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Also Known As: Jennifer Downing, Jennifer Raine Bissell Died: January 5, 1993
Born: March 7, 1932 Cause of Death: heart ailment
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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A character actress of TV, stage and film, Jennifer Raine was the daughter of actor Alan Napier who played Alfred the butler on the 1960s camp classic "Batman". Her great-great-grandfather was the celebrated 19th-century English novelist Charles Dickens. Raine moved to Los Angeles at the age of seven and made her American debut in the Shirley Temple vehicle "The Little Princess" (1939). She continued to work sporadically throughout the 40s and 50s (e.g., a small role in the Cornel Wilde starrer, "The Scarlet Coat" 1955). Her TV credits include "Passport to Danger" (1954) and "Man Behind the Badge" (1953-55). Raine was married to veteran character actor Whit Bissell.

A character actress of TV, stage and film, Jennifer Raine was the daughter of actor Alan Napier who played Alfred the butler on the 1960s camp classic "Batman". Her great-great-grandfather was the celebrated 19th-century English novelist Charles Dickens. Raine moved to Los Angeles at the age of seven and made her American debut in the Shirley Temple vehicle "The Little Princess" (1939). She continued to work sporadically throughout the 40s and 50s (e.g., a small role in the Cornel Wilde starrer, "The Scarlet Coat" 1955). Her TV credits include "Passport to Danger" (1954) and "Man Behind the Badge" (1953-55). Raine was married to veteran character actor Whit Bissell.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Seventh Sin (1957) Other woman
2.
 Until They Sail (1957) New Zealand girl
3.
 D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) Cockney girl
4.
 The Scarlet Coat (1955) Miss Trumbull
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1939:
Moved to Los Angeles from London
1939:
Feature acting debut, "The Little Princess"

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husband:
Whit Bissell. Actor. Survived her.

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great-great-grandfather:
Charles Dickens. Writer.
father:
Alan Napier. Actor. Played Alfred the butler on TV's "Batman".
son:
Brian Forster. Actor. Survived her; played the second Chris on the musical sitcom "The Partridge Family".

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