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


Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

Visit CMH’s BlogHub for more posts about Jane Withers by Veteran and Emerging Classic Movie Bloggers.


This entry was posted in Child Stars, Mini Tributes, Posts by Annmarie Gatti and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.