|Born||Janet Neilson Horsburgh
28 September 1934
Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
|Died||6 December 1972
London, England, UK
Cause of death
|Ischaemic heart disease|
|Golders Green Crematorium|
Janet Munro (28 September 1934 – 6 December 1972) was an English actress.
Munro starred in three Disney film releases, Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959), Third Man on the Mountain (1959) and Swiss Family Robinson (1960), as well as The Horsemasters (1961), which aired on Disney's weekly television series. Other film credits include science fiction films such as The Trollenberg Terror (1958) (released as The Crawling Eye in the US) and The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961).
Born Janet Neilson Horsburgh, the daughter of Scottish comedian Alex Munro (real name Alexander Neilson Horsburgh) and his wife, Phyllis Robertshaw, in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1934, she used her father's stage name professionally.
Munro was married to Tony Wright from 1956 until 1959. She married the actor Ian Hendry in 1963, and they had two children, Sally and Corrie. Munro and Hendry were divorced in 1971. Her cousin is Ellie Nicol Hilton, a former child model and British television actress in the 1970s and '80s.
Munro died from a heart attack caused by chronic ischaemic heart disease at Whittington Hospital, North London in 1972, aged 38 years old. She was cremated and interred at the Golders Green Crematorium.
|1958||The Young and the Guilty||Sue Connor|
|The Crawling Eye||Anne Pilgrim||Alternative title: The Trollenberg Terror|
|1959||Darby O'Gill and the Little People||Katie O'Gill||With Sean Connery|
|Third Man on the Mountain||Lizbeth Hempel|
|Tommy the Toreador||Amanda|
|1960||Swiss Family Robinson||Roberta 'Bertie'|
|1961||The Day the Earth Caught Fire||Jeannie Craig|
|1962||Life for Ruth||Pat Harris||Alternative title: Walk in the Shadow|
|1963||Bitter Harvest||Jennie Jones|
|1964||Hide and Seek||Maggie|
|They All Died Laughing||Delia Brooks|
|1957||ITV Television Playhouse||Elizabeth Collins||1 episode|
|1957–1968||Hallmark Hall of Fame||Helen Pettigrew
|1967||Thirty-Minute Theatre||Carol||1 episode|
|1968–1969||The Tenant of Wildfell Hall||Helen Graham||4 episodes|
|1971||Play for Today||Mabel||1 episode|
|1972||Adam Smith||Elizabeth Crichton||5 episodes|
Awards and nominations
- 1963: Nominated, "Best British Actress" - Life for Ruth
- 1960: Won, "Most Promising Female Newcomer"
- Obituary Variety, 13 December 1972, pg. 63