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Jan Shutan (5 November 1932 – 7 October 2021; age 88) was the actress who played Lieutenant Mira Romaine in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode "The Lights of Zetar". She filmed her scenes between Friday 1 November 1968 and Monday 11 November 1968 at Desilu Stage 9 and Stage 10.
She was born in Los Angeles as Janice Dottenheim and grew up in Beverly Hills. She was a winner of the TV program Arthur Godrey's Talent Scouts.
One of her few motion picture credits was Russ Meyer's The Seven Minutes in 1971. This film also featured Stanley Adams, Charles Drake and Charles Napier. Another film she appeared in was the campy 1978 horror film Dracula's Dog, starring Michael Pataki.
She appeared as Andy's "cousin" Gloria (making Andy's girlfriend Helen extremely jealous) in the 1965 Andy Griffith Show episode "Guest in the House".
Shutan also had a role on the short-lived CBS television series Sons and Daughters in 1974. She appeared in numerous episodes of Ben Casey.
In 1980, she married television writer-producer David Levinson, and was known by her married name as Jan Levinson. She retired from acting soon afterwards.