Elsie Janis - Later Life

Later Life

Janis maintained her private home, ElJan, on the east side of High Street in Columbus, Ohio, across the street from what was Ohio State University's "Ohio Field", the precursor to Ohio Stadium. Janis sold the house following her mother's death; a McDonald's now occupies the site of ElJan.

In 1932, Janis married Gilbert Wilson, who was sixteen years her junior. The couple lived in the Phillipse Manor section of Sleepy Hollow, New York, formerly named North Tarrytown, until Janis moved to the Los Angeles area of California where she lived until her death. Her final film was the 1940 Women in War co-starring Wendy Barrie and Peter Cushing.

Elsie Janis died in 1956 at her home in Beverly Hills, California, aged 66, and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Elsie Janis has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6776 Hollywood Blvd.

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