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Jane Wyman (1917–2007)


Jane Wyman was born Sarah Jane Mayfield on January 5, 1917, in St. Joseph, Missouri (she was also known later as Sarah Jane Fulks). When she was only eight years old, and after her parents filed for divorce, she lost her father prematurely. After graduating high school she attempted, with the help of her mother, to break into films, but to no ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1981-1990 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Angela Channing
- Crimes of the Past (1990) ... Angela Channing (credit only)
- Dark Streets (1990) ... Angela Channing (credit only)
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Eleanor Willard
- To See an Angel Die (1980) ... Eleanor Willard
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Sister Patricia
 1979 The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (TV Movie)
Granny Arrowroot (as Miss Jane Wyman)
 1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Sophia Ryder
- The Desertion of Keith Ryder (1974) ... Sophia Ryder
 1973 Amanda Fallon (TV Movie)
Dr. Amanda Fallon
 1972-1973 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Amanda Fallon
- And Other Springs I May Not See (1973) ... Dr. Amanda Fallon
- Discovery at Fourteen (1972) ... Dr. Amanda Fallon
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Ruth Ames
- If I Should Die Before I Wake (1972) ... Ruth Ames
 1971 The Failing of Raymond (TV Movie)
Mary Bloomquist
 1970 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Sylvia Cannon
- Who Is Sylvia? (1970) ... Sylvia Cannon
 1969 How to Commit Marriage
Elaine Benson
 1964-1967 Insight (TV Series)
Auschwitz Victim / Marie
- Why Does God Allow Men to Suffer? (1967) ... Auschwitz Victim
- The Hermit (1964) ... Marie
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Addie Joslin
- When Hell Froze (1966) ... Addie Joslin
 1958-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Hannah Barber / Dr. Carol Ames Willoughby
- The Doctor Willoughby Story (1958) ... Dr. Carol Ames Willoughby
 1962 Bon Voyage!
Katie Willard
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Elaine
- Death Leaves a Tip (1961) ... Elaine
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Joan Talmadge
- Lady on the Brink (1960) ... Joan Talmadge
 1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Kate
- Dr. Kate (1960) ... Dr. Kate
 1959 Holiday for Lovers
Mrs. Mary Dean
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Selena Shelby
- A Deadly Guest (1959) ... Selena Shelby
 1955-1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Cleary Penryn / Cleary Pendrun / Carol / ...
- Swindler's Inn (1958) ... Cleary Pendrun
- My Sister Susan (1958) ... Carol / Susan
- A Widow's Kiss (1958) ... Marge
- Death Rides the 12:15 (1957) ... Amelia
- The Animal Instinct (1957) ... Fran
 1956 Miracle in the Rain
Ruth Wood
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Dr. Amelia Morrow
- Amelia (1955) ... Dr. Amelia Morrow
 1954 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Host (1957)
 1953 Let's Do It Again
Constance 'Connie' Stuart
 1953 Three Lives (Short)
Commentator
 1952 Just for You
Carolina Hill
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers
Betty Rogers
 1951 Starlift
Jane Wyman
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Emmadel Jones
 1951 Three Guys Named Mike
Marcy Lewis
 1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor
Jennifer Smith
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Jane Wyman (uncredited)
 1946 Night and Day
Gracie Harris
 1946 One More Tomorrow
Frankie Connors
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Jane Wyman
 1944 Crime by Night
Robbie Vance
 1944 The Doughgirls
Vivian Marsden Halstead
 1944 Make Your Own Bed
Susan Courtney
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Jean Campbell
 1942 Footlight Serenade
Flo La Verne
 1942 My Favorite Spy
Connie
 1942 Larceny, Inc.
Denny Costello
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Bliss Dobson
 1941 The Body Disappears
Joan Shotesbury
 1941 Honeymoon for Three
Elizabeth Clochessy
 1940 Tugboat Annie Sails Again
Peggy Armstrong
 1940 My Love Came Back
Joy O'Keefe
 1940 Flight Angels
Nan Hudson
 1940 An Angel from Texas
Marge Allen
 1940 Alice in Movieland (Short)
Carlo's Guest (uncredited)
 1939 Private Detective
Myrna Winslow
 1939 Kid Nightingale
Judy Craig
 1939 The Kid from Kokomo
Marian Bronson
 1939 Tail Spin
Alabama
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Vivian
 1938 Wide Open Faces
Betty Martin
 1938 Fools for Scandal
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1938 He Couldn't Say No
Violet Coney
 1938 The Spy Ring
Elaine Burdette
 1937 Over the Goal
Co-ed (uncredited)
 1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
Marjorie Day
 1937 Public Wedding
Flip Lane
 1937 The Singing Marine
Joan
 1937 Little Pioneer (Short)
Katie Snee
 1937 Slim
Stumpy's Girl
 1937 The King and the Chorus Girl
Babette Latour
 1937 Smart Blonde
Dixie - Hatcheck Girl
 1936 Gold Diggers of 1937
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1936 Polo Joe
Girl at Polo Field (uncredited)
 1936 The Sunday Round-Up (Short)
Butte Soule
 1936 Here Comes Carter
Nurse (uncredited)
 1936 Cain and Mabel
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1936 Stage Struck
Bessie Funfnick (uncredited)
 1936 My Man Godfrey
Socialite (uncredited)
 1936 Bengal Tiger
Saloon Girl (uncredited)
 1936 Anything Goes
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1936 Freshman Love
Co-Ed (uncredited)
 1936 King of Burlesque
Dancer (uncredited)
 1935 Broadway Hostess
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1935 Stolen Harmony
Chorine (uncredited)
 1935 All the King's Horses
Chorine on Train (uncredited)
 1935 Rumba
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1934 College Rhythm
Chorine (uncredited)
 1934 Harold Teen
Graduate (uncredited)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Gold Digger (uncredited)
 1933 Elmer, the Great
Game Spectator (uncredited)
 1932 The Kid from Spain
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (18 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (55 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (21 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1949-03-24) Radio Show: "Burns & Allen" (episode: "The Academy Awards") See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 47 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Miss Jane Wyman

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her popularity while playing the sixty-something Angela Channing on Falcon Crest]: It's not that she's vicious, it's that she wants her own way. She's demanding. But she's old enough - I'm playing her in her 60s - that she can demand the respect. People cross her once in a while, and she doesn't fight them as much as she asks 'how can I get around this?' It's a different role for me. I like ... See more »

Trivia:

Jack Benny gave Jane her nickname of Minnie Mouse because he believed that she resembled what the Disney character would look life if human. See more »

Trademark:

Usually played women who either become engaged or soon get married. See more »

Nickname:

Janie See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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