Juanita Quigley

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 51
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Juanita Quigley (24 June 1931 – 29 October 2017) was an American child actress in motion pictures of the 1930s and 1940s. She had a sister, Rita Quigley, who was also a child actress. Juanita Quigley was billed as "Baby Jane" in several early roles. Her screen debut was as Claudette Colbert's three-year-old... read more

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Juanita Quigley (24 June 1931 – 29 October 2017) was an American child actress in motion pictures of the 1930s and 1940s. She had a sister, Rita Quigley, who was also a child actress. Juanita Quigley was billed as "Baby Jane" in several early roles. Her screen debut was as Claudette Colbert's three-year-old daughter in Imitation of Life (1934). She went on to play featured parts in several films, including The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) and was Jean Harlow's niece in Riffraff (1936). Quigley became a familiar face to moviegoers of the era, but major roles for children so young were few and she often played bits as well as featured roles. She was one of the most popular child stars of her day, and was Universal Pictures' youngest star in 1934. Quigley was briefly involved in the Our Gang film series. In 1940, she was the guest-starring lead in The New Pupil when cast as Sally, who briefly takes Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer away from Darla Hood. Two years later, she reprised the character in Going to Press (1942), the only time in the MGM era where the female lead was played by someone other than Darla Hood (who had recently left the series) or Janet Burston. Quigley acted alongside her older sister, Rita Quigley, in Whispering Footsteps (1943). Her last major role was in National Velvet (1944), in which she played Elizabeth Taylor's sister. Quigley made only a handful of small appearances after National Velvet, her last being in 1950. At the age of 20, in August 1951, she became a religious sister in the order of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph, teaching at Precious Blood Catholic School. After several years in her convent, she left the vocation and married. Inaccurate documentation exists that Juanita made an uncredited appearance as an extra in the locally filmed Porky's II: The Next Day. At the time of this filming, Juanita lived in Pennsylvania pursuing her post-convent career full-time. Juanita was retired and was an intensely private person with regard to her past. Most who knew her as a friend were unaware of her previous life as an actress. As of 2016, Juanita lived a peaceful retired life with her son and daughter-in-law in Massachusetts. Juanita Quigley died in Sudbury, MA, on 29 October 2017, aged 86.

Born

Wednesday, 24 June 1931

Died

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Actress Filmography

Porky's II: The Next Day Woman at Rally 1983
Mystery Street Daughter 1950
Luxury Liner Jean 1948
National Velvet Malvolia Brown / Malvolia 'Mally' Brown 1945
The Lady and the Monster Mary Lou 1944
Whispering Footsteps Rose Murphy 1943
Happy Land Sally Pierce 1943
Assignment in Brittany Jeannine 1943
A Yank at Eton Jane 'The Runt' Dennis 1942
The Vanishing Virginian Caroline Yancey 1942
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Actress Filmography

Porky's II: The Next Day Woman at Rally 1983
Mystery Street Daughter 1950
Luxury Liner Jean 1948
National Velvet Malvolia Brown / Malvolia 'Mally' Brown 1945
The Lady and the Monster Mary Lou 1944
Whispering Footsteps Rose Murphy 1943
Happy Land Sally Pierce 1943
Assignment in Brittany Jeannine 1943
A Yank at Eton Jane 'The Runt' Dennis 1942
The Vanishing Virginian Caroline Yancey 1942
Paper Bullets Rita as a Child 1941
Bachelor Daddy Girl with Pigtails at Movie 1941
Cinderella's Feller Cinderella 1940
The Blue Bird Child 1940
Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love! 'Junior' 1940
Code of the Streets Cynthia 1939
The Family Next Door Susan Pierce 1939
Men with Wings Patricia Falconer at Age 6 1938
That Certain Age The Pest / Butch Warren ("The Pest" in credits) 1938
Having Wonderful Time Mabel 1938
Woman Against Woman Ellen 1938
The Devil's Party Young Helen 1938
You and Me Nasty Little Girl 1938
Hawaii Calls Doris Milburn 1938
Born to Dance Sally Saks 1936
The Devil-Doll Marguerite Coulvet 1936
Absolute Quiet Young girl (in trailer only) 1936
Riffraff Rosie 1936
Alias Mary Dow Mary Dow 1935
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head Linette Verin 1934
Imitation of Life Baby Jessie Pullman / Baby Jessie Pullman, Age 3 1934
Have a Heart Rosy, at the Dance School 1934
We're Rich Again Child with Nanny 1934
In Love with Life Little Girl with serving tray 1934
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