Jane Wyman Net Worth

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Jane Wyman net worth is
$15 Million

Jane Wyman Wiki Biography

Sarah Jane Mayfield was born on 5 January 1917, in Saint Joseph, Missouri USA, and was an actress, dancer, singer and philanthropist, best known for her acting career that spanned seven decades. She was also the first wife of 40th United States President Ronald Reagan. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it was prior to her passing in 2007.

How rich was Jane Wyman? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that was at $15 million, mostly earned through a successful career in entertainment. Some of her projects included “Public Wedding”, “Magnificent Obsession”, and “Johnny Belinda”. She won numerous awards and all of these achievements ensured the position of her wealth.

Jane Wyman Net Worth $15 million

Jane had a very unsettled family life, with her father dying when she was young after her parents’ divorce. She lived with a foster family, and later attended Lafayette High School, where she started a radio singing career under the name Jane Durrell. She dropped out of high school at age 15 and took odd jobs in Hollywood, to support herself while she got small parts in films such as “My Man Godfrey”. In 1936, she signed a contract with Warner Brothers which led her to star in “Public Wedding”, so her net worth was established.

In 1939, Jane and Regis Toomey had the longest screen kiss in cinema history in “You’re in the Army Now”. Six years later, she appeared in the noir film “The Lost Weekend” for which she got critical acclaim. Her net worth started to increase after her Academy Award nomination for her performance in “The Yearling”, and two years later she would win an Academy Award after portraying a rape victim in “Johnny Belinda”, making her the first person in the sound era to win an Oscar without speaking a line of dialogue. This led her to appear in more high profile roles including “Stage Fright”, “The Story of Will Rogers”, “Magnificent Obsession”, and “Holiday for Lovers”.

For television, Wyman made her first guest appearance in an episode of “General Electric Theater”. This then continued with more television opportunities in “Wagon Train”, “The Investigators”, and “The Ford Show”. Her net worth continued to build, and she became the hostess of “The Bell Telephone Hour”. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her show “Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater”, but her popularity started declining, and she went into semi-retirement for most of the 1970s. She made a resurgence in 1981 in the soap opera “Falcon Crest” which aired until 1990; the series was very successful and was a ratings hit, and for her role as Angela Channing, Jane was five times nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award, and for two Golden Globe Awards. However, later in the show her health was becoming a problem which led her to miss episodes; she was absent for most of the final season.

For her personal life, it is known that Jane was married five times, firstly to Ernest Eugene Wyman in 1933, which led her to use the Wyman surname professionally. They divorced after two years, and in 1937 she married Myron Martin Futterman, but they separated after just three months and divorced a year later. In 1940, she married Ronald Raegan and they had three children together – their divorce made Raegan the first US president to have been divorced. In 1952, Wyman married Fredrick Maxwell Karger, but they divorced in 1955, however, they remarried in 1961 before divorcing again in 1965. Jane passed away in her sleep at her home at the age of 90 in 2007.

