Jan Sterling Overview:

Actress, Jan Sterling, was born Jane Sterling Adriance on Apr 3, 1924 in New York City, NY. Sterling died at the age of 80 on Mar 26, 2004 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Sterling was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1954Best Supporting ActressThe High and the Mighty (1954)Sally McKeeNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Jan Sterling Quotes:

Nelly Bain: Don't try to change now, Clint, or you'll find that even feeling a little will hurt a lot.


Nelly Bain: You're staying?
Clint Tollinger: Mm-hmm.
Nelly Bain: Of course - a target right to the end. Standing in front of people who won't stand in back of you.


Sonya Bartow: I love you too, Paul... in my own funny way.


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Jan Sterling Facts
In Italy, almost all her films were dubbed by Rosetta Calavetta, except Union Station (1950) and High School Confidential! (1958) where she was dubbed by Dhia Cristiani and Micaela Giustiniani respectively.

Son: Adams Douglas (1955 - 2003) died of heart failure.

She was omitted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from the "In Memoriam" tribute during the telecast of the 77th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, although she once has been nominated for an Oscar in 1955 for her supporting performance in The High and the Mighty (1954).

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