Jane Wyman

Movie Actress

Jane Wyman was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States on January 5th, 1917 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 90, Jane Wyman biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 5, 1917
United States
Place of Birth
St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
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Sep 10, 2007 (age 90)
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$15 Million
Actor, Character Actor, Film Actor, Singer, Television Actor
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Jane Wyman Life

Jane Wyman (WY-MEN) was born Sarah Jane Mayfield; born January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and philanthropist.

Her career spanned more than seven decades.

For the 1948 film Johnny Belinda, she was the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress.

She was also the first wife of actor Ronald Reagan (later the 40th president of the United States).

They married in 1940 and divorced in 1949. When she signed with Warner Bros at age 16, Wyman's professional career began at age 16.

At a time when she was adding three years to her age, Wyman followed standard procedure.

She was a popular contract player, appearing in Brother Rat (1937) and its sequel Brother Rat and a Baby (1940), Dennis Morgan in Bad Men of Missouri (1950), and Sterling Hayden in So Big (1953).

She appeared in Magnificent Obsession (1954) and All That Heaven Allows (1955), both directed by Douglas Sirk.

She was a three-time winner of the Golden Globe Award three times.

She continued to excel in the television soap opera Falcon Crest (1981–1990), in which Wyman played the lead role of villainous matriarch Angela Channing.

Early life

Sarah Jane Mayfield was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, on January 5, 1917, to Gladys Hope (née Christian; 1891-1960) and Manning Jeffries Mayfield (1895-1902). Her father was a restaurant worker, and her mother was a doctor's stenographer and office assistant. Wyman was only a child biologically, but she had two foster siblings, whom she would refer to if she were the youngest of three. In March 1916 in Jackson County, Missouri, Wyman's birth parents were married. On January 15, 1920, she was discovered to be the only child from the marriage, aged three years old, living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the 1920 census revealed her to be the only child from the marriage.

In October 1921, her biological parents divorced, and her father died unexpectedly three months later. Emma (née Reiss) and Richard D. Fulks, the chief of detectives in Saint Joseph, were both moved to Cleveland, Ohio, following her death. In her school records and on her marriage certificate, she used her surname to first husband Ernest Wyman.

Leaving her troubled family life uncovered little pleasurable memories. "I was raised with such tight discipline that it was years before I could reason myself out of the bitterness I suffered from my childhood," Wyman later said.

In 1928, she and her foster mother moved to Southern California. The two girls returned to Missouri in 1930, where Sarah Jane attended Lafayette High School in Saint Joseph. She began working on her own in that year, naming herself Jane Durrell and adding years to her birthdate to work lawfully because she was under the age of 18.

For many years, Wyman's birthdate was widely believed to be January 4, 1914, but analysis by biographers and genealogists showed that she was actually born three years later. Even though she was still a child, the most likely explanation for the 1914 year of birth was that she extended her age in order to gain work doing odd jobs and acting as an actress. She may have postponed her birthday by a day to January 4 in order to honor her daughter, Maureen, on the same birthday. A retweet posted on her official website confirmed these facts following Wyman's death.

Personal life

Wyman has married five times.

On April 8, 1933, Wyman married salesman Ernest Eugene Wyman in Los Angeles, California. On the wedding certificate, Wyman referred to her name as 'Jane Fulks.' Emma and Richard Fulks were also listed as her foster parents. She gave her age as 19 on the form, in keeping with the trend of making herself older than she really was. She had been 16 only three months before. After two years together, the two couples will divorce. Wyman kept her first husband's surname for the remainder of her life.

On June 29, 1937, a Wyman married Myron Martin Futterman, a clothing manufacturer, in New Orleans. If Wyman wanted children, but Futterman did not, and they separated after only three months of marriage and divorced on December 5, 1938.

