[32] She filed for divorce in 1948; the divorce was final in 1949 and Wyman leased a home in Palm Springs, California. Wyman married fellow actor and future U.S. President Reagan in 1940 but divorced him in 1948. Johnny Belinda was also life-changing in another way for Jane Wyman. In 1940, Reagan married actress Jane Wyman (1917-2007), with whom he had daughter Maureen (1941-2001) and an adopted son, Michael (1945-). Wyman didn’t talk publicly about her ex-husband, saying in 1968, “It’s not because I’m bitter or because I don’t agree with him politically. They had two children together. The couple would divorce after two years. "[6], In 1928, aged 11, she moved to southern California with her foster mother. "Something happened in the sixties," she later said. Powered by. She supported in "A"s such as My Love Came Back (1940), starring Olivia de Havilland and Jeffrey Lynn. Plaudits Handed to Jane Wyman: Change in Screen Personality Stamps Her as Dramatic Star Jane Wyman Lauded for Drama Roles Her Screen Personality Changes in 'Yearling' and 'Lost Week-end' Schallert, Edwin. Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman at their wedding in 1940. She was buried in the Dominican habit. Wyman later said "I was raised with such strict discipline that it was years before I could reason myself out of the bitterness I brought from my childhood. In its first season, Falcon Crest was a ratings hit, behind other 1980s prime-time soap operas, such as Dallas and Knots Landing, but initially ahead of rival Dynasty. ... Jane Wyman's former husband was President Ronald Reagan Jane Wyman's former husband was Fred Karger Jane Wyman's former husband was Myron Futterman. Jane Wyman died of natural causes on September 10, 2007, according to her obituary. Jane Wyman (WY-MEN; born Sarah Jane Mayfield; January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and philanthropist. She was named Sarah Jane Fulks while living with her foster family in St. Joseph, Missouri, as reported by Wide Open Country. Jane Wyman, an Academy Award winner for her performance as the deaf rape victim in "Johnny Belinda," star of the long-running TV series "Falcon Crest" and Ronald Reagan… [30] She and Reagan had three children; Maureen Elizabeth Reagan, their adopted son Michael Edward Reagan, and Christine Reagan. (Hulton Archive/Getty). “I have lost a loving mother, my children Cameron and Ashley have lost a loving grandmother, my wife Colleen has lost a loving friend she called Mom and Hollywood has lost the classiest lady to ever grace the silver screen,” her, son Michael Reagan, said in a statement at the time. Wyatt died Friday in Jane Wyman (WY-MEN; born Sarah Jane Mayfield; January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007)[1] was an American actress, singer, dancer, and philanthropist. ': Jane Wyman Her difficult years growing up did not stop her from becoming a successful actress during the golden age of Hollywood. Ronald Reagan married actress Jane Wyman who was born Sarah Jane Mayfield, January 26, 1940 in Glendale near Los Angeles, California. Ronald Reagan's first wife Jane Wyman attempted suicide in a desperate bid to get the reluctant movie star to propose to her, a new book claims. Jane Wyman, Actress: Falcon Crest. Answer to: When were Ronald and Nancy Reagan married? [38] Wyman's son, Michael Reagan, released a statement saying: I have lost a loving mother, my children Cameron and Ashley have lost a loving grandmother, my wife Colleen has lost a loving friend she called Mom and Hollywood has lost the classiest lady to ever grace the silver screen. Her father was a meal company laborer and her mother was a doctor's stenographer and office assistant. She did Miracle in the Rain (1956) with Van Johnson. Also starring on the show was an already established character actress, Susan Sullivan, as Angela's niece-in-law, Maggie Gioberti, and the relatively unknown actor Lorenzo Lamas as Angela's irresponsible grandson, Lance Cumson. [citation needed], Wyman married salesman Ernest Eugene Wyman in Los Angeles, California, on April 8, 1933. The couple wed in Los Angeles at the Little Brown Church in the Valley. Ronald Reagan was an American politician and actor. However, she would retain use of his surname for the remainder of her career. Jane Wyman married fellow actor Ronald Reagan in 1940, according to her obituary. She returned to films with How to Commit Marriage (1969). She was named Sarah Jane Fulks while living with her foster family in St. Joseph, Missouri, as reported by Wide Open Country. