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Jane Wyman

Jane Wyman

Birthdate: January 5, 1917

Deathdate: September 10, 2007

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Jane Wyman (born Sarah Jane Mayfield; January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was an American singer, dancer, and character actress of film and television. She began her film career in the 1930s, and was a prolific performer for two decades. She received an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Johnny Belinda (1948), and later achieved success during the 1980... ...detailed bio


How to Commit Marriage (1969)

Nancy, the 19-year-old daughter of Frank and Elaine Benson, wants to marry David, the 20-year-old son of Oliver Poe. What the bride doesn't know is that her parents are about to get a divorce. Poe, a music promoter, has a hunch something is amiss. He doesn't want the kids to get married, so befor...

Bon Voyage! (1962)

The title song was written by Disney staff songwriters, Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman.

Pollyanna (1960)

Pollyanna (1960) is a Walt Disney Productions feature film starring child actress Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Karl Malden and Richard Egan in a story about a cheerful orphan changing the outlook of a small town. Based upon the novel Pollyanna (1913) by Eleanor Porter, the film was written and direc...

Miracle in the Rain (1956)

Wartime romance about a lonely man and woman who meet one rainy afternoon in New York.

Lucy Gallant (1955)

While traveling from New York to Mexico, the stylish Lucy Gallant is stranded by a storm in New City, Texas, where rancher Casey Cole helps find her suitable lodging. The public reaction to her fashions persuades Lucy to sell the contents of her trousseau, and she decides to stay and open a dress...

All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Cary Scott (Jane Wyman) is an affluent widow in suburban New England, whose social life involves her country club peers, college-age children, and a few men vying for her affection. She becomes interested in Ron Kirby (Rock Hudson), her gardener, an intelligent, down-to-earth and respectful yet p...

Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Spoiled playboy Bob Merrick's (Rock Hudson) reckless behavior causes him to lose control of his speed boat. Rescuers send for the nearest resuscitator, located in Dr. Phillips's house across the lake. While the resuscitator is being used to save Merrick, Dr. Phillips suffers a heart attack and di...

So Big (1953)

In the late 1890s, boarding school student Selina Peake learns of the death of her father, who has left her penniless as the result of bad business transactions. August Hempel, the father of her best friend Julie, secures her a teaching position in New Holland, a small Dutch farming community o...

Just for You (1952)

Jordan Blake is a successful Broadway producer and songwriter, but he has been neglecting his teenaged children, Jerry and Barbara. In rehearsal with star Carolina Hill, he keeps Jerry waiting, then dismisses a song his son has written as trite. Jordan is also unaware that Jerry is hopelessly in ...

The Story of Will Rogers (1952)

The Story of Will Rogers is a 1952 movie biography of humorist and movie star Will Rogers, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Will Rogers, Jr. as his father. The supporting cast features Jane Wyman, Slim Pickens, Noah Beery, Jr., Steve Brodie, and Eddie Cantor. Bing Crosby secretly made a sc...

The Blue Veil (1951)

Following the death of her newborn baby, war widow LouLou Mason accepts a temporary two-week assignment as nursemaid to the infant son of corset manufacturer Frederick K. Begley, who lost his wife in childbirth. She ingratiates herself with the family and eventually becomes a permanent fixture. W...

Here Comes the Groom (1951)

Newspaper reporter Pete (Bing Crosby) works in a Paris orphanage. His charming way with children and music enables him to find homes for even the most troubled kids. One afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey (Alan Reed and Minna Gombell), an American couple, come to the orphanage to adopt Bobby, a boy ...

Three Guys Named Mike (1951)

Three Guys Named Mike is a 1951 American black-and-white film by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Charles Walters. In 1979, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the claimants failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication. Described as a "lighthea...

Stage Fright (1950)

Eve Gill (Jane Wyman), an aspiring actress studying at RADA, is interrupted in the middle of a rehearsal by her friend, actor Jonathan Cooper (Richard Todd). The frantic Jonathan explains that he is the secret lover of flamboyant stage actress/singer, Charlotte Inwood (Marlene Dietrich). He claim...

The Glass Menagerie (1950)

While on duty, Merchant Mariner Tom Wingfield recalls his life in a dilapidated St. Louis apartment with his delusional mother Amanda and crippled younger sister Laura, and their story unfolds via flashback. Abandoned by her husband, Amanda is forced to sell magazine subscriptions, but still cons...

The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949)

Jennifer Smith (Jane Wyman) heads a "Consumer Reports"-type company and her reputation for honesty is her greatest asset. While out boating one day she encounters a secret prototype submarine piloted by Bill Craig (Dennis Morgan). Trying to explain her absence after her boat sinks becomes very di...

Johnny Belinda (1948)

It is the story of a deaf-mute girl, Belinda McDonald, who is befriended by the new doctor, Dr. Robert Richardson, who comes to Cape Breton Island on the east coast of Canada. The doctor realizes that, although she cannot hear or speak, Belinda is very intelligent. She lives on a farm with her fa...

Magic Town (1947)

Lawrence 'Rip' Smith (played by James Stewart), disappointed with inaccuracies from polling results, searches for a community in the middle of the United States that can give perfect results when used for polling. When he finally finds a town where citizens' opinions perfectly mirror those of the...

The Yearling (1946)

Ezra "Penny" Baxter (Gregory Peck), once a Confederate soldier, and his wife Ora (Jane Wyman), are pioneer farmers near Lake George, Florida in 1878, 13 years after the American Civil War ended. Their son, Jody (Claude Jarman, Jr.), a boy in his pre-teen years, is their only surviving child. Jody...

Night and Day (1946)

Night and Day is a 1946 Technicolor Warner Bros. biographical film starring Cary Grant as American composer and songwriter Cole Porter. The movie was directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Arthur Schwartz, with Jack L. Warner as executive producer. The screenplay was written by Charles Hoffma...