Janet De Gore

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Janet De Gore (born 1930) is a retired American actress best known for her supporting roles on the ABC television series, The Law and Mr. Jones, in which she portrayed the legal secretary, Marsha Spear, to attorney Abraham Lincoln Jones, played by James Whitmore (1921–2009).

De Gore as Marsha Spear, 1962.

Thereafter, De Gore played a young widow, Louise Howard, the romantic interest of Richard Crenna (1927–2003) in his revised role as the recently widowed Luke McCoy on CBS' The Real McCoys, starring Walter Brennan, which had premiered on ABC in 1957 but switched networks to CBS and nights from Thursday to Sunday opposite NBC's Bonanza for its final year.

Most of De Gore's acting occurred between 1952 and 1966. Her early roles were in dramatic anthologies, including Hallmark Hall of Fame, the Philco Television Playhouse, and Kraft Television Theatre. In 1960-1961, as she joined Four Star's The Law and Mr. Jones cast, she also appeared in episodes of two Warner Brothers series, Will Hutchins' western Sugarfoot and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.'s detective series, 77 Sunset Strip, both on ABC.[citation needed]

In 1964, she appeared as a flight attendant in the episode "Second Chance" of the ABC science fiction series The Outer Limits. In 1965, she appeared on Chuck Connors' short-lived NBC western Branded.

In 1966, her last year of television credits, De Gore appeared on The Farmer's Daughter (ABC) with Inger Stevens, Perry Mason (CBS) with Raymond Burr, and NBC's powerhouse western Bonanza, which had destroyed The McCoys in the 1962-1963 ratings. Her Bonanza role on the episode entitled "Tommy" was that of Allie Miller.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janet De Gore profile, imdb.com; accessed November 18, 2017.