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A venerated actress perhaps best known as the ex-wife of former President Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman was born Jan. 4, 1914, in St. Joseph, Mo. After flirting with Oscar gold thanks to a nomination for The Yearling (1946), she took home the coveted statuette -- and a Golden Globe Award -- for her 24-carat portrayal of a deaf-mute in Johnny Belinda (1948).

Later, Wyman earned an Academy Award nod and a Golden Globe win for The Blue Veil (1951); a special Golden Globe trophy as "World Film Favorite" in 1951; and an Oscar nomination for Magnificent Obsession (1954). Her other noteworthy films include The Lost Weekend (1945) and Pollyanna (1960).

Wyman also enjoyed success on the small screen, scoring two Emmy nods for her work on "Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre," plus a Golden Globe win for her turn as a domineering matriarch on "Falcon Crest" (1981-1990). She died Sept. 10, 2007.

Jane Wyman in Stage Fright

Stage Fright

1950 NR

Alfred Hitchcock takes Selwyn Jepson's novel, preserves all the thrills from the page and adds a dash of his own. Eve Gil (Jane Wyman), a drama student studying in London, learns that a friend, John Cooper (Richard Todd), has been implicated in the death of the husband of his lover, actress Charlotte Inwood (Marlene Dietrich). John has a plan to prove himself innocent, but needs Eve's help, not to mention her talent. Can they pull it off?

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