Janis Hansen (manager)

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Janis Ann Hansen (born June 14 c. 1940, Jamestown, New York) is an American talent agent and retired television and stage actress.

Hansen (far right), in a scene from The Odd Couple. Also pictured (left to right): Joan Hotchkis as Nancy, Oscar's girlfriend, Fred Beir as Nancy's brother, Ray, and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.

Acting career[edit]

A one-time Playboy bunny, Hansen may be best known for her recurring role as "Gloria", the ex-wife of Felix Unger on The Odd Couple[1] (1971–75). Hansen also had guest roles on such television programs as Bonanza, The Big Valley, Gidget, It Takes a Thief, and I Dream of Jeannie. She portrayed "Sister Katherine Grace" in the 1970 film Airport. She last acted in 1982.

Talent management[edit]

Hansen founded Hansen Management,[when?] a talent management company in Los Angeles, serving as agent, coach and manager.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Hansen was married to Joseph "Joe" Mikolas (May 12, 1927 – August 9, 1996), an American actor (The Ernie Kovacs Show).[citation needed]


  1. ^ Leszczak, Bob (2014). The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen: A History with Cast and Crew Profiles and an Episode Guide. McFarland. p. 61. ISBN 9780786477906. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

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