Jane Wyman

Jane Wyman

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

After her father's death and the divorce of her mother, she lived with her foster mother, when she was a little girl.

After her guest-starring role on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993), she retired from acting at age 76.

After her retirement from acting, and long before her death, she attended other charity and honorable events, as well as the funeral of her best friends.

Apparently broke up with Ronald Reagan over her love for Lew Ayres, but that relationship failed in the long run.

Appeared in every episode of "Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre" (1955) and was nominated for an Emmy twice.

Before she was a successful actress, she had lots of jobs, especially that of a radio singer.

Began her career as a contract player for Warner Bros. in 1936.

Began singing and dancing at an early age.

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

Daughter, Maureen Reagan, was admitted to the John Wayne Cancer Institute for malignant melanoma. [11 December 2000]

Daughter, with third husband - actor/former president Ronald Reagan - Maureen Reagan dies of malignant melanoma (skin cancer) at her Sacramento-area home. [8 August 2001]

Ex-husband Ronald Reagan, who was elected for president at that time, encouraged her to audition for "Falcon Crest" (1981), after her old friend Barbara Stanwyck turned down the role of Angela Channing.

Former sister-in-law of Neil Reagan.

Future "Falcon Crest" (1981) co-star, David Selby, said Wyman was his childhood television heroine.

Had met her first husband, Ronald Reagan, on the set of Brother Rat (1938).

Had relocated from Los Angeles and back to Saint Joseph, Missouri, in 1930, when young Jane was only age 13.

Had taken a break on the ninth and final season of "Falcon Crest" (1981), during the third episode, due to the health problems she was suffering, but came back for the last three episodes of the series.

Has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Her "Falcon Crest" (1981) co-star, Susan Sullivan, won the 1998 Jane Wyman Award at the Arthritis Foundation.