Janet Fox

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Janet Fox
Born(1912-06-12)June 12, 1912
DiedApril 22, 2002(2002-04-22) (aged 89)
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Henry Goldsmith; 1 child

Janet Fox (June 12, 1912, Chicago, Illinois – April 22, 2002, Palm Beach, Florida) was an American actress.

Fox was the niece of American novelist and playwright Edna Ferber.[1] She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Art after leaving finishing school, and began her career with the Westport Country Players.[2] Fox's first role was in 1932, playing the lead in "June Moon," a play by Ring Lardner and George Kaufman.[3] Fox was known as a "popular character actress" and also performed in radio plays.[4] Her first romantic lead was playing in the radio broadcast, "Manhattan At Midnight" in 1940.[5] Fox may have been best known in the role of Bernice Niemeyer in the original Broadway production of Stage Door, and as Tina in the original Broadway production of Dinner at Eight.[6][7]

She died in Palm Beach, Florida on April 22, 2002 from natural causes, aged 89.[7] She was survived by her husband and her daughter Julie Gilbert Daniel.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1940 They Knew What They Wanted Mildred
1963 Act One Edna Ferber Uncredited, (final film role)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rose, Billy (24 October 1937). "Man About Manhattan". Kingsport Times. Retrieved 20 January 2016 – via Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "Janet has taken maid role often, wants a change". The Milwaukee Journal. 18 May 1935. p. 7. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Behind the Screen". Sandusky Register. 28 February 1932. Retrieved 20 January 2016 – via Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "The Radio Programs". Findlay Republican Courier. 11 September 1940. Retrieved 20 January 2016 – via Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Janet Fox Gets First Lead in 'Manhattan At Midnight'". Lima News. 11 September 1940. Retrieved 20 January 2016 – via Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ Article from Playbill News
  7. ^ a b c "Janet Fox Obituary". Playbill News Accessed 2016-1-23

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