Legend of Stage, Screen and Television Janis Paige
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The last date listed for Janis Paige was Saturday September 15, 2012 / 3:00pm.
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Janis Paige debuted in MGM’s Bathing Beauty, but enjoyed her first big role in Warner Bros.’ Hollywood Canteen. Her next role in the drama Of Human Bondage solidified her stardom and during the next five years she became one of the studio’s leading ladies. Ms. Paige’s long film career includes her scene-stealing turn opposite Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in Silk Stockings, a flashy role in the comedy Please Don’t Eat The Daises, as well as starring parts in Bachelor In Paradise, Romance on the High Seas, The Caretakers and Follow the Boys. She worked with film greats such as Bob Hope, Doris Day, Lana Turner, Joan Crawford, David Niven and Henry Fonda.
Her first Broadway hit came in 1951 in Remains to Be Seen, and a few years later she starred in the Tony Award-winning musical The Pajama Game, followed by Meredith Willson’s Here’s Love. She then replaced Angela Lansbury in the hit musical Mame. Several years later she returned to Broadway to star in the comedy, Alone Together.
On television, just a few of her credits include her own series It’s Always Jan, All’s Fair, All In The Family, Lanigan’s Rabbi, Eight is Enough, Baby Makes Five and Trapper John, M.D. In the late 1980s and early ‘90s she appeared in the soap operas Capitol, General Hospital and a two-and-a-half year stint on Santa Barbara. One of her treasured experiences was working and travelling with Bob Hope to entertain our Armed Forces all over the world.