Hollywood’s Golden Age child star died at home, according to information released by her daughter
Child star of Hollywood’s Golden Age , actress and voice actress Jane Withers died on Saturday (7), aged 95. The information was confirmed on Sunday night (8) by her daughter, costume designer Kendall Errair.
“My mother was such a special lady. She lit up a room with her laughter, but she radiated joy and gratitude especially when talking about the career she loved so much and how lucky she was,” Errair said in a statement. The cause of death was not disclosed, but it was revealed that the artist died at home, surrounded by her family.
Born on April 12, 1926 in Atlanta, United States , Jane Withers was raised to stardom at the age of eight, when she shared a scene with Shirley Temple in the feature Enchanting Eyes (1934). The film’s success ended up earning him a contract with the 20th Century Fox studio and a presence in productions such as A Boa Fada , A Travessa, Lost in the Metropolis , Adorável Traquina and Pimentinha .
At 21, the artist decided to move away from the canvas, choosing to focus on her family. The return took place in 1956, in a role in the film Thus Walks Humanity, opposite James Dean, Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.
In 1960, she appeared as Josephine the Plumber in TV commercials for the cleaning brand Comet, a role that would become the most popular of her career. In the same year, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Over the next few decades, Withers made occasional appearances on TV shows such as The Monster Family. With experience also as a voice actor, the artist lent her voice to animations such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame.