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You really have to be in Hollywood or New York to be thought of for parts. Then, too, I can't play the roles I once could and I'm not old enough for many of the others. I've lived in London for many years and I couldn't work here, either, because I did not have a work permit until very recently...And my almost total lack of ambition and the fact that I enjoy my life now very much. I'm not aware ...
Known on stage as "Jane Adriance" until the 1940s. Her stage name was suggested by (Ruth Gordon
), whose first suggestion was "Amethyst Adriance" because "you should name yourself after a gem." Instead, Sterling chose to drop the Adriance and shorten her first name to "Jan"; her character's name in the play in which she was appearing.