Janet Blair

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Birthday
23, 1921
Birthplace
Altoona, PA
Death Date
Feb 19, 2007 (85)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1921
Birthplace
Altoona, PA
Death Date
Feb 19, 2007 (85)

About

Popular actress of the 1940s and '50s who had a long run on Broadway, with several years of playing the lead role in Hollywood films.

Before Fame

She sang in the school choir in her teenage years, and from there went to play in her husband Hal Kemp's band in Hollywood.

Trivia

An acclaimed stage actress, she played Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, making more than 1,200 performances in just over three years.

Family Life

She was born Martha Janet Lafferty in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Her parents are of Irish descent.

Associated With

Though rarely cast as a star herself, in 1946's The Fuller Brush Man, she showed her ability to outshine Hollywood's leading stars alongside Sid Caesar.