Elsie Janis

NAME: Elsie Janis (birth name: Elsie Bierbower)

BORN: March 16, 1889

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

born...Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County)

OCCUPATION: actor

DIED:

February 27, 1956,
Los Angeles, California
(conflicting dates exist)

FAST FACTS:

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.