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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 7 August 1918San Antonio, Texas, USA
Date of Death 21 May 2014Bellingham, Washington, USA
Birth NameBetty Jean Bierce
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jane turned down a full scholarship to study violin at Juilliard, opting to spend four years studying acting at the Pasadena Playhouse. She got her start acting in radio, working on Lux Radio Theatre and the Whistler. Her first brief marriage to a Navy pilot ended when he was killed in action during World War II. Shortly after marrying Tom Turnage, she retired from acting, returning briefly to television roles in the early 50s when her husband was sent to Korea.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: David Bassler <dbassler@richmond.infi.net>

Spouse (1)

Thomas Turnage (14 July 1945 - 11 December 2000) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Once signed with the Harry Conover Modeling Agency before being discovered for pictures.
Universal supposedly nicknamed her "Poni" because of her horseback riding abilities, but the truth was she was given that name while working as a model for Conover just because it was different.
Best remembered as the sympathetic hunchbacked nurse, Nina, in House of Dracula (1945).
Husband Thomas Turnage was a decorated Major General with the Army who earned the Distinguished Service Medal and Bronze Star. He later served as the last administrator for the Veterans Administration before the VA became a cabinet department during Ronald Reagan's presidential term.

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