Withers, Jane

Jane Withers from the 1936 Lawlor Professional School Yearbook
Jane Withers from the 1936 Lawlor Professional School Yearbook
Jane Withers 1943
Jane Withers 1943

Jane Withers

Jane Withers was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She started her show business career before she was three years old, and was a successful child actress who continued through her teens and as an adult. She appeared in over fifty motion pictures and had many television roles. She is a writer, an avid doll and teddy bear collector and an entrepreneur.

From the January 24,1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
WHO’S WORKING. June Carlson – Working on “A Very Young Lady” with Jane Withers at Fox.

From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
HALLOWEEN PARTY: … Jitterbugging on the dance floor was Jane Withers, a former student, who came with Joe Brown Jr.

From the September 28, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Mar Ken Welcomes New Students: Jane Withers who has had a private tutor since she was here in the third grade.
•Jane Withers was elected Senior Class Secretary.
•ON THE SETS: Jane Withers is finishing a picture at Republic and will leave soon on a Bond selling tour.

From the October 13, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
•FASHION PREVIEWS: That was a snazzy snood that Jane Withers wore [at the Friday night dance, October 2nd].
•Many Mar-Ken students are on the road – Jane Withers left on a personal appearance tour Sunday nite, Oct. 4th.

From 1943 Mar-Ken Yearbook; Senior Crossword Puzzle:
She’s our Secretary and really rates with us because she’s such a grand sport.

Jane was Secretary of her senior class.
Links to other resources about Jane Withers:

Biography from Women’s International Center website:

Interview from Kodak e-Magazine:

Pictures from Classic Movie Kids website:

Also see Pat Conlin’s scrapbook.