Jan Harrison is an american actress, known for Fort Bowie (1958), Sea Hunt (1958) and Gunsmoke (1955)


Jan Harrison was born in 1924 in Westport, Washington, USA as Janet H. Harrison. She is an american actress, known for Fort Bowie (1958), Sea Hunt (1958) and Gunsmoke (1955). She was previously married to Carroll Hall Shelby and Carl R. Bergquist. A former "Miss Washington State", she was disqualified from competing in the "Miss America" pageant because she had been secretly married. Appeared as a model in Stag (June 1958), Joy (February 1959), Rogue (June 1959), Sir (September 1959), and Breezy (October 1959) magazines.. Second of 'Carroll Shelby's seven wives. Appeared more times than any other credited actress on Sea Hunt (1958). Jan was the November 17, 1957 Riverside Raceway Queen for the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Nationals. Carroll Hall Shelby, later wed to Harrison, was the first winner of that first SCCA Nationals Race at the Riverside Raceway in Riverside, CA. Jan Harrison Bergquist helped organize the first Earl Carroll Show Girls reunion at a Van Nuys, CA restaurant in March 1968. In the 1940's Jan was one of many glamorous women chosen by master showman Earl Carroll to appear at Carroll's Restaurant and Night Club on Sunset Boulevard. On June 17, 1948 Carroll and his friend, Show Girl Beryl Wallace, were killed in the crash of United Airlines Flight 624. Not long afterwards the night club was sold. In 1951 Jan Bergquist of Longview, Washington, advertises for Noxzema in national newspapers. "The Noxzema Home Facial helped my dry, flaky skin so much. I'm a confirmed Noxzema user, now.". Jan's first and third husband, Carl R. Bergquist, was a Norwalk, CA veterinarian. They had two children: Karen Edith, born in Los Angeles on October 28, 1947, and Craig Reed, who has had a career as San Clemente, CA dentist, born in Los Angeles on December 18, 1951. Shelby and Harrison were driven by Shelby's friend, John Edgar, to Tijuana in Edgar's Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce, dining on caviar and champagne on the way.

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