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Jennifer Gan (died September 15, 2000) was an stage, film and television actress.
A life member of The Actors Studio, Gan first began her career on the stage in musicals such as Li'l Abner in 1958, The Pink Jungle in 1959 starring Ginger Rogers and Agnes Moorehead, and No Strings in 1962 as Ginny Gan. She made her first TV appearance as Ginny Gan in a popular Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode.
After appearing in the Alfred Hitchcock TV show in late 1964 she appeared on stage in the musical Guys and Dolls, in 1965 with actress Sheila MacRae. Gan was then seen again in the spring of 1967 when she made three more film and TV appearances under the name Ginny Gan. She appeared in the James Coburn tongue in cheek spy spoof sequel In Like Flint (1967). She then appeared in an episode in the last season of the hit TV show The Monkees. She also had an uncredited role in the hit film Valley of the Dolls. She also appeared in the stage play The Two Gentlemen of Verona starting in 1967.
In 1968, she continued to appear as Ginny Gan in an episode in the last season of the hit TV show Batman. She then was cast in the hit family comedy film Yours, Mine and Ours. She had a speaking role with Henry Fonda in the coffee house scenes when he was on his big first date with Lucille Ball in the popular film.
In 1969, she changed her name to Jennifer Gan and continued performing until late 1972. She made appearances in episodes of The Virginian and Ironside. She then began a professional association with Roger Corman that lasted through two "B" films. The first was Naked Angels (1969) where she played a biker chick, clad in leather and lace. The film featured a soundtrack co-written by fuzz guitarist Jeff Simmons. In 1970, she appeared in a first season episode of the popular TV shows Love, American Style and Marcus Welby, M.D.. In 1971, Gan co-starred in her second Roger Corman film, Women in Cages.
In 1972, she appeared in an episode of Nichols. Gan made her final onscreen appearance in a fourth season episode of Marcus Welby, M.D., later that year. Gan died on September 15, 2000.
Stage credits 
- ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
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