Janet Munro (born Janet Neilson Horsburgh; 1934 – 1972). British actress. She won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the film Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959) and received a BAFTA Film Award nomination for her performance in the film Life for Ruth (1962).
Munro starred in three Disney films: Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959), Third Man on the Mountain (1959) and Swiss Family Robinson (1960). Other film credits were roles in The Trollenberg Terror (1958) and The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961).
She was the daughter of Scottish comedian Alex Munro (real name Alexander Neilson Horsburgh) and his wife, Phyllis Robertshaw. She used her father's stage name professionally.
She was the first adult actress to be given a five-year contract by Walt Disney and the first English TV star to be importet by Hollywood.
- "Disney found the emerald-eyed, auburn-haired Gaelic beauty on his casting tour of Ireland and England last winter." https://www.disneyhistoryinstitute.com/.../march-2020...
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