Janis Paige
Actor
Janis Paige
Janis Paige is an American film, musical theatre, and television actress.
Biography
Janis Paige's personal information overview.
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Jason Mannino: Andrew Rannells, Kimberly Locke, Alex Newell, Tyne Daly Raise $385k for APLA in the 29th Star Studded S.T.A.G.E Gala
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
A constellation of Broadway, television and film stars lit up the stage of the historic Saban Theater in Beverly Hills this past Saturday for the 29th annual S.T.A.G.E. (Southland Theater Artists Goodwill Event) Gala. The event, Broadway My Way raised $385,000.00 for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Billed as the world's longest running AIDS benefit, S.T.A.G.E. is an all-star musical revue, organized in 1984, that has raised more than five million dollars for AIDS service organizations across Southern California. "I started this fundraiser when it was still a gay disease, and we didn't have a name for it," director David Galligan said. Legendary Carole Cook supported this sentiment, saying of her 27 year contribution to S.T.A.G.E., "I have been involved since its inception. When we lost one of our first chorus boys while I was starring in 42nd Street we didn't expect hundreds, and thousands of deaths to follow, and the work still needs to be done, so I am still here." S ...
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'Romance On The High Seas' With Doris Day at New Britain Library - Hartford Courant
Google News - over 5 years
The movie also starrs Janis Paige, Jack Carson and Oscar Levant, and has eight songs by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn. It wiill be shown Wednesday, August 31, at noon at New Britain Public Library, 20 High St
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Let's get animated: 'Rango,' 'Rio' - VillageSoup Belfast (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The commanding officer is Lt. Cmdr. Ben Bradville (Ron Randell), whose long-time spouse Liz (Janis Paige) wants to settle down with him and have children, while he wants to command his own ship. One can pretty well guess what will happen in advance and
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Half-Way to the... - San Francisco Bay Times
Google News - over 5 years
Six months ago, our Top 2010 Headliners included Ann Hampton Callaway, Christine Ebersole, Sam Harris, Karen Mason, Janis Paige, Valarie Pettiford & Chita Rivera. Some excellent names fill these ranks. Who will be on the list for Top 2011 Headliners?
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Today In History - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - almost 6 years
John Raitt and Janis Paige starred in the production. In 1958, Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals recorded career hit number three-thousand in a five-to-three win over the Chicago Cubs. In 1961, Academy Award-winning actor Gary Cooper died at the
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Jackie Cooper Pt.2: SUPERMAN's Perry White, Two-Time Emmy Winner - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Cooper made his Broadway debut in Broadway Alley in 1949, returning two years later in Remains to Be Seen, with Janis Paige, and then again in King of Hearts in 1954. For his television work, Cooper received two Emmy nominations for playing the lead in
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NEWS FLASH: Michele Lee Prepares to Celebrate Hope at New York Pops Gala - TheaterMania.com
Google News - almost 6 years
John Davidson played my love interest and Janis Paige played Bob's," she notes. "To him, I was this young girl -- this "enthusiastic kid," he called me -- and he really wanted me to shine during the production, and I appreciated that
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THE DVD SHELF: TV Versions of "Kiss Me, Kate," "Anything Goes" and "Fiddler ... - Playbill.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Wilson returned to Broadway to replace Joan Diener in Kismet and Janis Paige in The Pajama Game, before revisiting Lois for the TV version. The Bill Calhoun of the occasion is Bill Hayes, of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Me and Juliet (where he introduced
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Stars, Not Also-Rans
NYTimes - over 6 years
In a recent ''Theater Talkback'' on the ArtsBeat blog, Charles Isherwood, a theater critic for The New York Times, asked readers to recall their favorite replacement performers in Broadway shows. Here is an edited selection of their responses: My vote goes to Raúl Esparza as the M.C. in ''Cabaret.'' You can see a clip on YouTube. (Watch for the
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John Raitt, 88, Star of 'Carousel' and 'Pajama Game'
NYTimes - about 12 years
John Raitt, the lyric baritone who created Broadway history as Billy Bigelow in the original production of ''Carousel'' in 1945 and Sid Sorokin in ''The Pajama Game '' a decade later, died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88. The cause was complications from pneumonia, said his manager, James Fitzgerald. Mr. Raitt retained a voice both
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Yes He Could
NYTimes - about 13 years
IN BLACK AND WHITE The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. By Wil Haygood. Illustrated. 516 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $26.95. GONNA DO GREAT THINGS The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. By Gary Fishgall. Illustrated. 430 pp. New York: A Lisa Drew Book/Scribner. $26. IS it possible for an entertainer who achieved the pinnacles of success -- wealth, fame, power, a
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THEATER REVIEW; A Test of Love for Labor and Management
NYTimes - almost 15 years
She's a sassy, grown-up tomboy with the coltishness of a girl and the heart of a woman. He's a handsome man with a handsome voice and a virile, straight-spined strut. She's part brass and part glass; he's more like a mixture of velvet and sandpaper. Such, more or less, was the yin and yang of the American musical in the middle of the 20th century.