In 1938, Wyman co-starred with Ronald Reagan in Brother Rat (1938), and its sequel Brother Rat and a Baby (1940). They were born in Chicago and married on January 26, 1940 at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather in Glendale, California, and then took over the Chicago Theatre. Margaret Reagan, their adopted son Michael Reagan, and Christine Reagan (premature) died one day June 26, 1947. Wyman, a registered Republican, said that their split was due to a change in politics (Ronald Reagan was still a Democrat at the time). She filed for divorce in 1948; the divorce was final in 1949, and Wyman leased a house in Palm Springs, California. Ronald Reagan became the first divorcé to take the country's highest office in 1981. Wyman was the first female wife of an American president who was still living at the time when her former husband became president. Though she remained silent during Reagan's political career, she told a newspaper interviewer in 1968 that this was not because she was angry or because she did not agree with him politically

Despite her divorce, Wyman voted for her former husband in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections, according to her former personal assistant.

Wyman married German-American film director and composer Frederick M. "Fred" Karger on November 1, 1952 at El Montecito Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara, following her divorce from Reagan. They divorced on November 7, 1954, but they were released on December 30, 1955. They married on March 11, 1961, and Karger divorced her on March 9, 1965. According to the New York Times' account of the break, the actress "had walked out on me." Terry Sacks, a stepdaughter from Karger's marriage to Patti Sacks, was Wyman's.

Wyman, who converted to Catholicism in 1953, has never remarried. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Parish and the Catholic Motion Picture Guild in Beverly Hills, California.

Wyman appeared on CBS' Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and then completely dropped from acting after Falcon Crest; she spent her retirement painting and entertaining friends. Wyman was a recluse and made only a few public appearances in her last years due in large part to her arthritis sufferer. From a young age, the Wyman had Type 1 diabetes. After Mauler's death of melanoma, she attended her daughter's funeral in 2001; Ronald Reagan was unable to attend due to his Alzheimer's disease. Loretta Young's long-time companion Loretta Young's funeral was also attended in 2000. On his death in 2004, a Wyman broke into her family's. "America has lost a great president and a generous, generous, and gentle man," the president said in a official statement. She attended his funeral as well.

On September 10, 2007, a Wyman died at the age of 90 at her home in Rancho Mirage. Michael Reagan, Wyman's uncle, released a statement that read: "In a tweet, he says," the man's son, Michael Reagan, issued a statement.

According to reports, a Wyman died in her sleep of natural causes. She was buried in a nun's habit as a lay tertiary) of the Catholic Church. She was interred at Forest Lawn Mortuary and Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California, where she was interred.


Jane Wyman Career


She returned to Hollywood after being dropped out of Lafayette in 1932 at the age of 15, taking on odd jobs as a machinist and a switchboard operator.

She began to act in films as "Goldwyn Girl" (1932), Elmer, the Great (1933), Ruth (1934), The King's Horses (1935), George White's 1935 Scandals (1935), Anything Goes (1936).

In 1936, she began a life with Warner Brothers.

She appeared in Freshman Love (1936) and Bengal Tiger (1936), later moving to Universal for My Man Godfrey (1936).

She was in Stage Struck (1936), Cain and Mabel (1936), and Here Comes Carter (1936).

The Sunday Round-Up (1936) was Wyman's first big role in a Dick Foran Western.

Wyman appeared in Polo Joe (1936), and Gold Diggers (1936), but not so much in Smart Blonde (1936), the first of the Torchy Blane series.

Ayman in the Theatre, Willing and Able (1937), The King and the Chorus Girl (1937), and Slim (1937). She was the leader in Little Pioneer (1937), a short, and parts of The Singing Marine (1937).

By the time Wyman appeared in Public Wedding (1937), she was already divorced from first husband Ernest Wyman. However, she would keep using his surname for the remainder of her career.

She was in support of Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937) and the female lead in some "B" films. Spy Ring (1938) with Joe E. Brown (1938)

Wyman was loaned by MGM to appear in The Crowd Roars (1938).

She had the lead in Brother Rat (1938), a "B" at Warners, which became famous. Ronald Reagan, Priscilla Lane, Wayne Morris, and Eddie Albert appeared in it.

The Wyman was borrowed by Fox for a support role in Tail Spin (1939), but Pat O'Brien and Morris appeared in The Kid from Kokomo (1939). In Torchy Blane, she appeared in the title role. Dynamite (1939), but it was the last in the line.