Full NameJane Wyman
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 5, 1917
DiedSeptember 10, 2007, Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Place Of BirthSaint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Height5 ft 2 in (1.59 m)
EducationLafayette High School, University of Missouri
SpouseFred Karger (m. 1961–1965), Fred Karger (m. 1952–1955), Ronald Reagan (m. 1940–1949), Myron Futterman (m. 1937–1938), Ernest Eugene Wyman (m. 1933–1935)
ChildrenMaureen Reagan, Michael Reagan, Christine Reagan
ParentsGladys Hope Christian, Manning Jefferies Mayfield
NicknamesSarah Jane Fulks , Sarah Jane Mayfield , Miss Jane Wyman , Jane Durrell , Jane Fulks , Button Nose , Minnie Mouse , Janie
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Continuing Performance - Actress in a Dramatic Series
MoviesJohnny Belinda, All That Heaven Allows, The Lost Weekend, Magnificent Obsession, The Yearling, Stage Fright, The Blue Veil, Lucy Gallant, Pollyanna, Brother Rat, Here Comes the Groom, Miracle in the Rain, How to Commit Marriage, Three Guys Named Mike, Holiday for Lovers, The Story of Will Rogers, Br...
TV ShowsFalcon Crest, Fireside Theatre, The Jane Wyman Show, Summer Playhouse
1Short stature
2Usually played women who either become engaged or soon get married.
3Played roles that were either physically challenged or disabled.
4Her hairdo, bangs over her forehead.
5Her husky voice.
1[Who recalled about the dwindling family finances that made it very hard for her to find a job]: Well, it didn't last long. I wasted more pies than I sold. So I was fired.
2[Who had been too fast to deny that some sources that her mother talked her into becoming an actress]: The depression had started and my family was flat broke. I mean, we lost everything, except the little roofs over our heads. My mother wanted me to continue my education, but I didn't have the grades to get into college because I had goofed off in high school. Besides, we needed the money.
3Where else can you meet such fascinating people and go to such places as people in our business do? It's a fabulous life.
4[on her off-camera Falcon Crest (1981) relationships of the final season]: I love to work with David Selby, Lorenzo Lamas can do almost anything. He's a wonderful dramatic actor, I said, 'I want Rod Taylor in the show.' He was occupied doing something else. I said 'We'll wait.'
5[on former husband Ronald Reagan] Ask him the time and he'll tell you how the watch was made.
6[1982] When I first got into TV, it really was in its embryonic stage. Loretta [Young] and I both started our series at about the same time. And the pace! I had no idea you began work at 6 in the morning and quit at 10 at night, and that after shooting you went to your office to get the next scripts started - and it goes on and on and on. I'd limp home over that lousy Coldwater Canyon and I'd say, 'Well, Lord, if you want me there tomorrow, you goin' have to git me there!' Of course it becomes second nature, but after four years I said: That does it, and if anybody pointed a Brownie at me I was in Chicago! You know? I thought: Never again.
7I wasn't unreceptive to working. It was just that nothing came around that I was even remotely interested in doing. Number two, I don't think they were exactly looking for me with a fine-toothed comb.
8[on learning that she was being awarded the Best Actress Oscar for Johnny Belinda (1948)] I heard my name called and the first thing that came to my mind was 'Did I or didn't I put on my girdle tonight? Then I thought, 'So what? Let it bounce.'
9[In 1988]: Egyptians have become addicted to Falcon Crest. They've become very attached to it.
10I never go into anything except with both feet and a lot of enthusiasm.
11[In 1993]: I was there for the first 20 years ago. I'm just pleased as punch to do it again. Watching people waste away is terrible. Nobody knows what arthritis is like unless you have it.
12[When she came back to do theatrical acting in the 1970s]: Since making How to Commit Marriage (1969) with Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason, there just wasn't anything to get excited about. I'm hopeful The Falling of Raymond will be the start of a good deal, more activity.
13[In 1971]: Actually, I've worn the Dutch-bob since I was three years old. It certainly helped my career from an identity standpoint.
14People are used to me in the softer roles - but I think they get used to Angie.
15[In 1981]: The movies were changing, and the kinds of things that they were offering me I wouldn't look at, much less do. They were sordid. I have spent too many years in my craft, in my own little niche, my own little way, and it didn't matter to me. I didn't want to work anyway.
16[on commenting her newspaper interview in 1981 about her almost 50 year career in films]: I've been through four different cycles in pictures: the brassy blonde, then came the musicals, the high dramas, then the inauguration of television.
17[In 1984]: Women are like tea bags. You never know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.
18It was all Donald O'Connor's idea. He suggested that I join his nightclub act when he plays at Harrah's at Lake Tahoe this month. I couldn't think of a good reason why I shouldn't.
19[on her popularity while playing the sixty-something Angela Channing on Falcon Crest]: It's not that she's vicious, it's that she wants her own way. She's demanding. But she's old enough - I'm playing her in her 60s - that she can demand the respect. People cross her once in a while, and she doesn't fight them as much as she asks 'how can I get around this?' It's a different role for me. I like it. I think the closest I ever came to this kind of character before was Aunt Polly in Pollyanna. Aunt Polly was a matriarch of sorts and always held the family together. And that's what Angie does. She's a multi-faceted character who treats everybody differently.
20[Who said in 1985 about accepting the role of Angela Channing, 4 years earlier]: I really like her, she's a head's up lady. You can't miss on a thing like this, you really can't. If you do, you're dumb.
21I don't know why I'd have to cooperate because he knows everything I know. I'm just going to live my life and have fun.
22[Upon her return to Falcon Crest (1981)'s final year, after almost a year's medical leave]: I'm back and I'm feelin' fine and I'm really gonna raise hell.
23[As to how Falcon Crest (1981) differentiates those of: Dallas (1978), Knots Landing (1979) and Dynasty (1981)]: Our shows begin and end each week. They're not continuous like the others. That makes our program unique. Another thing that makes it special is that sex isn't necessary on our series. Maybe just enough to get by. It's really an intrigue story about a dynasty family.
24[In 1989]: Remember, I've been in this business fifty-four years. I made eighty-six pictures and 350 television shows. I have not been idle.
25[When asked if she loved television better than film]: The reason I enjoy TV more than pictures now is that I like the pace better. You've got so many hours to do so much, and you have to get it done. I was on The Yearling for eleven and a half months! Sometimes we only did two pages of dialogue in four days.
26[on The Lost Weekend (1945)]: It was my biggest chance yet, and I was determined to make the most of it. I was determined to act from the inside out, to disregard all surface effects, and delve into the character of a sturdy woman who endured hardship stoically and who concealed a deeply emotional nature under a frosty, pragmatic exterior. I meditated on the role at great length; I wanted to get to the bottom of this woman's psyche. And in doing so I dredged up all the early hardships and disappointments in my own life, looking constantly for some points of reference that would link our respective inner schemes.
27[Who said in 1964 about growing up in an unhappy, humorless household]: Shyness is not a small problem; it can cripple the whole personality. It crippled mine for many years. As a child, my only solution to the problem of shyness was to hide, to make myself as small and insignificant as possible. All through grade school I was a well-mannered little shadow who never spoke above a whisper.
