Jane Wyman Overview:

Legendary character actress, Jane Wyman, was born Sarah Jane Mayfield on Jan 5, 1917 in St. Joseph, MO. Wyman died at the age of 90 on Sep 10, 2007 in Palm Springs, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cathedral City) Cemetery in Cathedral City, CA.



Jane Wyman was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for Johnny Belinda (as Belinda McDonald) in 1948.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1946Best ActressThe Yearling (1946)Ma BaxterNominated
1948Best ActressJohnny Belinda (1948)Belinda McDonaldWon
1951Best ActressThe Blue Veil (1951)Louise MasonNominated
1954Best ActressMagnificent Obsession (1954)Helen PhillipsNominated

She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures. Jane Wyman's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #97 on Sep 17, 1952.

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Fred MacMurray playing another Dad. Fred MacMurray made seven films for Walt Disney Productions, starting with The Shaggy Dog (1959) and ending with Charley and the Angel (1973). There were big hits (The Absent-Minded Professor) and big flops (The Happiest Millionaire). One of Fred’s least su... Read full article

falls for... Three Guys Named Mike (1951)

By Michaela on Sep 19, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Many years ago, I was a classic film novice. It feels like a lifetime ago that I didn't know who Cary Grant was or what Citizen Kane was about, yet I can still clearly remember the small steps I took that led to my passion for old movies. One such step was Three Guys Named Mike. My oldest sister had... Read full article

Romances Charlton Heston and Natalie Wood Befriends a Miracle Dog

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Compared to 's other "women's pictures" of the 1950s, Lucy Gallant is neither as good as All That Heaven Allows nor as bad as Magnificent Obsession. It also wasn't made by Douglas Sirk, though director Robert Parrish clearly intended to imitate Sirk's glossy melodramas. Wyman stars as t... Read full article

lends a hand to Olivia de Havilland in PRINCESS O'ROURKE (1943)

By monty on Nov 26, 2012 From All Good Things

Princess O'Rourke is a breezy little comedy that stars Olivia de Havilland as Maria, a foreign princess visiting America who falls in love with a pilot named Eddie O'Rourke (played by Robert Cummings). The catch is Eddie doesn't know she is a princess and thinks she is just a regular girl. Albeit a ... Read full article

teams with Jack Carson for the funny Make Your Own Bed (1944)

By monty on Nov 23, 2012 From All Good Things

Successful businessman Walter Whirtle (Alan Hale, yes the dad of the Skipper from Gilligan's Island) and his wife Vivian (Irene Manning) have a hard time keeping servants in their employ. Enter private detective Jerry Curtis (played by Jack Carson) who has been fired for arresting the District Attor... Read full article

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Jane Wyman Quotes:

Lois Grey: Mrs. Benson, you're husband is a very attractive man, but just for the record I'm not in the habit of meeting a gentleman in his office at one o'clock and sleeping with him in his bed at three thirty.
Elaine Benson: I never accused you of sleeping with a gentleman.

Aunt Polly Harrington: Pollyanna, I think we should talk about you and your position in this community. Do you know why it's called Harrington Town?
Pollyanna Whittier: Mother said it was named after my grandfather.
Aunt Polly Harrington: That's right. And everyone in this town looks to us to set a good example. In how we conduct ourselves, in our duties and manners, in what we think and even what we say.
[Angelica rolls her eyes in disgust]
Aunt Polly Harrington: So we must always try to be good examples to everyone in everything we do. Is that clear?
Pollyanna Whittier: Yes, Aunt Polly.
Aunt Polly Harrington: Just remember our family position and conduct yourself properly. And modestly.
Pollyanna Whittier: Oh, you mean before? I understand that now. I'll never say that again!
Aunt Polly Harrington: You understand what?
Pollyanna Whittier: About the money. I'm not supposed to be glad we're so very rich. Huh?
Aunt Polly Harrington: Well, uh, I think it's time for you to get ready for bed, young lady.

Ann Marlow: We have a lot in common, don't we?
Robbie Vance: Common is right.

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Jane Wyman Facts
Began singing and dancing at an early age.

On an episode of "Falcon Crest" (1981), Wyman's movie The Blue Veil (1951), showed flashback scenes when her character reminisces about being told in the hospital that her newborn son had died.

Met Lorenzo Lamas's father, Fernando Lamas, on an episode of "Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre" (1955), when at the time of filming, Lorenzo was a 3 month old infant. By the time Lorenzo Lamas was 21, he persistently auditioned for a co-starring role in the long-running TV series, "Falcon Crest" (1981), opposite Wyman, as her grandson. His persistence paid off, and he won the role.

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