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Friday, November 2, 2012

Some facts about Jane Wyman

Here are some facts and trivia about Jane courtesy of IMDB:

Born: Sarah Jane Mayfield
January 5th, 1917 (St. Joseph, Missouri)
Died: September 10th, 2007 (age 90) in Palm Springs, CA (complications from arthritis and diabetes)

Her name changed to "Jane Faulks" when she was unofficially "adopted" by the Faulks family, middle-aged neighbors of her single mother. Moved to So. California with Mrs. Faulks when she was widowed in 1928
Several sources have given her date of birth as January 4, 1914, which would mean she was one of the first (and one of the very few) actresses to make herself older. She is a serious convert to Roman Catholicism, attending Mass with good friend Loretta Young.
Holds the record for the longest screen kiss, with Regis Toomey in You're In The Army Now (1941), at 3 minutes and 5 seconds.
Before she was a successful actress, she was once a switchboard operator.

Has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
She attended Lafayette High School in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She dropped out of Lafayette High School, during her freshman year, and took on odd jobs such as a waitress and manicurist.
She had 10 hobbies: landscape painting, golfing, dancing, collecting CDs, listening to music, playing piano, singing, philanthropy, reading and politics.

The first actress ever to have lots of name changes. After she took the name of Sarah Jane Fulks, she dropped her first name and used Jane, as her middle name, hence, she legally changed her name to Jane Durrell, however, she was asked to change her last name to Wyman, the same last name as her adoptive siblings - her mother had first been married to a Dr. Weymann.
Was a chorus girl before being a successful actress.
Her father, Manning Jefferies Mayfield, died when she was only 5.
In 1991, she received the Golda Meir Award from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

Fred Karger(11 March 1961 - 9 March 1965) (divorced)
Fred Karger(1 November 1952 - 7 December 1954) (divorced)
Ronald Reagan(26 January 1940 - 28 June 1948) (divorced) 3 children
Myron Futterman(29 June 1937 - 5 December 1938) (divorced)
Ernest Eugene Wyman(8 April 1933 - ?) (divorced)

My love of classic films is beyond measure


1 comment:

Daddy Squeeze Me! said...

I have always really loved Miss Wyman.


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