Silent Actress Jane Walsh - Alive?

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Silent Actress Jane Walsh - Alive?

PostTue Oct 24, 2017 5:03 am

Does anyone know if American silent actress Jane Walsh is still with us? She would be 101 years old now. Her imdb profile says the following:


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0909682/?ref_=tt_cl_t4


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Re: Silent Actress Jane Walsh - Alive?

PostTue Oct 24, 2017 6:20 am

I was able to find a reference to her in the 31 May 1941 issue of Motion Picture Herald (page 55), which said that she was now working as Jane Middleton. It was her married name, as she was recorded in the 1940 census with her husband William.

Checking Ancestry for Jane Middletons born in 1916 led to a match in the California Death Index, which says:

Name: Jane Elizabeth Middleton [Jane Elizabeth Miller]
Social Security #: 568054203
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 20 Jun 1916
Birth Place: Wisconsin
Death Date: 27 Sep 1986
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Wray
Father's Surname: Miller

Since these facts line up with the bit of info on the IMDB, we can pretty safely conclude that she's no longer with us. Probably not the answer you were hoping for, but at least we know that much more about her!

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Re: Silent Actress Jane Walsh - Alive?

PostTue Oct 24, 2017 9:30 am

Thanks. Wasn't sure if imdb was up to date.

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