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 Stevens‘ Giant, 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 as Child Star, Comet’s Josephine the Plumber, and as Adult
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