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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 July 1918Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Date of Death 6 September 1985Newport Beach, California, USA  (complications of a stroke)
Birth NameMary Jane Frehse

Mini Bio (1)

A professional entertainer since the age of six, blue-eyed brunette Jane Frazee and her older sister Ruth Frazee had a vaudeville sister act and appeared in nightclubs and on radio together. They journeyed to Hollywood, but the act broke up when Ruth failed her screen tests and Jane passed hers. Jane was quite attractive with a pleasant singing voice, and went on to play in numerous westerns and light musicals after signing with Republic Pictures. She later appeared in a number of films for Universal Pictures, which put her to the test by having her warble amidst the antics of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Buck Privates (1941) and Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson in Hellzapoppin' (1941). She married actor/director Glenn Tryon in 1942 and had a son, Timothy, but the couple divorced in 1947. Moving into TV guest appearances in the early 1950s, Jane later retired and started a successful real estate business. She died in Newport Beach, California at age 67 following complications from a stroke on September 6, 1985.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Whitey Christensen (24 April 1948 - ?)
Glenn Tryon (1942 - 1947) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

Born to Walter Frazee, a civil engineer, and Olga Frehse, Jane and her older sister, actress Ruth Frazee, received their education in their native Duluth before putting together a song-and-dance sister act and touring the U.S. with it.
Made her film debut in the musical short, Study and Understudy (1936), with sister Ruth Frazee.
Her marriage to Glenn Tryon in 1942 produced one son, Timothy. Jane never remarried after their 1947 divorce.
Co-starred with Roy Rogers in a number of his westerns when Dale Evans took a break to pursue other types of roles.
Ex-sister-in-law of Norman Krasna.
She co starred with Kirby Grant, best known as TVs "Sky King", in the country western musical ""Rhythm Inn". (1951).
When sister Ruth retired from show business after her marriage to writer-producer Norman Krasna, Jane went solo and moved into films.
MGM was interested in Jane in 1940 and offered to sign her at $150 a week. She received another offer by Republic Pictures at $250 a week and took it.

Personal Quotes (1)

I wasn't bad looking, but I was never a beautiful girl, and in those days you had to look great. I had a drive to do better things than I was doing, but not that great inner drive that every successful people have.

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