Jane Greer

Jane Greer

Highest Rated: 100% You're in the Navy Now (1951)

Lowest Rated: 33% Just Between Friends (1986)

Birthday: Sep 09, 1924

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

One day in 1940 a pretty 15-year-old girl who had worked as a child model was asked by her party date why she was pulling such a funny face. Checking in the mirror, she was appalled to find that the muscles on the left side of her face had gone totally slack and were paralyzed that way. Diagnosed with Bell's palsy, a rare neurological disorder from which people at the time generally did not recover, the aspiring actress had for a time to close her left eye with her hand when she went to sleep and had to push the left corner of her mouth up into a frozen smile before she went off to school each day. The painstaking therapy she performed on her face not only peaked her ambition to act but also dispelled the disfigurement almost entirely, though one wonders if it may have contributed to the patented look important in making Jane Greer one of the most intriguing performers of her day--a calm, quizzical gaze and an enigmatic expression that led RKO to promote her as "the woman with the Mona Lisa smile."

Highest rated movies

You're in the Navy Now
Out of the Past
Man of a Thousand Faces
The Big Steal
Sinbad the Sailor
Against All Odds
Immediate Family
Just Between Friends

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% 55% Immediate Family Michael's Mother (Character) $5.4M 1989
33% 53% Just Between Friends Ruth Chapwick (Character) $5.9M 1986
64% 45% Against All Odds Mrs. Wyler (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 71% The Shadow Riders Ma Traven (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 50% Billie Agnes Carol (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 29% Where Love Has Gone Marian Spicer (Character) - 1964
88% 78% Man of a Thousand Faces Hazel Bennet Chaney (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 25% Run for the Sun Katherine `'Katie'` Connors (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 14% The Clown Paula Henderson (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Among the Sheltering Palms Diana Forrester (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Search Julie Heldon (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet You for Me Katie McDermad (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 61% The Prisoner of Zenda Antoinette de Mauban (Character) - 1952
100% 40% You're in the Navy Now Ellie C. Harkness (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Company She Keeps Diane Stuart/Mildred Lynch (Character) - 1951
80% 64% The Big Steal Joan Graham (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 42% Station West Charlie (Character) - 1948
95% 92% Out of the Past Kathie (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 76% They Won't Believe Me Janice Bell (Character) - 1947
80% 59% Sinbad the Sailor Pirouze (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Falcon's Alibi Lola Carpenter (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunset Pass Helen "Lolita" Baxter (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 38% Dick Tracy Judith Owens (Character) - 1945

TV

Credit
82% 89% Twin Peaks Vivian Smythe Niles (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 83% Columbo Sylvia Danziger (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1960 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957

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