Jane Wyatt

Jane Wyatt

Highest Rated: 100% The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Lowest Rated: 62% House by the River (1950)

Birthday: Aug 12, 1910

Birthplace: Campgaw, New Jersey, USA

Best known for her work on the enduring television sitcom "Father Knows Best" (CBS/NBC, 1954-1960), Jane Wyatt had displayed her talents in numerous stage and film productions before landing the role that brought her into millions of American living rooms each week. After earning a measure of success on Broadway in the classic farce "Dinner at Eight" (1932-33), the pretty brunette was offered a movie contract and made a splash in Frank Capra's revered fantasy "Lost Horizon" (1937). The efforts that followed included titles like "None but the Lonely Heart" (1944), "Boomerang!" (1947), and "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), and Wyatt was usually up for the demands of her parts. Ironically, the New Jersey native's blacklisting in the early 1950s for liberal sentiments led her to concentrate on television assignments and that was likely instrumental in Wyatt joining the cast of "Father Knows Best." As one of the model TV mothers of the 1950s, she was able to embue the character with a disarming combination of cordiality and charm, and the program became a cultural touchstone of its time. While she displayed sufficient diversity, Wyatt was never a major Broadway or motion picture star, but her place in show business legend was secured by "Father Knows Best" and the conviviality she displayed as the matriarch of an idealized 1950s middle-class household.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 10% Amityville: The Evil Escapes Alice Leacock (Character) - 1989
81% 81% Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Amanda Grayson (Character) $104.7M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Missing Children: A Mother's Story Judge Eloise Walker (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story Eleanor's Mother (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nativity Anna (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superdome Fay Bonelli (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Father Knows Best Reunion Margaret Anderson (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas Margaret Anderson (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amelia Earhart Amy Earhart (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 46% Treasure of Matecumbe Aunt Effie (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 60% Katherine Emily Alman (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom Sawyer Aunt Polly (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet You'll Never See Me Again Mary Alden (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gun and the Nun Sister Julia (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weekend of Terror Sister Frances (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 56% Never Too Late Grace Kimbrough (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet See How They Run Augusta Flanders (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Two Little Bears Anne Davis (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Interlude Prue Stubbins (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Lawyer Maggie Powell (Character) - 1951
100% 49% The Man Who Cheated Himself Lois Frazer (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 62% My Blue Heaven Janet Pringle (Character) - 1950
62% 70% House by the River Marjorie Byrne (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 56% Our Very Own Lois Macaulay (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 29% Canadian Pacific Dr. Edith Cabot (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Boy Mrs. Maud Brown (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 69% Task Force Mary Morgan (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 67% Pitfall Sue Forbes (Character) - 1948
76% 78% Gentleman's Agreement Jane (Character) - 1947
80% 63% Boomerang! Madge Harvey (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bachelor's Daughters Marta Jordan (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Conquest Dr. Mary Palmer (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 52% None but the Lonely Heart Aggie Hunter (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buckskin Frontier Vinnie Marr (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 0% The Kansan Eleanor Sager (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Army Surgeon Elizabeth "Beth" Ainsley (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Navy Comes Through Myra Mallory (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast Laura Anders (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Identity Joan Bradley (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weekend for Three Ellen `'Gretch'` Craig (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl From God's Country Anne Webster (Character) - 1940
93% 83% Lost Horizon Sondra (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet We're Only Human Sally Rogers (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet One More River Dinny Cherrell (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Expectations Estella (Character) - 1934

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Boom Margaret Anderson (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Katherine Jenkins (Guest Star) 1987 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Joan (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Emma Peak (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
80% 88% Star Trek Amanda (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Margaret Anderson (Character) 1954-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1952

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