Janice Rule

Janice Rule


Janice Rule, the actress who played pretty sister Madge in Broadway's Picnic, opposite a young Paul Newman 50 years ago, died Oct. 17, 2003, at her home in Manhattan, according to The New York Times. Ms. Rule was 72 and had a mixed career of acting and (in the last twenty years) practicing as a psychoanalyst. In William Inge's Picnic, she was tempted by sexy drifter Hal, played by Ralph Meeker. Paul Newman, who was making his Broadway debut in 1953, played Alan.

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  • Born: Aug 15, 1931 in Norwood, OH, USA
  • Death: Oct 17, 2003 in New York, NY, USA

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