta 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Welcome to Hard Times 1967 (Movie)

Adah (Actor)

Last of the Private Eyes 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (01/16/63) 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Follow the Boys 1962 (Movie)

Liz Bradville (Actor)

The Caretakers 1962 (Movie)

Marion (Actor)

Bachelor in Paradise 1961 (Movie)

Dolores Jynson (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (01/11/61) 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Please Don't Eat the Daisies 1960 (Movie)

Deborah Vaughn (Actor)

Roberta 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Silk Stockings 1957 (Movie)

Peggy Dayton (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (11/17/53) 1953 - 1954 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Guys From Milwaukee 1946 (Movie)

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Angel on My Shoulder (Movie)

Dolly Blaine (Actor)

Bathing Beauty (Movie)

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Capitol (TV Show)

Actor

Her Kind of Man (Movie)

Georgia King (Actor)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Show)

Actor

One Sunday Afternoon (Movie)

Virginia Brush (Actor)

Romance on the High Seas (Movie)

Elvira Kent (Actor)

The House Across the Street (Movie)

Kit Williams (Actor)

The Return of Joe Forrester (TV Show)

Actor

The Time, the Place and the Girl (Movie)

Sue Jackson (Actor)

Winter Meeting (Movie)

Peggy Markham (Actor)

Biography

An enthusiastic singer from childhood, Janis Paige was discovered by a talent scout while performing at the Hollywood Canteen, which quickly led to a career in movies. As a contract player for Warner Brothers, she graced such musicals as, appropriately enough, "Hollywood Canteen" (1944), "The Time, the Place and the Girl" (1946) and "Romance on the High Seas" (1948). Paige's spirited work during this period registered positively with the public, even if most of her pictures were formula exercises that rarely exceeded their expectations. After a brief period as a freelancer at the beginning of the 1950s, Paige found her true fame as a stage actress, impressing Broadway patrons in "Remains to be Seen" (1951-52) and the comic blockbuster "The Pajama Game" (1954-56), where she gave one of her trademark performances as a sexy union leader who falls in love with a factory supervisor. While the stage took on a special importance for her, Paige periodically reappeared on the silver screen, with "Silk Stockings" (1957) showcasing her appeal at its peak. She also briefly toplined her own sitcom and was a regular presence on TV programs of several genres. While not considered a top flight star in most circles, Paige was one of the true iron ladies of show business, boasting a career more than seven decades in duration, and was still delighting audiences on stage in her nineties.

Relationships

Ray Gilbert

Husband

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