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Blair, Janet (1921–)

Blair, Janet (1921–)

American actress and singer. Born Martha Janet Lafferty, April 23, 1921, in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Began career as band vocalist; made film debut in Three Girls About Town (1941), followed by 2 of her best roles in Broadway and My Sister Eileen (both 1942); other films include Two Yanks in Trinidad, Something to Shout About, Once Upon a Time, Tonight and Every Night, Tars and Spars, The Fabulous Dorseys, The Fuller Brush Man, Boys' Night Out and The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band (1968); launched a successful 2-year tour in the stage musical South Pacific (1950); worked as a nightclub performer, made occasional tv appearances, and co-starred with Henry Fonda in tv series "The Smith Family" (1971–72).

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