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Janet Beecher (Janet Meysenburg)

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Biography

Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
Janet Beecher, daughter of the German vice-consul in Chicago, studied acting at the Art Students League in New York. For almost three decades she made a name for herself as a leading actress in plays on the Broadway stage, beginning with a bit part in 'The Two Orphans' in 1903. Her hits included 'The Lottery Man' (1909-10), 'The Concert' (1910-11), 'A Bill of Divorcement' (1921-22) and 'Courage' (1928-29).

She made her Hollywood debut in 1933. Despite consistently good critical reviews, her theatrical stardom never translated to the screen. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Miss Budge, Suzanne's Tutor

Judge Hardy's Children 1938

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Character: Miss Macdade

Yellow Jack 1938

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Character: Lady Daventry

Bitter Sweet 1940

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Character: Mrs. Mottram

Reap the Wild Wind 1942

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