Wyman was now a leading lady, albeit with a Bs, as she performed Kid Nightingale (1939) with Foran, Brother Rat, and a Baby (1940) with Reagan, An Angel from Texas (1940) and Gambling on the High Seas (1940) with Wayne Morris.

She appeared in "A" films like My Love Came Back (1940), starring Olivia de Havilland and Jeffrey Lynn. Annie Sails (1940), a 1969 voyager, was with Reagan and Reagan in Tugboat Annie Sails. In Bad Men of Missouri (1941), Wyman assisted Ann Sheridan in Honeymoon (1941) and was Dennis Morgan's leading lady.

With Jeffrey Lynn and You're in the Army Now (1941) with Jimmy Durante; in the latter, she and Regis Toomey had the longest screen kiss in cinema history: 3 minutes and 5 seconds.

Wyman appeared on Larceny, Inc. (1942) with Edward G. Robinson (1942) and My Favorite Spy (1942) with Kay Kyser.

Betty Grable was supported by Fox in Footlight Serenade (1942), but Warners continued to support Olivia de Havilland in Princess O'Rourke (1943).

Warners partnered her with Jack Carson in Make Your Own Bed (1944) and The Doughgirls (1944), then she was top billed in Crime by Night (1944). She was one of many actresses to comeo in Hollywood Canteen (1944).

Wyman's debut in the film noir The Lost Weekend (1945), made by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett's crew, who had been captivated by her appearance in Princess O'Rourke, earned critical attention. Ray Milland, the lead, was only a supporting role, but it was only the second largest part. It was described as "a tiny miracle" by a Wyman.

In One More Tomorrow (1946), and Night and Day (1946), Wyman remained a supporting actor. However, Wyman was borrowed by MGM for the male lead in The Yearling (1946) and was nominated for the 1946 Academy Award for Best Actress.

Dennis Morgan (1947) and James Stewart in RKO's Magic Town (1947) were the leading lady for both Dennis Morgan and James Stewart.

In Johnny Belinda (1948), she devolved as a deaf-mute rape victim. Wyman spent over six months preparing for the film, which gained Wyman the Best Actress Award. She was the first person in the sound era to receive an acting award without speaking out in a line of dialogue. Wyman paused at her statue, perhaps mocking some of her long-winded peers, and said only, "I thank you very much for keeping my mouth shut once." I think I'll do it again."

Wyman was now a top-billed celebrity. She appeared in two comedies, A Kiss in the Dark (1948) with David Niven and The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949) with Morgan, and later in England, Stage Fright (1950) for Alfred Hitchcock (1950).

Laura played Laura in The Glass Menagerie (1950) and MGM for Three Guys Named Mike (1951), a well-known comedy.

Bing Crosby's leading lady in 1951/1951) at Paraphrasedoutput: Frank Capra played her as the leading lady in RKO's The Blue Veil (1951), a melodrama that was a big box office hit and earned her a nomination.

Wyman was one of many well-known actors in Warner Bros.' Starlift (1951), and he appeared in many films. She was the female protagonist in Will Rogers (1952) and Paraphrasedoutput: She and Crosby were reunited in Just for You (1952). Wyman expressed concern about the fact that he was not doing any more "weepy" jobs at this time.

Let's Do It Again (1953) with Ray Milland, then in Warners, a melodrama.

In Magnificent Obsession (1954), Wyman was a huge success, as producer Ross Hunter starred her alongside Rock Hudson. It gained her her second Oscar nomination.

On All That Heaven Allows (1955), Wyman and Hudson were reunited quickly. Wyman in Lucy Gallant (1955) with Charlton Heston was placed in Pine-Thomas Productions. With Van Johnson, she did Miracle in the Rain (1956). Wyman had intended to report this with Annabella but it didn't come to pass.

Her first guest-starring television appearance on a 1955 episode of GE's General Electric Theater, a program hosted by her former husband Ronald Reagan. Jane Wyman produced The Fireside Theatre (1955–58), a television series. Fireside Theatre was still being called Fireside Theatre in its first season, although Jane Wyman Theatre was then moved to Jane Wyman Theatre. Wyman appeared in half of every episode, and he was also a producer.

