Vivi Janis was an American actress known for working movies such as, Kansas City Confidential, First, You Cry, Man on the Prowl, 99 River Street, Spring Reunion and The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues. She appeared in five episodes of Jack Webb’s original TV version of the police series Dragnet, from 1952 to 1955. Let’s fin more about the Vivi Janis’ personal life and career.
Who Was Vivi Janis?
Vivi Janis’ father name is, Earl Alexander Jamison, born August 3, 1889, in Nebraska, and died June 17, 1962, in California. Her mother name was Helen Matilda Jamison née Liljgren. They settled in California after touring Midwest theaters in the 1920s and 1930s. Their only child was Vivi.
She was the second wife of actor and comedian Bob Cummings, a native of Nebraska. They wed from 1935 to 1943. The Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway in 1934 introduced the couple. She portrayed Daisy Duck on Gunsmoke radio and TV.
Upon divorcing Cummings, Janiss married actor John Larch, who played the police chief in the first Dirty Harry picture in 1971. Larch was her husband till her death. The couple starred in four TV shows, including the series premiere of “No Fat Cops” on ABC’s The New Breed, starring Leslie Nielsen, on October 3, 1961.
|Birthday||29 May 1911|
|Age||77 years old (died)|
|Husband||John Larch (m. 1955–1988),|
Robert Cummings (m. 1933–1945)
|Death place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Born in||Nebraska, United States|
|Father||Earl Alexander Jamison|
|Mother||Helen Matilda Jamison née Liljgren|
Vivi Janis Cause Of Death
Vivi Janis was died naturally in presence her husband, John Larch and kids. Her passing was a peaceful one, supported by the love and support of her family. She died at the age of 77 in Los Angeles, California U.S. She died on September 7, 1988.
Vivi Janis’ Acting Career
Vivi Janis appeared in five episodes of police series Dragnet, from 1952 to 1955. She was cast in four episodes of the Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, from 1953 to 1957. She played the historical Mary Todd Lincoln in “How Chance Made Lincoln President” in series TV Reader’s Digest, in 1955. She was cast the role of Ella Westover in a second State Trooper episode, “Excitement at Milltown”, in 1959. Her last roles were in the 1978 CBS television film First, You Cry.