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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
2.
 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959) Laurie Pennypacker
3.
 Beloved Infidel (1959) Playhouse student
4.
 The Girl Next Door (1953) Kitty
5.
 Father Is a Bachelor (1950) May Chalotte
6.
 A Woman of Distinction (1950) Louisa Middlecott
7.
 Sorrowful Jones (1949) Martha Jane Smith
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Mary Jane Saunders was one of the more promising child actors of the post-World War II period, alongside such slightly older contemporaries as Beau Bridges and Gigi Perreau. Despite a good start in a major Bob Hope vehicle, however, she failed to sustain her career into adulthood. Born Mary Jayne Saunders in Pasadena, CA, in 1943, she was the only child of an auto parts and machinery dealer and his homemaker wife. Saunders was thrust into a film career at age five when her parents sent in her photo, in response to a casting call from Paramount. The studio was looking for a five-year-old girl to play in Sorrowful Jones, a remake of Little Miss Marker, a 1930s Shirley Temple vehicle (based on a Damon Runyon story) about a little girl who is left with a bookmaker as security for a bet . Saunders won the part and the film was a success in the output of Bob Hope, if not one of his more enduring classics.

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