Mini Tribute: Child Star Jane Withers

Born April 12, 1926 Child Star Jane Withers!

Happy Birthday Jane Withers — who turns 87 years old today!  Withers ‘big break’ came at age 8 when she won her first credited film role –as the brat who ‘terrorizes’ Shirley Temple in Bright Eyes. That role won her a contract with Fox, and she became a child star in her own right.

As an adult Withers appeared in a handful of films including George StevensGiant, as well as a number of television shows — but she is probably best remembered as Josephine the Plumber from the 1960′s-1970′s Comet TV ads!

Jane Withers child star and Comet's Josephine the PlumberJane Withers as Child Star, Comet’s Josephine the Plumber, and as Adult

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Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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