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. And Wyman got no more than a paragraph in his autobiography:“The same year I made the Knute Rockne movie, I married Jane Wyman, another contract player at Warners. I think I'll do it again. They remarried on March 11, 1961, and Karger divorced her again on March 9, 1965. He is married and has two children. [1], After dropping out of Lafayette in 1932 at age 15, she returned to Hollywood, taking on odd jobs as a manicurist and a switchboard operator.[11]. Jane Wyman: 'I Always Did Four-Handkerchief Roles. After his death, her mother moved to Cleveland, Ohio, leaving her to be reared by foster parents, Emma (née Reiss)[2][3] and Richard D. Fulks, the chief of detectives in Saint Joseph. U.S. Census, April 15, 1910, State of Missouri, County of Buchanan, enumeration district 54, p. 5-A, family 99. [25], She guest starred on Charlie's Angels and The Love Boat. Wyman focused on painting. Nancy Reagan’s Death: Presidential Candidates’ Reactions, Ronald Reagan stands behind his wife, actor Jane Wyman, who sits down to dinner, circa 1940s. Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman at their wedding in 1940. Nancy Reagan’s Children: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Former US first lady Nancy Reagan (2nd L) talks with Jane Wyman after the funeral of Maureen Reagan at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament August 18, 2001, in Sacramento, California. 39. The second wife was Nancy. Bob Thomas The Associated Press. Jane Wyman (WY-MEN; born Sarah Jane Mayfield; January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and philanthropist. [33] In 1981, Ronald Reagan became the first divorcé to assume the nation's highest office. Hollywood, Postwar America, and 'Johnny Belinda. The most likely reason for the 1914 year of birth is that she added to her age in order to gain employment doing odd jobs and working as an actress, even though she was still a minor. [citation needed] However, she wanted to continue working, and she completed the rest of the 1988–1989 season while her health continued to deteriorate. Losing a US Senate race; Writing an expose novel about Ronald and Nancy Reagan; Becoming involved in a murder trial; Posing nude for Playboy Magazine "You just can't miss on a thing like this," she added. "[22], In the spring of 1981, Wyman's career enjoyed a resurgence when she was cast as the scheming Californian vintner and matriarch Angela Channing in The Vintage Years, which was retooled as the primetime soap opera Falcon Crest. She played Laura in The Glass Menagerie (1950), and went to MGM for Three Guys Named Mike (1951), a popular comedy. (1962).[23]. (Hulton Archive/Getty). There was no work for the snub-nosed teenager, and she returned to St. Joseph,” the obituary reads. Cesar Romero appeared from 1985 to 1987 on Falcon Crest as the romantic interest of Angela Channing. He married a bigger star than he, Jane Wyman; then, after she left … Perhaps this request was in her will. Wyman remained a supporting actor in One More Tomorrow (1946), and Night and Day (1946). After 1956, her screen work was infrequent. that was Jane Wyman. Her mother left her in a foster home when she was little. Jane Wyman , who has died aged 93, was an actor and Oscar winner ... Oscar-winning actor once married to Ronald Reagan. [citation needed], She was offered roles of "murderers, old ladies that were senile – they were awful. They were married … Jane Wyman's Oscar acceptance speech, 1948. Ronald Reagan and Wyman, who were married from 1942 to 1948, had another child in addition to Maureen: an adopted son, Michael, now a radio talk show host in San Diego. In 1966 Reginald Denham announced Wyman would appear in a play Wonderful Us based on the Parker–Hulme murder case but it was not produced.[24]. Jane Wyatt, 96, a onetime socialite who specialized in playing well-bred ingenues on stage and film and is best known as the understanding mother in the television sitcom "Father Knows Best," died Oct. 20 at her home in Bel Air, Calif. Her breakthrough role was playing a deaf-mute rape victim in Johnny Belinda (1948). The second wife was Nancy. Wyman was borrowed by Fox for a support part in Tail Spin (1939), then did The Kid from Kokomo (1939) with Pat O'Brien and Morris. The couple wed in Los Angeles at the Little Brown Church in the Valley. Johnny Belinda was also life-changing in another way for Jane Wyman. Jane Wyman won the Academy Award for Best Actess in 1948 for her role in Johnny Belinda as Belinda McDonald, according to her biography. She starred in a pilot for a TV series Amanda Fallon but it was not picked up. Wyman recorded her name as 'Jane Fulks' on the wedding certificate. Miss Wyman's longtime agent, Robert Raison, says that the … Columbia cast her in a musical, Let's Do It Again (1953) with Ray Milland, then at Warners she was in So Big (1953), a melodrama. She was an actress, singer and dancer best known for her Academy Award winning performance in Johnny Belinda and from her time on the