On Sun, 8 Aug 2021 22:24:38 -0000 (UTC), Louis Epstein <***@top.put.com> wrote:
| Jane Withers,born April 12th 2021,died August 7th 2021 according
| to Deadline and others.
| She appeared in films starting in the 1930s,but I'm of the right
| age to know her mainly as Josephine the Plumber from the Comet
| commercials.(So much for my daydreams of someday presenting her
| with a NEW IMPROVED version of Other Leading Cleanser (so
| branded) that was better than Comet).
While I think most older people will mainly remember Jane Withers as Josephine the
Plumber, she had a long career in movies and TV starting back in 1932 when she was
only 6. Anytime I hear her name, I always think of her as Vashti Snythe in Giant
(1956). If she ever turned in less than a first class job acting, I didn't see it.
Beware a "New & Improved" label on any package. It almost inevitably means you're
getting less of the product for your money. The term is actually code for *new*
packaging (often smaller) and *improved* profit for the manufacturer.