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Jean Byron (1925–2006)


A true sunny delight, actress Jean Byron will be fondly remembered for her three-season-long role as vivacious "Natalie Lane", the grounding mom of "identical cousin" Patty Duke on The Patty Duke Show (1963), the one who was always around to help teenage Patty regroup when "a hot dog made her lose control". Jean was born with the unlikely marquee ... See full bio »

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(age 80) in Mobile, Alabama, USA

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 1988 The Perfect Match
Mom (as Jeane Byron)
 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Dorothy Anderson
- Past Tense (1987) ... Dorothy Anderson
 1987 Valet Girls
Edie Smegmite (as Jeane Byron)
 1981 Advice to the Lovelorn (TV Movie)
Mrs. Crowley (as Jeane Byron)
 1981 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Mavis
- Small Fish, Big Pond (1981) ... Mavis (as Jeane Byron)
 1981 The Brady Girls Get Married (TV Movie)
Mrs. Covington (as Jeane Byron)
 1980 Happy Days (TV Series)
Mrs. Korrigan
- Dreams Can Come True (1980) ... Mrs. Korrigan (as Jeane Byron)
 1974-1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Rita / Cora
- The Lifeline Agency (1976) ... Rita (as Jeane Byron)
- The Beautiful Die Young (1974) ... Cora (as Jeane Byron)
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
Mrs. Murdock
- Promise to Kill (1976) ... Mrs. Murdock
 1973-1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Mrs. Mullins / Mrs. Mann / Judge
- Reading, Writing and Angel Dust (1975) ... Mrs. Mullins (as Jeane Byron)
- Sound of Silence (1973) ... Mrs. Mann (as Jeane Byron)
- A Farewell Tree from Marly (1973) ... Judge
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Nurse Marlowe
- Hit Men (1975) ... Nurse Marlowe
 1974 Maude (TV Series)
Housekeeper Applicant
- Florida's Goodbye (1974) ... Housekeeper Applicant (as Jeane Byron)
 1974 The Death Squad (TV Movie)
Commissioner's Wife (as Jeane Byron)
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
- Catch Me If You Can (1973) ... (as Jeane Byron)
 1969-1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Laura Johnson / Maida / Mrs. Stedman
- Corbey (1972) ... Laura Johnson (as Jeane Byron)
- The Poisoned Mind (1971) ... Maida (as Jeane Byron)
- My Name Is Manolete (1969) ... Mrs. Stedman (as Jeane Byron)
 1972 Where Does It Hurt?
Dr. Kincaid (as Jeane Byron)
 1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Book Store Owner (uncredited)
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Helen
- Scapegoat (1972) ... Helen (as Jeane Byron)
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Evelyn
- Give My Regrets to Broadway (1972) ... Evelyn (as Jeane Byron)
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Saleslady
- Joss Sticks and Wedding Bells (1971) ... Saleslady (as Jeane Byron)
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Koerner
- I Can Hardly Tell You Apart (1971) ... Dr. Koerner
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
Judge
- The View from the Top (1971) ... Judge (as Jeane Byron)
 1971 Columbo (TV Series)
Pat
- Ransom for a Dead Man (1971) ... Pat (as Jeane Byron)
 1971 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Mrs. McClay
- Lucy Goes Hawaiian: Part One (1971) ... Mrs. McClay
 1970 Nancy (TV Series)
Mrs. Bell
- Adam, the TV Star (1970) ... Mrs. Bell
 1969 Flareup
Jerri Benton (as Jeane Byron)
 1968 Batman (TV Series)
Mrs. Linseed
- Nora Clavicle and the Ladies' Crime Club (1968) ... Mrs. Linseed
 1963 Best of Patty Duke (TV Movie)
Natalie Lane
 1963 Wall of Noise
Mrs. Harrington
 1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Annie Whitaker / Norma Frances
- Bad Blood (1962) ... Annie Whitaker
- Fall into Darkness (1962) ... Norma Frances
 1957-1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Deborah Morse / Alice Norris / Ruth Francis / ...
- The Idol (1962) ... Deborah Morse
- Road to Three Graves (1960) ... Alice Norris
- Blind Spot (1959) ... Ruth Francis
- The Broken Pledge (1957) ... Fay Kirby
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Livona Hart
- Crossed Wires (1962) ... Livona Hart
 1962 Zelda (TV Movie)
 1961 Daddy-O (TV Movie)
Polly
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Helen Adamson
- The Man from Bootstrap (1961) ... Helen Adamson
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Gloria Grayson
- A Star Is Born (1961) ... Gloria Grayson
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
Mrs. Frazier
- Prince Hal (1961) ... Mrs. Frazier
 1960 Full Circle (TV Series)
Kit Aldrich
- Episode dated 1 July 1960 (1960) ... Kit Aldrich
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Marla Keel
- Appointment in Jericho (1960) ... Marla Keel
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Karen Ward
- The Kikiki Kid (1960) ... Karen Ward
 1959-1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Grace Carvay / Martha Delastone
- Find My Face! (1960) ... Grace Carvay
- The Taste of Ashes (1959) ... Martha Delastone
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Claire Donaldson
- Created He Them (1960) ... Claire Donaldson
 1959 The Dennis O'Keefe Show (TV Series)
Miss Diffendorf
- Teacher's Pest (1959) ... Miss Diffendorf
 1956-1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Stella Bender / Millie Marvin / Beverly / ...