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Craig Stevens, the Suave Star Of 'Peter Gunn,' Dies at 81
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Craig Stevens, who created the title role of the suave but tough private eye in ''Peter Gunn,'' a popular television series in the late 1950's and early 60's, died on Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 81. When not chasing down evildoers and dazzling the women who crossed his path, Mr. Craig's Peter Gunn spent his time at a jazz club where his
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Binnie Barnes, 95, Actress Known for Her Feisty Roles
NYTimes - over 18 years
Binnie Barnes, an English actress who was lured to Hollywood after her role as Catherine Howard in ''The Private Life of Henry VIII,'' the 1933 film starring Charles Laughton, died on Monday at her home in Beverly Hills. She was 95. After a stint as a milkmaid at 15, the auburn-haired beauty, who was born in London, flitted through a series of jobs
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THEATER; A Chapter Out of Broadway History
NYTimes - over 18 years
CONSIDER the pantheon of landmark musicals in the 1950's, a decade when musical theater fulfilled a glorious tradition of mass entertainment, not since rivaled, and hardly attempted except by a brave few who mostly fail. When theater historians talk of greatness, ''Gypsy,'' ''West Side Story'' and ''My Fair Lady'' stand out as exemplars of that
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Movie Musicals: Remembering
NYTimes - over 20 years
In the late 1950's and early 60's, the movie musical began a slow, sad death. The collapse of the studio system, the explosion of new music touched off by the Beatles, the lavish costs of making a musical, the onset of television as well as changing audience tastes led to the collapse of a genre that had defined the artistry of Hollywood. "The
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MUSIC; One Day the Phone Rang: 'Bubbles? This Is Izzy'
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: When ''The Pajama Game'' begins performances this Friday at the New York City Opera, the hit-filled 1954 musical about the garment trade will be a different kind of production from the sort of show that Beverly Sills, the company's general director, envisioned four years ago. When ''The Pajama Game'' begins performances this Friday at the New
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Videocassettes Planned of 50's TV Variety Series
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: Performances remembered become better with time, the beneficiaries of a verdict of perfection that no one can disprove. Which makes it all the more fascinating to contemplate the testing of one's memory against performances from ''The Bell Telephone Hour,'' the celebrated television variety series of some 30 years ago, which are about to be
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Janis Paige
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 78
    In 2001, Paige found that her voice was cracking with nearly irreparable vocal-cord damage.
    More Details Hide Details She went to a singing teacher a friend recommended. Paige's voice ended up worse with her not being able to talk at all. "He literally took my voice away," she said. "I lost all my top voice. I couldn't hold a pitch for a second. Finally, I couldn't make a sound. He said that this will all come back. It didn't." Another singing teacher told her she go to the voice clinic at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. "There were bits of skin hanging off my vocal cords," she said. "They told me to go home and not talk for three months." Paige finally was introduced by a doctor to another voice teacher, Bruce Eckstut. He helped her regain her voice and singing voice. Paige has no children.
  • 1986
    Age 63
    In 1986, she appeared with Richard Kline and Bert Convy on Super Password.