soap opera Falcon Crest. She then starred in Torchy Palys With Dynamite in 1941 and You’re in the Army Now in 1941, in which she had the longest on-screen kiss in movie history: 3 minutes and 5 seconds, according to Cinema Spot. The estate where Jane Wyman and Ronald Reagan lived during their marriage has come on the market in Little Holmby for $7 million. Wyman is listed in the U.S. Census taken in April 1930 as being 18 years old, when she was actually 13. Jane Wyman and Ronald Reagan got married in the year 1940, and were then divorced in the year 1948. Ronald Reagan once boasted that he and Wyman would end their days together, but it didn't take long after the wedding vows were exchanged in 1940 for things to go awry. Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis at the premiere of the Ice Capades, January 1950. His wife refused to help a close friend (openly gay actor Rock Hudson) when he begged her for help getting treatment for his AIDS.Remember that the Reagans were Hollywood people before they went into politics. Miss Wyman will not discuss Mr. Reagan, to whom she was married from 1940 to 1948. According to her IMDB.com page, she continued to act until 1993, when she made a guest appearance on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Playing with Dynamite (1939), but it was the last in the series. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1948. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jane Wyman, the Oscar-winning actress who was Ronald Reagan's first wife and starred in the popular 1980s television drama "Falcon Crest," died on Monday at age 90, her longtime manager said. She died on September 10, 2007, age ninety, with the congregation reciting the Rosary before the funeral service. They had a daughter, Maureen, in 1941 and adopted a son, Michael, a few days after his birth in 1945. But it's bad taste to talk about former husbands and former wives, that's all. The 1920 census showed her to be the only child from the marriage, and aged three years old on January 15, 1920, and living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She achieved continuing success in the television soap opera Falcon Crest (1981–1990), in which Wyman played the lead role of villainous matriarch Angela Channing. Wyman was far bigger a star than Ronald Reagan back in the day and the couple was married from 1940-1949. [4] She took their surname unofficially, including in her school records and on her marriage certificate to first husband Ernest Wyman. Accounts of her age varied, though she was in her early 90s. Wyman broke her silence about her former husband upon his death in 2004, issuing an official statement that read, "America has lost a great president and a great, kind, and gentle man."[26]. Ron was married and his wife passed away a few years ago, but they didn’t have any children. She was also the first wife of actor Ronald Reagan (later the 40th president of the United States). Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman divorced due to Wyman's affair with a costar. Reagan had been divorced from his first wife, actress Jane Wyman, for 3 years. Ronald Reagan with his first wife Jane Wyman (right) and their two children Maureen and Michael Wyatt was married to investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward from November 9, 1935, until his death on November 8, 2000, just one day short of the couple's 65th wedding anniversary. 14 posted on 08/12/2005 5:51:16 AM PDT by dawn53 [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies] To: dawn53. "Frederick M. 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Ronald Reagan was an American politician and actor. They married in 1940 and divorced in 1948. We’ve covered this topic before, but the Reagan administration’s response to the AIDS epidemic was unforgivably neglectful. She played the title role in Torchy Blane.. Under that name she appeared in "A" and "B" pictures at Warners, including two with her future husband, Ronald Reagan: Brother Rat (1938) and its sequel, Brother Rat and a Baby (1940). No need to register, buy now! ", Episodes: "Discovery at Fourteen" and "And Other Springs I May Not See", Wyman played Gracie Allen, due to the star's illness, Lafferty, William. Therefore they were only legally married to eachother for 8 consecutive years. To the President's dismay, the Reagan kids were involved in all of the following mishaps and scandals EXCEPT. Her career spanned more than seven decades. Wyman had small parts in Polo Joe (1936), and Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) but a bigger one in Smart Blonde (1936), the first of the Torchy Blane series. She and Reagan were in Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940). She was married to Dennis Revell and adopted a daughter, Rita. Her