Actress Janet Munro

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 17, 2006

Q Whatever happened to the young actress Janet Munro? She played in Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
—Susan S. Geneseo, New York

Munro died in 1972 at age 38 from an illness associated with heart disease. The spunky actress grew up on British TV and in 1959 caught the eye of Walt Disney, who gave her starring roles in several films, including Darby O'Gill and the Little People and Swiss Family Robinson. After winning a Golden Globe award for most promising newcomer, she began to outgrow youthful roles and lost momentum in her career. Two failed marriages and two miscarriages led to a bout with alcoholism before her untimely death.