- Prettiest Dress in Goldfield (1959) ... Stella Bender
- The Winnemucca Weskit (1958) ... Millie Marvin
- 312 Vertical (1958) ... Beverly
- Red Badge of Death (1956) ... Jean Burton
- What's Mine Is Mine ... Claire Walden
 1958 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
- A Game of Hate (1958)
 1958 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Dorinda Ashton
- Ticket to Natchez (1958) ... Dorinda Ashton
 1958 The Lux Show (TV Series)
Lux pitchwoman
- Episode #1.36 (1958) ... Lux pitchwoman
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Angela
- A Very Deadly Game (1958) ... Angela
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Miss Lewis
- Stay Out of Town (1958) ... Miss Lewis
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Lula Paul
- Hired Killer (1957) ... Lula Paul
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Marie
- Suspect Number One (1957) ... Marie
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Miss Morton
- Line Chief (1957) ... Miss Morton
- Diamond Peer (1957) ... Miss Morton
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Wilma Standish
- Threat to a Happy Ending (1957) ... Wilma Standish
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Miss Flanders
- Peter and the Tiger (1957) ... Miss Flanders
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Cathy Parker / Ada March / Laura Gilmore / ...
- The Miracle Hour (1956) ... Cathy Parker
- One Thousand Eyes (1956) ... Ada March
- The Long Day (1955) ... Laura Gilmore
- The Human Equation (1955) ... Nan Guild
 1955-1956 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Margarita Verde / Jan Forrest
- The Tattooed Lady of Torima (1956) ... Margarita Verde
- Girl in the Jeep (1955) ... Jan Forrest
 1956 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (TV Series)
Katherine Cheney
- The Regiment (1956) ... Katherine Cheney
 1956 Johnny Concho
Pearl Lang
 1956 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
Barbara Schuyler
- Big Red (1956) ... Barbara Schuyler
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Claire / Sally / Head Nurse
- Go Fight City Hall (1956) ... Claire
- Miss Victoria (1956) ... Sally
- Child Pioneer (1955)
- Six Hours of Surgery (1955) ... Head Nurse
 1954-1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Mary Kirk / Betty Madden / Mary Carlyle / ...
- The Old Lady's Tears (1956) ... Mary Kirk
- Rope Enough (1956) ... Betty Madden
- The Last Day on Earth (1955) ... Mary Carlyle
- Christmas Every Day (1954) ... Helen
- The Plot Against Miss Pomeroy (1954) ... Eunice Pomeroy
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Tantrum Size 12 (1956)
 1956 Fury (TV Series)
Cynthia Landon
- The Choice (1956) ... Cynthia Landon
 1956 There's Always Tomorrow
Miss Byron - Saleswoman (uncredited)
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Caroline Lucas
 1954-1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Irene Larrimore / Mrs. Carver
- The Poor Little Rich Boy (1955) ... Irene Larrimore
- Rin Tin Tin and the Apache Chief (1954) ... Mrs. Carver
 1953-1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Teacher / Vanessa Vorden
- The Boy with the Beautiful Mother (1955) ... Teacher
- Live a Little (1954)
- The Night Light at Vorden's (1953) ... Vanessa Vorden
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Mary
- Emergency (1955) ... Mary
 1955 Jungle Moon Men
Ellen Marsten
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Betty Jane Ryan / Bea Ryan
- The Betty Jane Ryan Story (1955) ... Betty Jane Ryan / Bea Ryan
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
- The Sniper (1955)
 1955 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
Belle
- New York (1955) ... Belle
 1954 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Harriet
- Denny's Big Night (1954) ... Harriet
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Hemmed In (1954)
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Wedding March (1954)
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Receptionist
- The Blue Lantern Story (1954) ... Receptionist
 1954 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Gwen Thurston
- Hand Painted Murder (1954) ... Gwen Thurston
 1954 City Detective (TV Series)
Reesa / Jean
- The Congenial Liars (1954) ... Reesa
- Shadow of a Man (1954) ... Jean
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
Minnie
- War Hero (1954) ... Minnie
- The Watchmaker (1954) ... Minnie
- The School Teacher (1954) ... Minnie
- The Poet (1954) ... Minnie
- The Old Triangle (1954) ... Minnie
 1953 Serpent of the Nile
Charmian
 1953 The Magnetic Monster
Connie Stewart
 1952 Voodoo Tiger
Phyllis Bruce
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in a production of "Guys and Dolls". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Imogene Burkhart | Jeane Byron

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

TV was kind of like the old silent days. You hit your marks and said your lines and, boy, if you could print on the first take you would work again. There was no fooling around.

Trivia:

A friend of Tommy Dorsey, she occasionally sang with the big band while she was filming in New York. She played regional theaters with Shirley Jones and Virginia Mayo, played Mama Rose in "Gypsy" and sang in "Guys And Dolls." See more »

Nickname:

Jeanie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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