career spanned more than seven decades. She replaced the ailing Gene Tierney in Holiday for Lovers (1959) for Fox, and next appeared in Disney's Pollyanna (1960) and Bon Voyage! According to the book, called Love Triangle: Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis, the only divorcee ever to become President was far from immune to the temptations of Hollywood. Frank Capra used her as Bing Crosby's leading lady in Here Comes the Groom (1951) at Paramount, then she had the lead in RKO's The Blue Veil (1951), a melodrama that was a big box office hit and earned her an Oscar nomination. "News of the Rialto: Jane Wyman Says 'Yes' Jane Wyman Says 'Yes'" By Lewis Funke. [7][8][9] ", Leff, Leonard J. Today’s celebration of #BacktoFutureDay has been all about Back to the Future Part II and the crazy predictions it imagined by the year 2015: hoverboards, Jaws 19, a … Here's what you need to know about her. But it’s bad taste to talk about ex-husbands and ex-wives, that’s all. Wyman began a TV series Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955–58). [citation needed], In spite of her divorce, according to her former personal assistant, Wyman still voted for her former husband in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections. After a long period of inactivity, Wyman died at age 93 in early September 2007. [16], Wyman finally gained critical notice in the film noir The Lost Weekend (1945) made by the team of Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, who had been impressed by her performance in Princess O'Rourke. Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman were married on January 26, 1940. Brown.[12]. It co starred Ronald Reagan, Priscilla Lane, Wayne Morris and Eddie Albert. "What in the World Interests Women? The family said she died in her sleep but did not give further details. That same year, she began a radio singing career, calling herself Jane Durrell and adding years to her birth date to work legally because she was under-aged. She died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, and was 90. On March 4, 1952, actor and future President Ronald Reagan marries his second wife, actress Nancy Davis. The match was unequal from the start. She also listed foster parents Emma and Richard Fulks as her parents. Wyman was 21, whilst Reagan was 27. according to her obituary by The Associated Press. The couple met in the late 1920s when both were weekend houseguests of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hyde Park, New York. "Busiest Gal in Hollywood!". [26] Following this, she retired from acting permanently. Also, I don't know a damn thing about politics. Miss Wyman will not discuss Mr. Reagan, to whom she was married from 1940 to 1948. She died on September 10, 2007, age ninety, with the congregation reciting the Rosary before the funeral service. Wyman and Reagan were married in 1940 and divorced in 1948. Ronald Reagan’s Death: When Did the Former President Die? The couple divorced in 1948. They later adopted their son, Michael. The weirdest kind of writing. In 1936 she signed a contract with Warner Bros. Pictures and that led to another name change, the more familiar one of Jane Wyman. Wyman did Larceny, Inc. (1942) with Edward G. Robinson, and My Favorite Spy (1942) with Kay Kyser. “She grew up in a cheerless home in which her mother’s time was devoted to her seriously ailing husband. This made Wyman the first former wife of an American president who was still living at the time that her former husband became president. They remained on good terms, until Reagan's death, in mid-2004. Wyman was a recluse and made only a few public appearances in her last years in part due to suffering from diabetes and arthritis. Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan's first wife, had a tough life growing up. He called her cutely "Little Miss Button Nose" and she dubbed him cruelly "America's number one goody two shoes." "[34] Wyman had a stepdaughter, Terry, from Karger's first marriage to Patti Sacks. Wyman has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures, at 6607 Hollywood Boulevard; and one for television, at 1620 Vine Street. Reagan (born in 1911) and Wyman (born in 1917) first met and fell in love on the set of "Brother Rat" in 1938 (Jane was married to another man at the time). On March 4, 1952, actor and future President Ronald Reagan marries his second wife, actress Nancy Davis. [citation needed], Following her divorce from Reagan, Wyman married German-American Hollywood music director and composer Frederick M. "Fred" Karger on November 1, 1952, at El Montecito Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara. I kept telling myself 'I didn't want to play Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. In 1988, she missed another