Jan Smithers

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Jan Smithers
BornKarin Jan Smithers
(1949-07-03) July 3, 1949 (age 64)
North Hollywood, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1973–1987
Spouse(s)James Brolin (1986–95) (divorced)
Kipp Whitman (1971–72) (divorced)
 
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Jan Smithers
BornKarin Jan Smithers
(1949-07-03) July 3, 1949 (age 64)
North Hollywood, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1973–1987
Spouse(s)James Brolin (1986–95) (divorced)
Kipp Whitman (1971–72) (divorced)

Karin Jan Smithers (born July 3, 1949) is an American former television and film actress, best known for playing Bailey Quarters on the television series WKRP in Cincinnati.

Life and career[edit]

Smithers grew up with her parents and three sisters in Woodland Hills, California and attended William Howard Taft High School there. She first reached the public eye as a teenager, when she was featured on the March 21, 1966, cover of Newsweek, seated on a motorcycle.[1][2]

Smithers first marriage was to Kipp Whitman from 1971-1972. From 1986 to 1995, she was married to actor James Brolin and was stepmother to his two sons from a previous marriage; they had one daughter together, Molly.

Although she had been living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Smithers retired from show business in 1987 and now lives in Ojai, California. [1]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Whatever Happened To Actress Jan Smithers". 2006-07-03 (last update). Archived from the original on 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  2. ^ Celebrity Nooz image of referenced picture

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