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Jane Wyatt (I) (1910–2006)

Born in Campgaw, New Jersey, Jane Waddington Wyatt came from a New York family of social distinction (her father was a Wall Street investment banker and her mother was a drama critic). Jane was raised from the age of three months in New York City and attended the fashionable Chapin School and later Barnard College. After two years of college, she ... See full bio »

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 1988 Baby Boom (TV Series)
Margaret Anderson
- Guilt (1988) ... Margaret Anderson
 1983-1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Katherine Jenkins / Agnes Simpson
- Revelations (1987) ... Katherine Jenkins
- Christmas (1983) ... Agnes Simpson
 1979-1987 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Margaret Anderson / Marcy Banes / Margaret Wallingford / ...
 1986 Starman (TV Series)
Stella Forrester
- The Gift (1986) ... Stella Forrester
 1978-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Martha Wilson / Mildred Grayson
- Midnight Waltz/Let Them Eat Cake (1983) ... Martha Wilson
- King for a Day/Instant Family (1978) ... Mildred Grayson
 1982 Missing Children: A Mother's Story (TV Movie)
Judge Eloise Walker
 1982 Happy Days (TV Series)
- Empty Nest (1982) ... Joan
 1980 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Mrs. Bridges
- New Blood (1980) ... Mrs. Bridges
 1978 The Millionaire (TV Movie)
Mrs. Mathews
 1978 The Nativity (TV Movie)
 1978 Superdome (TV Movie)
Fay Bonelli
 1977 A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (TV Movie)
Eleanor's Mother
 1976 Gemini Man (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Carlisle
- Escape Hatch (1976) ... Miss Carlisle
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
Emily Kinsworth
- How Old, How Young (1976) ... Emily Kinsworth
 1976 Amelia Earhart (TV Movie)
Amy Earhart
 1976 Treasure of Matecumbe
Aunt Effie
 1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Louise Bycroft
- The Eighth Deadly Sin (1975) ... Louise Bycroft
 1975 Katherine (TV Movie)
Emily Alman
 1975 Ladies of the Corridor (TV Movie)
Mrs. Nichols
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
- Designs (1974) ... Edwina
 1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Margaret Wilson
- The Break In (1974) ... Margaret Wilson
 1973 Tom Sawyer (TV Movie)
Aunt Polly
 1973 You'll Never See Me Again (TV Movie)
Mary Alden
 1971 Neighbors (TV Movie)
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Sister Julia
- The Reformation of Harry Briscoe (1971) ... Sister Julia
 1970 Weekend of Terror (TV Movie)
Sister Frances
 1964-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Mrs. Lori Kinkaid / Mrs. Sarah Brynmar
- The Price of the Hanging (1970) ... Mrs. Lori Kinkaid
- The Secret of Brynmar Hall (1964) ... Mrs. Sarah Brynmar
 1967-1970 Insight (TV Series)
Mrs. Clark / Mrs. Daniels
- The Dangerous Airs of Amy Clark (1970) ... Mrs. Clark
- The Thousand-Mile Journey (1967) ... Mrs. Daniels
 1970 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Emma Peak
- Two Women (1970) ... Emma Peak
 1970 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Emily Williams
- Wedding Day????? (1970) ... Emily Williams
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mother (segment "Love and the Good Deal") / Ellen Palmer (segment "Love and the Pill")
- Love and the Big Leap/Love and the Good Deal/Love and the Former Marriage (1969) ... Mother (segment "Love and the Good Deal")
- Love and a Couple of Couples/Love and the Hustler/Love and the Pill (1969) ... Ellen Palmer (segment "Love and the Pill")
 1968 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Ned's mother
- My Father and My Mother (1968) ... Ned's mother
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
- Journey to Babel (1967) ... Amanda (as Miss Jane Wyatt)
 1966 Confidential for Women (TV Series)
Narrator (1966)
 1965 Never Too Late
Grace Kimbrough
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Anne White
- The Monkey's Paw--A Retelling (1965) ... Anne White
 1964 See How They Run (TV Movie)
Augusta Flanders
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- Echo of Evil (1964) ... Sarah
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Martha Ellison
- Blow High, Blow Clear (1963) ... Martha Ellison
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Kitty McMullen
- Don't Forget to Say Goodbye (1963) ... Kitty McMullen
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Heather Mahoney
- The Heather Mahoney Story (1962) ... Heather Mahoney
 1961 The Two Little Bears
Anne Davis
 1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Phyllis Bannister
- Little Lost Sheep (1961) ... Phyllis Bannister
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Beatrice Freeman
- Labor of Love (1961) ... Beatrice Freeman
 1952-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Bunny Gates
- The Laughing Willow (1958) ... Bunny Gates
- The Walsh Girls (1953)
 1957 Interlude
Prue Stubbins
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Glenda Bingham
- Daisy, Daisy (1955) ... Glenda Bingham
 1953-1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Ruth Updyke
- The Family Man (1954) ... Ruth Updyke
 1950-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Lucy Warriner / Kitty Foyle
- Betrayed (1953)
- The Inward Eye (1952)
- The Wall (1952)
- Kitty Foyle (1950) ... Kitty Foyle
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Love Without Wings (1952) ... Valerie
 1952 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mattie Smith
- A Southern Lady (1952) ... Mattie Smith
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Intruder (1952)
 1952 Chesterfield Presents (TV Series)
- The Weak Point (1952)
 1951 Criminal Lawyer
Maggie Powell
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
- The Lipstick (1951)
 1950 The Man Who Cheated Himself
Lois Frazer
 1950 My Blue Heaven
Janet Pringle
 1950 Our Very Own
Mrs. Fred (Lois) Macaulay
 1950 House by the River
Marjorie Byrne
 1949 Task Force
Mary Morgan
 1948 No Minor Vices
Miss Darlington
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement
 1946 The Bachelor's Daughters
Marta Jordan
 1944 None But the Lonely Heart
Aggie Hunter
 1943 The Kansan
Eleanor Sager
 1943 Buckskin Frontier
Vinnie Marr
 1942 The Navy Comes Through
Myra Mallory
 1942 Army Surgeon
Elizabeth 'Beth' Ainsley
 1941 Weekend for Three
 1941 Hurricane Smith
Joan Bradley
 1940 Girl from God's Country
Anne Webster
 1936 The Luckiest Girl in the World
Pat Duncan
 1934 One More River
Dinny Cherrell
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Stage: Appeared in "Evensong" on Broadway. Written by Edward Knoblock and Beverley Nichols (adapted from her novel). Directed by Paul Smythe. Selwyn Theatre: 31 Jan 1933-Feb 1933 (closing date unknown/15 performances). Cast: Walter Armin (as "Julius Rosenberg"), Jacob Ben-Ami (as "Arthur Kober"), Holland Bennett, Luis Bruno, Brian ... See more »

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Miss Jane Wyatt


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Our shows were written to be entertaining, but the writers had something to say. Every script always solved a little problem that was universal. It appealed to everyone. I think the world is hankering for a family. People may want to be free, but they still want a nuclear family. See more »


She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6350 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960. See more »

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