Stage name: Janet Martin
Valya is Tanya Terry’s sister.
Valya is an actress who appeared in many movies throughout the 1940s, usually credited under the name of Janet Martin.
From the November 20, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
THANKSGIVING VACATION: Valya Terry is also going to the Valley.
From the Mar-Ken 1940 Primary & Junior High Yearbook:
Valya Terry wrote an article in this Yearbook about the school visiting Union Station and taking a train ride to Pasadena.
From the 1941 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High Yearbook:
Valya Terry was in the fifth grade in 1941. She wrote two poems for this Yearbook.
From the 1942 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High School Yearbook:
•Famous Sayings heard in the sixth grade class: Valya: “Yes!, Yes!, Yes!”
•Class Predictions: Valya — The stars say she will be a singer, and she’ll be a good
•Class Ambitions: Valya wants to be a great singer.
•Valya wrote an article, “The Inca People” and the following poem for the Yearbook:
POEM OF MAR-KEN
by Valya Terry . . 6th Grade
In Mar-Ken School you must work very hard,
If you pass the tests on grade and card,
The next term, the whole year ’round
Will make your progress safe and sound.
For if you know how and what to do,
You’ll have no trouble going through.
From the September 28, 1942 and the October 13, 1942 Mar-Ken Journals:
Valya Terry is the Art Editor for Junior High Section of these issues of the Mar-Ken Journal.
From the October 13, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
FAVORITE SAYINGS: 7th and 8th Grades: Valya Terry’s favorite says in “You know what I mean!”
From the 1943 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High School Annual:
•Nicknames: Valya – “Foxy”
•Predictions 21 years from now: Valya Terry will be an opera singer.
•What would happen if – Valya Terry would flirt with Chester?
•Valya Terry wrote:
Miles Keoghs Horse –
On the bluff of the Big Little Horn
At the opening of a happy day
Custer and his white band
In death and laughter lay
Two hundred to two thousand
The brave weeklings fought and bled
For such was the will of California
When the white man meet the brown
The white men are two million
The dumbest under the sun
The brown men are three thousand
And cowards every one.
Links to other resources about Valya Terry / Janet Martin:
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