Dorothy Janis Obituary


Actress Dorothy Janis dies: one of the last silent screen performers



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By Andre Soares
Alternative Film Guide
March 11, 2020


Dorothy Janis, who made a few film appearances at the dawn of the sound era and was the widow of bandleader Wayne King, died Wednesday morning in the Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley, according to musician Lew Williams, who received the news from Janis’ granddaughter. Janis, one of the last surviving performers to have played at least one major role in silent films, was either 98 or 100, depending on the source.


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