Jane Withers, child star of Hollywood's Golden Age, dies aged 95

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(CNN)Jane Withers, a erstwhile kid movie prima who won hearts during Hollywood's Golden Age, has died aged 95.

The Atlanta-born histrion died connected Saturday evening successful Burbank, California, surrounded by her loved ones, her daughter, Kendall Errair, confirmed successful a connection to Deadline.

"My parent was specified a peculiar lady," Errair said. "She lit up a country with her laughter, but she particularly radiated joyousness and thankfulness erstwhile talking astir the vocation she truthful loved and however fortunate she was."

    Shirley Temple arsenic  Shirley Blake and Jane Withers arsenic  Joy Smythe successful  "Bright Eyes" (1934)

    The origin of Withers' decease was not disclosed.

      Withers got an aboriginal commencement successful Hollywood astatine the property of 8, erstwhile she portrayed Joy Smythe, the spoiled and obnoxious kid who tormented Shirley Temple's angelic orphan successful David Butler's 1934 comedy-drama "Bright Eyes."

      This breakout relation acceptable her connected a way of portraying tomboyish girls successful films passim the 1930s.

      A twelvemonth later, she played the rubric relation successful Lewis Seiler's drama "Ginger," arsenic an orphan surviving successful a New York slum flat with her "Uncle Rex," an aging Shakespearean actor.

      In 1947, astatine property 21, Withers attempted to discontinue to rise a household aft starring successful dozens of films, including "The Holy Terror," "Wild and Woolly," "Rascals" and "The Arizona Wildcat."

      Jane Withers poses astatine  the opening   nighttime  gala of the TCM Classic Film Festival successful  Hollywood connected  April 25, 2013.

      But she was lured backmost to the large surface successful 1956 erstwhile George Stevens formed her arsenic neighbour Vashti Snythe successful his 1956 epic "Giant," alongside Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean.

      In 1960, she was recognized for her publication to movie with a prima connected the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

        Withers achieved different burst of fame successful the 1960s and '70s arsenic Josephine the Plumber successful tv commercials for Comet cleanser.

        Her last acting relation was voicing Laverne the gargoyle successful Disney's 2002 animation "The Hunchback of Notre Dame II."

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