Janine Gray

Janine Gray (birthname Janine Catherine Glass; born 14 January 1940 in Bombay, British India) is a former film and TV actress of British descent.

Early life and educationEdit

Gray was born in Bombay where her father was stationed as an oil engineer, but returned to Britain with her family when she was five years old.[1][2][3] She attended drama school for two years and started her acting career under the name Janine Glass. Apart from her time at drama school, she was educated at a convent school in Weybridge.[3]

CareerEdit

Gray started film work at the age of 12.[2][3] Her first three films were It's Great to be Young, My Teenage Daughter, and The Extra Day - all from 1956.

As a teenager, she worked in repertory theatre in Worthing and Nottingham.[3][4][5]

Gray's later film credits include Panic (1963), The Pumpkin Eater (1964), Quick, Before It Melts (1964), The Americanization of Emily (1964) and The Third Day (1965).[6] She received publicity for appearing nude in The Americanization of Emily, in a role credited as "Nameless Broad Number One".[2]

Gray appeared in numerous television shows of the 1960s, including The Man from U.N.C.L.E. as the femme fatale Angelique. As a teenager, she appeared in the German television programme The Vikings.[2][3] She also appeared in episodes of Danger Man, The Saint, The Avengers, The Rat Patrol, Get Smart, Bewitched (as Abigail Beecham, Samantha's father's glamorous private secretary), Twelve O'Clock High, The Loner, Wild, Wild West, and Hogan's Heroes.[2][3][7][8] She was one of the presenters on Six-Five Special and on Double Your Money.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Gray married Herman Goffberg, an American automobile executive and former Olympic 10,000-metre runner.[9] The couple divorced after a few years.[3]

Gray married again in 1965.[8] She now lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband, Dr Brian Greaves (eye surgeon).[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Janine Gray - The Private Life and Times of Janine Gray. Janine Gray Pictures". Glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com. Retrieved 9 August 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e "FULLY CLOTHED THE NEXT TIME". Marylebone Mercury. 20 March 1964. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Star of the Week 167: The acting bug bit Janine hard". Thanet Times. 28 April 1964. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  4. ^ Hall, Bill; Clayton, Allan (12 November 1958). "Secrets at 16". Worthing Gazette. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  5. ^ Berry, Tony (17 February 1960). "New Hostess". Worthing Gazette. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  6. ^ John Douglas Eames (1975). The MGM Story: The Complete History of Fifty Roaring Years. Octopus Books. p. 322. ISBN 978-0-904230-14-7. Retrieved 2 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Janine Gray". IMDb. Retrieved 9 August 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b c Pettigrew, James (1 January 1967). "Fame at last for Janine?". Sunday Mirror. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  9. ^ Bell, Jack (23 August 1962). "GIRL IN THE SWIM!". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2 March 2021.

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