Janis Dremann, better known as Janis Carter, (1913-1994) was a film and TV actress born in Cleveland, Ohio. She studied Opera in New York, but became a show girl after working in two musicals: Dubarry was a Lady (1939), and Panama Hattie (1940). Janis also worked as a model as one of the original 10 Power Girls.
After signing a contract with Twentieth Century-Fox, she officially changed her professional name from Dremann to Carter. She worked as an actress in movies like Cadet Girl (1941), followed by six others. Her success opened more opportunities for new contracts, including with MGM, Columbia, and RKO. After living in Hollywood as a movie actress for 12 years, making more than 30 movies, she then returned to New York and focused on TV shows, working mainly towards drama and comedy. At the end of her career, she became a hostess on a NBC quiz show.
Janis and husband Julius Stulman retired to Florida, where Carter was active on the boards of theatre and opera houses across the state.
One of her greatest legacies is the “Janis Carter Stulman Endowment”, which supports annual scholarships for students in FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training in Sarasota, Florida.
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