    More Details Hide Details Paige was given a square on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6624 Hollywood Blvd.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 59
    In 1982, she appeared on St. Elsewhere as a female flasher who stalked the hallways of the hospital to "cheer up" the male patients.
    More Details Hide Details Although her character said she was "celebrating her 50th birthday," Ms. Paige was actually 60 at the time of filming.
  • 1975
    Age 52
    She also appeared on 87th Precinct, The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, Trapper John, M.D., All in the Family, Columbo and Caroline in the City, and in the 1975 television movie John O'Hara's Gibbsville (also known as The Turning Point of Jim Malloy).
    More Details Hide Details In the 1980s and 1990s, she was seen on the soap operas Capitol (1987, as Sam Clegg's first wife, Laureen), General Hospital (1989-1990, as Katharine Delafield's flashy Aunt Iona, a lady counterfeiter and Santa Barbara (1990-1993, replacing the much older Dame Judith Anderson as matriarch Minx Lockridge).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1962
    Age 39
    Paige married Ray Gilbert, composer and music publisher in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details Gilbert died March 3, 1976. He wrote the classic song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah".
  • 1957
    Age 34
    Paige made her live dramatic TV debut June 27, 1957, in "The Latch Key" on Lux Video Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared as troubadour Hallie Martin in The Fugitive episode "Ballad For a Ghost" (1964). Paige had a recurring role as "Auntie V", Tom Bradford's erstwhile sister, in Eight Is Enough. Paige appeared as a waitress named Denise in both the seventh and ninth seasons of All in the Family. In her first appearance, she has a flirtation with Archie Bunker.
  • 1956
    Age 33
    She married Arthur Stander, television writer and creator of It's Always Jan, in 1956 and divorced him in 1957.
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  • 1955
    Age 32
    In the 1955–1956 television season, Paige starred in her own CBS situation comedy, It's Always Jan, co-starring Merry Anders.
    More Details Hide Details The 26-week program preceded the first season of Gunsmoke on the Saturday evening schedule. The plot, set in New York City, centered around Paige as Jan Stewart, a widowed mother, and her two female roommates played by Anders and Patricia Bright.
  • 1954
    Age 31
    She was given the December 1954 cover of Esquire magazine, where she was featured in a seductive pose taken by American photographer, Maxwell Frederic Coplan.
    More Details Hide Details For the screen version, the studio wanted one major movie star to guarantee the film's success, so Raitt's role of Sid was offered to Frank Sinatra who would have been paired with Paige. When Sinatra turned it down the producers offered Paige's role of Babe to Doris Day, who accepted and so Day was paired with Raitt. After six years away, Paige returned to Hollywood in Silk Stockings (1957), which starred Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, the Doris Day comedy Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960), and as a love-starved married neighbor in Bachelor in Paradise (1961) with Bob Hope. A rare dramatic role was as "Marion," an institutionalized prostitute, in The Caretakers (1963). Paige returned to Broadway in 1963 in the short-lived Here's Love. In 1968, when after nearly two years Angela Lansbury left the Broadway production of the musical Mame to take the show on a limited US tour, Paige was the star chosen to be the first Broadway replacement, and she admired the character, saying, "She's a free soul. She can be down, but never out. She's unbigoted. She says what she thinks with a kind of marvelous honesty, which is the only way to say anything." She also appeared in touring productions of musicals such as Annie Get Your Gun, Applause, Sweet Charity, Ballroom, Gypsy: A Musical Fable, and Guys and Dolls.
    Stardom came in 1954 with her role as "Babe" in the Broadway musical The Pajama Game.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1947
    Age 24
    Paige has been married three times. She married Frank Louis Martinelli Jr, restaurateur, in 1947 and divorced him in 1951.
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    In April 1947 Paige was crowned "Miss Damsite" and participated at the ground-breaking ceremony for the McNary Dam, on the Columbia River, alongside Cornelia Morton McNary, the Senator's widow, and Oregon's governor, Earl Snell.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Born
    Born on September 16, 1922.
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