Jane Wyman

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Jane Wyman was an American actress, singer, dancer, and philanthropist. Her career spanned more than seven decades. She was the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1948 film Johnny Belinda. She was also the first wife of actor Ronald Reagan. They married in 1940 and divorced in 1949. Wyman's professional career began at age 16 in... read more

Jane Wyman was an American actress, singer, dancer, and philanthropist. Her career spanned more than seven decades. She was the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1948 film Johnny Belinda. She was also the first wife of actor Ronald Reagan. They married in 1940 and divorced in 1949. Wyman's professional career began at age 16 in 1933, when she signed with Warner Bros. Wyman followed common practice at the time when she added three years to her age. A popular contract player, she frequently played the leading lady, her roles including starring alongside William Hopper in Public Wedding (1937), Ronald Reagan and Eddie Albert in Brother Rat (1938) and its sequel Brother Rat and a Baby (1940), Dennis Morgan in Bad Men of Missouri (1941), Marlene Dietrich in Stage Fright (1950), and Sterling Hayden in So Big (1953). She was also featured opposite Rock Hudson in Magnificent Obsession (1954) and All That Heaven Allows (1955), both directed by Douglas Sirk. She was a three-time winner of a Golden Globe Award. She achieved continuing success in the television soap opera Falcon Crest (1981–1990), in which Wyman played the lead role of villainous matriarch Angela Channing.

Birth Name

Sarah Jane Mayfield

Born

Friday, 05 January 1917

Died

Monday, 10 September 2007

Links

Actress Filmography

L'homme a mangé la terre Herself (archive footage) 2019
78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene Cary Scott (archive footage) 2017
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me Herself (archive footage) 2009
How William Shatner Changed The World Amanda (archive footage) 2005
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Herself 1998
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick Herself 1995
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Elizabeth Quinn 1993
Rock Hudson's Home Movies Helen Phillips 1992
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Herself 1987
Falcon Crest Angela Channing, Angela Channing (credit only) 1981
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

