Janet Burston

Janet Elizabeth Burston (January 11, 1935 – March 3, 1998) the American child actress who was the final leading lady in the Our Gang short subjects series, replacing Darla Hood in 1942.

Janet Burston
Janet Elizabeth Burston

(1935-01-11)January 11, 1935
DiedMarch 3, 1998(1998-03-03) (aged 63)
OccupationChild actor
Years active1940–1947


Burston began her film career in the Our Gang film All About Hash as a background child character in 1940 at age five. Burston stayed as a background character for two years before replacing Darla Hood as leading lady in 1941. She stayed with the gang until the end of the series in 1944. She appeared in a few outside films as well, leaving show business in the late 1940s, eventually becoming a housewife.

Janet Burston married four times during her lifetime. After her retirement from acting, she kept a low profile and attended few Our Gang reunions.


Burston died in her sleep on March 3, 1998. She was 63.

Our Gang filmographyEdit

  1. All About Hash (1940)
  2. Waldo's Last Stand (1940)
  3. Baby Blues (1941)
  4. Melodies Old and New (1942)
  5. Surprised Parties (1942)
  6. Doin' Their Bit (1942)
  7. Rover's Big Chance (1942)
  8. Benjamin Franklin, Jr. (1943)
  9. Family Troubles (1943)
  10. Calling All Kids (1943)
  11. Election Daze (1943)
  12. Little Miss Pinkerton (1943)
  13. Three Smart Guys (1943)
  14. Radio Bugs (1944)
  15. Tale of a Dog (1944)
  16. Dancing Romeo (1944)

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