Lane Bradbury

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Lane Bradbury
Born (1938-06-17) June 17, 1938 (age 83)
near Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Years active1958-present
(m. 1965; div. 1980)

Janette Lane Bradbury (born June 17, 1938) is an American actress and writer.


Lane Bradbury was born near Atlanta, Georgia. She studied ballet as a young girl. In the 1950s, she moved to New York City, and was admitted to the Actors Studio.[1]


Bradbury made her Broadway debut in J.B., performing alongside Raymond Massey and Christopher Plummer.[1] She starred in Tennessee Williams' play Night of the Iguana with veteran actress Bette Davis.[1] Bradbury is the first actress to play Dainty June[1][2] in the original Broadway production of Gypsy.[3][4][5][6]

In the late 1960s, she relocated with her husband, actor and director Lou Antonio, to Los Angeles, where she began a long career in television. In 1965, Bradbury and Antonio co-starred in an episode of Gunsmoke ("Outlaw's Woman"). In 1967, she returned as a main character ("Lucky") who again falls in love with the title character outlaw in the episode "Muley".

She was in 1963's season three opener of The Fugitive titled "Wings of an Angel", playing Janet Kegler, a woman taken hostage.[7] She was most active in the 1970s, making guest appearances on shows such as The Rockford Files, The Mod Squad, Medical Center, Mannix, The Partridge Family, Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, The Waltons, and Kung Fu.[7][8] She was popular in repeat-appearances as Merry Florene on Gunsmoke.[9][10]

Her film credits include The Ultimate Warrior[11] and Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.[12] She appeared in the popular television movies Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring[13] and To Dance with the White Dog.[14]


Year Title Role Notes
1958 Kraft Television Theatre Piney adaptation of The Outcasts of Poker Flat
1963 The Doctors and the Nurses Rita Silveri Episode: "Choice Among Wrongs"
1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Julia "Out on the Outskirts of Town" by William Inge
1964 Mr. Novak Ellen Westfall Episode: "Love Among the Grown-Ups"
1965 The Fugitive Janet Kegler Episode: "Wings of an Angel"
1967 Iron Horse Rachel Sparrow Episode: "Volcano Wagon"
1969 Judd, for the Defense Penny Hale Episode: "Between the Dark and the Daylight"
1969 Death Valley Days Ella Stewart Episode: "A Key for the Fort"
1969 Then Came Bronson Bella Mendoza Episode: "Where Will the Trumpets Be?"
1967-69 Gunsmoke Lucky, Merry Florene 6 episodes
1970 Dial Hot Line Pam Carruthers TV Movie
1970 Medical Center Maggie Seller Episode: "Between Dark and Daylight"
1970 Bracken's World Miriam Halsey Episode: "Murder Off-Camera"
1970 The Mod Squad Cindy Jeffers Episode: "See the Eagles Dying"
1970 The Partridge Family Janet Episode: "Love at First Slight"
1970 The Interns Irene Episode: "Act of God"
1971 Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring Susie Miller TV Movie
1971 The Young Lawyers Charlene Neiley Episode: "Down at the House of Truth, Visiting"
1971 Storefront Lawyers unavailable Episode: "The Dark World of Harry Anders"
1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Carol Ann MacMurdy Episode: "Run Carol Run"
1972 McCloud Carol Harrington Episode: "Give My Regrets to Broadway"
1972 Mannix Karin Gundersen Episode: "Scapegoat"
1972 Insight Melanie Episode: "The Death of Superman"
1972 Another Part of the Forest Laurette TV adaptation of the play by Lillian Hellman
1972 The F.B.I. Laura Ann Millpark Episode: "The Loner"
1972 Banyon Bunny Episode: "A Date with Death"
1972 Alias Smith and Jones Ellen Anderson Episode: "The Day the Amnesty Came Through"
1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Cassie Howard Episode: "Endtheme"
1973 Kung Fu Annie Buchanan Episode: "An Eye for an Eye"
1974 Banacek Sally James Episode: "Horse of a Slightly Different Color"
1974 The Streets of San Francisco Rosie Johnson Episode: "The Hard Breed"
1974 Doc Elliot Emily Robbins Episode: "Things That Might Have Been"
1975 Police Story Sharon Episode: "Vice: 24 Hours"
1976 McMillan & Wife Jennifer Carter Episode: "Greed"
1976 The Rockford Files Houston Preli Episode: "Where's Houston?"
1976 Serpico Carol Episode: "The Deadly Game"
1976 Gemini Man Amy Nichols Episode: "Night Train to Dallas"
1977 Westside Medical Sister Mary Dolores "My Physician, My Friend" (Part 1 & 2)
1977 Just a Little Inconvenience B-Girl TV Movie
1978 A Real American Hero Debbie Pride TV Movie
1979 The Chinese Typewriter Louise-Jill TV Movie
1979 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do Ruth Doyle TV Movie
1979 The Waltons Ronie Cotter Episode: "The Diploma"
1980 Where the Ladies Go Tasha TV Movie
1981 Walking Tall Kate Reeder Episode: "Company Town"
1981 Strike Force Julie Episode: "The Predator"
1986 One Terrific Guy unavailable TV Movie
1991 Wife, Mother, Murderer Aunt Frieda TV Movie
1992 I'll Fly Away Mrs. Anderson Episode: "Cool Winter Blues"
1993 Queen unavailable Episode #1.3
1993 Stolen Babies Meg Wilber TV Movie
1993 To Dance with the White Dog Mildred Cook TV Movie
1994 A Passion for Justice: The Hazel Brannon Smith Story Lily Clayburn TV Movie
1994 Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Mrs. Williams TV mini-series, uncredited
1992-95 In the Heat of the Night Myrna Hughes 3 episodes
1996 Savannah Brian's secretary 3 episodes
1999 Party of Five Secretary Episode: "Wrestling Demons"
2000 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Norma Episode: "The Landlady"
2018 Deception Priscilla Episode: "Code Act"
2018-19 Billions Grigor's Mom 2 episodes

