Thursday, August 27, 2020

Who Are Those Gals? ~ Anjanette Comer



Anjanette Comer was born Dawson, Texas on August 7, 1939 to Rufus Franklin Comer and Sue (Perkins) Comer. She attended Dawson High School and then attended the Pasadena Playhouse.

Her first major TV role was a guest appearance on a 1963 episode of ‘Gunsmoke’, followed by several dramatic roles on ‘Dr. Kildare’ and ‘Bonancza’. In 1964 she received and Emmy nomination for her supporting role in an episode of ‘Arrest and Trial’. Her features film debut was in the 1964 comedy “Quick, Before It Melts” followed by a memorable role in the comedy satire “The Loved One”

Although Comer was cast opposite Michael Caine in “Funeral In Berlin” and even appeared in several publicity stills, she had to be replaced because of illness. She had another leading role as a love interest to Marlon Brando and John Saxon in the Western adventure “The Appaloosa” (1966). The film, shot on location in Mexico, presented Anjanette as a Mexican peasant girl, a role she repeated in “Guns for San Sebastian” (1968).

Comer's movie activity dropped off in 1970 after she played Ruth in the film version of John Updike's “Rabbit, Run” (1970). She later claimed she let her love life interfere with her work. Comer's later films include “Fire Sale” (1977) and the made-for-TV ‘The Long Summer of George Adams’ (1983). In subsequent years, she was frequently cast as mysterious or exotic characters.

Anjanette was married to producer, director, writer, actor Walter Koenig and then to Robert Klane from 1976-1983.


COMER, Anjanette (aka Anja Comer) [8/7/1939, Dawson, Texas, U.S.A. -     ] – film, TV actress, married to producer, director, writer, actor Walter Koenig (Walter Marvin Koenig) [1936-    ] (19??-19??), married to producer, director, writer Robert Klane [1940-    ] (1976-1983).
Guns for San Sebastian – 1967 (Kinita)

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