L'homme a mangé la terre Herself (archive footage) 2019
78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene Cary Scott (archive footage) 2017
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me Herself (archive footage) 2009
How William Shatner Changed The World Amanda (archive footage) 2005
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Herself 1998
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick Herself 1995
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Elizabeth Quinn 1993
Rock Hudson's Home Movies Helen Phillips 1992
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Herself 1987
Falcon Crest Angela Channing, Angela Channing (credit only) 1981
The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel Granny Arrowroot (as Miss Jane Wyman) 1979
The Love Boat Sister Patricia 1977
Charlie's Angels Eleanor Willard 1976
The Sixth Sense Ruth Ames 1972
The Failing of Raymond Mary Bloomquist 1971
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Sophia Ryder 1971
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Dr. Amanda Fallon 1969
How to Commit Marriage Elaine Benson 1969
Allen Ludden's Gallery Herself 1969
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Herself 1969
The Jim Nabors Hour Herself 1968
The Joey Bishop Show Herself 1967
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Addie Joslin 1963
Hollywood Without Make-Up Herself (archive footage) 1963
You Don't Say Herself 1963
The Match Game Herself - Team Captain 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself, Herself - Guest 1962
The Andy Williams Show Herself 1962
Bon Voyage! Katie Willard 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Herself - Co-Hostess 1961
The Investigators Elaine 1961
Insight 1960
My Three Sons Sylvia Cannon 1960
Here's Hollywood Herself 1960
Checkmate Joan Talmadge 1960
Pollyanna Aunt Polly 1960
Startime Herself - Hostess 1959
Holiday For Lovers Mrs. Mary Dean 1959
The Bell Telephone Hour Herself - Hostess 1959
The Lux Show Herself 1957
Wagon Train Dr. Carol Ames Willoughby, Hannah Barber 1957
Miracle In The Rain Ruth Wood 1956
All That Heaven Allows Cary Scott 1955
Lucy Gallant Lucy Gallant 1955
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre Herself - Hostess, Host, Ann Baker, Diane Nolan, Ellen Hensley, Marge, Millie, Susanna Holt, Carol, Sarah March, Sister Regina, Susan, Susan Clarke, Clarissa, Cleary Pendrun, Cleary Penryn, Amelia, Violet Fitzhugh, Widow, Wife, Mrs. Norwood, Olivia, Pauline, Peggy, Rita, Marie, Martha Carroll, Martha Quillen, Mary, Maryann Goldsmith, Emily Prince, Eve, Fran, Ann Langley, Barbara Towne, Herself - -Hostess, Jean Bradford, Karen Foster, Kristi Stone, Laura Ann Roberts, Laura Kincaid, Leslie Bell, Lieutenant Edith Collins, Lieutenant Meg, Liz, Madame Olivia 1955
The Magical World of Disney Aunt Polly Harrington, Katie Willard 1954
Magnificent Obsession Helen Phillips 1954
So Big Selina DeJong 1953
Let's Do It Again Constance 'Connie' Stuart 1953
General Electric Theater Dr. Amelia Morrow 1953
Just for You Carolina Hill 1952
The Story Of Will Rogers Betty Rogers nee Blake 1952
Starlift Jane Wyman 1951
The Blue Veil Louise Mason 1951
The Red Skelton Hour Clara Appleby 1951
Here Comes the Groom Emmadel Jones 1951
Three Guys Named Mike Marcy Lewis 1951
The Glass Menagerie Laura Wingfield 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Lucy Gallant 1950
Stage Fright Eve Gill 1950
What's My Line? Herself - Mystery Guest 1950
The Lady Takes a Sailor Jennifer Smith 1949
It's a Great Feeling Herself, Cameo Appearance (uncredited) 1949
A Kiss In The Dark Polly Haines 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Herself 1948
Johnny Belinda Belinda McDonald 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Aunt Polly - Scene from 'Pollyanna' 1948
Magic Town Mary Peterman 1947
Cheyenne Ann Kincaid 1947
The Yearling Orry Baxter 1947
Blow Ups of 1947 Herself 1947
Night And Day Gracie Harris 1946
One More Tomorrow Frankie Connors 1946
The Lost Weekend Helen St. James 1946
Hollywood Canteen Jane Wyman 1944
The Doughgirls Vivian Marsden Halstead 1944
Crime By Night Robbie Vance 1944
Make Your Own Bed Susan Courtney 1944
Princess O'rourke Jean Campbell 1943
Footlight Serenade Flo La Verne 1942
My Favorite Spy Connie 1942
A Night Before Christmas Denny Costello 1942
Breakdowns of 1942 Herself (uncredited) 1942
You're in the Army Now Bliss Dobson 1941
The Body Disappears Joan Shotesbury 1941
Breakdowns of 1941 Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941
Bad Men of Missouri Mary Hathaway 1941
Honeymoon for Three Elizabeth Clochessy 1941
Tugboat Annie Sails Again Peggy Armstrong 1940
My Love Came Back Joy O'Keefe 1940
Gambling On The High Seas Laurie Ogden 1940
Flight Angels Nan Hudson 1940
An Angel from Texas Marge Allen 1940
Alice in Movieland Carlo's Guest (uncredited) 1940
Brother Rat and a Baby Claire Terry 1940
Private Detective Myrna Winslow 1939
Kid Nightingale Judy Craig 1939
Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite Torchy Blane 1939
The Kid from Kokomo Marian Bronson 1939
Tail Spin Alabama 1939
Brother Rat Kate Rice 1938
The Crowd Roars Vivian Lee 1938
Wide Open Faces Betty Martin 1938
Fools for Scandal Party Guest (uncredited) 1938
He Couldn't Say No Violet Coney 1938
The Spy Ring Elaine Burdette 1938
Over the Goal Co-ed 1937
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air Marjorie Day 1937
Public Wedding Florence 'Flip' Lane 1937
The Singing Marine Joan 1937
Slim Stumpy's Girl 1937
The King and the Chorus Girl Babette Latour 1937
Ready, Willing and Able Dot 1937
Breakdowns of 1937 Herself 1937
Smart Blonde Dixie - Hatcheck Girl, Dixie 1937
Polo Joe Girl at Polo Field (uncredited) 1936
The Sunday Round-Up Butte Soule 1936
Here Comes Carter Nurse 1936
Cain And Mabel Chorus Girl (uncredited) 1936
Stage Struck Bessie Funfnick 1936
My Man Godfrey Socialite (uncredited) 1936
Bengal Tiger Saloon Girl (uncredited) 1936
Anything Goes Chorus Girl (uncredited) 1936
Freshman Love Co-Ed 1936
King of Burlesque Dancer (uncredited) 1936
Broadway Hostess Chorus Girl 1935
Stolen Harmony Chorine 1935
All the King's Horses Chorine on Train 1935
Rumba Rumba, Chorus Girl (uncredited) 1935
College Rhythm Chorine (uncredited) 1934
Harold Teen Graduate (uncredited) 1934
Gold Diggers Of 1933 Gold Digger 1933
Elmer, The Great Game spectator (uncredited) 1933
The Kid from Spain Goldwyn Girl 1932

Producer Filmography

1984 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Won
1983 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1959 Emmy Best Actress in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series Nominated
1957 Emmy Best Continuing Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Series Nominated
1955 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1952 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1952 Golden Globe Best Actress - Drama Won
1949 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
1949 Golden Globe Best Actress Won
1947 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
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