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Janis Paige (Donna Mae Tjaden)

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Biography

Tacoma, Washington, USA
Joyous scene-stealer Janis Paige started out playing rather bland film ingénues, but never seemed to be comfortable in those roles--she had too much snap, crackle and pop to be confined in such a formulaic way.

Born Donna Mae Tjaden in 1922 in Tacoma, Washington, she was singing in public from age 5 in local amateur shows. She moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school and earned a job as a singer at the Hollywood Canteen during the war years. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Kim Karol / Sally

I Won't Play 1944

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Character: Elvira Kent

Romance on the High Seas 1948

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Character: Peggy Dayton

Silk Stockings 1957

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Character: Deborah Vaughn

Please Don't Eat the Daisies 1960

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Character: Liz Bradville

Follow the Boys 1963

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Character: Mrs. MacCarthy

Natural Causes 1994

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Character: Eleanor Brandon

Night Court 1984

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Character: Goldie Williamson

Columbo 1971

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Character: Mandy Packer

Bret Maverick 1981

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Character: Catherine Hackett

Trapper John, M.D. 1979

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Character: Janis Paige

Shower of Stars 1954

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Character: Hallie Martin

The Fugitive 1963

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Character: Sharon McCauley

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Laureen Clegg

Capitol 1982

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Character: Ruth

Alice 1976

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Character: Lauren Calder

Matt Houston 1982

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Character: Connie Rankin

Alcoa Premiere 1961

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Character: Dolores Jynson

Bachelor in Paradise 1961

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Character: Nettie McCoy

Gun Shy 1983

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Character: Blanche Riddle

Baby Makes Five 1983

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