Jan Rhodes Norman's Profile
Once a Performer, Always a Performer: Child Star Turns Designer
How does a woman who began her professional life as a child star make the transition from performer to clothing designer? Simply by inventing clothes that "perform," engaging a wide and enthusiastic audience.
As a kid, I started my career at the age of 3. I cavorted on TV's Ed Sullivan Show, among others, and later moved on to wow 'em at the Continental Baths and in Los Angeles and New York nightclubs. I retired from the "biz" at the ripe old age of 18 to get married, start a family, raise six children, run a restaurant and , ultimately, to open several specialty shops catering to children and their doting parents and grandparents.
Silk Oak, my line of ultra-casual, cotton knit, hand silkscreened clothes for men, women, and children was a natural…
- Born on January 23
- Joined February 3, 2008