Actress Jane Withers’ Cause of Death Remains A Secret
Actress Jane Withers’ cause of death has not been announced, but her death has been confirmed by multiple sources. May she rest in peace.
Former child star Jane Withers died on Saturday, August 7, 2021, evening in Burbank, California, surrounded by her family. She was 95.
Her daughter, Kendall Errair, released a statement and confirmed the heartbreaking news. “My mother was such a special lady. She lit up a room with her laughter, but she especially radiated joy and thankfulness when talking about the career she so loved and how lucky she was.”
Jane Withers, who was born on April 12, 1926, in Atlanta, Georgia, began her career in entertainment at the age of three. She was the only child of Walter Edward Withers and Lavinia Ruth Withers.
The actress became one of the most popular child stars in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s, with her memorable films ranking in the top ten list for box-office gross in 1937 and 1938.
During the Golden Age of Radio, Jane hosted her own children’s radio program in her home city of Atlanta, Georgia. She and her mother moved to Hollywood and appeared as an extra in many movies until landing her breakthrough role as the spoiled.
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Fans Searching for Jane Withers’ Cause of Death?
While many fans are searching for Jane Withers’ cause of death, there isn’t any official detail surrounding her death cause. Her family also has not released any statement surrounding Withers’ death cause at this time.
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Jane Withers’ death was confirmed by her daughter, Kendall Errair. She also Kendall also added that Jane’s short first name was chosen by her mother with the idea that one day, it would be able to fit up onto a giant marquee.
The entertainment legend started in showbiz at the young age of three in Atlanta, Georgie, where she learned to tap dance and sing. She soon got her own radio show, in which she interviewed famous faces who came to town.
After building some professional momentum, Jane moved to Hollywood, where her career took off. She went on to star in a number of smaller roles in the early 1930s and got her big break starring opposite Shirley Temple in the film Bright Eyes.
After Bright Eyes, Jane started to land lead roles for herself rather than supporting characters. She starred in notable films including “Ginger,” “Paddy O’Day,” “This is the Life,” “Little Miss Nobody,” “Rascals,” “Wild and Wooly,” “Checkers,” and more.
Jane “retired” from acting at the young age of 21 in 1947 to focus on her home life. However, she returned in 1956 for the film Giant in collaboration with George Stevens and James Dean.
The legendary star was married twice and had five children. She went on to act on and off in the decades and even gave voice acting on radio.
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Reactions to Jane Withers’ Death
Soon after the heartbreaking news of Jane Withers’ death came out, devastated fans and friends paid touching tributes to her and spread their condolence through social media.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “Sad to hear about the passing of actress, singer & radio host Jane Withers. I’ve always loved this photo of dad and Jane with record promoter Don Ovens at GATSBY’S restaurant circa 1981. Jane was pure class. What a life.”
Entertainment reporter George Pennacchio tweeted: “R.I.P. to actress Jane Withers, who has died at 95. As a child, Withers was one of the biggest box office stars in the country. She later became known and loved as “Josephine The Plumber” in a long-running series of commercials for Comet. May she R.I.P.”
Another fan tweeted: “So many great memories of Jane Withers at #TCMFF. One of my favorites was captured in this photo when the crowd sang her happy birthday, and she was so touched. I hope she is getting an equally loving welcome at the ‘after party.'”
It is a difficult time for Withers’ family and friends. Words cannot express our deep sorrow from the passing of the legendary actress, and we ask you all to keep Jane, her family, her friends, and all of her loved ones in your thoughts through this agonizing time.