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Born: August 13, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Essex, England, GB Profession: actor

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This 'very British' actor, who can twirl comedy with her wide-eyes closed, is best known to American audiences as the warm and loving Louise Mercer, the singles support group leader on Judd Hirsch's series, "Dear John" (NBC, 1988-92). Jane Carr may also be remembered by cinephiles as Mary McGregor, the schoolgirl inspired by her schoolteacher to join the Fascist cause and dies in the process in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969), a role she originated on the London stage, and as Angela Lansbury's ugly-duckling daughter in the dark comedy "Something for Everyone" (1970).

This 'very British' actor, who can twirl comedy with her wide-eyes closed, is best known to American audiences as the warm and loving Louise Mercer, the singles support group leader on Judd Hirsch's series, "Dear John" (NBC, 1988-92). Jane Carr may also be remembered by cinephiles as Mary McGregor, the schoolgirl inspired by her schoolteacher to join the Fascist cause and dies in the process in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969), a role she originated on the London stage, and as Angela Lansbury's ugly-duckling daughter in the dark comedy "Something for Everyone" (1970).

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CAST: (feature film)

4.
 BOOK OF DAYS (2003) Sister Marguerite
5.
 Finding Nemo (2003) Additional voice
6.
 Treasure Planet (2002) Additional Voice
7.
 American Daughter, An (2000) Patient
8.
 Blue Streak (1999) Museum Official
9.
 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Woman (Pecker)
10.
 Neil Simon's "London Suite" (1996) Mrs Sitwood
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1958:
First screen appearance as an extra
1964:
Made stage debut in "The Spider's Web"
1965:
Made London stage debut in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" as Mary McGregor
1969:
Reprised role of Mary McGregor in film version of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
1979:
Served as president, Interim Theatre for the Deaf
1986:
Made Broadway debut in "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby"
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Played regular role of Louise Mercer on the NBC sitcom "Dear John"
1994:
Provided voices for animated series, "Fantastic Four"
1996:
Earned raves for L.A. stage appearance in "Lettice and Lovage"
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Education

Arts Educational School: -
Corona Stage School: -

Notes

Not to be confused with the British actress Jane Carr (1909-1957) who appeared in features from the 1930s through the 1950s.

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husband:
Mark Arnott. Actor. Married in May 1987.

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father:
Patrick Carr. Steel erector.
mother:
Gwendoline Rose Carr. Postal worker.
son:
Dashel James Arnott. Born in February 1989.

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