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      Jean Peters

      Jean Peters

      Highest Rated: 92% Pickup on South Street (1953)

      Lowest Rated: 58% Viva Zapata! (1952)

      Birthday: Oct 15, 1926

      Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA

      One of many photogenic young women recruited by Hollywood during the 1940s, Jean Peters jumped right into lead roles her first time out via the Technicolor epic "Captain from Castile" (1947). Gifted with the sort of face that prompted studio executives to offer instant movie contracts, Peters was never very comfortable with the sort of beauty queen image Fox wanted and was essentially a tomboy off-screen. While Peters often expressed disdain for the parts Fox assigned, she was almost invariably able to fulfill their requirements and registered favorably in pictures as varied as the comedic "It Happens Every Spring" (1949), Elia Kazan's superb biopic "Viva Zapata!" (1952), the film noir classic "Pickup on South Street" (1953), and the picturesque romantic drama "Three Coins in the Fountain" (1954). Ultimately, however, she decided to retire from acting in the mid-1950s at the young age of 29, despite having many more viable years as a leading lady. She eventually resurfaced after more than two decades out of the spotlight, but only appeared in a handful of television projects before retreating back into private life.

      Highest rated movies

      Pickup on South Street poster
      Pickup on South Street
      It Happens Every Spring poster
      It Happens Every Spring
      Broken Lance poster
      Broken Lance
      Niagara poster Niagara Apache poster
      Apache
      Three Coins in the Fountain poster
      Three Coins in the Fountain
      Viva Zapata! poster
      Viva Zapata!

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moneychangers Beatrice Heyward (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 85% A Man Called Peter Catherine Wood Marshall (Character) - 1955
      85% 61% Broken Lance Barbara (Character) - 1954
      64% 45% Apache Nalinle (Character) - 1954
      60% 42% Three Coins in the Fountain Anita Hutchins (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 65% A Blueprint for Murder Lynn Cameron (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 36% Vicki Vicki Lynn (Character) - 1953
      92% 89% Pickup on South Street Candy (Character) - 1953
      82% 68% Niagara Polly Cutler (Character) - 1953
      58% 76% Viva Zapata! Josefa Zapata (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 66% O. Henry's Full House Susan Goodwin (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lure of the Wilderness Laurie Harper (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie Nellie Halper (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 56% Anne of the Indies Captain Anne Providence (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 50% As Young as You Feel Alice Hodges (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love That Brute Ruth Manning (Character) - 1950
      86% 66% It Happens Every Spring Deborah Greenleaf (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep Waters Ann Freeman (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 61% Captain From Castile Catana Perez (Character) - 1947

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988