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Jane Greer (I) (1924–2001)


As a baby, she was winning beauty contests; as a teenager, with good looks and an attractive contralto voice, she was singing with big bands (most notably Enric Madriguera's orchestra in Latin Club Del Rio in Washington, D.C.. She met Rudy Vallee, her first husband, on the radio where she also enjoyed a brief stint as a singer. At age 15, an attack... See full bio »

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Known For

Out of the Past
(1947)
Against All Odds
Against All Odds Mrs. Wyler
(1984)
The Big Steal
The Big Steal Joan Graham
(1949)
Man of a Thousand Faces
Man of a Thousand Faces Hazel Bennet Chaney
(1957)

Filmography

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 1996 Perfect Mate
Mom
 1989 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Valerie
- Stress (1989) ... Valerie
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Bonnie Phelps
- The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel (1988) ... Bonnie Phelps
 1987 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Kathy
- Robert Mitchum/Simply Red (1987) ... Kathy (uncredited)
 1987 The Law and Harry McGraw (TV Series)
Augusta Stillman
- Murder by Landslide (1987) ... Augusta Stillman
 1986 Just Between Friends
Ruth Chadwick
 1984 Against All Odds
Mrs. Wyler
 1982 The Shadow Riders (TV Movie)
Ma Traven
 1979 A Christmas for Boomer (TV Movie)
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Dorrie Larkin
- The Depth of Beauty (1979) ... Dorrie Larkin
 1975 Columbo (TV Series)
Sylvia Danziger
 1973 The Outfit
Alma Macklin
 1965 Billie
Agnes Carol
 1964 Where Love Has Gone
Marian Spicer
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Lonnie Smith
- Who Killed My Girl? (1964) ... Lonnie Smith
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Ann Moffat
- Portrait Without a Face (1961) ... Ann Moffat
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Kathleen Kane
- High Lonesome (1960) ... Kathleen Kane
 1957-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Julie Benton / Ellie Matson / Ellen Morrow
- Stagecoach to Yuma (1960) ... Julie Benton
- The Vaunted (1958) ... Ellie Matson
- A Gun for My Bride (1957) ... Ellen Morrow
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Julia Bulette
- The Julia Bulette Story (1959) ... Julia Bulette
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mrs. Cannon-Hughes
- A True Account (1959) ... Mrs. Cannon-Hughes
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Karen
- No Time at All (1958) ... Karen
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Clare Stengler
- Meeting in Paris (1958) ... Clare Stengler
 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces
Hazel Bennet Chaney
 1953-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Joyce Whitman / Mona Patton
- Moment of Decision (1957) ... Joyce Whitman
- One Man Missing (1955) ... Mona Patton
 1956 Run for the Sun
Katherine 'Katie' Connors
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Nina
- Diamonds in the Sky (1955) ... Nina
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- Summer Dance (1953)
 1953 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Diana Forrester
 1953 The Clown
Paula Henderson
 1952 Desperate Search
Julie Heldon
 1952 You for Me
Katie McDermad
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Ellie C. Harkness
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Diane Stuart
 1947 They Won't Believe Me
Janice Bell
 1946 The Bamboo Blonde
Eileen Sawyer
 1946 Sunset Pass
Lolita Baxter
 1946 The Falcon's Alibi
Lola Carpenter
 1945 George White's Scandals
Billie Randall (as Bettejane Greer)
 1945 Two O'Clock Courage
Helen Carter (as Bettejane Greer)
 1945 Pan-Americana
Miss Downing (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Magazine ad for Camel cigarettes (1953)

Publicity Listings:

2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bettejane Greer

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'd always wanted to be an actress, and suddenly I knew that learning to control my facial muscles was one of the best assets I could have as a performer. Emotions often must be portrayed from an inner feeling, of course, but I had a double advantage because I was learning to direct my as-yet expressionless feelings, as well as gaining an ability to express emotion by a very conscious ... See more »

Trivia:

Although a Democrat, she campaigned for Republican Ronald Reagan during the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections, due in part to the fact that she was strongly dissatisfied with the presidency of Democrat Jimmy Carter. She voted for him in 1976 and found out that he "wasn't up to the job" as she'd believed. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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