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Jane Wyman



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.

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RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Ronald Reagan: The Life And Legacy
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Warner Bros. and the Homefront
  • Actor
2008
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 Miracle in the Rain
  • Ruth Wood
1956
93% All That Heaven Allows
  • Cary Scott
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 The Story of Will Rogers
  • Betty Rogers nee Blake
1952
No Score Yet Just for You
  • Carolina Hill
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
88% 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 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
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 Elmer, the Great
  • Bit Part
1933
No Score Yet The Kid from Spain
  • Goldwyn Girl
1932

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