Jan Shutan Cause Of Death Linked To Cancer
The news of renowned actress Jan Shutan’s passing has left fans and colleagues heartbroken. At the age of 88, she lost her battle with cancer, a disease that had touched her life. Jan’s vibrant spirit and zest for life made her an inspiration to many, both on and off the screen.
Jan Shutan Levinson, famous for her role as Lt. Mira Romaine in the original Star Trek series, passed away on Thursday, October 7th, 2021. Despite her struggle with cancer, she remained resilient, sharing her joie de vivre with everyone around her. Her infectious personality left an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to know her.
Jan Shutan Obituary
Born in Los Angeles to Henry and Shirley Dottenheim, Jan Shutan Levinson lived a life filled with talent, grace, and boundless energy. Unexpectedly catapulted into the world of acting, she won the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scout Hour as a singer during her honeymoon in 1955. This marked the beginning of a successful career that spanned the 1960s and 70s.
Jan’s unforgettable performances in commercials and guest roles in popular TV series such as Andy Griffith, Star Trek, and Charlies Angels showcased her incredible acting skills. Her portrayal of Lt. Mira Romaine in Star Trek earned her a dedicated following, solidifying her status as an icon.
Despite her battle with cancer, Jan never lost her zest for life. She cherished the finer things, relishing great restaurants, savoring a New York steak, and enjoying dirty martinis with that extra hint of olive juice.
Jan Shutan Family
Jan Shutan Levinson leaves behind a loving family who supported her throughout her life and illness. She is survived by her children Peter and Annie Shutan from her marriage to Robert Shutan, and her step-children Sid, Melissa, and Amy Levinson from her marriage to David Levinson. Her grandchildren Tess, Mira, Emilio, Santiago, and Mia will forever cherish the memories they made together.
Jan’s life partners Amy, Manny, and Carmen also hold her dear in their hearts. Her family remembers her as a woman full of life and vitality, a beloved mother, grandmother, spouse, and friend.
To honor Jan’s incredible life and mourn her loss, the family held a private Celebration of Life on Sunday, November 14th, 2021. Together, they remembered her legacy and paid their respects.
Jan Shutan will always be remembered as someone who lived life to the fullest, inspiring countless individuals along the way. Her talent, charisma, and fighting spirit will forever remain in the hearts of those who admired her.
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