Janice Pennington dead and Obituary – cause of death – Janice Maurine Pennington (born July 8, 1942 in Seattle, Washington) is a former American model, actor, and writer. She is best known for being one of the original and longest serving Barker beauties in “The Price Is Right”. Latest: 28 years, September 4, 1972 (series premiere)-December 13, 2000.
Janice is a native of Seattle, Washington. At the age of 19, she found her first job as a dancer at the Seattle World’s Fair. From there, she traveled to Las Vegas, where she worked as a dancer and showgirl with show business legends such as Jimmy Durant and the late Eddie Fisher.
At only 23 years old, she flew to New York to pursue a modeling career. There, she signed a contract with the famous Eileen Ford Agency, and then filmed fashion photography and TV commercials. Janice has appeared in more than 70 advertisements for products such as Dove, Chrysler, Max Factor, Whirlpool and Anacin.
Janice Pennington dead and Obituary – cause of death
Also in New York, she formed a rock band called “The Models”, went to Europe with Liza Minnelli, and performed at the Olympia Theater as one of Minnelli’s opening performances. She signed with MGM Records and recorded the famous song “Bend Me, Shape Me”. Industrial films and low-cost films have become part of her evolving career. For two years, she has acted as an actor and actor in Orson Wells’ last film “The Other Side of the Wind”, collaborating with Dennis Hopper, John Houston, Peter Bogdanovic and other celebrities.
In addition to guest roles in other TV series, Pennington also appeared in many episodes of TV series, such as Eddie’s Father’s Courtship, starring Bill Bixby and Lucas Tanner. She also collaborated with Elliot Gould in the movie “I Love My Wife”. In addition, she has also acted as an entertainer in variety shows such as Rowan and Martin’s Laughter, Bob Hope TV Special and Sonny and Cher Comedy Time. During her tenure on these shows, she worked with Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett among others.
In 1969, after actress Goldie Horn decided to leave and parted ways with the series, she became one of the regulars on the hit variety show “Laughing In,” as mentioned above.