Jane Greer (I) (1924–2001)


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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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(1947)
The Big Steal Joan Graham
(1949)
Station West Charlie
(1948)
(1947)

Filmography

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 1996 Perfect Mate
Mom
 1990 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Vivian Smythe Niles
- Episode #2.10 (1990) ... Vivian Smythe Niles
- Episode #2.9 (1990) ... Vivian Smythe Niles
- Episode #2.8 (1990) ... Vivian Smythe Niles
 1989 Immediate Family
Michael's Mother
 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
 1985 The Insiders (TV Series)
- Lonely Hearts (1985)
 1984-1985 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Charlotte Pershing
- Acid Tests (1985) ... Charlotte Pershing
- Insult and Injury (1985) ... Charlotte Pershing
- Vicious Circle (1985) ... Charlotte Pershing
- Suitable for Framing (1984) ... Charlotte Pershing
- Winner Take All (1984) ... Charlotte Pershing
 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
- Troubled Waters (1975) ... 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 Theatre (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
 1954 Your Play Time (TV Series)
- Summer Dance (1954)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- Summer Dance (1953)
 1953 The Clown
Paula Henderson
 1952 Desperate Search
Julie Heldon
 1952 The Prisoner of Zenda
Antoinette de Mauban
 1952 You for Me
Katie McDermad
 1952 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Diana Forrester
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Ellie C. Harkness
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Diane Stuart
 1949 The Big Steal
Joan Graham
 1948 Station West
Charlie
 1947 Out of the Past
Kathie
 1947 They Won't Believe Me
Janice Bell
 1947 Sinbad, the Sailor
Pirouze
 1946 The Bamboo Blonde
Eileen Sawyer
 1946 Sunset Pass
Lolita Baxter
 1946 The Falcon's Alibi
Lola Carpenter
 1945 Dick Tracy
Judith Owens
 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 Interviews | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bettejane Greer

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Edward Lasker  (divorced)  (3 children) | See more »

Children:

Alex Lasker | See more »

Parents:

Greer, Jr., Dean McLean | Greer, Bettie
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Personal Quote:

Howard Hughes was obsessed with me. But at first it seemed as if he were offering me a superb career opportunity. See more »

Trivia:

Got the part of Charlie in Station West (1948) after Marlene Dietrich turned the part down. See more »

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