Jane Greer

Highest Rated: 94% Out of the Past (1947)
Birthday: Sep 9, 1924
Birthplace: Not Available
Jane Greer was born Bettejane Greer (the name she was billed under in her 1945 films). A stunning brunette with a low voice and large, impressive eyes, she was born to an ambitious stage mother. As a child she frequently participated in beauty and talent contests, and at age 12 she began modeling professionally. In high school Greer performed in student plays before dropping out in her senior year to work as a vocalist with a nightclub band. In her late teens Greer posed in a WAC uniform for a World War II recruiting poster, bringing her to the attention of Howard Hughes, who signed her to a film contract; this led to an introduction to crooner Rudy Vallee, whom she married soon thereafter. Within a year both the contract and marriage ended in failure. Eventually signed by RKO, she debuted onscreen in 1945, playing a number of leads until 1953, when (having re-married) she retired from the screen to raise a family. Later Greer returned occasionally to films, and in the '80s she was a semi-regular on the TV series Falcon Crest.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Bamboo Blonde Eileen Sawyer 2003
60% Immediate Family Michael's Mother 1989
33% Just Between Friends Ruth Chadwick 1986
67% Against All Odds Mrs. Wyler 1984
No Score Yet The Shadow Riders Ma Traven 1982
No Score Yet The Outfit Alma 1974
No Score Yet Billie Agnes Carol 1965
No Score Yet Where Love Has Gone Marian Spicer 1964
80% Man of a Thousand Faces Hazel Bennet 1957
No Score Yet Run for the Sun Katy 1956
No Score Yet The Clown Paula Henderson 1953
No Score Yet Desperate Search Julie Heldon 1952
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda Antoinette de Mauban 1952
No Score Yet You're in the Navy Now Ellie Harkness 1951
No Score Yet The Company She Keeps Diane Stuart aka Mildred Lynch 1950
No Score Yet The Big Steal Joan "Chiquita" Graham 1949
No Score Yet Station West Charlie 1948
94% Out of the Past Kathy 1947
80% Sinbad the Sailor Pirouze 1947
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me Janice Bell 1947
No Score Yet The Falcon's Alibi Lola Carpenter 1946
No Score Yet Sunset Pass Helen 1946
No Score Yet Dick Tracy, Detective Jane Owens 1945
No Score Yet George White's Scandals (George White's Scandals of 1945) Billie Randall 1945
No Score Yet Two O'clock Courage Helen Carter 1945

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Bonnie Phelps
  • 1988
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Dorrie Larkin
  • 1979
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • 1975
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Maureen Hughes
  • 1959
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Julia
  • 1959

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