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Janis Hansen (manager)

Janis Hansen (manager)

American talent agent; former actress
Janis Hansen (manager)
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Intro American talent agent; former actress
Is Actor Stage actor Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 14 June 1941
Age 79 years
Star sign Gemini
Peoplepill ID janis-hansen-1
Janis Hansen (manager)
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Biography

Janis Ann Hansen (born June 14, c. 1940) is an American talent agent and retired actress.

Raised in Jamestown, and later Lakewood, both in Chautauqua County, New York, Hansen is the daughter of Roger and Jeanette Hansen. Her elder sister was Sheryn Rae (Mrs. Huff; born August 8, 1938 – died January 14, 2011). The sisters attended Southwestern High School in Jamestown, New York, graduating in 1955 and 1958, respectively.

Acting career

A one-time Playboy bunny, Hansen appeared on Broadway in The Riot Act (March-April 1963), a short-lived comedy, starring Dorothy Stickney, Ruth Donnelly, Sylvia Miles, and another young ingenue, Linda Lavin.

Hansen may be best known for her recurring role as "Gloria", the ex-wife of Felix Unger on The Odd Couple (1971–75). She had guest roles on such television programs as Bonanza, The Big Valley, Gidget, It Takes a Thief, The FBI (TV Series) in Season 5 episode 12 "The Inside Man" aka episode 126 (as Andrea Gray) and I Dream of Jeannie. She portrayed "Sister Katherine Grace" in the 1970 film Airport. She last acted in 1982.

Talent management

Hansen founded Hansen Management, a talent management company in Los Angeles, serving as agent, coach and manager.

Personal life

Hansen was married to Joseph "Joe" Mikolas (May 12, 1927 – August 9, 1996), an American actor (The Ernie Kovacs Show) until his death. The couple had two children.

Filmography

  • Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad (1967) - The Other Woman
  • Airport (1970) - Sister Katherine Grace
  • Cannon for Cordoba (1970) - Girl

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