Janette Lane Bradbury (born June 17, 1938) is an American actress and writer.
She was born in Buckhead, a district of Atlanta, Georgia. She studied ballet as a young girl. In the 1950s she moved to New York City and was admitted to the Actors Studio.
Bradbury made her Broadway debut in J.B., performing alongside Raymond Massey and Christopher Plummer. She also starred in Tennessee Williams' play Night of the Iguana with veteran actress Bette Davis. Bradbury was the first actress to play Dainty June in the original Broadway production of Gypsy.
In the late 60s, Bradbury relocated (with husband, actor/director Lou Antonio) to Los Angeles, where she began a long career in television. In 1965, Bradbury and Antonio co-starred in an episode of Gunsmoke, titled “Outlaw’s Woman.” Her credits during this time include Season 3, Episode 1 of The Fugitive entitled Wings of an Angel (regarded by fans as one of the series' top ten episodes) playing Janet Kegler, a woman taken hostage. She was most active in the 1970s, making guest appearances on such shows as The Rockford Files, The Mod Squad, Medical Center, Mannix, The Partridge Family, Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law and Kung Fu. She was notably popular in repeat-appearances as Merry Florene on Gunsmoke.
Her film credits include The Ultimate Warrior and Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. She also appeared in the popular television films Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring and To Dance with the White Dog.
In 1965, Bradbury married actor/director Antonio and they had two daughters. The couple divorced in 1980. Their daughter Elkin Antoniou is a writer, director and award-winning documentarian.
Bradbury is the founder and artistic director of the Valkyrie Theater of Dance, Drama, and Film, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to introduce at-risk teens to the theatrical arts.