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May 25, 1938 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||married (5 children)|
Mary Eilene Janssen (born May 25, 1938), is an American former actress in film and television.
Eilene Janssen was born in Los Angeles, California on May 25, 1938, to parents Harry and Mary Ellen Janssen.
She began her film career as a child actress in the early 1940s. With her father being a longtime worker for Universal Studios, Eilene Janssen made her first screen appearance in the 1940 film Sandy Gets Her Man. She continued to have bit parts in several movies such as Two Girls and a Sailor and It Happened Tomorrow. In 1944, she was awarded the title Little Miss America.
Apart from films, Eilene Janssen also acted in television series like The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Father Knows Best, Mister Ed, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Tales of Wells Fargo, Make Room for Daddy, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Beverly Hillbillies and Perry Mason.
She retired from acting in 1968. As of 2004, she is residing in Pasadena, California.
She married Harry Ronald Rothschild on November 29, 1957. They later divorced.
|1940||Sandy Gets Her Man||Child|
|1943||Where Are Your Children?||Child in day care nursery|
|1944||It Happened Tomorrow||Sylvia|
|Two Girls and a Sailor||Patsy, age 4|
|Since You Went Away||Sergeant's child|
|The Seventh Cross||Girl in Orchard|
|Till We Meet Again||Yvonne|
|Army Wives||Young girl|
|1946||The Green Years||Alison Keith as a child|
|Rendezvous 24||Anchaka Schmidt|
|1947||The Millerson Case||Myra Minnich|
|The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival||Betty|
|Song of Love||Elise Schumann|
|Beyond Our Own||Shirley Rogers|
|1948||On Our Merry Way||Peggy Thorndyke|
|The Bride Goes Wild||Mary|
|Who Killed Doc Robbin||Betty|
|The Boy With Green Hair||Peggy|
|Words and Music||Linda, age 8|
|1951||Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas||Judy Dawson|
|The Dakota Kid||Judy Dawson|
|Arizona Manhunt||Judy Dawson|
|1952||Wild Horse Ambush||Judy Dawson|
|Sally and Saint Anne||Young Jeanne|
|1954||About Mrs. Leslie||Pixie Croffman|
|1956||The Search for Bridey Murphy||Bridey Murphy at age 15|
|1957||Beginning of the End||Teenager in car|
|Escape from Red Rock||Janie Acker|
|1958||The Space Children||Phyllis Manley|
|1968||Panic in the City||Information clerk|
- "Interview with Eilene Janssen". Western Clippings. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
- Goldrup, Tom and Jim (2002). Growing Up on the Set: Interviews with 39 Former Child Actors of Film and Television. McFarland & Co. p. 153–160. ISBN 1476613702.
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