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I was born a character person. I was always eccentric, never a conventional beauty. I grew up in the Depression, the youngest of four kids. I wanted to make people laugh, because making my family laugh helped us forget our concerns. And I found that I could do it.
Jane Connell was interviewed by author Craig Hamrick for his book "Big Lou", the biography of actor Louis Edmonds
. Many of her comments, plus a mini-bio at the end, appear in the book. Jane and Louis costarred in a lively 1960s musical that died on its way to Broadway and starred Kaye Ballard
. It was called "Royal Flush," and Hamrick devotes several pages to coverage of this otherwise fairly ...