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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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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
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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.

BlogHub Articles:

Fred MacMurray and Say Bon Voyage!

By Rick29 on Nov 22, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

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

By Rick29 on May 8, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

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:

Aunt Polly Harrington: Now, about the sermon, Reverend.
Reverend Ford: Yes. The transity of life. That fleeting vapor. It appeareth, and it vanisheth. James, the New Testament. You want me to weave a theme of this into my ser...
Aunt Polly Harrington: Well, let me tell you what my father said to Reverend Moffat.
Reverend Ford: Yes, what did he say?
Aunt Polly Harrington: He said you only have the congregation for one short hour a week. And there are six long days of mischeif for them before you get them again.
Reverend Ford: Ah! I see your point. Strike hard on Sunday the excessiveness of God's wrath and hope they carry it with them a few days into the week!
Aunt Polly Harrington: Exactly what I mean.


Aunt Polly Harrington: That dress is disgraceful. Tomorrow we'll go into town and get you some decent clothes.
Pollyanna Whittier: [incredulous] Store-bought?
Aunt Polly Harrington: Why, of course. Where else would we get them?
Pollyanna Whittier: Out an actual store? *New* clothes?
Aunt Polly Harrington: You're a Harrington now. I want you to look like one.


Mary Peterman: The air becomes charged with electricity around desperate men.


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Jane Wyman Facts
Best remembered by the public for her starring role as Angela Channing on "Falcon Crest" (1981).

Ranks fourth behind Mickey Rooney, Barbara Stanwyck and Bette Davis, but in front of Eddie Albert and Ernest Borgnine, in appearances of movies, she was featured in over 80 films.

Adopted mother of nationally syndicated radio talk show host Michael Reagan.

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