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Jane Greer

Jane Greer

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Also Known As: Died: August 24, 2001
Born: September 9, 1924 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA Profession: Cast ...
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1936:
Worked for a period as a child model
1940:
Diagnosed with Bell's palsy at age 15, which caused a degree of facial paralysis
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Worked as a band singer with Ralph Hawkins's band; later sang with Enric Madriguera's orchestra at the Club Del Rio in Washington, DC
1942:
Featured in a recruitment poster and a "Life" magazine photo spread for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (later the Women's Army Corps)
1942:
Optioned by Paramount for 30 days as a result of appearance in "Life"; option dropped because studio claimed to have "so many of her type" already
1942:
Contacted by Rudy Vallee, who expressed personal and professional interest in Greer; offers rejected
1942:
Made screen test for David O. Selznick in New York; Selznick uninterested, but Howard Hughes signed her to a contract
1943:
Arrived with her mother in Hollywood
1943:
Became reacquainted with Vallee; sang at several of his Coast Guard band's appearances
1944:
Became restless to make a screen appearance; ended contractual agreement with Hughes
1944:
Signed with RKO for $100 a week; made film debut in "Two O'Clock Courage" (released 1945), billed seventh, as 'Bettejane Greer'
1945:
First screen credit as 'Jane Greer' in "Dick Tracy"
1946:
Sang two songs for her role in "The Falcon's Alibi"
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Was earning $500/week in 1946 and $750/week in 1947
1947:
Acted in first color feature, "Sinbad the Sailor"
1947:
First received star billing above the title in "They Won't Believe Me"
1947:
Contract renegotiated to $1000/week after success in "Out of the Past"
1949:
Made radio debut opposite Tyrone Power and David Niven in "The Bishop's Wife" on "Lux Radio Theater"
1950:
Loaned out to 20th Century-Fox for two films
:
Husband Edward Lasker negotiated a settlement to Greer's contract with RKO (now owned by Howard Hughes); signed short-term agreement with MGM
1953:
Appeared in her last film for three years, "The Clown", opposite Red Skelton
1953:
Made TV debut on an episode of NBC's "Ford Theatre" entitled "Look for Tomorrow"
1956:
Returned to films to appear in the adventure, "Run for the Sun"
1963:
Underwent a heart operation; had her pericardium (the sac around the heart) removed; spent a year recuperating
1964:
Acted in first film for seven years, "Where Love Has Gone"
1973:
Retured to films for "The Outfit"
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Acted during the 1980s in recurring roles on the TV series "Falcon Crest", "thirtysomething" and "Twin Peaks"
1984:
Had featured role in "Against All Odds", a remake of "Out of the Past"

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