Person Details

Birthday: 1910-08-12 21:50:46

Death: 2006-10-20 21:50:46

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Campgaw, New Jersey, USA

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Movie Involvements: 38

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia Jane Wyatt (August 12, 1910 – October 20, 2006) was an American actress best known for her role as the housewife and mother on the NBC and CBS television comedy series, Father Knows Best, and as Amanda Grayson, the human mother of Spock on the science fiction television series Star Trek. Wyatt was a three-time Emmy Award-winner. Jane Waddington Wyatt was born on August 12, 1910 in Mahwah, New Jersey, but raised in Manhattan. Her father, Christopher Billopp Wyatt, Jr., was a Wall Street investment banker, and her mother, the former Euphemia Van Rensselaer Waddington, was a drama critic for the Catholic World. Both of her parents were Roman Catholic converts. She made her film debut in 1934 in One More River. In arguably her most famous role, she co-starred as Ronald Colman's character's love interest in Frank Capra's Columbia Pictures film Lost Horizon (1937). Other film appearances included Gentleman's Agreement with Gregory Peck, None but the Lonely Heart with Cary Grant, Boomerang with Dana Andrews, and Our Very Own. Her film career suffered because of her outspoken opposition to Senator Joseph McCarthy, the chief figure in the anti-Communist investigations of that era, and was temporarily derailed for having assisted in hosting a performance by the Bolshoi Ballet during the Second World War, even though it was at the request of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Wyatt returned to her roots on the New York stage for a time and appeared in such plays as Lillian Hellman's The Autumn Garden, opposite Fredric March. For many people, Wyatt is best remembered as Margaret Anderson on Father Knows Best, which aired from 1954 to 1960. She played opposite Robert Young as the devoted wife and mother of the Anderson family in the Midwestern town of Springfield. This role won Wyatt three Emmy Awards for best actress in a comedy series. After Father Knows Best, Wyatt guest starred in several other series. On June 13, 1962, she was cast in the lead in "The Heather Mahoney Story" on NBC's Wagon Train. In 1963, she portrayed Kitty McMullen in "Don't Forget to Say Goodbye" on the ABC drama, Going My Way, with Gene Kelly and Leo G. Carroll, a series about the Catholic priesthood in New York City. In 1965, Wyatt was cast as Anne White in "The Monkey's Paw – A Retelling" on CBS's The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. 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. The couple reportedly met in the late 1920s when both were weekend houseguests of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hyde Park, New York. Ward later converted to the Catholic faith of his wife. Wyatt suffered a mild stroke in the 1990s, but recovered well. She remained in relatively good health for the rest of her life Jane Wyatt died on October 20, 2006 of natural causes at her home in Bel-Air, California, aged 96. She was interred at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, next to her husband.

Most Famous Work

Star Trek
Average
8

Star Trek

(1966) Amanda
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Average
7
Gentleman's Agreement
Average
7

Gentleman's Agreement

(1947) Jane
Lost Horizon
Average
7

Lost Horizon

(1937) Sondra Bizet
Amityville: The Evil Escapes
Average
5

Amityville: The Evil Escapes

(1989) Alice Leacock
Boomerang!
Average
7

Boomerang!

(1947) Madge Harvey
House by the River
Average
7

House by the River

(1950) Marjorie Byrne
None But the Lonely Heart
Average
6

None But the Lonely Heart

(1944) Aggie Hunter

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1997 N/A
1993 Narrator (voice)
1989 Alice Leacock
1987 Herself
1986 Amanda
1982 Judge Eloise Walker
N/A
1978 Anna
Eleanor's mother
Fay Bonelli
1977 N/A
Laurette Ferot
Margaret Anderson
1976 Amy Earhart
Aunt Effie
1975 Emily Alman
1973 Aunt Polly
Mary Alden
1971 N/A
N/A
1970 Sister Frances
1969 Mother
N/A
1966 Amanda
1965 Grace Kimbrough
1964 Augusta Flanders
1961 Anne Davis
N/A
1959 N/A
N/A
1957 N/A
1954 Margaret Anderson
1953 N/A
N/A
1951 Maggie Powell
1950 Lois Frazer
Janet Pringle
Mrs. Fred (Lois) Macaulay
Marjorie Byrne
N/A
N/A
1949 Mary Morgan
Dr. Edith Cabot
Mrs. Maud Brown
1948 Miss Darlington
N/A
Sue Forbes
1947 Jane
Madge Harvey
1946 Marta Jordan
Dr. Mary Palmer
1944 Aggie Hunter
1943 Eleanor Sager
Vinnie Marr
1942 Elizabeth Ainsley
Myra Mallory
1941 Ellen 'Gretch' Craig
Joan Bradley
Laura Anders
1940 Anne Webster
1937 Sondra Bizet
1935 Sally Rodgers
1934 Estella
Dinny Cherrell
Year Character Movie/Tv

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