Jane Webb

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Jane Webb
Born
Jane Webb Edwards

(1925-08-13)August 13, 1925
DiedMarch 30, 2010(2010-03-30) (aged 84)
Other namesJoanne Louise
OccupationActress
Years active1930–1977
Spouse(s)Jack Edwards Jr.

Jane Webb Edwards, (August 13, 1925 – March 30, 2010) also known by the stage name Joanne Louise, was an American film and voice actress.

Early years[edit]

Webb's mother was Estelle Webb, who sang with the Metropolitan Opera.[1]

On 10 June 1942, Edwards graduated "with honor" from Central YMCA High School in Chicago, Illinois.[2]

Career[edit]

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Edwards acted on multiple radio series, including the Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters.[3]

During her later career, she worked on a large number of animated cartoons, mostly for Filmation.[citation needed] Her roles included voicing all the female characters on "The Jihad", an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series.[4]

On April 19, 1939, Webb signed an acting contract with Paramount Pictures.[1]

Webb provided voices for the characters Mary Ann and Ginger in The New Adventures of Gilligan, with credits listing her as both Jane Webb and Jane Edwards.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Webb married[when?] Jack Lawson Edwards, Jr., brother of actor and cartoon voiceover performer Sam Edwards.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

On 30 March 2010, Webb died in Green Valley, Arizona.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Notes
1939 Our Leading Citizen Telephone operator (uncredited)
$1,000 a Touchdown
1940 The Farmer's Daughter Cashier (uncredited)
Dr. Cyclops IMDB's entry for Jane Webb states that she was a woman whose role was uncredited, but also that this assertion Jane's role is unconfirmed. It is dubious that she was in the film since she was 14 years old when the film was released.
Radio
Year Title Notes
1930–1945 Grand Hotel
1935–1946 Bachelor's Children Doris Keller[6]
1936–1941 Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters [7]
1937–1956 The Guiding Light Peggy Gaylord
1939–1942 The Bartons Midge[8]
1940–1954 The Chicago Theater of the Air Guest star
1941 Lone Journey Jean[9]
1942–1951 Aunt Mary Show Peggy Mead
1943–1947 The Baxters Daughter
1943 The Road to Life Debutante[10]
1944 That Brewster Boy Minerva[11]
1945–1946 Island Venture Medoza's daughter
1945–1948 Those Websters Belinda Boyd
1949 Richard Diamond, Private Detective One episode ("The John Blackwell Case")
1950 The Truitts Gladys Truitt[12]
1950–1951 Dr. Kildare Mary Lamont [13]
Crime Classics Guest role
Heartbeat Theater Guest role
Inheritance Guest role
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Guest role
Let George Do It Guest role
Lux Radio Theatre Guest role
Suspense Guest role
The Chase Guest role
Television
Year Title Notes
1967 Journey to the Center of the Earth
1968 The Batman/Superman Hour Barbara Gordon/Batgirl
Fantastic Voyage Dr. Erica Lane
The Archie Show Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy, Big Ethel
Family Affair Live action role; television announcer ("A Matter of Choice")
1969 Archie and His New Pals Preview special for The Archie Comedy Hour
The Archie Comedy Hour Sabrina Spellman, Aunt Hilda, Aunt Zelda, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy, Big Ethel, Miss Della
The Hardy Boys
1970 Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down
Archie's Funhouse Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy, Big Ethel
Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies Sabrina Spellman, Aunt Hilda, Aunt Zelda, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy, Big Ethel, Miss Della
1971 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Sabrina Spellman, Aunt Hilda, Aunt Zelda, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy, Big Ethel, Miss Della
Archie's TV Funnies Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy, Big Ethel
Aesop's Fables Female Tortoise, Bee, Female Swan, Mother Duck, Duckling, Female Hare #1, Female Hare #2
1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie
The Brady Kids Ping, Pong, Babs, Wonder Woman ("It's All Greek to Me")
Treasure Island TV Movie
1973 Lassie's Rescue Rangers
My Favorite Martians Katy O'Hara
Everything's Archie Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy, Big Ethel
1974 Oliver Twist TV movie
The U.S. of Archie Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy
The New Adventures of Gilligan Ginger Grant & Mary Ann Summers
1975 The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty Felicia
1977 The New Archie and Sabrina Hour Sabrina Spellman, Aunt Hilda, Aunt Zelda, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy, Big Ethel, Miss Della

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jane Webb Signed". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Associated Press. April 20, 1939. p. 15. Retrieved June 7, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "A Graduate". Chicago Tribune. June 10, 1942. p. 22. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  3. ^ "In Tom Mix Cast". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Missouri, St. Louis. December 6, 1936. p. 27. Retrieved June 7, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ Mangels, Andy (Summer 2018). "Star Trek: The Animated Series". RetroFan. TwoMorrows Publishing (1): 34.
  5. ^ Scheimer, Lou; Mangels, Andy (2012). Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation. TwoMorrows Publishing. pp. 108–109. ISBN 9781605490441. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  6. ^ Buffalo Courier Express, January 29, 1943
  7. ^ "[Unknown]". Poughkeepsie Evening Star. January 13, 1941.
  8. ^ "Meet Miss Midge". The Evening News. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. April 4, 1942. p. 10. Retrieved 2016-06-25 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  9. ^ "Our Town". Chicago Tribune. Chicago. November 3, 1941. p. Part 3, Page 1. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  10. ^ "[Unknown]". Buffalo Courier Express. April 27, 1943.
  11. ^ "The cover girl" (PDF). Radio Mirror. 21 (3): 48. January 1944. Retrieved 2015-01-01.
  12. ^ "[Unknown]". Buffalo Courier Express. June 11, 1950.
  13. ^ Dunning, John (1998). "Dr. Kildare". On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. USA: Oxford University Press. pp. 205–206. ISBN 9780195076783. Retrieved 2019-10-01.

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