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Eilene Janssen

Eilene Janssen was born in Los Angeles, California on May 25, 1938, to Henry Janssen and Mary Ellen Thompson. She began her film career as a child actress in the early 1940s. With her father being a longtime worker for Universal Studios, Eilene Janssen made her first screen appearance in the 1940 film Sandy Gets Her Man. She continued to have bit parts in several movies such as Two Girls and a Sailor and It Happened Tomorrow. In 1944, she was awarded the title "Little Miss America". As she grew older, she gained more prominent roles such as Elise in Song of Love and Peggy in The Boy with Green Hair. As a young adult she had a good role as the female lead in the 1957 Western film Escape from Red Rock. Apart from films, Eilene Janssen also acted in television series like The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Father Knows Best, Mister Ed, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Tales of Wells Fargo, Make Room for Daddy, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Beverly Hillbillies and Perry Mason. She retired from acting in 1968. As of 2004, she is residing in Pasadena, California. Janssen married Harry Ronald Rothschild on November 29, 1957. They had two children together before they divorced in 1962. She then married Thomas Alexander Orchard, in 1963. They had one child together before their 1966 divorce. Janssen married George Ellis Moore in 1968. They had two children together before he died in 2000. CLR

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May 25, 1938 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Green Years 1946-07-04
Latest Project:
Movie Panic in the City 1968-10-01
Known For
Poster of The Search for Bridey Murphy
Poster of Arizona Manhunt
Poster of The Boy with Green Hair
Poster of The Green Years
Movie Panic in the City Information Clerk 1968-10-01
Movie Black Zoo Bride 1963-05-15
Movie Beginning of the End William's Date 1957-06-28
Movie Escape from Red Rock Janie Acker 1957-12-01
Movie The Search for Bridey Murphy Bridey Murphy Age 15 1956-10-01
Movie About Mrs. Leslie Pixie Croffman 1954-08-03
Movie Wild Horse Ambush Judy 1952-04-15
Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Nancy Baker 1952-10-03
Movie Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas Judy Dawson 1951-05-01
Movie Arizona Manhunt Judy Dawson 1951-09-14
Movie The Dakota Kid Judy Dawson 1951-07-01
Movie Borrowed Trouble Child 1948-07-23
Movie On Our Merry Way Peggy Thorndyke 1948-02-03
Movie The Boy with Green Hair Peggy 1948-11-26
Movie Curley Betty 1947-08-23
Movie Song of Love Elise Schumann 1947-10-09
Movie The Green Years Alison Keith 1946-07-04