Jane Withers – popular child film star of the 1930s and ’40s

Jane Withers (born April 12, 1926) is an American actress. Beginning a prolific career as a child actress at the age of three, Withers is a Young Artist Award–Former Child Star “Lifetime Achievement” Award honoree, best known for being one of the most popular child film stars of the 1930s and early 1940s, as well as for her portrayal of “Josephine the Plumber” in a series of TV commercials for Comet cleanser in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Jane Withers (born April 12, 1926) was one of the most popular child film stars of the 1930s and early 1940s.

Jane Withers (born April 12, 1926) was one of the most popular child film stars of the 1930s and early 1940s.

Jane Withers (right) with Gloria Stuart in "Keep Smiling" (1938)

Jane Withers (right) with Gloria Stuart in “Keep Smiling” (1938)

Jane Withers and Jackie Searle in "Small Town Deb" (1941)

Jane Withers and Jackie Searle in “Small Town Deb” (1941)

Jane Withers as 'Josephine the Plumber' in TV commercials for Comet cleanser during the 1960s and early 1970s.

Jane Withers as ‘Josephine the Plumber’ in TV commercials for Comet cleanser during the 1960s and early 1970s.

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