28We were just two rows behind Irene Dunne. There was something about the line of her neck that convinced me she was going to get the prize. I was slumped low in my seat, sort of trying to hide so that I could sneak out. I was so sure I wouldn't win that when I heard my name called out, I didn't recognize it. I didn't get up. But Jerry Wald poked me, and my handbag dropped to my lap. My lipstick and everything went rolling onto the floor. I must have been quite a sight trying to pick up things and get to the stage at the same time. I was the most surprised girl in the world.
29[on her dismissal in the last season of Falcon Crest (1981)]: I wanted to tie up the show, mention everyone who was gone - the grandfather, Melissa, Cole and Maggie, so that the loyal audience we had wouldn't feel cheated they they had been taken in a different direction by the producers that they didn't understand (and frankly, I didn't either). It was a wonderful experience, but I wasn't sorry to see it end because of the way it was going. The first six years of the show were marvelous, then they started tampering with it. I get so much mail from people saying they can't understand what happened.
30[on the cancellation of Falcon Crest (1981)]: It's a funny feeling, because you wake up and say, 'I'm not going to see my friends again, you know!' Because I never done anything this long.
31[Who said in 1968 on her refusal to publicly discuss the political career of her ex-husband, Ronald Reagan]: It's not because I'm bitter or because I don't agree with him politically. I've always been a registered Republican. But it's bad taste to talk about ex-husbands and ex-wives, that's all. Also, I don't know a damn thing about politics.
32[on her ex-husband's, Ronald Reagan's death in 2004]: America has lost a great president, and a great, kind gentleman.
33[on winning the 1949 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role of Johnny Belinda (1948)]: I won this award for keeping my mouth shut, so I think I'll do it again now.
34I guess I just don't have a talent for it, some women just aren't the marrying kind - or anyway, not the permanent marrying kind, and I'm one of them.
35The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself everytime you meet a human being.
1On an episode of Falcon Crest (1981), her character was hospitalized in a coma, in real-life, before filming, she was also hospitalized.
2On Falcon Crest (1981), she was the grandmother, in real-life, she was also a grandmother of 2.
3Knew Lorenzo Lamas since his birth.
4During the last season of Falcon Crest (1981), her character was hospitalized in a coma, in real-life, she was hospitalized, the year before the last season started.
5When she married Myron Futterman, she wanted to have children, her first husband didn't. She would later divorce him, a year later.
6When Wyman received the script for her starring role on Falcon Crest (1981), she was undecided about undertaking her character, so different from the self-sacrificing characters of her movie days.
7To protect and prevent her health, she fell asleep early, before arriving to work early on the set of Falcon Crest (1981).
8She brought along her old family and her old friends to the set of Falcon Crest (1981).
9Met Julie London, Virginia Mayo, Eve Arden and Lauren Bacall, when the five were under contract with Warner Bros. in 1949. Wyman was (by far) the longest-running member of the contract company, since she was 19.
10When one of her Falcon Crest (1981) co-stars, Lorenzo Lamas, was bungling his lines, she cautioned him not to come to work, when battling drugs.
11She and her first husband Ronald Reagan had a stillborn daughter Christine June 27, 1947.
12Lifelong friends of: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Merv Griffin, Arlene Dahl, Esther Williams, Doris Day and Agnes Moorehead.
13She was left-handed. When it was shown in Johnny Belinda (1948), her character tried to print her name in chalk.
14At least nine actors named her as their favorite actress: Anne Jeffreys, Jane Greer, Eddie Albert, Celeste Holm, John Saxon, Gina Lollobrigida, Shannon Tweed, Cindy Morgan and Bob Curtis, all nine worked with her on Falcon Crest (1981).
15Her ex-Falcon Crest (1981) co-star, Lorenzo Lamas, had said in an interview, Wyman was the grandmother he never had.
16She was most widely known to be a very private and shy lady.
17Was the 32nd actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Johnny Belinda (1948) at The 21st Academy Awards on March 24, 1949.
18Her children to attended boarding school.
19Met Aaron Spelling on Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955), where the two became friends, until Spelling's death in 2006.
20The hardest scene she'd ever worked on was with Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend (1945).
21Longtime friend of Dick Powell. She and Ronald Reagan both attended his funeral in 1963.
22Worked with Fred MacMurray in both: Bon Voyage! (1962) and on My Three Sons (1960).
23Despite her divorce from Ronald Reagan, they remained close friends until his death in 2004.
24Her favorite comedienne was Betty Hutton.
25Was considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939).
26Now living in Palm Springs, California, in retirement. [April 2003]
27Was a longtime friend of Eve Arden, who guest-starred alongside Wyman on Falcon Crest (1981).
28Began her show Falcon Crest (1981) at age 64.
29She studied music at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
30Before Merv Griffin became a successful talk show host and producer, he worked with her, when he began his contract career at Warner Bros. in 1954.
31When Sarah Jane was age 15, she landed a job as dancer in the chorus of Busby Berkeley's The Kid from Spain (1932) at MGM. Other dancers and unfamiliar actresses on the lot included Lucille Ball, Betty Grable and Paulette Goddard.
32Had missed two episodes of Falcon Crest (1981), because she underwent abdominal surgery at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, just 3 days before her 69th Birthday. An adhesion on her intestine was removed there, making her surgery so successful. [2 January 1986].
33Resided in Santa Monica, California, from 1985 to 1993.
34Jane Wyman was deceased on September 10, 2007. Her longtime friend, Merv Griffin, died on August 12, 2007, just 4 weeks before her.
35Of German descent.
36On her retirement in 1993, she moved to Rancho Mirage, California, and lived there until she died.
37Appeared on the front cover of TV Guide four times.
38Missed a lot of episodes in the last season of Falcon Crest (1981), because of the direction the show was going.
39Jack Benny gave Jane her nickname of Minnie Mouse because he believed that she resembled what the Disney character would look life if human.
40Acting mentor and friends of Lorenzo Lamas, Ana Alicia and David Selby.
41She was the last surviving member of Brother Rat (1938).
42Grandmother of Cameron and Ashley.
43Quit her hosting duties on Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955), because she was exhausted from putting on a miniature movie once a week.
44Her adopted son Michael Reagan had a recurring role on Falcon Crest (1981) with her.
45Was raised Roman Catholic.
46Created the character of Angela Channing of Falcon Crest (1981), who also had no intention of letting her character become a sort of J.R. Ewing of the wine business who felt she was representing all women in business. She was also a very, tough character at first, but wanted Angela to show she was also capable of love.
47After she won the Oscar, Jack Warner announced Wyman for "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Ethan Frome.' Vivien Leigh played the role in "Streetcar" and Warner Bros. never made "Frome.".
48Was buried as a third-degree nun [from an interview by Michael Reagan to Megyn Kelly on America Live (2010) on May 29, 2012].
49Was supposed to reprise her role as Aunt Polly in The Adventures of Pollyanna (1982), but was unavailable, because she was under contract working on Falcon Crest (1981), hence, the role was ultimately given to Shirley Jones.
50Was reported that she also died of natural causes in her sleep.
51After her guest-starring role on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), she retired from acting at age 76.
52She and Eddie Albert were best friends from 1938 to Thursday, May 26, 2005, when Eddie Albert lost his life.
