Janet Banzet (1934 – 1971)

Janet Banzet: born Jeanette Banzet 17 May 1934, Dallas Texas; died 29 July 1971, age 37, 1762 First Ave New York City; suicide (hanging).

In the late 1950s, Banzet worked as a manicurist while trying to break into acting. Despite a few mentions in Hollywood gossip columns and, allegedly an uncredited role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Banzet became a mainstay of low budget New York sexploitation flicks under pseudonyms including Pat/Patricia Barrett, Anne/Louise/Miss Marie/Mary Brent, and Kay Rice; in movies such as Professor Lust (1967), A Thousand Pleasures (1968), The Ultimate Degenerate (1969), and Sylvester Stallone’s first film The Party at Kitty and Stud’s (1970).

Depressed by her diminishing career, she placed a bag over her head and hanged herself in her Manhattan apartment.

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