Jane Lee

Jane Lee (1912 – 17 March 1957) was a child star in silent motion pictures beginning in 1914.[1]


Jane Lee was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Along with her sister, Katherine Lee, born 1909, she appeared in the original Neptune's Daughter filmed in 1914. In 1915, Jane appeared with Valeska Suratt in The Soul of Broadway at Fox Studios. Katherine was seven years old and Jane was only five in 1917 when they starred in Troublemakers, produced by the Fox Film Corporation, and Two Little Imps.

Jane and Katherine continued performing in vaudeville. In the 1920s and early 1930s, they appeared in New York City and London. In 1925, they brought their vaudeville act to the Majestic Theatre in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Lee continued to act in silent films through 1919. She appeared in Swat the Spy (1918), Tell It to the Marines (1918), and Smiles (1919). She had uncredited roles in the sound motion pictures Knock on Any Door (1949), Cheaper By the Dozen (1950), and Comin' Round The Mountain (1951).

Jane Lee St. John died in St. Clare's Hospital in New York in 1957.[1] Katherine died in 1968.

Selected filmography


  1. "Jane Lee Is Dead At 45" (PDF). New York Times. 30 June 1917. Retrieved 24 July 2015. Mrs. St. John Was Child Film Star Forty Years Ago

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