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Jane Wyman
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Wyman in 1953
Born
Sarah Jane Mayfield

(1917-01-05)January 5, 1917
Died September 10, 2007(2007-09-10) (aged 90)
Resting place Forest Lawn Mortuary and Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California
Occupation Actress, singer, dancer
Years active 1932–2001
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
  • Ernest Wyman
    (m. 1933; div. 1935)
  • Myron Futterman
    (m. 1937; div. 1938)
  • Ronald Reagan
    (m. 1940; div. 1949)
  • Frederick Karger
    (m. 1952; div. 1955)
    (m. 1961; div. 1965)
Children
Website http://www.jane-wyman.com

Jane Wyman (born Sarah Jane Mayfield; January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was an American actress, singer, dancer and philanthropist whose career spanned seven decades. She was also the first wife of actor Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States. They married in 1940 and divorced in 1949.

Wyman's professional career began at age 16 in 1932 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. She received an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Johnny Belinda (1948), and was a three-time winner of a Golden Globe. She achieved continuing success in the television soap opera Falcon Crest (1981–1990), in which Wyman played the lead role of villainous Angela Channing.

Wyman died at the age of 90 at her Rancho Mirage home on September 10, 2007. She was interred at Forest Lawn Mortuary and Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.

Filmography

Sidney Landfield Jane Wyman Fireside Theater 1955
Sidney Landfield Jane Wyman Fireside Theater 1955
Dan Duryea Jane Wyman John McIntire Wagon Train 1962
Dan Duryea, Jane Wyman and John McIntire in Wagon Train 1962
Promotional photograph of Jane Wyman
Promotional photograph of Jane Wyman 1947
  • The Kid from Spain (1932)
  • Elmer, the Great (1933)
  • All the King's Horses (1934)
  • College Rhythm (1934)
  • King of Burlesque (1935)
  • Rumba (1935)
  • George White's 1935 Scandals (1935)
  • Stolen Harmony (1935)
  • Anything Goes (1936)
  • The Sunday Round-Up (1936) (short subject)
  • Bengal Tiger (1936) (role unconfirmed)
  • My Man Godfrey (1936)
  • Stage Struck (1936)
  • Cain and Mabel (1936)
  • Here Comes Carter (1936)
  • Polo Joe (1936)
  • Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
  • Smart Blonde (1937)
  • Ready, Willing and Able (1937)
  • The King and the Chorus Girl (1937)
  • Slim (1937)
  • The Singing Marine (1937)
  • Public Wedding (1937)
  • Little Pioneer (1937) (short subject)
  • Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)
  • Over the Goal (1937)
  • The Spy Ring (1938)
  • He Couldn't Say No (1938)
  • Fools for Scandal (1938)
  • Wide Open Faces (1938)
  • The Crowd Roars (1938)
  • Brother Rat (1938)
  • Tail Spin (1939)
  • The Kid from Kokomo (1939)
  • Torchy Blane... Playing with Dynamite (1939)
  • Kid Nightingale (1939)
  • Private Detective (1939)
  • Brother Rat and a Baby (1940)
  • An Angel from Texas (1940)
  • Flight Angels (1940)
  • My Love Came Back (1940)
  • Gambling on the High Seas (1940)
  • Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940)
  • Honeymoon for Three (1941)
  • Bad Men of Missouri (1941)
  • You're in the Army Now (1941)
  • The Body Disappears (1941)
  • Sports Parade: Shoot Yourself Some Golf (1942) (short subject)
  • Larceny, Inc. (1942)
  • My Favorite Spy (1942)
  • Footlight Serenade (1942)
  • Princess O'Rourke (1943)
  • Make Your Own Bed (1944)
  • The Doughgirls (1944)
  • Crime by Night (1944)
  • Hollywood Canteen (1944)
  • The Lost Weekend (1945)
  • One More Tomorrow (1946)
  • Night and Day (1946)
  • The Yearling (1946)
  • Cheyenne (1947)
  • Magic Town (1947)
  • Johnny Belinda (1948)
  • A Kiss in the Dark (1949)
  • It's a Great Feeling (1949) (cameo)
  • The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949)
  • Stage Fright (1950)
  • The Glass Menagerie (1950)
  • Three Guys Named Mike (1951)
  • The Screen Director (1951) (short subject)
  • Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Awards (1951) (short subject)
  • Here Comes the Groom (1951)
  • The Blue Veil (1951)
  • Starlift (1951) (cameo)
  • The Story of Will Rogers (1952)
  • Just for You (1952)
  • Three Lives (1953) (short subject)
  • Let's Do It Again (1953 film) (1953)
  • So Big (1953)
  • Magnificent Obsession (1954)
  • Hollywood Mothers and Fathers (1955) (short subject)
  • Lucy Gallant (1955)
  • All That Heaven Allows (1955)
  • Miracle in the Rain (1956)
  • Holiday for Lovers (1959)
  • Pollyanna (1960)
  • Bon Voyage! (1962)
  • How to Commit Marriage (1969)
  • Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1996) (documentary)
  • Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997) (documentary)

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