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      Janis Paige

      Janis Paige

      Highest Rated: 100% Silk Stockings (1957)

      Lowest Rated: 57% Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

      Birthday: Sep 16, 1922

      Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, USA

      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.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Silk Stockings
      88% Romance on the High Seas
      57% Please Don't Eat the Daisies

      Photos

      PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES, Doris Day, Janis Paige, David Niven, 1960 MR. UNIVERSE, (front), Vince Edwards, (back), Bert Lahr, Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Robert Alda, Maxie Rosenbloom, 1951 WELCOME TO HARD TIMES, from left, Aldo Ray, Lon Chaney, Jr., Janis Paige, 1967 ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, from left: Janis Paige, Dorothy Malone, 1948 SILK STOCKINGS, Janis Paige, (center), 1957 MR. UNIVERSE, Janis Paige, Jack Carson, 1951 PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES, Janis Paige, David Niven, 1960 FOLLOW THE BOYS, Russ Tamblyn, Paula Prentiss, Janis Paige, Dany Robin, Connie Francis, Richard Long, 1963 MR. UNIVERSE, Bert Lahr, Janis Paige, Jack Carson, 1951 BACHELOR IN PARADISE, Janis Paige, Bob Hope, 1961 WELCOME TO HARD TIMES, Janis Paige, 1967 FOLLOW THE BOYS, Dany Robin, Janis Paige, Richard Long, Paula Prentiss, 1963 SILK STOCKINGS, Janis Paige, Fred Astaire, 1957 THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET, Zon Murray, Janis Paige, 1949 HER KIND OF MAN, Dane Clark, Janis Paige, 1946 THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET, Janis Paige, Wayne Morris, 1949 CHEYENNE, Bruce Bennett, Janis Paige, 1947 WELCOME TO HARD TIMES, Janis Paige, Keenan Wynn, 1967 WINTER MEETING, Janis Paige, John Hoyt, 1948 SILK STOCKINGS, Fred Astaire, Janis Paige, 1957

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Natural Causes Mrs. MacCarthy (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Woman Mrs. Barnes (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 40% Love at the Top Estelle (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bret Maverick: The Lazy Ace Mandy Packer (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Magic on Love Island Madge (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Valentine Magic on Love Island Madge (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel on My Shoulder Dolly Blaine (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cadaver in the Clutter Kate Lanigan (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday the Rabbi Slept Late Kate Lanigan (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville: The Turning Point of Jim Malloy Lonnie (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Joe Forrester Irene (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 42% Welcome to Hard Times Adah (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 23% The Caretakers Marion (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow the Boys Liz Bradville (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 38% Bachelor in Paradise Dolores Jynson (Character) - 1961
      57% 60% Please Don't Eat the Daisies Deborah Vaughn (Character) - 1960
      100% 68% Silk Stockings Peggy Dainton (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Universe Lorraine (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Gals and a Guy Della Oliver/Sylvia Latour (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Side of the Law Nadine Taylor (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fugitive Lady Barbara Clementi (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The House Across the Street Kit Williams (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Younger Brothers Kate Shepherd (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Sunday Afternoon Virginia Brush (Character) - 1948
      88% 64% Romance on the High Seas Elvira Kent (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 38% Winter Meeting Peggy Markham (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wallflower Joy Linnett (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 67% Cheyenne Emily Carson (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Learn Jackie (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Time, the Place and the Girl Sue Jackson (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys From Milwaukee Polly (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 42% Of Human Bondage Sally Athelny (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Kind of Man Georgia King (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 75% Bathing Beauty Janis (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 64% Hollywood Canteen Studio Guide (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Won't Play Kim Karol / Sally (Character) - 1944

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      60% No Score Yet Legend Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Catherine Hackett (Character) 1985-1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trauma Center Susie (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1981 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Angela (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1977 1979-1980
      No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Charlene Maguire (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Unknown (Character) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Georgia Durian (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet 80% Columbo Goldie Williamson (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Hallie Martin (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Nellie Jefferson (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1959-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dinah Shore Show Guest 1960