Jane Greer Overview:

Legendary actress, Jane Greer, was born Bettejane Greer on Sep 9, 1924 in Washington, DC. Greer died at the age of 77 on Aug 24, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.


Strikingly pretty brunette American actress with chiselled features who recovered from Bell's palsy as a child to become a useful actress who didn't get the breaks to make her a top star. Could be warm and sympathetic or cold and calculating: it was in the latter vein that she did her best film work, at her first studio, RKO, where she had become one of Howard Hughes' protegees in 1943. Married to Rude Vallee (first of two) 1943-1944.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Greer was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Twin brother, Don.

Howard Hughes became attracted to Greer and brought her to Hollywood after he saw her in newsreels, and in Life magazine, modeling army uniforms for women. Deciding that Bettejane was too "ingenuish", she shortened her name to Jane for her billing in the film, Dick Tracy (1945).

Her third son, Steven "Steve" Lasker, was born May 8, 1954.

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