Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Henry Winkler to Paul Zaza
Jane Wyman Biography (1914-)
Original name, Sarah Jane Fulks; born January 4, 1914 (some sources say 1917), in St. Joseph, MO; daughter of R. D. (a politician) and Emma (Reise) Fulks;married Myron Futterman, 1937 (divorced, 1938); married Ronald Reagan (an actor and politician), 1940 (divorced, 1948); married Fred Karger (a bandleader), 1952 (divorced, 1954); remarried Fred Karger, 1963 (divorced, 1965); children: (second marriage) Michael, Maureen.
- Birth Details
- January 4, 1914
- St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
Credits; Film Appearances Billed as Sarah Jane Fulks
- Goldwyn girl, The Kid from Spain, United Artists, 1932.
- Elmer the Great, First National, 1933.
- College Rhythm, Paramount, 1934.
- All the King's Horses, Paramount, 1935.
- Stolen Harmony, Paramount, 1935.
- Rumba, Paramount, 1935.
- Member of the chorus, King of Burlesque, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1935.
- Polo Joe, Warner Bros., 1936.
- Cain and Mabel, Warner Bros./Cosmopolitan, 1936.
- Anything Goes (also known as Tops Is the Limit), Paramount, 1936.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Golddiggers of 1937, Warner Bros., 1936.
- Girl at party, My Man Godfrey, Universal, 1936.
- Bessie Fuffnick, Stage Struck, Warner Bros., 1936.
- Dixie, Smart Blonde, Warner Bros., 1937.
- Babette, The King and the Chorus Girl (also known as Romance Is Sacred),Warner Bros., 1937.
- Dot, Ready, Willing, and Able, Warner Bros., 1937.
- Stumpy's girl, Slim, Warner Bros., 1937.
- Joan, The Singing Marine, Warner Bros., 1937.
- Flip Lane, Public Wedding, Warner Bros., 1937.
- Marjorie Day, Mr. Dodd Takes the Air, Warner Bros., 1937.
- Elaine Burdette, The Spy Ring (also known as International Spy and Somewhere in Paris), Universal, 1938.
- Violet Coney, He Couldn't Say No, Warner Bros., 1938.
- Betty Martin, Wide Open Faces, Columbia, 1938.
- Vivian "Happy" Lane, The Crowd Roars, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1938.
- Claire Adams, Brother Rat, Warner Bros., 1938.
- Fools for Scandal, Warner Bros., 1938.
- Alabama, Tailspin, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939.
- Myrna "Jinx" Winslow, Private Detective, Warner Bros., 1939.
- Marian Bronson, The Kid from Kokomo, Warner Bros., 1939.
- Torchy Blane, Torchy Plays with Dynamite, Warner Bros., 1939.
- Judy Craig, Kid Nightingale, Warner Bros., 1939.
- Claire Adams Ramm, Brother Rat and a Baby (also known as Baby Be Good), Warner Bros., 1940.
- Marge Allen, An Angel from Texas, Warner Bros., 1940.
- Nan Hudson, Flight Angels, Warner Bros., 1940.
- Joy O'Keefe, My Love Came Back, Warner Bros., 1940.
- Peggy Armstrong, Tugboat Annie Sails Again, Warner Bros., 1940.
- Laurie Ogden, Gambling on the High Seas, Warner Bros., 1940.
- Elizabeth Clochessy, Honeymoon for Three, Warner Bros., 1941.
- Mary Hathaway, Bad Men of Missouri, Warner Bros., 1941.
- Bliss Dobson, You're in the Army Now, Warner Bros., 1941.
- Lynn Shotesbury, The Body Disappears, Warner Bros., 1941.
- Denny Costello, Larceny, Inc., Warner Bros., 1942.
- Connie, My Favorite Spy, RKO Radio Pictures, 1942.
- Flo La Verne, Footlight Serenade, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942.
- Jean, Princess O'Rourke, Warner Bros., 1943.
- Susan Courtney, Make Your Own Bed, Warner Bros., 1944.
