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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 10, 2007|
|Born:||January 4, 1914||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||St Joseph, Missouri||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Began career as radio singer
Worked as a dancer
First film appearance (as a chorus dancer) in "King of Burlesque"
Signed contract with Warner Bros.
Film acting debut in "Gold Diggers of 1937"
Notable career break, "The Lost Weekend"
Received first Oscar nomination as Best Actress with her role in "The Yearling" opposite Gregory Peck and Claude Jarman Jr.
Confirmed full-fledged star status with "Johnny Belinda"; earned Best Actress Academy Award
Starred opposite Bing Crosby in two musical comedy-dramas, "Here Comes the Groom" (in which the pair introduced the Oscar-winning song, "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening") and "Just for You"
Made the annual exhibitors poll of the top ten box office stars, primarily on the strength of the reception of the soap opera, "Magnificent Obsession", which was directed by Douglas Sirk and made Rock Hudson a star; Wyman placed 9th in the top ten lineup
Hosted and sometimes performed on TV's "Fireside Theater", eventually renamed "The Jane Wyman Theatre/The Jane Wyman Show"
Last feature film for seven years, "Bon Voyage!"
Made one-shot return to films for "How to Commit Marriage"
Played Angela Channing on the CBS primetime soap opera "Falcon Crest"
Had hip replacement surgery in the early 1990s
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