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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 15, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Profession: actor, dancer, psychoanalyst

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An attractive leading lady who worked constantly during the 1950s and 60s in theater, features and TV, Janice Rule began her career as a nightclub dancer in Chicago and NYC. Her first film was "Goodbye My Fancy" (1951) and she went on to appear in mostly forgettable fare. An exception was 1968's "The Swimmer", in which she was Burt Lancaster's mistress. Perhaps her best screen role was as one of the title characters, a mysterious embittered muralist, in Robert Altman's "3 Women" (1977). By this time, Rule had begun to concentrate on a second career as a psychoanalyst, although she continued to make occasional film and TV appearances through the 80s.From 1961 to 1979, Rule was married to actor Ben Gazzara.

An attractive leading lady who worked constantly during the 1950s and 60s in theater, features and TV, Janice Rule began her career as a nightclub dancer in Chicago and NYC. Her first film was "Goodbye My Fancy" (1951) and she went on to appear in mostly forgettable fare. An exception was 1968's "The Swimmer", in which she was Burt Lancaster's mistress. Perhaps her best screen role was as one of the title characters, a mysterious embittered muralist, in Robert Altman's "3 Women" (1977). By this time, Rule had begun to concentrate on a second career as a psychoanalyst, although she continued to make occasional film and TV appearances through the 80s.

From 1961 to 1979, Rule was married to actor Ben Gazzara.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Rainy Day Friends (1988) Elaine Hammond
2.
 American Flyers (1985) Mrs Sommers
3.
 Missing (1982) Kate Newman
4.
 3 Women (1977) Willie
5.
 Kid Blue (1972) Janet Conforto
6.
 Doctors' Wives (1971) Amy Brennan
7.
 Devil and Miss Sarah, The (1971) Sarah Turner
8.
 Gumshoe (1971) Mrs. Blankerscoon
9.
 The Swimmer (1968) Shirley Abbott
10.
 Welcome to Hard Times (1967) Molly Riordan
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Danced in Chicago and New York nightclubs for four years
1951:
Screen debut in "Goodbye My Fancy"
1953:
Broadway debut in "Picnic"

Education

Wheaton & Glenbard High School: Glen Ellyn , Illinois -

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companion:
Farley Granger. Actor. Lived together briefly.
husband:
Ben Gazzara. Actor. Second husband; married on November 25, 1961; divorced in 1979; has one daughter with Rule.

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daughter:
Elizabeth Gazzara. Editor. Father Ben Gazzara.

Contributions

AlbertCD ( 2007-10-12 )

Source: The Internet Movie Database

Janice Rule died on October 17, 2003, of a cerebral hemorrhage.

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