Thursday, February 25, 2010


Janis Paige, musical theater and television actress. She began singing from the age of five. She then moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school and landed a job as a singer at the Hollywood Canteen during World War II. She began her film career co-starring in musicals, often performing with Dennis Morgan or Jack Carson. After performing in Two Gals and a Guy(1951), she decided to leave Hollywood. She then took to Broadway and scored a huge hit with the comedy-mystery play, Remains to Be Seen (1951). She also toured as a cabaret singer, performing everywhere from New York City and Miami to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Stardom came with her performance of "Babe" in the Broadway musical, The Pajama Game (1954). Doris Day went on to play the role on film. After a six-year hiatus, Paige returned to films in Silk Stockings(1957), which starred Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, and in Please Don't Eat the Daisies(1960). One of her rare dramatic roles was "Marion", an institutionalized hooker, in the 1963 drama, The Caretakers. From the mid-1950s on Janis also made a name for herself on television with such series as "It's Always Jan" 1955-1956, Trapper John, M.D., All in the Family, Colombo and Caroline in the City. In the 1980s and 1990s, she was seen on soap operas such as General Hospital, Capitol, and Santa Barbara.


Bathing Beauty(1944)

Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Her Kind of Man (1946)
Of Human Bondage (1946)
Two Guys from Milwaukee(1946)
The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946)
Always Together (1947)
Winter Meeting (1948)
Wallflower (1948)
Romance on the High Seas (1948)
One Sunday Afternoon (1948)
Fugitive Lady (1949)
The Younger Brothers (1949)
The House Across the Street (1949)
This Side of the Law (1950)
Mr. Universe (1951)
Two Gals and a Guy (1951)
Silk Stockings (1957)
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
Bachelor in Paradise (1961)
Follow the Boys (1963)
The Caretakers (1963)
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)


  1. Dawn I just burned a copy of Bachelor In Paradise, to DVD the other night. I love the "Washing Machine" scene with Bob And Janice, Right out of I Love Lucy. " The Valley" in the early 60's boy talk about a time trip. Love Her In Silk Stockings " In Stereophonic Sound" LOL.

  2. paul, I would like to see more of JANIS PAIGE movies. So far my favorite Janis movies are: Bathing Beauty(1944), Romance on the High Seas (1948), Silk Stockings (1957), Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960).

  3. Hi Dawn~
    Just stumbled onto your blog. Cant wait to catch up & read more, (@ work & cant right now...shhh)
    I was named after Janis Paige in 1962!