Janice Rule


Actor

About

Birth Place
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Born
August 15, 1931

Biography

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). 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 c...

Family & Companions

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

Biography

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). 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 1980s.

Life Events

1951

Screen debut in "Goodbye My Fancy"

1953

Broadway debut in "Picnic"

Photo Collections

Bell, Book and Candle - Movie Posters
Bell, Book and Candle - Movie Posters

Videos

Movie Clip

Starlift (1951) - James Cagney, Janice Rule Air Force men Mike (Dick Wesson, doing the impression) and Rick (Ron Hagerthy) are hoping to meet the fictional movie star Nell Wayne (Janice Rule), who comes from Rick’s hometown, killing time with Ruth Roman, Doris Day and James Cagney, all in San Francisco for a premiere, in the Warner Bros. novelty feature Starlift, 1951.
Starlift (1951) - You Oughta Be In Pictures Visiting the hospital at Travis Air Force Base, Doris Day (before her song), Janice Rule (as fictional movie star Nell Wayne) and Ruth Roman do schtick with the airmen, then the tune by Dana Suesse and Edward Heyman, in the Warner Bros. all-star Korean War home-front patriotic feature, Starlift, 1951.
Ambushers, The (1967) - I've Got Relatives There Now in Acapulco, Dean Martin as photographer-playboy secret agent Matt Helm with Janice Rule as Sheila, the rescued formerly brainwashed astronaut helping him find her abductors, posing as newlyweds, observing the chopper arrival of villain Albert Salmi, when Francesca (Senta Berger) introduces herself, in the 3rd Helm feature, The Ambushers, 1967.
Ambushers, The (1967) - I Go Pretty Fast Little besides clever skimpy outfits for the first scene with Dean Martin in the lead role in the third film in the Matt Helm spy-spoof series, first with Linda Foster, then Janice Rule whom we saw captured and maybe-brainwashed in the opening, in The Ambushers 1967, also starring Senta Berger.
Bell Book And Candle (1959) - Just An Old Bugaboo Shep (James Stewart) has kind-of dragged fianceè Merle (Janice Rule) to the Zodiac in Manhattan to meet new friends Gillian and aunt Queenie (Kim Novak, Elsa Lanchester), whom he does not know are witches, discovering a history, and brother Danny (Jack Lemmon) in the band, in Bell Book And Candle, 1959.

Trailer

Family

Elizabeth Gazzara
Daughter
Editor. Father Ben Gazzara.

Companions

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

Bibliography