Jan Smithers is an American actress who is best known for her role as Bailey Quarters on the CBS situational comedy, WKRP in Cincinnati, which appeared on television from 1978-1982. Jan Smithers was born on July 3, 1949, in North Hollywood, California. Jan and her three sisters were raised by their parents in Woodland Hills, California and Jan attended William Taft Charter High School. In addition to WKRP, Jan’s film credits include When the North Wind Blows (1974), Starsky and Hutch (1976), The Love Boat (1982-1984), Mike Hammer (1985), Murder, She Wrote (1985), Cover Up (1985), and Cover Up (1985). Jan was married twice. Her first marriage, to Kipp Whitman, an actor known for his roles in Hondo (1967), Bummer (1973), and The Bionic Woman (1976), lasted just one year.
Jan Smithers married Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor James Brolin in 1986. The couple had met on the set of Hotel in 1985. Jane was the stepmother to Brolin’s two children from a previous marriage and the couple also had a daughter named Molly. The couple was divorced in 1995. James Brolin met Barbara Streisand in 1996 and they were married in 1998. Jan now resides in Ojai, California.
|Birth Date:||3 Jul, 1949|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||North Hollywood|
|Education:||William Howard Taft Charter High School|