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: I'm your Aunt Polly.
Pollyanna Whittier: How do you do?
Aunt Polly Harrington: This is the pastor of our church, Reverend Ford.
Reverend Ford: How do you do? I can see there's a family resemblance.
Aunt Polly Harrington: She looks very much like her mother.
Pollyanna Whittier: Mother always used to say I looked like you!
Aunt Polly Harrington: Would you be good enough to stand erect and in a proper manner, please? And where in the world did you get that dress?
Pollyanna Whittier: It came in the missionary barrels.
Reverend Ford: Missionary barrels?
Aunt Polly Harrington: Yes, her father was a minister. As a matter of fact, he was a missionary in the British West Indies.


Vivian: There's only one thing I don't like about farms. They're always out in the country.


Don Birnam: Are you in the phone book?
Helen St. James: Yes, but I'm not home very much.
Don Birnam: Well, I'll call you at your office.
Helen St. James: Editorial Research. If Henry Luce answers, hang up.


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Jane Wyman Facts
She attended Lafayette High School in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Was also a friend of John Forsythe. Coincidentally, Wyman starred on "Falcon Crest" (1981), after Forsythe starred on "Dynasty" (1981), in the same year.

Began singing and dancing at an early age.

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