Withers, Jane 1926–

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Withers, Jane 1926–

(Jerrie Walters)


Born April 12, 1926, in Atlanta, GA; daughter of Lavinia Ruth Withers; married William P. Moss, Jr., September 20, 1947 (divorced, 1954); married Kenneth Errair, 1955 (died, 1968); children: (first marriage) 3, (second marriage) 2.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Star on the Walk of Fame; Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award, Young Artists Awards, 1980; DVD Premiere Award nomination (with others), best original song, 2003, for The Hunchback of Notre Dame II.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Handle with Care, Fox, 1932.

(Uncredited) Zoo in Budapest, Fox, 1933.

Little girl at premiere (uncredited), Tailspin Tommy, Universal, 1934.

Little girl playing hopscotch (uncredited), It's a Gift, Paramount, 1934.

Peola's frontrow classmate (uncredited), Imitation of Life, Universal, 1934.

Joy Smythe, Bright Eyes, Fox, 1934.

Child, The Good Fairy, Universal, 1935.

Ginger, Ginger, Fox, 1935.

Della, The Farmer Takes a Wife, Fox, 1935.

Young girl (uncredited), Redheads on Parade, Fox, 1935.

Paddy O'Day, Paddy O'Day, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1935.

Peg Gurgle, Can This Be Dixie?, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936.

Florence Atwater, Gentle Julia, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936.

Judy Devlin, Little Miss Nobody, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936.

Pepper Jolly, Pepper (also known as Public Nuisance No. 1), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936.

Corky Wallace, The Holy Terror, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937.

Angel, Angel's Holiday, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937.

Arnette Flynn, Wild and Wooly, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937.

Judith Frazier, 45 Fathers, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937.

Checkers, Checkers, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937.

Gypsy, Rascals, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938.

Jane Rand, Keep Smiling, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938.

Jerry Darlington, Always in Trouble, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938.

Mary Jane Patterson, The Arizona Wildcat, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939.

Sally Murphy, Boy Friend, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939.

Addie Fippany, Chicken Wagon Family, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939.

Colette, Pack Up Your Troubles (also known as We're in the Army Now), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939.

Hollywood Hobbies, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939.

Jane Wallace, High School, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940.

Jane Pritchard, Shooting High, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940.

Jane, Girl From Avenue A, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940.

Eadie-May, Youth Will Be Served, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940.

Patricia Randall, Small Town Deb, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941.

Jane Drake, Golden Hoofs, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941.

Penny Wood, Her First Beau, Columbia, 1941.

Kitty Russell, A Very Young Lady, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941.

Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2, Paramount, 1941.

Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 4, Paramount, 1942.

Jane Campbell, Young America, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942.

Kathy Martindale, The Mad Martindales, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942.

Ann Winters/Penelope Ryan, Johnny Doughboy, Republic, 1942.

Clavdia Kurina, The North Star (also known as Armored Attack), RKO, 1943.

Kitty O'Hara, My Best Gal, 1944.

Mary Elliott, Faces in the Fog, Republic, 1944.

Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 3: Fashions and Rodeo, Columbia, 1945.

Geraldine Cooper, Affairs of Geraldine, Teakwood, 1946.

Pat Marvin, Danger Street, Paramount, 1947.

Vashti Snythe, Giant, Warner Bros., 1956.

Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Small Fry, Columbia, 1956.

Liz, The Right Approach, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961.

Lieutenant Grace Blodgett, Captain Newman, M.D., Universal, 1963.

Voice of Laverne, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (animated), Buena Vista, 1996.

Voice of Laverne, The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (animated; video), Buena Vista Home Video, 2002.

Boxes, StarVehicle, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice of Clarabelle Cow, Mickey Mouse Works (animated), ABC, 1999.

Voice of Clarabelle Cow, House of Mouse (animated), ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Everybody Loves My Baby," The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (also known as Chevrolet Television Theatre, Chevrolet on Broadway and The Broadway Playhouse), NBC, 1949.

Aunt Jan, "The Pink Burro," The United States Steel Hour (also known as The U.S. Steel Hour), CBS, 1959.

"The Frankie Adventure," The Aquanauts (also known as Malibu Run), CBS, 1961.

Sue Ann Baines, "A Possibility of Oil," General Electric Theater (also known as G.E. Theatre), CBS, 1961.

Betty Hamilton, "A Very Special Girl," General Electric Theater (also known as G.E. Theatre), CBS, 1962.

Edith Swinney, "How to Get Rid of Your Wife," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, CBS, 1963.

Team captain, The Match Game, NBC, 1963.

Billie, "The Apartment House," Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1964.

Fanny Pike, "Pike's Pique," The Munsters, CBS, 1964.

Pamela Thornton, "Grandpa's Lost Wife," The Munsters, CBS, 1966.

"Celebrity Roast: Ralph Nader," The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), NBC, 1974.

Gladys, "Invisible Maniac/September Song/Peekaboo," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980.

Roxy McGuane, "Murder in the Saddle," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1981.

Marge Allen, "Who Killed J. B. Fletcher?," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.

Alma Sobel, "Ship of Thieves?," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Esther Baker, Amazing Grace, NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Helen Drummond, All Together Now, ABC, 1975.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mitzi: A Tribute to the American Housewife, CBS, 1974.

Mrs. Minney, The Winged Colt, ABC, 1977.

Aunt Daisy, Zack & the Magic Factory, ABC, 1981.

When We Were Young … Growing Up on the Silver Screen (documentary), PBS, 1989.

Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling (documentary), PBS, 1992.

Betty Grable: Behind the Pin-Up (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1995.

Interviewee, Shirley Temple: The Biggest Little Star (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1996.

Interviewee, Alice Faye: The Star Next Door (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1996.

20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (documentary), AMC, 1997.

Interviewee, Hollywood at Your Feet: The Story of the Chinese Theatre Footprints, AMC, 2000.



Memories of Giant', Warner Home Video, 1998.

Return to Giant', Warner Home Video, 2003.



(As Jerrie Walters) Small Town Deb, 1941.