Ask AP: ‘Dennis the Menace’

Celebrity Q&A
on March 27, 2011

What became of the child actor who portrayed Margaret on Dennis the Menace?
—Kenny Alston, Pensacola, Fla.

Jeannie Russell, 60, has been a chiropractor in North Hollywood, Calif., for 30 years. “I enjoyed the camaraderie on the set with all the cast members and crew,” says Russell, who has remained friends with Jay North, 59, the star of the 1959-1963 series. “He lives in Florida, but we get on the phone several times a month.” The first season of the TV series, based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip, was released recently on DVD by Shout! Factory.

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