Janet Burston

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Janet Burston
Born Janet Elizabeth Burston
(1935-01-11)January 11, 1935
Died March 3, 1998(1998-03-03) (aged 63)
California, U.S.
Cause of death Cancer
Occupation Child actor
Years active 1940–1947

Janet Burston (January 11, 1935 – March 3, 1998) was a Canadian child actress who was the final leading lady in the Our Gang short subjects series, replacing Darla Hood in 1942.


Burston began her film career in the Our Gang film All About Hash as a background child character in 1940 at age five. Burston stayed as a background character for two years before replacing Darla Hood as leading lady in 1941. She stayed with the gang until the end of the series in 1944. She appeared in a few outside films as well, leaving show business in the late 1940s, eventually becoming a housewife.

Janet Burston married four times during her lifetime. After her retirement from acting, she kept a low profile and attended few Our Gang reunions.


Burston died on March 3, 1998. She was 63.

Our Gang filmography[edit]

  1. All About Hash (1940)
  2. Waldo's Last Stand (1940)
  3. Baby Blues (1941)
  4. Melodies Old and New (1942)
  5. Surprised Parties (1942)
  6. Doin' Their Bit (1942)
  7. Rover's Big Chance (1942)
  8. Benjamin Franklin, Jr. (1943)
  9. Family Troubles (1943)
  10. Calling All Kids (1943)
  11. Election Daze (1943)
  12. Little Miss Pinkerton (1943)
  13. Three Smart Guys (1943)
  14. Radio Bugs (1944)
  15. Tale of a Dog (1944)
  16. Dancing Romeo (1944)

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