episode due to ill health and was told by her doctors to avoid work. Her 1984 Golden Globe nomination resulted in a win for Wyman, who took home the award for Best Performance By an Actress in a TV Series. Her mother left her in a foster home when she was little. When she was only eight years old, and after her parents filed for divorce, she lost her father prematurely. Ronald Reagan was previously married to Nancy Reagan (1952 - 2004) and Jane Wyman (1940 - 1949). "Jane Wyman Will Portray Architect" Hopper, Hedda. Jane Wyman was born Sarah Jane Mayfield on January 5, 1917, in St. Joseph, Missouri (she was also known later as Sarah Jane Fulks). (Hulton Archive/Getty). [35], Wyman, who had converted to Catholicism in 1953, never remarried. "Jane Wyman, star of 'Falcon Crest,' dies". [22], The series, which ran from December 1981 to May 1990, was created by Earl Hamner, who had created The Waltons a decade earlier. During filming, Wyman and her co-star Lew Ayres were having a … He was elected to the position in 1980 and 1984 . From 1940 to 1948, she was married to Ronald Reagan; their daughter, Maureen Reagan, was a singer-actress. Wyatt died Friday in It earned her another Oscar nomination. Wasn't Jane Wyatt married to Ronald Reagan for a time? Accounts of her age varied, though she was in her early 90s. Before former President Ronald Reagan married former first lady Nancy Reagan, who died Sunday, he was married to actress Jane Wyman for eight years. In 1930, the two moved back to Missouri, where Sarah Jane attended Lafayette High School in Saint Joseph. "it seemed that the time didn't permit women to be part of it except in a sort of secondary sort of way which I resented. [citation needed]. They were married … After 1956, her screen work was infrequent. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jane Wyatt, the lovely, serene actress who for six years on ''Father Knows Best'' was one of TV's favorite moms, has died, her publicist said. She did two comedies, A Kiss in the Dark (1948) with David Niven and The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949) with Morgan, then made a thriller in England, Stage Fright (1950) for Alfred Hitchcock.[13]. By Marianne Constantinou. He was elected to the position in 1980 and 1984 . For several years, film exhibitors voted Wyman as among the most popular stars in the country: The Martin and Lewis Show Jane Wyman November 30, 1951. Hopper, Hedda. Truthfully, she had turned 16 just three months prior. In 1938, Wyman co-starred with Ronald Reagan in Brother Rat (1938), and its sequel Brother Rat and a Baby (1940). [22], When Fireside Theatre ended Wyman was no longer a film star, but she remained in demand. Wyman was in Ready, Willing and Able (1937), The King and the Chorus Girl (1937), and Slim (1937). Jane Wyman filed for divorce from Ronald Reagan in 1948. She was a three-time winner of a Golden Globe Award. I’ve always been a registered Republican. She also attended the funeral of her long-time friend Loretta Young in 2000. Sarah Jane Mayfield was born on January 5, 1917 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Gladys Hope (née Christian; June 8, 1891–December 1960) and Manning Jeffries Mayfield (January 12, 1895–January 21, 1922). Wyman was now established as a leading lady, albeit of Bs – she did Kid Nightingale (1939) with John Payne, Private Detective (1939) with Foran, Brother Rat and a Baby (1940) with Reagan, An Angel from Texas (1940) with Albert, Flight Angels (1940), and Gambling on the High Seas (1940) with Wayne Morris. They had three children. [40] She was interred at Forest Lawn Mortuary and Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.[1]. “She attended the University of Missouri, worked as a manicurist and switchboard operator, then sang on radio as Jane Durrell. [citation needed], For her role as Angela Channing, Wyman was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award five times (for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role and for Outstanding Villainess: Prime Time Serial), and was also nominated for a Golden Globe award in 1983 and 1984. Wyman and Hudson were promptly reteamed on All That Heaven Allows (1955). They had one daughter, Maureen, and adopted one son, Michael. The family said she died in her sleep but did not give further details. Our marriage produced two wonderful children, Maureen and Michael, but it didn’t work out, and in 1948 we were divorced.”, After his death in 2004, she said in a statement, “America has lost a great president and a great, kind and gentle man.”