Jane Wyman

Highest Rated: 100% The Yearling (1946)
Lowest Rated: 50% Magic Town (1947)
Birthday: Jan 5, 1917
Birthplace: St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
Born Sarah Jane Fulks, Jane Wyman tried to break into films as a child but was unsuccessful despite encouragement from her mother. A decade later, she began her show business career as a radio singer, using the name Jane Durrell. In 1936, she began appearing in films as a chorus girl and bit player. Eventually, she moved into secondary roles and occasional leads, usually playing brassy blondes in comic relief. She broke out of this mold with her performance in The Lost Weekend (1945), in which she demonstrated her talents as a serious actress; this led to better roles as a major star. For her work in The Yearling (1946), she received a Best Actress Oscar nomination, then won an Oscar for her portrayal of a deaf-mute rape victim in Johnny Belinda (1948). She went on to star in many films, demonstrating her versatility in both comedies and tearjerkers. She was twice more nominated for Oscars, for The Blue Veil (1951) and Magnificent Obsession (1954). After 1956, her screen work was infrequent. She returned from retirement in the early '80s to play a regular role on the TV series Falcon Crest. From 1940 to 1948, she was married to Ronald Reagan; their daughter, Maureen Reagan, was a singer-actress. After a long period of inactivity, Wyman died at age 93 in early September 2007.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Ronald Reagan: The Life And Legacy Actor 2014
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Actor 2013
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick Actor 1995
No Score Yet The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel Granny Arrowroot 1979
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Alfred Hitchcock Actor 1979
No Score Yet How to Commit Marriage Elaine Benson 1969
No Score Yet Bon Voyage! Katie Willard 1962
83% Pollyanna Aunt Polly 1960
No Score Yet Holiday for Lovers Mrs. Mary Dean 1959
No Score Yet Miracle in the Rain Ruth Wood 1956
93% All That Heaven Allows Cary Scott 1955
No Score Yet Lucy Gallant Lucy Gallant 1955
90% Magnificent Obsession Helen Phillips 1954
No Score Yet So Big Selina DeJong 1953
No Score Yet Let's Do It Again Constance 'Connie' Stuart 1953
No Score Yet Just for You Carolina Hill 1952
No Score Yet The Story of Will Rogers Betty Rogers nee Blake 1952
No Score Yet Starlift Guest Star 1951
No Score Yet The Blue Veil Louise Mason 1951
No Score Yet Here Comes the Groom Emmadel Jones 1951
No Score Yet Three Guys Named Mike Marcy Lewis 1951
No Score Yet The Glass Menagerie Laura Wingfield 1950
89% Stage Fright Eve Gill 1950
No Score Yet It's a Great Feeling Herself 1949
No Score Yet The Lady Takes a Sailor Jennifer Smith 1949
No Score Yet A Kiss In The Dark Actor 1949
89% Johnny Belinda Belinda McDonald 1948
No Score Yet Wyoming Kid Ann Kincaid 1947
50% Magic Town Mary Peterman 1947
100% The Yearling Ma Baxter 1946
No Score Yet Night and Day Gracie Harris 1946
No Score Yet One More Tomorrow Fran Connors 1946
100% The Lost Weekend Helen St. James 1945
No Score Yet The Doughgirls Vivian Marsden Halstead 1944
No Score Yet Crime by Night Robbie Vance 1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen Herself 1944
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke Jean 1943
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc. Denny Costello 1942
No Score Yet Footlight Serenade Flo LaVerne 1942
No Score Yet Honeymoon for Three Elizabeth Clochessy 1941
No Score Yet The Body Disappears Joan Shotesbury 1941
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Sails Again Peggy Armstrong 1940
No Score Yet My Love Came Back Joy O'Keefe 1940
No Score Yet An Angel From Texas Marge Allen 1940
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good) Claire Ramm 1940
No Score Yet Flight Angels Actor 1940
No Score Yet Brother Rat Claire Adams 1938
No Score Yet Fools for Scandal Bit part 1938
No Score Yet Wide Open Faces Betty Martin 1938
No Score Yet Slim Stumpy's Girl 1937
No Score Yet The King and the Chorus Girl Babette Latour 1937
No Score Yet Ready, Willing and Able Dot 1937
No Score Yet The Singing Marine Joan 1937
100% My Man Godfrey Girl at Party 1936
No Score Yet Cain and Mabel Bit Part 1936
No Score Yet Rumba Chorus Girl 1935
No Score Yet All the King's Horses Bit Part 1935
No Score Yet Elmer, the Great Bit Part 1933
No Score Yet The Kid from Spain Goldwyn Girl 1932


No Score Yet Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Elizabeth Quinn
  • 1993
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
  • 1980