Jane Wyman was an American actress, singer, dancer, and philanthropist. Her career spanned more than seven decades. She was the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1948 film Johnny Belinda. She was also the first wife of actor Ronald Reagan. They married in 1940 and divorced in 1948. Wyman’s professional career began at age 16 in 1933, when she signed with Warner Bros. Wyman followed common practice at the time when she added three years to her age. A popular contract player, she frequently played the leading lady, her roles including starring alongside William Hopper in Public Wedding, Ronald Reagan and Eddie Albert in Brother Rat and its sequel Brother Rat and a Baby, Dennis Morgan in Bad Men of Missouri, Marlene Dietrich in Stage Fright, and Sterling Hayden in So Big. She was also featured opposite Rock Hudson in Magnificent Obsession and All That Heaven Allows, both directed by Douglas Sirk. She was a three-time winner of a Golden Globe Award.
|Born:||Sarah Jane Mayfield, January 5, 1917, Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.|
|Died:||September 10, 2007, Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Forest Lawn Mortuary and Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Actress, Singer, Dancer, Philanthropist|
|Children:||3, including Maureen Reagan, Michael Reagan|
|IMDb:||Jane Wyman’s IMDb|
About Jane Wyman
Movie actress who many came to know as the first wife of Ronald Reagan. Her credits include Falcon Crest and Johnny Belinda.
While working as a struggling actress, she was also employed as a manicurist and a switchboard operator.
Her role in Johnny Belinda won her an Academy Award, but she didn’t have real success again until the 1980s, when she had a lead role in TV series Falcon Crest.
She married Ronald Reagan in January of 1940, and they welcomed their first child in 1941.
In 1950, she starred in the British crime film Stage Fright, which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Information related to Jane Wyman
- Reagan family
- Actors from St. Joseph, Missouri
- Burials at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City)
- Actresses from Palm Springs, California
- Best Drama Actress Golden Globe (television) winners
- Actresses from Missouri
- Best Drama Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
- Best Actress Academy Award winners
- Warner Bros. contract players
- 21st-century American women
- Converts to Roman Catholicism
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