When Fireside Theatre came to an end, Wyman was no longer a film actor, but she was still in demand. In Holiday for Lovers (1959) for Fox, she replaced the ailing Gene Tierney, and in Disney's Pollyanna (1960) and Bon Voyage, she appeared. (1962): A reminiscence of the 1950s.

Wyman appeared on TV shows like Checkmate, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, The Investigators, Wagon Train, and Insight.

"Something happened in the sixties," she later said. "It appeared that the time didn't allow women to participate in it, except in a sort of secondary way, which I resent." I kept reminding myself, "I didn't want to play Whatever Happened to Baby Jane." So she went into semi-retirement about 1962.

Wyman remained focused on painting. She made the occasional acting appearance, but mainly on television.

Reginald Denham said Wyman would appear in a play Wonderful Us based on the Parker–Hulme murder case, but it was not produced.

With How to Commit Marriage (1969), she returned to film.

Wyman continued to work in the 1970s, including guest appearances on My Three Sons and The Sixth Sense; and Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law and actor in films such as The Failing of Raymond (1971) and Doctor Meg Laurel (1979). Amanda Fallon appeared in a pilot for a television show Amanda Fallon, but it wasn't picked up.

She appeared on Charlie's Angels and The Love Boat as a guest.

"Murderers" and old ladies that were senile were offered roles, she was horribly wrong. "This is the strangest kind of writing."

Wyman's career resurgent in 1981 as the scheming Californian vintner and matriarch Angela Channing in The Vintage Years, which was relaunched as the primetime soap opera Falcon Crest. Wyman said she wanted to make it because it was a change from "the four handkerchief bits" she was used to. "You can't miss on a thing like this," she said.

Earl Hamner, who had created The Waltons a decade earlier, was involved in the series, which ran from December 1981 to May 1990. Hamner referred to Wyman as "one of the greatest actors... a great actress."

Susan Sullivan, a well-known actress, and Lance Cumson, Angela's irresponsible grandson, were both starring on the show. Wyman and Lamas' on-and-off-screen chemistry fuelled the series's success.

Falcon Crest was a ratings hit in its first season, behind other 1980s prime-time soap operas, such as Dallas and Knots Landing, but it was not long before rival Dynasty. Cesar Romero appeared on Falcon Crest from 1985 to 1987 as Angela Channing's romantic love.

Angela Channing was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award five times (for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role and for Outstanding Villainess: Prime Time Serial) in 1983 and 1984, and she was also nominated for a Golden Globe Prize in 1983 and 1984. Wyman gained the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series in 1984, winning the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama. Wyman had several health issues later in the series's run. She had abdominal surgery in 1986, which prompted her to miss two episodes (her character simply "disappeared" under unexplained circumstances). She missed another episode in 1988 due to sickness, and her doctors advised her not to go to work. However, she wanted to work, so she finished the 1988-1989 season as her health worsened. Wyman died on the set and was hospitalized due to diabetes problems and a liver ailment months later. She should stop acting, according to her doctors. Wyman was out of the ninth and final season of Falcon Crest in 1989–1990 (her character was cut out of the film by placing her comatose in a hospital bed after an attempted murder).

She returned for the last three episodes in 1990 against her doctor's advice, as well as preparing a soliloquy for the series's finale. For a total of 208 episodes in the series's second season, Wyman appeared in almost every episode until the beginning of the ninth and final season.

Wyman appeared just once more in a 1993 episode of Doctor Quinn's Medicine Woman, portraying Jane Seymour's screen mother. She resigned from acting permanently following this. Wyman had appeared in 83 films and two critically acclaimed television series, and was nominated for an Academy Award four times, twice winning once.


Ronald Reagan's plans to play football after his separation from his first wife were shattered when Nancy told him she was PREGNANT. Patti Davis, a former United States military author, says in a recent memoir

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Patti Davis, 71, of Ronald and Nancy Reagan's daughter, reveals that her mother's out-of-wedlock pregnancy was the reason for her parents' union. Reagan, who divorcing his first wife, actress Jane Wyman, was joking about it and was not about to get married again,' writes Davis.' Dear Mom and Dad: A Letter About Family, Memory, and the America We Never Knew is out on February 6.