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Jan Smithers

Jan Smithers

Jan Smithers

Possibly the most famous of all social media personalities, Jan smithers impressively and fearlessly attended and interviewed and co-hosted and moderated and did all the things at the same time during the famous "The war on obesity" show on CBS in 2009. One of the most acclaimed and engaging interviewers of our time, we would like to say that we owe a lot to Jan.

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Smithers grew up with her parents and three sisters in Woodland Hills, California, and attended what is now William Howard Taft Charter High School there. She first reached the public eye as a teenager when she was profiled and featured on the March 21, 1966, cover of Newsweek, seated on the back of a motorcycle. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

One of four girls, Smithers was raised in the comfortable San Fernando Valley suburb of Woodland Hills just north of Los Angeles, CA. Her father was an attorney. While studying art at Taft High School, Smithers swerved her automobile to avoid hitting another driver and ran into a telephone pole. The accident left a permanent scar on her chin. A couple of years later, Smithers was interviewed by Newsweek reporter David Moberg for a story about typical American teenagers in the 1960s. She was photographed happily riding on the back of a friend's motorcycle by Julian Wasser. That carefree looking shot made the cover of the March 21, 1966 issue of the magazine. The shot led to work in commercials while she was continuing her art studies at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. (

om)One of four girls, Smithers was raised in the comfortable San Fernando Valley suburb of Woodland Hills just north of Los Angeles, CA. Her father was an attorney. While studying art at Taft High School, Smithers swerved her automobile to avoid hitting another driver and ran into a telephone pole. The accident left a permanent scar on her chin. A couple of years later, Smithers was interviewed by Newsweek reporter David Moberg for a story about typical American teenagers in the 1960s. She was photographed happily riding on the back of a friend's motorcycle by Julian Wasser. That carefree looking shot made the cover of the March 21, 1966 issue of the magazine. The shot led to work in commercials while she was continuing her art studies at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. After a few years as a working actress, she won the role of pretty but shy Bailey Quarters in WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), a CBS sitcom about a Midwestern radio station. After the show ended its run, she worked on occasion and in 1987, married actor James Brolin. She became a stepmother to his two sons and had a daughter with Brolin. Her marriage to Brolin ended in 1995. (Source: www.amazon.com)

One of four girls, Smithers was raised in the comfortable San Fernando Valley suburb of Woodland Hills just north of Los Angeles, CA. Her father was an attorney. While studying art at Taft High School, Smithers swerved her automobile to avoid hitting another driver and ran into a telephone pole. The accident left a permanent scar on her chin. A couple of years later, Smithers was interviewed by Newsweek reporter David Moberg for a story about typical American teenagers in the 1960s. She was photographed happily riding on the back of a friend's motorcycle by Julian Wasser. That carefree looking shot made the cover of the March 21, 1966 issue of the magazine. The shot led to work in commercials while she was continuing her art studies at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. (Source: www.amazon.com)

Jan Smithers is an American actor who is best known for her portrayal of ‘Bailey Quarters’ in the series 'WKRP in Cincinnati.' She began her career as a model and later made a career in the field of acting. However, Jan got her first modeling project just by chance. Two men at a beach scouted her, and the next moment, she was on the cover of a leading magazine. A photo of hers on a motorcycle paved her way toward modeling and eventually to acting. Her acting career mostly consists of TV shows, but she has done a few films, too. She had made brief appearances in a few TV series until 'WKRP in Cincinnati' happened to her. However, this is the only long-running role she has done to date. Jan quit acting in the late 1980s. She now lives a life away from the glitz and glamor of the entertainment industry. Jan has been married twice: first, to actor Kipp Whitman, and then, to James Brolin, with whom she had a daughter. (Source: www.thefamouspeople.com)

Jan was born Karin Jan Smithers, on July 3, 1949. She grew up in Woodland Hills, California. Her father was a lawyer, and her mother was a homemaker. Jan had three sisters. Unfortunately, at the age of 21, she lost her eldest sister in a car accident. (Source: www.thefamouspeople.com See the events in life of Jan Smithers in Chronological Order (Source:www.thefamouspeople.com))

Jan Smithers was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Smithers began her career with roles in "Love Story" (1973-74), "Where the Lilies Bloom" (1974) and the Scott Jacoby comedy "Our Winning Season" (1978). She went on to act in "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978-1982), "Battle of the Network Stars VII" (ABC, 1979-1980) and "The Love Tapes" (ABC, 1979-1980). She also appeared in "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-1996) and "The Columnist" (ABC, 1984-85). Later in her career, Smithers acted in "Mr. Nice Guy" (1987). Smithers's husband was James Brolin. (Source: www.rottentomatoes.com)

Jan Smithers Net Worth: Jan Smithers is an American actress who has a net worth of $6 million dollars. Jan Smithers was born in North Hollywood, California on July 3 1949. Her full name is Karin Jan Smithers. The family settled in Woodland Hills, California where Jan attended William Howard Taft Charter High School. Her father was a lawyer and her mother was a homemaker. A natural in front of the camera, Jan began to model in her teens. She was discovered on the beach by a photographer while playing hookie from school. In March 1966 a photo of Jan riding on the back of a motorcycle was featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine. The story was titled "The Teen Agers – A Newsweek Study of what They're Really Like". The magazine launched her modeling career and Jan a mini celebrity. It was her first introduction to the limelight. (Source: www.celebritynetworth.com)

Early TV Career And WKRP Success: Several years later, Smithers earned her first on-screen role with a one-episode part on the show "Love Story". In 1974, she appeared in "When the North Wind Blows" and "Where the Lilies Bloom". It wasn't until 1978 that Smithers landed the role that would define her career. From 1978 to 1982 she played the role of Bailey Quarters on "WKRP in Cincinnati" alongside Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, and Richard Sanders. Smithers appeared in 86 of the Emmy-nominated show's 88 episodes spanning four seasons between 1978 and 1982. In June 2014 Jan joined fellow former cast members for a WKRP at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. (Source: www.celebritynetworth.com

After WKRP, Smithers appeared on "The Fall Guy", "Legmen", "Finder of Lost Loves", "The Love Boat", "Mike Hammer", "Cover Up", "Murder, She Wrote", "Comedy Factory", and "Hotel". Her last known acting credit came in 1987's "Mr. Nice Guy". (Source: www.celebritynetworth.com)

Personal Life: In 1971, Jan Smithers married Kipp Whitman, with the union lasting a year. She wed actor James Brolin in 1986 after meeting on the set of a show called "Hotel". They had one daughter together named Molly. Jan and James divorced in 1995. While they were married Jan was step mother to James' two other children from a previous marriage, including actor Josh Brolin. One year after their divorce, James began dating Barbra Streisand. She spent several years living in Canada but today Smithers lives in Ojai, California. Today she is passionate about meditation and yoga. She has traveled to India a number of times and supports a number of Indian charities. She is also passionate about the environment, specifically being pro solar energy and very against nuclear energy. (Source: www.celebritynetworth.com)After WKRP, Smithers appeared on "The Fall Guy", "Legmen", "Finder of Lost Loves", "The Love Boat", "Mike Hammer", "Cover Up", "Murder, She Wrote", "Comedy Factory", and "Hotel". Her last known acting credit came in 1987's "Mr. Nice Guy". (Source:www.celebritynetworth.com))

Kipp Whitman was born on December 15, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kipp Anthony Whitman. He is an actor, known for Hondo (1967), The Bionic Woman (1976) and Bummer (1973). He was previously married to Josephine and Jan Smithers.

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