Janet Munro: Young, In Her Prime, And Tragically Taken Too Soon

By Cyn Felthousen-Post
British actress Janet Munro in 1967. (Photo by Photoshot/Getty Images)

Actress Janet Munro appeared in the Disney movies Darby O'Gill And The Little People (1959), Third Man On The Mountain (1959), and Swiss Family Robinson (1960). A charming screen presence who'd impressed TV audiences and film critics alike, Munro put her thriving career on hold to start a family in the '60s, then attempted to resume it as a mother of two. But Munro's second act was not to be, as she died of a heart attack at the age of 38.