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Janis Paige

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Original Name
Donna Mae Tjaden
Birth
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Death
2 Jun 2024 (aged 101)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: Ashes given to family or friend. Add to Map
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Actress. She was best known to both film and television viewers for the numerous roles she had on both the "big" and "small" screens from the 1940s to the early 21st Century. Born Donna Mae Tjaden, she moved to Los Angeles with her sister after graduating from Stadium High School and was hired to sing at the Hollywood Canteen, the club on Cahuenga Boulevard that was set up by the studios to entertain military personnel during World War II. In 1944, she signed with the Warner Brothers studio and made her film debut in "Bathing Beauty" that same year. She went on to appear in numerous films during her career such as "Winter Meeting," "Romance on the High Seas," "Silk Stockings," and "Please Don't Eat the Daisies." In 1953, she made her television debut in an episode of "The Plymouth Playhouse." She later appeared in such television series as "It's Always Jan," "The Red Skelton Hour," "Police Story," "All's Fair," "Lanigan's Rabbi," "All in the Family," "Eight is Enough," "Bret Maverick," "Fantasy Island," "Baby Makes Five," "Trapper John, M.D.," and "General Hospital." She also appeared on the theatrical stage many times with her best known being in the original Broadway production of "The Pajama Game." At the time of her passing at the age of 101, she was one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Actress. She was best known to both film and television viewers for the numerous roles she had on both the "big" and "small" screens from the 1940s to the early 21st Century. Born Donna Mae Tjaden, she moved to Los Angeles with her sister after graduating from Stadium High School and was hired to sing at the Hollywood Canteen, the club on Cahuenga Boulevard that was set up by the studios to entertain military personnel during World War II. In 1944, she signed with the Warner Brothers studio and made her film debut in "Bathing Beauty" that same year. She went on to appear in numerous films during her career such as "Winter Meeting," "Romance on the High Seas," "Silk Stockings," and "Please Don't Eat the Daisies." In 1953, she made her television debut in an episode of "The Plymouth Playhouse." She later appeared in such television series as "It's Always Jan," "The Red Skelton Hour," "Police Story," "All's Fair," "Lanigan's Rabbi," "All in the Family," "Eight is Enough," "Bret Maverick," "Fantasy Island," "Baby Makes Five," "Trapper John, M.D.," and "General Hospital." She also appeared on the theatrical stage many times with her best known being in the original Broadway production of "The Pajama Game." At the time of her passing at the age of 101, she was one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye



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