Jane Wyman Biography
Sarah Jane Mayfield was born, in St Joseph on January 5, 1917. She later died on 10th September 2007. First, She was an American singer, dancer, actress, and philanthropist. Her career traversed seven decades.
She was the first wife of actor Ronald Reagan. Additionally, he became the 40th President of the United States.
Jane Wyman Early Life
She was born Sarah Jane Mayfield on 5th January 1917, in St Joseph, Missouri. Her parents were Gladys Hope and
Manning Jeffries Mayfield. First, her father was a meal-company laborer. Additionally, her mother a doctor’s stenographer and office assistant. First, Wyman was the only child and had no biological siblings.
Consequently, some mistaken bios say she was the youngest of three siblings. This may be in addition to her foster parents’ children. Her parents got married in March 1916 in Jackson County, Missouri. Later in 1921 October, her mother filed for a divorce. Her father died at age 27 the next year. Her mum moved to Cleveland.
Jane Wayman Foster Parents
Wyman was then rared by her foster parents Emma and Richard Fulks(chief of detective, St.Joseph). At age 11, they moved to southern California with her foster mother. Two years later In 1930, the two moved back to Missouri. Jane attended Lafayette High School in St Joseph. Additionally, beginning her radio singing career. Naming herself “Jane Durrell”. Additionally adding years to her birthdate, as she would have been under-aged to work. Jane’s Family
Jane Wyman Family
Wyman has been legally married three times but had four husbands.
First, on April 8, 1933, in Los Angeles, California. Jane married Ernest Wyman a California based businessman. They divorced two years later.
Secondly, Wyman married Myron Martin Futterman New Orleans on June 29th, 1937. He was a dress manufacturer. Wyman wanted children but Futterman did not. In fact, they divorced on December 5, 1938. Only after three months of marriage.
On January 26, 1940, in the Wee Kirk o’ the Heather Church, Glendale, California. She married her husband Ronald Reagan. Additionally, they had three children. Maureen Elizabeth Reagan, Michael Edward Reagan and Christine Reagan who died on the same day she was born. They had one adopted son Michael Edward Reagan. They divorced in 1949. The divorce was due to political differences. Ronald then became the 40th president of the USA. Additionally, despite their differences, she voted for him during the presidential elections in 1980 and 1984. Importantly, she was his first wife.
Lastly, on November 1, 1952, at El Montecito Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara. She married a German-American Hollywood music director and composer, Frederick Karger.
on December 7, 1954; they were granted an interlocutory divorce decree. On March 11th, 1961 they remarried again. Furthermore, on March 9, 1965, Wyman got divorced again.
Karger saying that she walked out on him. Lastly, in 1953, she converted to Catholicism and became a member of the Good Shepherd Parish and the Catholic Motion Picture Guild in Beverly Hills, California. Wyman never remarried.
Jane Wyman Tv shows
Jane was featured on many Tv shows. The tv shows are:
Jane Wyman Presents.
Lux Video Theatre.
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse.
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre.
The Red Skelton Hour.
My Three Sons.
The Sixth Sense.
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors.
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law.
The Love Boat.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Jane Wyman Movie
Movies she’s acted include:
The Kid from Spain.
Elmer, the Great.
Gold Diggers of 1933.
All the King’s Horses.
George White’s 1935 Scandals.
King of Burlesque.
Holiday for Lovers.
How to Commit Marriage.
The Failing of Raymond.
The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laure.
Jane Wyman Radio shows
In addition, she hosted radio shows like: first, Gracie’s Christmas Party
The Lost Weekend.
A Letter from Laura.
The Blue Veil.
Jane Wyman Awards
Importantly, she won a number of awards during her career. First, three Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1948,1951 and 1984. Second, the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Jane Wyman Death
Last, on September 10th, Wyman died at her Racho Mirage house. moreover, she died of natural causes in her sleep. She was 90years.In addition, as a roman catholic member. She was buried at Forest Lawn Mortuary and Memorial Park, Cathedral City in California