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Janis Carter (October 10, 1913 — July 30, 1994) was a film and television actress working in the 1940s and 1950s.
After attending Mather College in Cleveland, Ohio, Carter headed to New York in an attempt to start an opera career. Although unsuccessful in opera, she was working on Broadway where she was spotted on stage by Darryl F. Zanuck who signed her to a movie deal.
Carter, after moving to Hollywood, appeared in over 30 films beginning in 1941 for 20th Century Fox, MGM, Columbia, and RKO. She appeared in the films Night Editor (1946) and Framed (1947) with Glenn Ford and the Flying Leathernecks (1951) with John Wayne.
After leaving Los Angeles, Carter returned to New York and found work in television in comedies, dramas, and as hostess for the quiz show Feather Your Nest, opposite Bud Collyer.
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|1951||Flying Leathernecks … Joan Kirby|
|1951||My Forbidden Past … Corinne Lucas|
|1951||Santa Fe … Judith Chandler|
|1950||A Woman of Distinction … Teddy Evans|
|1949||Miss Grant Takes Richmond … Peggy Donato|
|1949||The Woman on Pier 13 … Christine Norman|
|1949||And Baby Makes Three … Wanda York|
|1948||I Love Trouble … Mrs. Caprillo aka Jane Breeger aka Janie Joy|
|1947||Framed … Paula Craig|
|1946||The Notorious Lone Wolf … Carla Winter|
|1946||Night Editor … Jill Merrill|
|1945||The Power of the Whistler … Jean Lang|
|1944||The Mark of the Whistler … Patricia Henley|
|1944||The Missing Juror … Alice Hill|
|1944||One Mysterious Night … Dorothy Anderson|
|1943||Lady of Burlesque … Janine|
|1942||Just Off Broadway … Lillian Hubbard|