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Jannie Hoskins


Character: Mango/Arnica/Zuccini, Trellis
Birthday: March 19, 1923
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Date of Death: January 11, 1996
Place of Death: San Francisco, California
First Short: Stage Fright
Last Short: Teacher's Beau
Year Active: 1927–1968
Number of Shorts: 24 (According to Maltin and Bann)
History: Born Jane Florence Hoskins, Jannie Hoskins was the younger sister of Allen Hoskins, who brought her into the series to play his tagalong sister in several of his shorts. Jannie was let go from the series in 1927, but did return two years later to once again play opposite her brother. In her return appearance, Lazy Days, she played Farina's girlfriend Trellis. She also appeared as an extra in 1935's Teacher's Beau. Jannie and brother Allen toured the Vaudeville circuits throughout the 1930's. In 1968, she later left show business, and worked as a postal worker in Northern California.

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