. Wyman kept her first husband's surname professionally for the remainder of her life. "[18][11], Wyman was now a top billed star. [12] She was the first person in the sound era to win an acting Oscar without speaking a line of dialogue. “She was the big deal in the ‘40s and ‘50s. Wyman continued to guest star on TV shows like Checkmate, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, The Investigators, Wagon Train, and Insight. Jane Wyman, an actress, was the first wife of Ronald Reagan before Nancy Reagan. Continuing her career for many years afterwards and pretty much mum on her former husband, she went on to star on the CBS primetime soap “Falcon Crest” from 1981-1990. Therefore they were only legally married to eachother for 8 consecutive years. Jane Wyman was born Sara Jane Mayfield in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1917, according to her obituary by The Associated Press. Wyman said she wanted to make it as it was a change from "the four handkerchief bits" she was known for. Actress Jane Wyman — a Hollywood staple for several decades and married to Ronald Reagan in the 1940s — has died. Jane Wyman married fellow actor Ronald Reagan in 1940, according to her obituary. By the time Wyman starred in Public Wedding (1937), a "B", she was already divorced from first husband Ernest Wyman. Jane Wyman (WY-MEN; born Sarah Jane Mayfield; January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and philanthropist. At Warners she was in Freshman Love (1936) and Bengal Tiger (1936) then went to Universal for My Man Godfrey (1936). So Wyman is known to history as the first wife of a … They married in 1940 and divorced in 1948. Name variations: sang on radio as Jane Durrell. After her petition was granted Dec. 5, … For the third, they decided to adopt a boy. “People forget that before I was Ronald Reagan’s son, I was Jane Wyman’s son,” Michael Reagan tells Scott Ross of The 700 Club. She may have moved her birthday back by one day to January 4 so as to share the same birthday as her daughter, Maureen. So Wyman is known to history as the first wife of a … While being under contract at Warner Bros., she first met, Ronald Reagan, on the set of Brother Rat (1938), in 1938. She was on Oscar winner and A- list actress who rose to the top with talent and determination. “She was the big deal in the ‘40s and ‘50s. It was only a supporting role – Ray Milland was the lead – but was the second biggest part. "Jane Wyman Abandons Weepy Roles" By Bob Thomas. Oscar-winner Jane Wyman, who also starred on TV’s Falcon Crest and was the first wife of Ronald Reagan, died Monday morning at her Palm Springs home, a … She returned from retirement in the early '80s to play a regular role on the TV series Falcon Crest. Jane Wyman in an undated photo. A Republican, he was the 40th President of the United States , serving from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989. U.S. Census, April 1, 1930, State of California, County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, enumeration district 328, p. 13A, family 503. Apr 11, 2012 - Jane Wyman, married to Ronald Reagan from 1940 to 1948. Until Now. Soon after she started to work with Reagan, the romantic sparks apparently began to fly off screen, and Wyman filed for divorce. Wyman had previously been married to Myron Futterman from 1937 to 1938, and then twice married Fox musical director and vocal coach Fred Karger. [36] She was a member of the Good Shepherd Parish and the Catholic Motion Picture Guild in Beverly Hills, California. Wyman had starred in 83 movies and two successful TV series, and was nominated for an Academy Award four times, winning once. Also, I don’t know a damn thing about politics.”, Reagan talked about her briefly in his autobiography, “An American Life,” saying, “That same year I made the Knute Rockne movie, I married Jane Wyman, another contract player at Warners. Wyman's birth parents were married in March 1916 in Jackson County, Missouri. Jane was born in 1917. She was the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1948 film Johnny Belinda. She was on Oscar winner and A- list actress who rose to the top with talent and determination. She did attend her daughter's funeral in 2001 after Maureen died of melanoma; Ronald Reagan was unable to attend due to his Alzheimer's disease. Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan’s First Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Her breakthrough role came in 1937 in Public Wedding. Wyman spent over six months preparing for the film which was an enormous hit and won Wyman a Best Actress Oscar. Miss Wyman's longtime agent, Robert Raison, says that the … [5], She had a support part in Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937) and the female lead in some "B" The Spy Ring (1938) (at Universal), He Couldn't Say No (1938) with Frank McHugh and Wide Open Faces (1938) with Joe E. [5], Her unsettled family life resulted in few pleasurable memories. 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