53Was also a friend of John Forsythe. Coincidentally, Wyman starred on Falcon Crest (1981), after Forsythe starred on Dynasty (1981), in the same year.
54Had relocated from Los Angeles and back to Saint Joseph, Missouri, in 1930, when young Jane was only age 13.
55Best remembered by the public for her starring role as Angela Channing on Falcon Crest (1981).
56Went into semi-retirement after she starred in two failed TV pilots in the 1960s and 1970s.
57Wrote a soliloquy for the series finale of Falcon Crest (1981).
58After her retirement from acting, and long before her death, she attended other charity and honorable events, as well as the funeral of her best friends.
59Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman had a daughter Christine who was born June 26, 1947 and lived 9 hours.
60Had met her first husband, Ronald Reagan, on the set of Brother Rat (1938).
61Interred at Forest Lawn Mortuary and Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California, USA.
62Survived by two grandchildren and one adopted grandchild.
63After her father's death and the divorce of her mother, she lived with her foster mother, when she was a little girl.
64Her ex-husband, Ronald Reagan, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia. [5 June 2004].
65Former sister-in-law of Neil Reagan.
66Ranks fourth behind Mickey Rooney, Barbara Stanwyck and Bette Davis, but in front of Eddie Albert and Ernest Borgnine, in appearances of movies, she was featured in over 80 films.
67Was a heavy smoker for years.
68She died only 9 months before her Falcon Crest (1981) co-star Mel Ferrer.
69Was born in the same city as Ruth Warrick.
70Future Falcon Crest (1981) co-stars, David Selby, Ana Alicia and Lorenzo Lamas were all being idolized by her, during childhood.
71The youngest of three children.
72Began singing and dancing at an early age.
73The 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.
74Before she was a successful actress, she had lots of jobs, especially that of a radio singer.
75She had been battling health problems for years, so producers thought they rewrote the scripts in such a way that her character didn't do most of the walking on the Falcon Crest (1981) set.
76Her best friend Esther Williams is the stepmother of Falcon Crest (1981), co-star, Lorenzo Lamas, whose father was Fernando Lamas, who married Williams on New Years' Eve, 1969, till his death in 1982. Ironically, Wyman, Lamas and Williams, knew each other for many years, before.
77Was a staunch Republican.
78Her parents were Gladys Hope Christian, an a doctor's stenographer and office assistant and Manning Jefferies Mayfield, a meal-company laborer.
79Remained good friends with Susan Sullivan and Lorenzo Lamas during and after Falcon Crest (1981).
80Was hospitalized with a liver ailment and diabetes after she collapsed on the set of Falcon Crest (1981)'s ninth season. [20 February 1989].
81Was a spokesperson for the National Arthritis Foundation from the mid-1970s.
82On an episode of Falcon Crest (1981), Wyman's movie The Blue Veil (1951), showed flashback scenes when her character reminisces about being told in the hospital that her newborn son had died.
83Was a very good friend of Aaron Spelling. She appeared on both of his shows: Charlie's Angels (1976) and The Love Boat (1977).
84Met Lorenzo Lamas's father, Fernando Lamas, on an episode of Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955), when at the time of filming, Lorenzo was a 3 month old infant. By the time Lorenzo Lamas was 21, he persistently auditioned for a co-starring role in the long-running TV series, Falcon Crest (1981), opposite Wyman, as her grandson. His persistence paid off, and he won the role.
85Was not the first choice for Angela Channing on Falcon Crest (1981). It was after her best friend Barbara Stanwyck turned down this part, that producers Earl Hamner Jr. and Michael Filerman immediately cast her in the role.
86Lived in a retirement home in Palm Springs, California, before she resided at the Rancho Mirage Country Club, where she died.
87Wyman had appeared in almost every episode of Falcon Crest (1981) from 1981 to 1989, before she missed 16 episodes in the final season. Against her doctor's advice, she came back for the series' final three shows, for a total of 208 of the 227 episodes of the series.
88In 1991, she received the Golda Meir Award from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
89Her father, Manning Jefferies Mayfield, died when she was only 5.
90Her Falcon Crest (1981) co-star, Susan Sullivan, won the 1998 Jane Wyman Award at the Arthritis Foundation.
91Her Falcon Crest (1981) co-stars, Susan Sullivan and Lorenzo Lamas, both went to visit her in the hospital, while the ninth and final season was filming.
92Began her career as a contract player for Warner Bros. in 1936.
93Was the recipient of the Charles B. Harding Award in 1977, which was the highest national award given by The Arthritis Foundation.
94She had 10 hobbies: landscape painting, golfing, dancing, collecting CDs, listening to music, playing piano, singing, philanthropy, reading and politics.
95She dropped out of Lafayette High School, during her freshman year, and took on odd jobs such as a waitress and manicurist.
96She attended Lafayette High School in St. Joseph, Missouri.
97Was a close friend of USC School of Cinematic Arts professor Drew Casper.
98In Italy, most of her films were dubbed by either Lidia Simoneschi or Dhia Cristiani. She was occasionally dubbed by Rosetta Calavetta, Renata Marini, Rina Morelli or Giovanna Scotto.
99She would never talk about Ronald Reagan in an interview, but voted for him three times and attended his funeral.
100Replaced Gracie Allen for an evening of "The Burns and Allen Radio Show" when Gracie had a migraine. It turned out to be the only time Gracie missed their show in all the years Burns and Allen performed together.
101Was very good friends with: Julie London, John Forsythe, Barbara Stanwyck, Virginia Mayo, Rod Taylor, Dennis Morgan, Alexis Smith, Chao Li Chi, Bob Curtis, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Robert Conrad, Ernest Borgnine, Danny Thomas, Buddy Ebsen, Cary Grant, Robert Mitchum, Cesar Romero, Doris Day, Fernando Lamas, Arlene Dahl, Betty Grable, Carol Channing, Anne Jeffreys, Esther Williams, Ann Doran, Ray Milland, Loretta Young, Tony Curtis, Betty Hutton, Mickey Rooney, Aaron Spelling, Earl Hamner Jr., Larry Hagman, Barbara Bel Geddes, Howard Keel, Eddie Albert, Gavin MacLeod, Ann Sheridan, Eve Arden, Karl Malden, Abby Dalton, Ruta Lee, Claire Trevor, Fred MacMurray, William Demarest, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Broderick Crawford, Rock Hudson, Leslie Nielsen, Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Lauren Bacall, Yvonne De Carlo and Agnes Moorehead.
102Before she was a successful actress, she was a chorus girl.
103Appeared in every episode of Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955) and was nominated for an Emmy twice.
104Daughter, Maureen Reagan, was admitted to the John Wayne Cancer Institute for malignant melanoma. [11 December 2000]
105Would never talk about Ronald Reagan in an interview.
106Has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
107Was always good friends with Loretta Young.
108Was a diabetic.
109Had taken a break on the ninth and final season of Falcon Crest (1981), during the third episode, due to the health problems she was suffering, but came back for the last three episodes of the series.
110Before she was a successful actress, she was once a switchboard operator.
111Holds the record for the longest screen kiss, with Regis Toomey in You're in the Army Now (1941), at 3 minutes and 5 seconds.
112Daughter, with third husband - actor/former president Ronald Reagan - Maureen Reagan dies of malignant melanoma (skin cancer) at her Sacramento-area home. [August 2001]
113Mother of Maureen Reagan and Michael Reagan.
114Apparently broke up with Ronald Reagan over her love for Lew Ayres, but that relationship failed in the long run.
115Several 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.
116Her 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
117Adopted mother of nationally syndicated radio talk show host Michael Reagan.
118Her Best Actress Oscar for Johnny Belinda (1948) makes her the only wife of a future U.S. President (Ronald Reagan) ever to win such an award.


