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June 22, 2023

Fabulous Photos of British Actress Janet Munro in the 1950s

Born 1934 in Blackpool, Lancashire, British actress Janet Munro won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the film Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959) and received a BAFTA Film Award nomination for her performance in the film Life for Ruth (1962).

Munro starred in three Disney films: Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959), Third Man on the Mountain (1959) and Swiss Family Robinson (1960). Other film credits were roles in The Trollenberg Terror (1958) and The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961).

Munro’s last roles were in Play for Today (“The Piano”), and in several episodes of the TV series Adam Smith. She died aged 38 in 1972 on her way to hospital after collapsing at her home in Tufnell Park. Her death was ruled due to a heart attack caused by chronic ischaemic heart disease.

Take a look at these fabulous photos to see portraits of young Janet Munro in the 1950s.


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