Janet Andrewartha

  1. Maxine Klibingaitis, Prisoner (UK/US: Prisoner: Cell Block H, TV, Australia, 1983-1985.      “If prison is hell for a man, imagine what it’s like for a woman…” Janet auditioned for Bobbie Mitchell  and won Reb Kean, after agreeing to cut her  long hair to a short James Dean cut. Inspired by the UK 70s’ jailbirds’ soap,  Within These Walls, the huge down-under success was booked in 1979 for 16 episodes – finally folding after 692.  Producer Reg Watson then created Neighbours… still  running after 7,000 episodes!  (Only Canada dared to exploit  the title:  Caged Women).

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