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:

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Clint Tollinger: Time to quit this business, Nell. There's got to be an easier way to make a living.
Nelly Bain: We'll find it.


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


Vivian Heldon: What you need is fresh air.
Henry Shanway: Yeah. Yeah, open the window, huh?
Vivian Heldon: No, not here. Fresh air I couldn't get in here with a permit.


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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.

Measurements: 35C-23-35 (during The High and the Mighty (1954)- 1954), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

She's a descendant of two American presidents: John Adams and John Quincy Adams. In their honor, her son by actor Paul Douglas was named Adams Douglas.

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