Norwood, Ohio, USA
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Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
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3 Women (1977) .... Willie Hart
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Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute
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Mary Janice Rule
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Born in Norwood, Ohio, her career included stage, screen and television work. Rule studied ballet and began dancing in Chicago nightclubs in her teens. She soon attracted attention in Hollywood and made her film debut in 1951. Among her noteworthy film roles were Emily Stewart in The Chase, Virginia in Goodbye My Fancy, Willie in Robert Altman's 3 Women, journalist Kate Newman in Costa Gavras' 1982 political thriller Missing, Burt Lancaster's bitter ex-lover in The Swimmer, and Kevin Costner's mother in the bicycle racing film American Flyers.
She was pictured on the cover of Life magazine on Jan. 8, 1951, as a rising young actress. Her films in the 1950s included Starlift, Holiday for Sinners, A Woman's Devotion and Bell, Book and Candle, in which she was the strait-laced fiancée who loses James Stewart.
Mary Janice Rule (August 15, 1931 – October 17, 2003) was an American actress "at her most convincing playing embittered, neurotic socialites".
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==Janice Rule== Actress - ===Born=== August 15, 1931 in Norwood, Ohio, USA
===Died=== October 17, 2003 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (cerebral hemorrhage)
===Birth Name=== Mary Janice Rule
===Height=== 5' 6" (1.68 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== One of the most versatile actresses, Janice Rule was born in Norwood, Ohio, on August 15, 1931. Janice made her screen debut in the star-studded movie Goodbye, My Fancy (1951). She played the rival for James Stewart's affections, and was driven away by witch Kim Novak, in Bell Book and Candle (1958), a pre-Bewitched (1964) comedy. Janice appeared in the first season of the ground-breaking science fiction series The Twilight Zone (1959) playing "Helen Foley" (named after Rod Serling's favorite teacher). In 1961, Janice married Ben Gazzara and they had one daughter, Elizabeth Gazzara (they divorced in 1979). After marrying, Janice took off a few years from movie acting, then returned to the silver screen and gave her best performances. In a change of pace role, she was the party girl in The Chase (1966); and Janice showed a real flair for comedy as "Matt Helm"'s partner in The Ambushers (1967) with Dean Martin. She did a wonderful job realistically portraying a frontier woman in Welcome to Hard Times (1967), and received acclaim for her performance as a disturbed artist in 3 Women (1977). The last movie Janice appeared in was American Flyers (1985), and her last TV appearance was in the science fiction genre, The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985) in 1992. From science fiction, to comedy, to portraying loose women, to playing strong women - Janice Rule covered the whole spectrum of human emotion and life.
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[[Ben Gazzara]] (25 November 1961 - 28 January 1982) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
[[Robert Thom]] (12 October 1956 - 1961) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
[[N. Richard Nash]] (May 1955 - 1955) ( divorced)
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Became a successful psychotherapist in Manhattan after giving up acting.
Once briefly engaged to actor Farley Granger.
She turned down the lead femme role opposite Marlon Brando in the film On the Waterfront (1954) because she preferred the dramatic stage to the Hollywood studio system where she was unhappily being promoted as a sex symbol. At the time she was earning acclaim in "Picnic" on Broadway. Kim Novak was assigned the movie role. Janice eventually lost her Warner Bros. contract due to this "misbehavior".
Started off her career as a nightclub dancer at the age of 15, joining the chorus line at Chicago's Chez Paree. She made her Broadway debut three years later as a chorine in the musical "Miss Liberty."
Lost a studio contract because she was careless about the way she dressed. At the time, actresses under contract were expected to appear in public only after the studio wardrobe and makeup artists had outfitted them as if they were appearing in a movie.
Studied psychoanalysis and earned a doctorate in 1983 from the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute. She had a private practice in New York City.
Mother, with Ben Gazzara, of Elizabeth Gazzara.
Her character, Helen Foley, in The Twilight Zone: Nightmare as a Child (1960), was the name of series creator Rod Serling's favorite and most influential real-life teacher.
She died from cerebral hemorrhage at her home in Manhattan, NYC.
For the scene in The Ambushers (1967) where her clothes are unzipped by the villain's gadget, thin wires were attached to the zippers on her clothes and pulled by off=camera crewmen, effectively stripping Janice while leaving her clad in a strapless slip. She later cited the film as her least favorite of all the ones she appeared in.
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