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Jane Greer

Jane Greer

Highest Rated: 100% You're in the Navy Now (1951)

Lowest Rated: 33% Just Between Friends (1986)

Birthday: Sep 9, 1924

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

One day in 1940 a pretty 15-year-old girl who had worked as a child model was asked by her party date why she was pulling such a funny face. Checking in the mirror, she was appalled to find that the muscles on the left side of her face had gone totally slack and were paralyzed that way. Diagnosed with Bell's palsy, a rare neurological disorder from which people at the time generally did not recover, the aspiring actress had for a time to close her left eye with her hand when she went to sleep and had to push the left corner of her mouth up into a frozen smile before she went off to school each day. The painstaking therapy she performed on her face not only peaked her ambition to act but also dispelled the disfigurement almost entirely, though one wonders if it may have contributed to the patented look important in making Jane Greer one of the most intriguing performers of her day--a calm, quizzical gaze and an enigmatic expression that led RKO to promote her as "the woman with the Mona Lisa smile."

Highest rated movies

100% You're in the Navy Now
93% Out of the Past
80% Man of a Thousand Faces
80% Sinbad the Sailor
71% The Big Steal
64% Against All Odds
54% Immediate Family
33% Just Between Friends

Photos

OUT OF THE PAST, Jane Greer, 1947 outofthepast1947-fsct011(outofthepast1947-fsct011.jpg) THE BIG STEAL, Jane Greer, Robert Mitchum, 1949 YOU'RE IN THE NAVY NOW, Jane Greer, 1951, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved STATION WEST, Jane Greer, 1948 RUN FOR THE SUN, Jane Greer, Richard Widmark, 1956 MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES, Jane Greer, 1957 RUN FOR THE SUN, from left, Richard Widmark, Jane Greer, 1956 RUN FOR THE SUN, from left, Jane Greer, Richard Widmark, 1956 RUN FOR THE SUN, from left, Trevor Howard, Jane Greer, Richard Widmark, 1956 RUN FOR THE SUN, Richard Widmark, Jane Greer, 1956 RUN FOR THE SUN, Jane Greer, Trevor Howard, 1956 SINBAD THE SAILOR, from left, Jane Greer, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1947 THE PRISONER OF ZENDA, Robert Douglas, Jane Greer, James Mason, 1952 OUT OF THE PAST, from left: Jane Greer, Robert Mitchum, 1947 outofthepast1947-fsct006(outofthepast1947-fsct006.jpg) OUT OF THE PAST, from left: Jane Greer, Robert Mitchum, 1947 outofthepast1947-fsct004(outofthepast1947-fsct004.jpg) OUT OF THE PAST, Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, 1947 OUT OF THE PAST, from left: Kirk Douglas, Jane Greer, 1947 outofthepast1947-fsct002(outofthepast1947-fsct002.jpg) OUT OF THE PAST, Jane Greer, 1947 outofthepast1947-fsct001(outofthepast1947-fsct001.jpg) THE BIG STEAL, from left: Jane Greer, Robert Mitchum, 1949, thebigsteal1949-fsct005(thebigsteal1949-fsct005.jpg) MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES, Jane Greer, James Cagney, 1957

Filmography

Movies

Credit
54% 55% Immediate Family Michael's Mother (Character) $5.4M 1989
33% 52% Just Between Friends Ruth Chapwick (Character) $5.9M 1986
64% 46% Against All Odds Mrs. Wyler (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 71% The Shadow Riders Ma Traven (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 46% Billie Agnes Carol (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 32% Where Love Has Gone Marian Spicer (Character) - 1964
80% 78% Man of a Thousand Faces Hazel Bennet Chaney (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 23% Run for the Sun Katherine `'Katie'` Connors (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Search Julie Heldon (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% The Clown Paula Henderson (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Among the Sheltering Palms Diana Forrester (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 63% The Prisoner of Zenda Antoinette de Mauban (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet You for Me Katie McDermad (Character) - 1952
100% 35% You're in the Navy Now Ellie C. Harkness (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 36% The Company She Keeps Diane Stuart/Mildred Lynch (Character) - 1951
71% 64% The Big Steal Joan Graham (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 44% Station West Charlie (Character) - 1948
93% 92% Out of the Past Kathie (Character) - 1947
80% 58% Sinbad the Sailor Pirouze (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 77% They Won't Believe Me Janice Bell (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 40% The Bamboo Blonde Eileen Sawyer (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunset Pass Helen "Lolita" Baxter (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 17% The Falcon's Alibi Lola Carpenter (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 41% Two O'Clock Courage Helen Carter (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 38% Dick Tracy Judith Owens (Character) - 1945

TV

Credit
78% 92% Twin Peaks Vivian Smythe Niles (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Bonnie Phelps (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 80% Columbo Sylvia Danziger (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre Unknown (Character) 1957-1958 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Mrs. Cannon-Hughes (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957