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JANE WYMAN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Jane Wyman was born on January 5th, 1917 in St. Joseph, Missouri with the birth name Sarah Jane Mayfield.  At the age of eight her parents got divorced and then sadly, her father passed away soon after.  After she completed High School she made an attempt to get involved in the entertainment industry but with no success she decided to enroll in college at the University of Missouri.  After she graduated she found work as a radio singer and changed her name to Jane Durrell. 
 
In 1936 she received an offer from Warner Brothers to work on films with them, therefore signing a contract and again changing her stage name.   Some of her early film work were in features such as, "Brother Rat" (1938), and "Brother Rat and Baby" (1940), both with her future husband, actor and former President, Ronald Reagan.
 
As her career progressed she moved into more substantial roles in films such as, "The Lost Weekend" (1945) and "The Yearling" (1946) for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.  She did not win for this film, but in 1949 she portrayed a deaf-mute rape victim in the film, "Johnny Belinda" (1948) for which she did win an Oscar.  It was this role that really got her attention in Hollywood and she began to get cast in even more high caliber films such as, "Stage Fright" (1950), "Here Comes the Groom" (1951), "The Story of Will Rogers" (1952) and "Just For You" (1952).  Wyman again received another Oscar nomination for her role on, "The Blue Veil" (1951) and again on, "Magnificent Obsession" (1954). 
 
Along with a highly successful film career she also made a number of television appearances and  even hosted televisions, "Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre" (1955).  She was also cast in two television movies, "The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel" (1979) and "The Vintage Years' which was suppose to be the pilot for the soap opera, "Falcon Crest" (1981) although the pilot never aired.
 
Wyman had a extremely rewarding career.  She was nominated a total of six times for a Soap Opera digest award and she also won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV series drama in 1984.  Before she retired she made a couple more guest appearances on shows such as, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993) and also appeared in, "Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick" (1995).
 
Wyman retired and lived for a period of time in Rancho Mirage, California.  She then put her condominium on the market and moved to Palm Springs where on September 10th, 2007 she passed away from complications from arthritis and diabetes. 

 
Filmography

1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
1981-1990 Falcon Crest
1980 Charlie's Angels 
1980 The Love Boat
1979 The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel 
1974 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law 
1973 Amanda Fallon 
1972-1973 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
1972 The Sixth Sense 
1971 The Failing of Raymond 
1970 My Three Sons
1969 How to Commit Marriage
1968 The Red Skelton Hour 
1964-1967 Insight
1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1958-1962 Wagon Train
1962 Bon Voyage! 
1961 The Investigators 
1960 Checkmate
1960 Pollyanna 
1960 Startime
1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1959 Holiday for Lovers 
1959 Lux Playhouse
1955-1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 
1957 Summer Playhouse
1956 Miracle in the Rain 
1955 Lucy Gallant 
1955 All That Heaven Allows
1955 G.E. True Theater 
1954 Magnificent Obsession 
1953 So Big
1953 Let's Do It Again
1953 Three Lives 
1952 Just for You 
1952 The Story of Will Rogers
1951 The Blue Veil 
1951 Here Comes the Groom 
1951 Three Guys Named Mike 
1950 The Glass Menagerie 
1950 Stage Fright 
1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor 
1949 A Kiss in the Dark 
1948 Johnny Belinda 
1947 Magic Town 
1947 Cheyenne 
1946 The Yearling
1946 Night and Day
1946 One More Tomorrow
1945 The Lost Weekend
1944 Crime by Night 
1944 The Doughgirls 
1944 Make Your Own Bed 
1943 Princess O'Rourke 
1942 Footlight Serenade 
1942 My Favorite Spy 
1942 Larceny, Inc.
1941 You're in the Army Now 
1941 The Body Disappears 
1941 Bad Men of Missouri 
1941 Honeymoon for Three 
1940 Tugboat Annie Sails Again 
1940 My Love Came Back 
1940 Gambling on the High Seas 
1940 Flight Angels 
1940 An Angel from Texas
1940 Brother Rat and a Baby 
1939 Private Detective 
1939 Kid Nightingale 
1939 Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite 
1939 The Kid from Kokomo
1939 Tail Spin 
1938 Brother Rat 
1938 The Crowd Roars 
1938 Wide Open Faces 
1938 Fools for Scandal 
1938 He Couldn't Say No 
1938 The Spy Ring 
1937 Over the Goal 
1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air 
1937 Public Wedding
1937 The Singing Marine 
1937 Little Pioneer 
1937 Slim 
1937 The King and the Chorus Girl 
1937 Ready, Willing and Able 
1937 Smart Blonde 
1936 Gold Diggers of 1937 
1936 Polo Joe 
1936 The Sunday Round-Up 
1936 Here Comes Carter 
1936 Cain and Mabel 
1936 Stage Struck
1936 My Man Godfrey 
1936 Bengal Tiger
1936 Anything Goes 
1936 Freshman Love 
1936 King of Burlesque 
1935 Stolen Harmony
1935 George White's 1935 Scandals 
1935 Rumba
1934 College Rhythm
1934 All the King's Horses 
1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
1933 Elmer, the Great 
1932 The Kid from Spain    