- Robbie Vance, Crime by Night, Warner Bros., 1944.
- Vivian Marsden, The Doughgirls, Warner Bros., 1944.
- Guest, Hollywood Canteen, Warner Bros., 1944.
- Helen St. James, The Lost Weekend, Paramount, 1945.
- Fran Connors, One More Tomorrow, Warner Bros., 1946.
- Gracie Harris, Night and Day, Warner Bros., 1946.
- Ma Baxter, The Yearling, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1946.
- Ann Kincaid, Cheyenne (also known as The Wyoming Kid), Warner Bros., 1947.
- Mary Peterman, Magic Town, RKO Radio Pictures, 1947.
- Belinda McDonald, Johnny Belinda, Warner Bros., 1948.
- Polly Haines, A Kiss in the Dark, Warner Bros., 1948.
- Jennifer Smith, The Lady Takes a Sailor, Warner Bros., 1949.
- Herself, It's a Great Feeling, Warner Bros., 1949.
- Eve Gill, Stage Fright, Warner Bros., 1950.
- Laura Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Warner Bros., 1950.
- Marcy Lewis, Three Guys Named Mike, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951.
- Emmadel Jones, Here Comes the Groom, Paramount, 1951.
- Louise Mason, The Blue Veil, RKO Radio Pictures, 1951.
- Herself, Starlift, Warner Bros., 1951.
- Betty Rogers, The Story of Will Rogers, Warner Bros., 1952.
- Carolina Hill, Just for You, Paramount, 1952.
- Constance Stuart, Let's Do It Again, Warner Bros., 1953.
- Selina Peake (some sources say Selina DeJong), So Big, Warner Bros., 1953.
- Helen Phillips, Magnificent Obsession, Universal, 1954.
- Lucy, Lucy Gallant, Paramount, 1955.
- Cary Scott, All That Heaven Allows, Universal, 1955.
- Ruth Wood, Miracle in the Rain, Warner Bros., 1956.
- Mary Dean, Holiday for Lovers, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959.
- Aunt Polly, Pollyana, Buena Vista, 1960.
- Katie Willard, Bon Voyage, Buena Vista, 1962.
- Elaine Benson, How to Commit Marriage, Cinerama, 1969.
- Interviewee, Wild Bill, Hollywood Maverick: The Life and Times of WilliamA. Wellman (documentary), Wild Bill Pictures, 1995.
- Interviewee, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (documentary), Northern Arts, 1998.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Hostess and star, Fireside Theatre (later known as Jane Wyman's FiresideTheatre and The Jane Wyman Show), NBC, 1955-58.
- Angela Channing, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1981-90.
Credits; Television Work; Series
- Coproducer, Fireside Theatre (later known as Jane Wyman's Fireside Theatre and The Jane Wyman Show), NBC, 1955-58.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Mary Bloomquist, The Failing of Raymond, 1971.
- Granny Arrowroot, The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel, 1979.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- Dr. Amanda Fallon, Amanda Fallon, 1972.
- Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Women I Love--Beautiful but Funny, NBC, 1982.
- Remembering Bing, PBS, 1987.
- Narrator, "Rock Hudson: Tall, Dark, and Handsome," Crazy about the Movies, Cinemax, 1989.
- Inside the Dream Factory, Turner Classic Movies, 1995.
Credits; Television Appearances; Awards Presentations
- Soap Opera Digest Awards, 1988.
- Soap Opera Digest Awards, 1989.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- Dr. Carol Willoughby, "The Doctor Willoughby Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1958.
- Dr. Kate, "Dr. Kate," Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, CBS, 1958.
- "Death Leaves a Tip," The Investigators, CBS, 1961.
- "The Wagon Train Mutiny," Wagon Train, ABC, 1962.
- Eleanor Willard, "To See an Angel Die," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1980.
- Elizabeth Quinn, "The Visitor," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993.
- Also appeared in General Electric Theater (also known as G. E. Theater),CBS.
Credits; Radio Appearances
- Worked as a radio singer using the name Jane Durrell.
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