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Jean Peters (1926–2000)


Green-eyed beauty Jean Elizabeth Peters flashed across the screen as a bright star during her relatively brief tenure in Hollywood. After just seven years under contract to 20th Century-Fox (1947-54), she joined in the reclusive lifestyle of her eccentric billionaire husband, Howard Hughes, and all but vanished from public view. Jean was born in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Viva Zapata!
Viva Zapata! Josefa Zapata
(1952)
Niagara
Niagara Polly Cutler
(1953)
Apache
Apache Nalinle
(1954)

Filmography

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 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Siobhan O'Dea
- Wearing of the Green (1988) ... Siobhan O'Dea
 1981 Peter and Paul (TV Movie)
Priscilla
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
Beatrice Heyward
- Part IV (1976) ... Beatrice Heyward
- Part III (1976) ... Beatrice Heyward
- Part II (1976) ... Beatrice Heyward (credit only)
- Part I (1976) ... Beatrice Heyward
 1973 Winesburg, Ohio (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Willard
 1955 A Man Called Peter
Catherine Wood Marshall
 1954 Broken Lance
Barbara
 1954 Apache
Nalinle
 1953 Vicki
Vicki Lynn
 1953 A Blueprint for Murder
Lynn Cameron
 1952 Lure of the Wilderness
Laurie Harper
 1952 Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
Nellie Halper
 1951 Take Care of My Little Girl
Dallas Prewitt
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Alice Hodges
 1950 Love That Brute
Ruth Manning
 1947 Captain from Castile
Catana Perez
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Other Works:

(11/3/52) Radio: Appeared (as "Josefa Zapata") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Viva Zapata!". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[in 1972] My life with Howard Hughes was and shall remain a matter on which I will have no comment.

Trivia:

She was a staunch Republican who gave much of her time and money to a host of conservative political causes. She also attended several Republican fund-raisers and galas and was active in the campaigns of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. See more »

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Libra

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