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Also Known As: Died: March 26, 2004
Born: April 3, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1938:
Made Broadway debut billed as Jane Sterling in "Bachelor Born"
1939:
Acted in the Broadway show "When We Are Married"
1941:
Still billed as Jane Sterling, had featured role in the Ethel Merman vehicle "Panama Hattie"
1945:
Changed billing to Jan Sterling for appearance in "The Rugged Path"
1947:
First film role in "Tycoon"; billed as Jane Adrian
1947:
Toured the USA as Billie Dawn in "Born Yesterday"
1948:
Had featured role in "Johnny Belinda"
1949:
Assumed role of Billie Dawn in the Broadway comedy "Born Yesterday"
1950:
Co-starred in the women's prison drama "Caged"
1951:
Offered a terrific turn as the trampy wife of a man trapped by a cave-in in "The Big Carnival", directed by Billy Wilder
1954:
Garnered a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for "The High and the Mighty", playing a mail-order bride
1956:
Had female lead in the film adaptation of George Orwell's "1984"
1956:
Played title role in the syndicated TV series "Publicity Girl"
1958:
Acted in "The Female Animal"
1967:
Co-starred in "The Incident"
1969:
Appeared on the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light"
1970:
Acted the part of the prostitute Molly in a revival of "The Front Page"
:
Toured as the overprotective mother of a blind man in "Butterflies Are Free"
1976:
Acted in the ABC TV movie "Having Babies"
1978:
Cast in the short-lived Broadway production, "The November People"
1979:
Portrayed First Lady Lou Hoover in the NBC miniseries "Backstairs at the White House"
1981:
Last film acting role, as the wife of a US Supreme Court justice (Walter Matthau) in "First Monday in October"
1982:
Final TV-movie, "Dangerous Company" (CBS), playing the mother of a reformed convict

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