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What Happened To Janis Hansen, How Old Is She?

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Profile summary of Janis Hansen
  • Name: Janis Ann Hansen
  • Date of birth: June 14, 1940
  • Age: 83 years old
  • Place of birth: Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: Southwestern High School
  • Parents: Roger Hansen (father) and Jeanette Hansen (mother)
  • Marital status: Married (at the time of death)
  • Spouse: Andrew Michael Roemer
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Occupation: Actress and talent manager
  • Years active: 1960-1982 (as an actress)
  • Net worth: $1 million

Janis Hansen is a retired American actress and talent manager. In her heydays, Hansen was one of the best when the job involved supporting comedy roles. Deciding to move on from acting, Janis Hansen took the entrepreneurship path and started up a talent management company. She also later branched into movie directing and producing. So where is Janis Hansen now? Find out all the gist on the former screen beauty in a bit.

Background details

Janis Ann Hansen is currently 83 years old. She was born on June 14, 1940, and hails from Jamestown, Chautauqua County in New York. Janis is an American citizen from the Caucasian race and was born under the Gemini zodiac sun sign. She was born to Roger Hansen and Jeanette Hansen. Her father worked as an accountant in a local bank in town while her mother’s occupation was never revealed. The most probable speculation is that her mother was a housewife as was typical of women in those days.

Janis had an older sister, Sheryn Rae, who was about three years older. When they were both only a couple of years old, their family moved to Lakewood, and that’s where they were eventually raised. There is no mention of any other siblings of Janis’s on the internet. Alongside her sister, Janis obtained a high school education at Southwestern High School in Jamestown, New York, and graduated in 1958; her sister matriculated three years earlier.

There is a blank space where information about Janis Hansen’s college education should be. Her acting career took off quickly, lending credence to the possibility that she never attended any. Still, her (possible) lack of tertiary education had nothing on how eloquent and well-spoken Janis was as an actress. Physically, during her prime, she was a 5-foot-six petite, light-haired woman and was the perfect prototype of a showbiz beauty.

Janis Hansen began her career as an actress

Soon after Janis got out of high school, she got a job briefly as a Playboy model. During her time with Playboy, however, there are no reports about whether she ever made Playboy bunny of the month/year. In 1963, at the age of 23, she auditioned for Broadway. She soon appeared on the short comedy Broadway show, The Riot Act from March to April 1963.

The show featured many other bright talents, including veterans like Ruth Donnelly, Dorothy Stickney, and Sylvia Miles, and younger actresses like Linda Lavin. Janis began to make her transition to television in the early 1970s. She made appearances in big-budget shows like The Big Valley (1965) and The Odd Couple (1970). The Big Valley was one of the most popular American Western drama television series of the late sixties.

It ran on the American Broadcasting Company Network (ABC) for a total of four seasons from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969. Apart from Hansen, the show featured other top-rated actors like Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, Lee Majors, Peter Breck, and Linda Evans. The Odd Couple, created by Neil Simons, is an ABC sitcom television series. The comedy show aired from September 24, 1970, through March 7, 1975.

Hansen played the role of Gloria on the show, Felix Unger’s (Tony Randall) ex-wife. Moving on to other roles played by Hansen, she appeared in onscreen projects like Bonanza, Gidget, It Takes a Thief, and The FBI, appearing in two separate episodes of the series 5th season. She also recorded appearances in I Dream of Jeannie, Airport (1970) where she played Sister Katherine Grace, among so many others.

Complete list of Janis Hansen’s movies and TV shows

  • Car 54, Where Are You? (1962), as Johnny Scout
  • The Doctors and the Nurses (1963), as Miss Styles
  • Bonanza (1965), as Millie
  • The Donna Reed Show (1965), as Lucy Ann
  • Gidget (1965-1966), as Della Mae
  • The Wild Wild West (1966), as a waitress
  • The Rounders (1966), as Sally
  • My Favorite Martian (1966), as Kerry Green
  • Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1967), as The Other Woman
  • It Takes a Thief (1968), as The Blonde
  • Death Valley Days (1968), as Anne Rohrer
  • The Good Guys (1968), as Diane
  • The Big Valley (1968-1969), as Janie Moore
  • I Dream of Jeannie (1969), as Patricia Schaeffer
  • The F.B.I. (1969), as Andrea Gray
  • Cannon for Cordoba (1970), as Girl
  • Airport (1970), as Sister Katherine Grace
  • The Odd Couple (1971-1975), as Gloria / Gloria Unger
  • Love, American Style (1972), as Dora Bradley (segment “Love and Lover’s Lane”)
  • The Death Squad (1974), as Dispatcher
  • Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1974), as Nurse Coulter
  • Movin’ On (1974), as Cathy
  • The Rookies (1974), as Mrs. Harrison
  • The Odd Couple (1971-1975), as Gloria
  • The Turning Point of Jim Malloy (1975), as Terry
  • Barnaby Jones (1976), as Paula Morgan
  • Police Story (1977), as Diana
  • The Streets of San Francisco (1975-1977), as Julia Drake
  • Vega$ (1978), as Freedom East
  • Angel on My Shoulder (1980), as Cissy
  • J. Hooker (1982), as Denice Clark

As a producer

  • Take Out (2022)

Janis Hansen’s career as a talent manager

A mere two decades after her sterling television career, Janis decided to take a bow while the ovation was loudest. In 1982, at the age of 42, she said goodbye to a career in front of the cameras. She decided to work behind the cameras instead. She then founded Hansen Management, a talent management company with headquarters in Los Angeles.

She had a tripartite career as an agent, coach, and manager all in one. Her talent management career has lasted into 2022 as Janis still works as a consultant for entertainment professionals in the movie industry.

Family life, was Janis Hansen married?

Janis Hansen has been married twice but never went through any divorce. Her first marriage was to American actor Joseph Roland Mikolas, known professionally as Joe Mikolas. He was best known for his appearance on The Ernie Kovacs Show. Sadly, Joe died on August 9, 1996, at the age of 69. He left behind his widow and their two children.

Six years later, on July 27, 2002, Janis Hansen walked down the aisle for the second and last time with a man named Andrew Michael Roemer. She doesn’t have any biological children with her second husband.

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What happened to Janis Hansen?

At 83, there is no doubt that Janis is already very aged. Yet, this hasn’t stopped her from working as far as reports are concerned. The retired actress swapped a career in front of the cameras for one behind and became a movie producer. In 2022, she released her debut movie as a producer and it’s titled Take Out. It looks like not even old age can stop Janis Hansen from doing whatever she is determined to do.

Still, she has chosen to live her life quietly away from all the glitz and noise of the showbiz industry.

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