Janet Munro

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Janet Munro
BornJanet Neilson Horsburgh
(1934-09-28)28 September 1934
Blackpool, England
Died6 December 1972(1972-12-06) (aged 38)
London, England
Cause of deathischaemic heart disease
Resting placeGolders Green Crematorium
OccupationActress
Years active1957-1972
SpouseTony Wright
(m.1956-1959; divorced)
Ian Hendry
(m.1963-1971; divorced)
 
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Janet Munro
BornJanet Neilson Horsburgh
(1934-09-28)28 September 1934
Blackpool, England
Died6 December 1972(1972-12-06) (aged 38)
London, England
Cause of deathischaemic heart disease
Resting placeGolders Green Crematorium
OccupationActress
Years active1957-1972
SpouseTony Wright
(m.1956-1959; divorced)
Ian Hendry
(m.1963-1971; divorced)

Janet Munro (28 September 1934 – 6 December 1972) was a British actress.

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Career

Munro starred in three Disney motion picture releases, Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959), Third Man on the Mountain (1959) and Swiss Family Robinson (1960), as well as The Horsemasters (1961), which aired on Disney's weekly television series. Other film credits include science fiction films such as The Trollenberg Terror (1958) (released as The Crawling Eye in the US) and The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961).

Personal life

Born Janet Neilson Horsburgh, the daughter of Scottish comedian Alex Munro (real name Alexander Neilson Horsburgh) and his wife, Phyllis Robertshaw, in Blackpool in 1934, she used her father's stage name professionally.[citation needed]

Family

Munro was married to Tony Wright from 1956 until 1959. She married the actor Ian Hendry in 1963, and they had two children, Sally and Corrie. Munro and Hendry were divorced in 1971. Her cousin is Ellie Nicol Hilton, a former child model and British television actress in the 1970/80s.

Death

Munro died from a heart attack caused by chronic ischaemic heart disease at Whittington Hospital, North London in 1972, aged 38 years old.[1] She was cremated and interred at the Golders Green Crematorium.

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleOther notes
1957Small HotelEffie
1958The Young and the GuiltySue Connor
The Crawling EyeAnne Pilgrim
1959Darby O'Gill and the Little PeopleKatie O'Gill
Third Man on the MountainLizbeth Hempel
Tommy the ToreadorAmanda
1960Swiss Family RobinsonRoberta 'Bertie'
1961The Day the Earth Caught FireJeannie Craig
1962Life for RuthPat HarrisAlternative title: Walk in the Shadow
1963Bitter HarvestJennie Jones
1964Hide and SeekMaggie
They All Died LaughingDelia Brooks
Daylight Robbery
1968SebastianCarol Fancy
1972Cry WolfPolly
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1957ITV Television PlayhouseElizabeth Collins1 episode
1958–1962Armchair TheatreAnne
Elaine
4 episodes
1957–1968Hallmark Hall of FameHelen Pettigrew
Amanda
Tweeny
3 episodes
1967Thirty-Minute TheatreCarol1 episode
1968–1969The Tenant of Wildfell HallHelen Graham4 episodes
1971Play for TodayMabel1 episode
1972Adam SmithElizabeth Crichton5 episodes

Awards and nominations

British Academy Film Awards

Golden Globe Award

References

  1. ^ Obituary Variety, 13 December 1972, pg. 63

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