Jane Withers Overview:

Legendary actress, Jane Withers, was born on Apr 12, 1926 in Atlanta, GA. As of December 2020, Jane Withers was 94 years old.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Jane Withers's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #51 on Nov 6, 1939. Withers was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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TCMFF 2013… INTERVIEW…

By Christy Putnam on May 28, 2013 From Christy Putnam

The Vanity Fair party, 2013. The big hit of the evening? When Lulu sang “To Sir, With Love.” In April of 2011, I was fortunate enough to meet , Anne Jeffreys and the late Ann Rutherford at the Vanity Fair party after the Gala screening of An American in Paris. an... Read full article


My Interview with

on May 17, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

I was beyond honored to be able to speak with actress at the beginning of the month.? If you’ve watched any of her films, her distinctive voice and exuberant personality haven’t changed in her 87-years on this Earth (she just had a birthday April 12th), and she’s sweet... Read full article


Mini Tribute: Child Star

By Annmarie Gatti on Apr 12, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born April 12, 1926 Child Star ! Happy Birthday — 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 ... Read full article


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Jane Withers Quotes:

Clavdia Kurina, doctor's granddaughter: We *are* women. Different things go on in our heads. That's what makes us attractive.


Joy Smythe: Let's play hospital. I'll be the doctor, and you'll be the nurse. We'll get a big knife out of the kitchen and operate on your doll.
Shirley Blake: I don't want Mary Lou to be operated on.
Joy Smythe: I don't care. You have to play the way I want to.
Shirley Blake: I don't, either.
Joy Smythe: Yes, you do because this is my house and my yard and you're nothing but an old charity.
Shirley Blake: I am not!
Joy Smythe: Yes, you are because I heard my papa tell my mama so.


Clavdia Kurina, doctor's granddaughter: Oh Grandpa, Anna, somebody help me, make me do something right - the way everybody else does. Keep me from being so frightened. Keep me from crying. Please!


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Her five children and their respective dates of birth are as follows: Wendy Leigh Moss, born September 26, 1948, Los Angeles County, California; William Paul Moss, III, born July 9, 1950, Los Angeles County, California; Randall Craig "Randy" Moss, born January 29, 1952, Los Angeles County, California; Kenneth E. "Ken" Errair, Jr., born May 19, 1957, Los Angeles County, Califonia; Kendall Jane Errair, born March 3, 1960, Los Angeles County, California.

In 1955 she and her husband purchased the ranchito of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Beverly Hills. They had lived for 13 years in Chatsworth, California, and wanted to be closer to their studios.].

Though best known for children's roles and comedy numbers, she introduced the classic Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn torch song "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" in the 1944 stage flop, "Glad To See You," which closed in Philadelphia during its tryout engagement. It would have marked Withers' Broadway debut. Styne and Cahn had previously written songs for some of Withers' film hits.

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