Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Jan Miner Biography (1917-)
Full name, Janice Miner; born October 15, 1917, in Boston, MA; daughter of Walter Curtis (a dentist) and Ethel Lindsey (a painter; maiden name, Chase) Miner; married Richard Merrell (a writer), May 5, 1963. Addresses: AGENT--Hester Lewis Agency, 156 E. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022.
- Birth Details
- October 15, 1917
- Boston, Massachusetts, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--Street Scene, Copley Theatre, Boston, 1945.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Maria Louvin, Obligato, Theatre Marquee, 1958.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- With the Copley Theatre Company, Boston, 1945-48.
- Frances Black, Light Up the Sky, Playhouse Theatre, Cincinnati, OH, 1958.
- Peggy, Viva Madison Avenue!, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Lottie Lacey, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Cape Playhouse, Dennis,MA, 1960.
- Pampina, The Decameron, 74th Street Playhouse, New York City, 1961.
- Alice Lambkin, Dumbbell People in a Barbell World, Cricket Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Reporter, There Must Be a Pony, Mineola Playhouse, Long Island, NY, 1962.
- Yvonne, Intimate Relations, Mermaid Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- standby and appeared for Hermione Baddeley, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Prudence, The Lady of the Camellias, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- appeared in Long Distance, Palace Vaudeville Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- third woman, The Wives, Stage 73 Theatre, New York City, 1965.
- Mistress Quickly, Henry IV Part I and a woman of Canterbury, Murder in the Cathedral, both at the American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1966.
- Nancy Reed, The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake, Eugene O'Neill Theatre,New York City, 1967.
- Megaera, Androcles and the Lion, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, 1968.
- Mabel, Lemonade and Lila, The Autograph Hound, both at the Jan Hus Playhouse, New York City, 1968.
- Emilia, Othello and widow of Florence, All's Well That Ends Well, both with the American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, 1970.
- Emilia, Othello, American National Theatre Academy (ANTA) Theatre, New York City, 1970.
- Mistress Quickly, The Merry Wives of Windsor, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, 1971.
- Mrs. Baker, Butterflies Are Free, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1971.
- Lady Britomart Undershaft, Major Barbara, American Shakespeare Festival,Stratford, 1972.
- Countess de Lage, The Women, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1973.
- Aunt Meme, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City,1974.
- Amanda Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie and Mrs. Fisher, The Show Off, Olney Theatre, Olney, MD, 1975.
- repeated role of Mrs. Fisher, The Show-Off, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1975.
- Lavinia, The Heiress, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1976.
- Nurse, Romeo and Juliet, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1977.
- Madame Arcati, High Spirits, Darien Dinner Theatre, CT, 1977.
- Margaret Lord, The Philadelphia Story, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, 1978.
- Bodey, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, for the Sports Festival, USA, 1978.
- Fanny Farrelly, Watch on the Rhine, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, 1979,then John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1980.
- Appeared in Eve, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, MO, 1980.
- Frau Winifred Wagner, The Music Keeper, South Street Theatre, New York City, 1982.
- appeared in The Glass Menagerie, with the Hartford Stage Company, CT, 1982.
- appeared in Astopovo, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982- 83.
- Nurse Guiness, Heartbreak House, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1983.
- appeared in The Torch-Bearers, Hartman Theatre, Stamford, CT, 1984.
- appeared in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Long Wharf Theatre, 1985.
- Gertrude Stein and a Companion, White Barn Theatre, Westport, CT, 1985.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Ten Girls Ago, unreleased, 1962.
- The Swimmer, Columbia, 1968.
- Lenny, United Artists, 1974.
- Willie and Phil, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Ann Williams, Crime Photographer, CBS, 1951-52.
- regular, Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1954-56.
- Our Father's House, 1978.
- The Jackie Gleason Show, CBS.
- N.Y.P.D., WPIX.
- The Defenders, CBS.
- The Nurses, CBS.
- Naked City, ABC.
- Alcoa Playhouse, NBC.
- Lux Video Theatre, CBS.
- Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS.
- Also Friends and Lovers.
Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO WORK
- Appeared on Boston Blackie, Casey, Crime Photographer, and Dimension X.
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