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Elsie Janis

Born 16 March 1889 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Died 26 February 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Elsie Janis began a stage career at age seven in Columbus, Ohio. Far more popular on-stage than in motion pictures, Elsie was a precocious song-and-dance performer, noted for her comedic sensibilities and knack for celebrity impressions. Not only acting in a handful of silent era films, Elsie also wrote for motion pictures into the earliest days of sound films. Janis was also a distinguished songwriter, whose work has been included in modern Hollywood films.

References: Whitfield-Pickford p. 27 : Website-IMDb.

 
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