Matinee Classics - An Angel from Texas starring Eddie Albert, Rosemary Lane, Wayne Morris, Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan, Ruth Terry, John Litel, Hobart Cavanaugh, Ann Shoemaker, Tom Kennedy, Milburn Stone and Elliott Sullivan
Matinee Classics - Magic Town starring James Stewart, Jane Wyman, Kent Smith, Ned Sparks, Wallace Ford, Regis Toomey, Ann Doran, Donald Meek, E.J. Ballantine, Ann Shoemaker, Mickey Kuhn, Howard Freeman, Harry Holman, Mary Currier and Mickey Roth
Matinee Classics - Magnificent Obsession starring Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger, Gregg Palmer, Sara Shane, Paul Cavanagh, Judy Nugent, Richard H. Cutting, Robert Williams, Will J. White, Helen Kleeb, Rudolph Anders and Fred Nurney
Matinee Classics - My Love Came Back starring Olivia de Havilland, Jeffrey Lynn, Eddie Albert, Jane Wyman, Charles Winninger, Spring Byington, Grant Mitchell, William T. Orr, Ann Gillis, S.Z. Sakall, Charles Trowbridge, Mabel Taliaferro, William B. Davidson, Nanette Vallon and Sidney Bracey
Matinee Classics - One More Tomorrow starring Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Alexis Smith, Jane Wyman, Reginald Gardiner, John Loder, Marjorie Gateson, Thurston Hall, John Abbott, Marjorie Hoshelle and Sig Arno
Matinee Classics - One More Tomorrow starring Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Alexis Smith, Jane Wyman, Reginald Gardiner, John Loder, Marjorie Gateson, Thurston Hall, John Abbott, Marjorie Hoshelle and Sig Arno
Matinee Classics - So Big starring Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Steve Forrest, Nancy Olson, Walter Coy, Elisabeth Fraser, Jacques Aubuchon, Martha Hyer, Roland Winters, Ruth Swanson, Richard Beymer and Tommy Rettig
Matinee Classics - The Doughgirls starring Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Jane Wyman, Irene Manning, Charlie Ruggles, Eve Arden, John Ridgely, Alan Mowbray, John Alexander, Craig Stevens, Barbara Brown, Francis Pierlot, Donald MacBride and Regis Toomey
Matinee Classics - The Doughgirls starring Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Jane Wyman, Irene Manning, Charlie Ruggles, Eve Arden, John Ridgely, Alan Mowbray, John Alexander, Craig Stevens, Barbara Brown, Francis Pierlot, Donald MacBride and Regis Toomey
Matinee Classics - The Glass Menagerie starring Kirk Douglas, Jane Wyman, Arthur Kennedy, Gertrude Lawrence, Ralph Sanford, Ann Tyrrell, John Compton and Gertrude Graner


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