Make Your Own Bed1944Susan Courtney
Princess O'Rourke1943Jean Campbell
Footlight Serenade1942Flo La Verne
My Favorite Spy1942Connie
Larceny, Inc.1942Denny Costello
You're in the Army Now1941Bliss Dobson
The Body Disappears1941Joan Shotesbury
Bad Men of Missouri1941Mary Hathaway
Honeymoon for Three1941Elizabeth Clochessy
Tugboat Annie Sails Again1940Peggy Armstrong
My Love Came Back1940Joy O'Keefe
Gambling on the High Seas1940Laurie Ogden
Flight Angels1940Nan Hudson
An Angel from Texas1940Marge Allen
Alice in Movieland1940ShortCarlo's Guest (uncredited)
Brother Rat and a Baby1940Claire Terry
Private Detective1939Myrna Winslow
Kid Nightingale1939Judy Craig
Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite1939Torchy Blane
The Kid from Kokomo1939Marian Bronson
Tail Spin1939Alabama
Brother Rat1938Claire Adams
The Crowd Roars1938Vivian
Wide Open Faces1938Betty Martin
Fools for Scandal1938Party Guest (uncredited)
He Couldn't Say No1938Violet Coney
The Spy Ring1938Elaine Burdette
Over the Goal1937Co-ed (uncredited)
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air1937Marjorie Day
Public Wedding1937Florence 'Flip' Lane
The Singing Marine1937Joan
Little Pioneer1937ShortKatie Snee
Slim1937Stumpy's Girl
The King and the Chorus Girl1937Babette Latour
Ready, Willing and Able1937Dot
Smart Blonde1937Dixie - Hatcheck Girl
Gold Diggers of 19371936Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Polo Joe1936Girl at Polo Field (uncredited)
The Sunday Round-Up1936ShortButte Soule
Here Comes Carter1936Nurse (uncredited)
Cain and Mabel1936Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Stage Struck1936Bessie Funfnick (uncredited)
My Man Godfrey1936Socialite (uncredited)
Bengal Tiger1936Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Anything Goes1936Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Freshman Love1936Co-Ed (uncredited)
King of Burlesque1936Dancer (uncredited)
Broadway Hostess1935Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Stolen Harmony1935Chorine (uncredited)
George White's 1935 Scandals1935Chorine (uncredited)
All the King's Horses1935Chorine on Train (uncredited)
Rumba1935Chorus Girl (uncredited)
College Rhythm1934Chorine (uncredited)
Harold Teen1934Graduate (uncredited)
Gold Diggers of 19331933Gold Digger (uncredited)
Elmer, the Great1933Game Spectator (uncredited)
The Kid from Spain1932Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1993TV SeriesElizabeth Quinn
Falcon Crest1981-1990TV SeriesAngela Channing
Charlie's Angels1980TV SeriesEleanor Willard
The Love Boat1980TV SeriesSister Patricia
The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel1979TV MovieGranny Arrowroot (as Miss Jane Wyman)
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1974TV SeriesSophia Ryder
Amanda Fallon1973TV MovieDr. Amanda Fallon
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1972-1973TV SeriesDr. Amanda Fallon
The Sixth Sense1972TV SeriesRuth Ames
The Failing of Raymond1971TV MovieMary Bloomquist
My Three Sons1970TV SeriesSylvia Cannon
How to Commit Marriage1969Elaine Benson
The Red Skelton Hour1968TV SeriesClara Appleby
Insight1962-1967TV SeriesAuschwitz Victim / Marie
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1966TV SeriesAddie Joslin
Wagon Train1958-1962TV SeriesHannah Barber / Dr. Carol Ames Willoughby
Bon Voyage!1962Katie Willard
The Investigators1961TV SeriesElaine
Checkmate1960TV SeriesJoan Talmadge
Pollyanna1960Aunt Polly
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1960TV SeriesDr. Kate
Holiday for Lovers1959Mrs. Mary Dean
Lux Playhouse1959TV SeriesSelena Shelby
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1955-1958TV SeriesCleary Penryn / Cleary Pendrun / Carol / ...
Miracle in the Rain1956Ruth Wood
Lucy Gallant1955Lucy Gallant
All That Heaven Allows1955Cary Scott
General Electric Theater1955TV SeriesDr. Amelia Morrow
Summer Playhouse1954TV SeriesHost (1957)
Magnificent Obsession1954Helen Phillips
So Big1953Selina DeJong
Let's Do It Again1953Constance Stuart
Three Lives1953ShortCommentator
Just for You1952Carolina Hill
The Story of Will Rogers1952Betty Rogers
Starlift1951Jane Wyman
The Blue Veil1951Louise Mason
Here Comes the Groom1951Emmadel Jones
Three Guys Named Mike1951Marcy Lewis
The Glass Menagerie1950Laura Wingfield
Stage Fright1950Eve Gill
The Lady Takes a Sailor1949Jennifer Smith
It's a Great Feeling1949Jane Wyman (uncredited)
A Kiss in the Dark1949Polly Haines
Johnny Belinda1948Belinda McDonald
Magic Town1947Mary Peterman
Cheyenne1947Ann Kincaid
The Yearling1946Orry Baxter
Night and Day1946Gracie Harris
One More Tomorrow1946Frankie Connors
The Lost Weekend1945Helen St. James
Hollywood Canteen1944Jane Wyman
Crime by Night1944Robbie Vance
The Doughgirls1944Vivian Marsden Halstead


Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentary performer: "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"
How to Commit Marriage1969performer: "Dream"
Startime1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1957-1958TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1958TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miracle in the Rain1956performer: "I'll Always Believe in You"
Let's Do It Again1953performer: "The Call of the Wild", "It Was Great While It Lasted", "I'm Takin' a Slow Burn", "These Are the Things I Remember"
Just for You1952performer: "Checkin' My Heart", "He's Just Crazy for Me", "The Maiden of Guadalupe", "Zing a Little Zong"
Starlift1951performer: "I May Be Wrong, But I Think You're Wonderful" - uncredited
Here Comes the Groom1951performer: "IN THE COOL, COOL, COOL OF THE EVENING"
Magic Town1947performer: "MY BOOK OF MEMORY"
Night and Day1946performer: "I'm in Love Again" 1924, "Let's Do It" 1928, "You Do Something to Me" 1929 - uncredited
Movieland Magic1946Short performer: "The Soubrette on the Police Gazette" - uncredited
Hollywood Canteen1944performer: "What Are You Doin' the Rest of Your Life" 1944
The Doughgirls1944performer: "Jeepers Creepers" - uncredited
You're in the Army Now1941performer: "I'm Glad My Number Was Called" 1941 - uncredited
Kid Nightingale1939performer: "Hark, Hark, the Meadowlark" 1939 - uncredited
Public Wedding1937performer: " I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land" 1860 - uncredited
Little Pioneer1937Short performer: "My Little One" - uncredited
The Sunday Round-Up1936Short performer: "The Soubrette on the Police Gazette" - uncredited