Personal life[edit]

In 1965, Bradbury married actor and director Lou Antonio[15] and they had two daughters. The couple divorced in 1980. Their daughter Elkin Antoniou is a writer, director, and award-winning documentarian.[16]

She is the founder and artistic director of the Valkyrie Theater of Dance, Drama, and Film, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to introduce at-risk teens to the theatrical arts.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e O'Dowd, John (2008). "Lane Bradbury, a Life of Meaning and Purpose".
  2. ^ Kay Green, Stanley Green (November 1996). Broadway Musicals : Show by Show. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 978-0793530830.
  3. ^ "Lane Bradbury, the Original 'Dainty June' in Gypsy, Makes Don't Tell Mama Cabaret Debut with Let Me Entertain You, Again—June 7th & June 29th". Nite Life Exchange: Where Broadway and Cabaret Meet. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  4. ^ Purcell, Carey (12 September 2013). "Gypsy's Original Dainty June, Lane Bradbury, Will Present Let Me Entertain You, Again! at June Havoc Theatre". PLAYBILL. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Lane Bradbury, Original 'Dainty June' in GYPSY, Continues Run of Debut Cabaret Show LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU, AGAIN at Don't Tell Mama". Broadway World. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  6. ^ Filichia, Peter (11 July 2017). "HI, EVERYBODY! HER NAME IS JUNE – AND LANE BRADBURY". Masterworks Broadway. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Lane Bradbury". TV Guide. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  8. ^ "1970-1982 TV show guest appearances for Lane Bradbury". Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  9. ^ Harris, Will. "2010 Williamsburg Film Festival". Classic Images. Classic Images. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
  10. ^ "Gunsmoke cast members to reunite in Dodge City". CBS News. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  11. ^ "The Ultimate Warrior (1975) Directed by Robert Clouse". LETTERBOXD. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  12. ^ Burstyn, Ellen (October 2, 2007). Lessons in Becoming Myself. Riverhead Books. ISBN 978-1594482687.
  13. ^ Bowman, Lisa Marie (21 April 2015). "Embracing the Melodrama : Maybe I'll Come Home In The Spring (dir by Joseph Sargent)". Through the Shattered Lens. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  14. ^ "To Dance with the White Dog (1993)". Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  15. ^ "A Dog's Life for Lou", The Robesonian, May 1, 1977, p. 13.
    "Married since 1965 to actress Lane Bradbury, Lou is the father to two daughters."
  16. ^ "Elkin Antoniou : Best Documentary (Humanitarian)". The Women's International Film & Television Showcase. 2013.

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