NAME: Elsie Janis (birth name: Elsie Bierbower)
BORN: March 16, 1889
born...Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County)
February 27, 1956,
Los Angeles, California
(conflicting dates exist)
Janis was known primarily as a silent film actor. However, she is probably best known for work entertaining troops on the Western Front during the First World War. She was the first female entertainer allowed to perform in forward areas.