Falcon Crest1990TV Series monologue writer - 1 episode


Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1957TV Series producer - 1 episode


The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialMemorial Tribute
Hitchcock and 'Stage Fright'2004Video documentary shortHerself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHerself
Inside the Dream Factory1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick1995DocumentaryHerself
The 1993 Annual American Friends Hebrew University Scopus Awards Honors: A Salute to Aaron Spelling1993TV SpecialHerself
5th Annual Soap Opera Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
4th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
Hour Magazine1987TV SeriesHerself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHerself
This Is Your Life1987TV SpecialHerself
The 2nd TV Academy Hall of Fame1985TV MovieHerself
March of Dimes Telethon1985TV MovieHerself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Drama Special
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny1982TV MovieHerself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards1982TV Special documentaryHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock1979TV Movie documentaryHerself
Dinah!1978TV SeriesHerself
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1971TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Merv Griffin Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The Jim Nabors Hour1969-1970TV SeriesHerself
Insight1970TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Hope Show1961-1969TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The 41st Annual Academy Awards1969TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1967TV SeriesHerself
The Match Game1964TV SeriesHerself - Team Captain
You Don't Say1964TV SeriesHerself
The Bell Telephone Hour1964TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
The Andy Williams Show1963TV SeriesHerself
The Christophers1963TV SeriesHerself
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards1963TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Henrietta Award World Film Favorite - Male
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHerself
The Annual National Sports Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The National Sports Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
I've Got a Secret1960TV SeriesHerself - Guest
What's My Line?1960TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
Academy Award Songs1960TV MovieHerself - Host
Startime1960TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound
America Pauses for Springtime1959TV MovieHerself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1958TV SeriesHerself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1957-1958TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Singer
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1955-1958TV SeriesHerself - Hostess / Herself - -Hostess
The Lux Show1957TV SeriesHerself
The Rosemary Clooney Show1957TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Mothers and Fathers1955Documentary shortHerself
The 27th Annual Academy Awards1955TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Co-Presenter: Costume Design Awards
The 25th Annual Academy Awards1953TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Short Subject Awards
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Awards1951Documentary shortHerself
The Screen Director1951ShortHerself (uncredited)
Ship's Reporter1948TV SeriesHerself
Shoot Yourself Some Golf1942ShortHerself
Breakdowns of 19421942ShortHerself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 9: Sports in Hollywood1940Documentary shortHerself, Tennis Fan
Breakdowns of 19371937ShortHerself

