(8/74) Stage: Appeared in "Come Back, Little Sheba" at the Queens Playhouse, Flushing, NY.
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It was the longest minute of my life. And when the envelope was opened and it was Eva Marie Saint
who had won, my heart sank. I really believed then that my place on earth would be complete if only I could have an Oscar. But Claire Trevor
was nominated in the same category and the vote split because we were both up for parts we played in the same picture, The High and the Mighty
Critics raved about her portrayal of "Billie Dawn" in the Chicago touring company of "Born Yesterday" and Columbia brought Jan out to the West Coast to test for the 1950 film version, Born Yesterday
(1950). At one point, she was actually announced to play the part but the role ultimately went to the character's original player on Broadway, Judy Holliday
, who went on to win the Oscar.