简·威瑟斯, child star of Hollywood's Golden Age, 死了 95

简·威瑟斯, a former child movie star who won hearts during Hollywood’s Golden Age, 已经去世了 95.

这位出生于亚特兰大的女演员于周六晚上在伯班克去世, 加利福尼亚州, 被她所爱的人包围, her daughter, Kendall Errair, confirmed in a statement to Deadline.
My mother was such a special lady,” Errair said. “She lit up a room with her laughter, but she especially radiated joy and thankfulness when talking about the career she so loved and how lucky she was.
    Shirley Temple as Shirley Blake and Jane Withers as Joy Smythe in "Bright Eyes&报价; (1934)

    The cause of Withersdeath was not disclosed.
      Withers got an early start in Hollywood at the age of 8, when she portrayed Joy Smythe, the spoiled and obnoxious child who tormented Shirley Temple‘s angelic orphan in David Butler’s 1934 comedy-dramaBright Eyes.
        This breakout role set her on a path of portraying tomboyish girls in films throughout the 1930s.
        一年后, she played the title role in Lewis Seiler’s comedyGinger,” as an orphan living in a New York slum apartment with herUncle Rex,” an aging Shakespearean actor.
          在 1947, 在年龄 21, Withers attempted to retire to raise a family after starring in dozens of films, 包含 “The Holy Terror,” “Wild and Woolly,” “Rascals” 和 “The Arizona Wildcat.
          Jane Withers poses at the opening night gala of the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood on April 25, 2013.

          But she was lured back to the big screen in 1956 when George Stevens cast her as neighbor Vashti Snythe in his 1956 epic “巨大的,” alongside Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean.
          在 1960, she was recognized for her contribution to film with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
            Withers achieved another burst of fame in the 1960s and ’70s as Josephine the Plumber in television commercials for Comet cleanser.
            Her final acting role was voicing Laverne the gargoyle in Disney’s 2002 动画片 “The Hunchback of Notre Dame II.

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