Archive Footage

Shooting the Hollywood Stars2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger2010DocumentaryHelen Phillips (uncredited)
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2008TV Movie documentaryHerself - Memorial Tribute
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
Quand la peur dévore l'âme2007ShortCary Scott
Las 50 imágenes de nuestra vida2006TV MovieAngela Channing
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesAngela Channing
50 y más2005TV MovieAngela Channing
How William Shatner Changed the World2005TV Movie documentaryAmanda
The Making of 'Far from Heaven'2002TV Short documentaryCary Scott in "All That Heaven Allows" (uncredited)
Biography1998TV Series documentaryLaura Wingfield
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryactress 'All That Heaven Allows' (uncredited)
Rock Hudson's Home Movies1992DocumentaryHelen Phillips
Sex Violence & Values: Changing Images1986TV MovieMother (uncredited)
Presidential Blooper Reel1981Video shortHerself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1963-1970TV SeriesKatie Willard / Aunt Polly Harrington
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1960TV SeriesAunt Polly - Scene from 'Pollyanna'
MGM Parade1956TV Series
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesLucy Gallant
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story1951Documentary
Movieland Magic1946Short
Breakdowns of 19411941ShortHerself (uncredited)

Won Awards

1990TV PrizeAftonbladet TV Prize, SwedenBest Foreign TV Personality - Female (Bästa utländska kvinna)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaFalcon Crest (1981)
1984TV PrizeAftonbladet TV Prize, SwedenBest Foreign TV Personality - Female (Bästa utländska kvinna)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6607 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 1620 Vine Street.
1952Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress - DramaThe Blue Veil (1951)
1951Henrietta AwardGolden Globes, USAWorld Film Favorite - Female
1950Most Popular Female StarPhotoplay AwardsJohnny Belinda (1948)
1949OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleJohnny Belinda (1948)
1949Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest ActressJohnny Belinda (1948)

Nominated Awards

1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Leading Role: Prime TimeFalcon Crest (1981)
1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villainess: Prime TimeFalcon Crest (1981)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Prime Time SerialFalcon Crest (1981)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villainess on a Prime Time SerialFalcon Crest (1981)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress/Actor in a Comic Relief Role on a Prime Time SerialFalcon Crest (1981)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaFalcon Crest (1981)
1959Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Actress in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic SeriesJane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955)
1957Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Continuing Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic SeriesJane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955)
1955OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleMagnificent Obsession (1954)
1952OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleThe Blue Veil (1951)
1947OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleThe Yearling (1946)

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  1. You are omitting several facts about Jane Wyman’s career that might better explain her “net worth.” Besides her Oscar nomination for “The Yearling” in 1946 and her win for “Johnny Belinda” in 1948, she was nominated again in 1951 for “The Blue Veil” (which she personally favored as her best role/movie) but lost to Vivien Leigh in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Ironically she BEAT Leigh for that year’s Best Actress Golden Globe award, and won another Academy Award nomination for 1954’s “Magnificent Obsession.” Many fans and film critics considered it a sad oversight that she was not even nominated for her outstanding performance in 1953’s “So Big.”
    Jane Wyman became the highest paid dramatic actress on television during the decade of the 80’s, making over $3 million per year as the indomitable Angela Channing in “Falcon Crest” (which also earned her an Emmy as TV’s Best Actress.) Her income during the 1980’s was much higher than that earned by her former husband, Ronald Reagan, as President of the United States.
    It should also be noted that Wyman’s conversion to Catholicism after her fifth divorce (from musical director Fred Karger) and her subsequent generosity and devotion to the church, may have affected her ultimate net worth. The terms of her will have not been made public.

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