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|Born||May 25, 1938|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Harry Ronald Rothschild
(m. 1957; div. 1962)
Thomas Alexander Orchard
(m. 1963; div. 1966)
George Ellis Moore
(m. 1968; died 2000)
Mary Eilene Janssen (born May 25, 1938), is a retired American film and television actress.
She began her film career as a child actress in the early 1940s. With her father being a longtime worker for Universal Studios, Eilene Janssen made her first screen appearance in the 1940 film Sandy Gets Her Man. She continued to have bit parts in several movies such as Two Girls and a Sailor and It Happened Tomorrow. In 1944, she was awarded the title "Little Miss America".
As she grew older, she gained more prominent roles such as Elise in Song of Love and Peggy in The Boy with Green Hair. As a young adult she had a good role as the female lead in the 1957 Western film Escape from Red Rock.
Apart from films, Eilene Janssen also acted in television series like The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Father Knows Best, Mister Ed, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Tales of Wells Fargo, Make Room for Daddy, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Beverly Hillbillies and Perry Mason.
She retired from acting in 1968. As of 2004, she is residing in Pasadena, California.
Janssen married Harry Ronald Rothschild on November 29, 1957. They had two children together before they divorced in 1962. She then married Thomas Alexander Orchard, in 1963. They had one child together before their 1966 divorce. Janssen married George Ellis Moore in 1968. They had two children together before he died in 2000.
|1940||Sandy Gets Her Man||Child||Uncredited|
|1943||Where Are Your Children?||Child in day care nursery||Uncredited|
|1944||It Happened Tomorrow||Sylvia||Uncredited|
|Two Girls and a Sailor||Patsy, age 4||Uncredited|
|Since You Went Away||Sergeant's child||Uncredited|
|The Seventh Cross||Girl in Orchard||Uncredited|
|Till We Meet Again||Yvonne||Uncredited|
|Army Wives||Young girl||Uncredited|
|1946||The Green Years||Alison Keith as a child|
|Rendezvous 24||Anchaka Schmidt|
|1947||The Millerson Case||Myra Minnich||Uncredited|
|The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival||Betty|
|Song of Love||Elise Schumann|
|Beyond Our Own||Shirley Rogers||Uncredited|
|1948||On Our Merry Way||Peggy Thorndyke|
|The Bride Goes Wild||Mary||Uncredited|
|Who Killed Doc Robbin||Betty|
|The Boy With Green Hair||Peggy|
|Words and Music||Linda, age 8||Uncredited|
|1951||Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas||Judy Dawson|
|The Dakota Kid|
|1952||Wild Horse Ambush|
|Sally and Saint Anne||Young Jeanne||Uncredited|
|1954||About Mrs. Leslie||Pixie Croffman|
|1956||The Search for Bridey Murphy||Bridey Murphy at age 15|
|1957||Beginning of the End||Teenager in car|
|Escape from Red Rock||Janie Acker|
|1958||The Space Children||Phyllis Manley|
|1968||Panic in the City||Information clerk||(final film role)|
- Growing Up on the Set: Interviews with 39 Former Child Actors of Classic Film and Television
- "Interview with Eilene Janssen". Western Clippings. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
- Magers, Boyd; Fitzgerald, Michael G. (July 2004). Westerns Women: Interviews with 50 Leading Ladies of Movie and Television Westerns from the 1930s to the 1960s. ISBN 9780786420285.
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