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Jane Ann "Janie" Sell (born October 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actress.

Janie Sell
Jane Ann Sell

(1939-10-01) October 1, 1939 (age 79)
Other namesJane Ann Trese (married name)
OccupationActress, singer
Spouse(s)Patrick Trese
AwardsBest Featured Actress in a Musical
1974 Over Here!



Sell won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Over Here!, which also starred the then-surviving Andrews Sisters Maxene and Patty. She also appeared in George M!, I Love My Wife, Irene, Dames at Sea and a revival of Pal Joey. She appeared off-Broadway in Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater in 1979 at the Entermedia Theater. The musical comedy version of Vonnegut's novel was adapted and directed by Howard Ashman, with music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Ashman and Dennis Green.[1]

Later yearsEdit

A legal secretary at Morgan Stanley, she last worked as an actress substituting for Carol Burnett, and playing Burnett's role in matinée performances of the comedy Moon Over Buffalo, which co-starred Philip Bosco, in the mid-1990s.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Janie Sell in Vonnegut Show". The New York Times. September 3, 1979. Retrieved November 11, 2018.