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About Janet Munro
Janet Munro, originally named Janet Neilson Horsburgh, was a sensational 20th-century English actress. She is widely remembered for her works with Disney films and her role in the Golden Globe Award-winning film “Darby O’Gill and the Little People.”
Background & Early Life
She was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, to renowned Scottish comedian Alexander Horsburgh (stage name Alex Munro) and Phyllis Robertshaw.
During her youth, her father wanted her to join him in his comedy career fully. However, she refused his offer and pursued her dream of becoming a professional actress.
In the early 1950s, she worked as a stage manager for a repertory company and soon landed several acting roles.
She earned her big break as an actress in 1958 when she starred as the main female character in the popular Disney film “Darby O’Gill and the Little People.” The role earned her a “Golden Globe Award.” Additionally, Disney was very impressed with her performance, and they eventually signed a five-year contract with her. She then starred in two other Disney films, “Swiss Family Robinson” and “Third Man on the Mountain.”
She made her television debut in the USA on “Hallmark Hall of Fame.” She also earned a BAFTA Best Female Actor nomination for her leading role in “Life for Ruth (1962).”
She died suddenly at age 38 on December 6, 1972, after being diagnosed with ischaemic heart disease.
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F.A.Q. about Janet Munro
When is her birthday?
Janet Munro's birthday is on September 28, 1934.
In how many days is her birthday?
Janet's birthday is in 220 days
How old was Janet when she died?
She was 38 years old.
When did she die?
She died in December 6, 1972.
How old would she be today?
Janet Munro would be 89 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Janet from?
She was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK.