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Janet Munro Profile

Janet Munro
Janet Munro
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28 September 34 is born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Her father's Alex Munro, Scottish comedian and head of Royal Air Force entertainment.
? assists her dad entertaining RAF troops
50 quits school to tour the variety circuit
? after a screen test she is rejected by the Rank Corporation as "too individual"
? is a hatcheck girl in the Kismet Club, London
56 meets young actor Tony Wright at the Kismet Club. They start dating.
January 57 marries Britain's "Mr. Beefcake," actor Tony Wright. For publicity purposes there's a mock wedding at noon for newspaper photographs.
after a honeymoon in Paris, they settle in a three-room apartment in Shepherd's Bush, London
she wants a flock of children, but Tony dismisses the idea of a family
58 is chosen "Miss English Television of 1958"
wins TV Critics Award of the Year
she and Wright separate
59 Walt Disney selects her out of 300 candidates for the female lead in Darby O'Gill and the Little People
divorces actor Tony Wright
December 59 lives in America
? marries British actor Ian Hendry
? her daughters, Sally and Alexandra, are born
? suffers two miscarriages
71 divorces Hendry
72 confesses to being an alcoholic
6 December 72 dies at age 38 in London on the way to a hospital after collapsing in her home; her two marriages ended in divorce / her ex-husband actor Ian Hendry survives
Sources:
Who's Who, Screen World, www.IMDb.com, Modern Screen, Screen Stories, Screen Portraits
Recommended Books:
The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool by Chris Strodder
Links:
Filmography
Janet Munro at Spooky's Nightmare Mansion