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Given Name

Date of Birth

Birth Place

Jane Waddington Wyatt

b. August 12, 1910

d. October 20, 2006

Campgaw, New Jersey

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JANE WYATT BIOGRAPHY

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Jane Waddington Wyatt (b. August 12, 1910, Campgaw, New Jersey - d. October 20, 2006, Bel Air, California) was an American actress.

 

Her most famous roles were as Ronald Colman's love interest in Frank Capra's Lost Horizon (1937); as Margaret Anderson, the mother in the 1950s television comedy Father Knows Best; and as Amanda Grayson, Mr. Spock's mother on Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

 

She also appeared in other celebrated films, such as 1947's best picture Oscar winner, Gentleman's Agreement (with Gregory Peck), None but the Lonely Heart (with Cary Grant), and Boomerang (with Dana Andrews). Late in her career, she played Katherine Auschlander on the 1980s medical drama St. Elsewhere.

 

Wyatt's father, Christopher Billop 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. One of her ancestors, Rufus King, had been a Presidential candidate. She had three siblings: Christopher III, Elizabeth, and Monica. She was also a distant cousin of Eleanor Roosevelt and the poet Harry Crosby, through their shared descent from Philip Livingston, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. Her mother was a Catholic convert, and her father ultimately converted as well, although Jane did not attend Catholic schools.

 

Wyatt was raised from the age of three months in New York City, attended the fashionable Chapin School and later Barnard College. After two years of college, she left to join the apprentice school of the Berkshire Playhouse at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where for six months she played a varied assortment of roles.

 

One of her first jobs on Broadway was as understudy to Rose Hobart in a production of Trade Winds - a career move that cost her her listing in the New York Social Register (she later was relisted upon her marriage). Receiving favorable notices on Broadway and celebrated for her understated beauty, Wyatt made the transition from stage to screen and was placed under contract at Universal (and co-starred in Frank Capra's Columbia film Lost Horizon on loan from Universal). Of her experience in Lost Horizon, she noted in an article in the St. Anthony Messenger newsletter, "During the war, they cut out all the pacifist parts of the film—the High Lama talking about peace in the world. All that was cut because they were trying to inspire those G.I.’s to get out there and go ‘bang! bang! bang!’ which sort of ruined the film."

 

Though one of her early suitors was John D. Rockefeller III, on November 9, 1935, Wyatt married investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward (he died on November 8, 2000, the day before what would have been their 65th wedding anniversary).

 

The couple met in the late 1920s, when both were weekend houseguests of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Hyde Park. The Wards had two surviving sons. According to Wyatt's obituary in the Washington Post, a third son died in infancy in the early 1940s.

 

In the 1950s, she co-starred with Robert Young in Father Knows Best, the classic TV show chronicling the life and times of the Anderson family in the Midwestern town of Springfield. She won the Emmy for best actress in a comedy for three years in a row for her role as Margaret Anderson.

 

Her film career suffered because of her outspoken opposition to Senator Joseph McCarthy, the chief figure in the anti-Communist hysteria of that era. As a result, she 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.

 

Wyatt died on Friday, October 20, 2006 of natural causes in her home in Bel Air, California at the age of 95.

 

She is survived by sons Christopher Ward, of Piedmont, California and Michael Ward of Los Angeles; three grandchildren Nicholas, Andrew and Laura; and five great-grandchildren.

 

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Year

1934 1934 1935 1936 1937
           

Title

One More River Great Expectations We're Only Human The Luckiest Girl in the World Lost Horizon

Role

Dinny Cherrell Estella Sally Rogers Pat Duncan Sondra Bizet

Year

1940 1941 1941 1941 1942
           

Title

Girl from God's Country Kisses for Breakfast Hurricane Smith (Double Identity) Weekend for Three Army Surgeon

Role

Anne Webster Laura Anders Joan Wyatt Ellen (Gretch) Craig Elizabeth "Beth" Ainsley

Year

1942 1943 1943 1944 1946
           

Title

The Navy Comes Through Buckskin Frontier The Kansan None But the Lonely Heart Strange Conquest

Role

Myra Mallory Vinnie Marr Eleanor Sager Aggie Hunter Dr. Mary Palmer

Year

1946 1947 1947 1948 1948
           

Title

The Bachelor's Daughters Boomerang! Gentleman's Agreement Pitfall No Minor Vices

Role

Marta Madge Harvey Jane Sue Forbes Miss Darlington

Year

1949 1949 1949 1950 1950
           

Title

Bad Boy Canadian Pacific Task Force House by the River Our Very Own

Role

Mrs. Maud Brown Dr. Edith Cabot Mary Morgan Marjorie Byrne Mrs. Fred (Lois) Macaulay

Year

1950 1950 1950-1953 1951 1954-1960
           

Title

My Blue Heaven The Man Who Cheated Himself The Robert Montgomery Summer Theater (TV series) Criminal Lawyer Father Knows Best (TV Series)

Role

Janet Pringle Lois Frazer multiple episodes/ characters Maggie Powell Margaret Anderson

Year

1957 1952-1958 1961 1964 1965
           

Title

Interlude Studio One The Two Little Bears See How They Run (TV series) Never Too Late

Role

Prue Stubbins multiple episodes/ characters Anne Davis Augusta Flanders Grace Kimbrough

Year

1966 1967 1967 1968 1969
           

Title

Confidential for Women (TV series) Insight (TV series) Star Trek (TV series) My Father and My Mother (TV series) Love, American Style (TV series)

Role

Narrator multiple episodes/ characters Amanda (1 episode) Mother multiple episodes/ characters

Year

1964, 1970 1970 1971 1973 1973
           

Title

The Virginian Weekend of Terror (TV series) Neighbors (TV movie) You'll Never See Me Again (TV movie) Tom Sawyer (TV movie)

Role

multiple episodes/ characters Sister Frances   Mary Alden Aunt Polly

Year

1975 1976 1976 1977 1978
           

Title

Katherine (TV movie) Treasure of Matecumbe Amelia Earhart (TV movie) Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas (TV movie) Superdome (TV movie)

Role

Emily Alman Aunt Effie Amy Earhart Margaret Anderson Fay Bonelli

Year

1978 1978 1978 1982 1979, 1983
           

Title

A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (TV movie) The Nativity (TV movie) The Millionaire (TV movie) Missing Children: A Mother's Story (TV movie) The Love Boat (TV series)

Role

Eleanor's Mother Anna Mrs. Mathews Judge Eloise Walker multiple episodes/ characters

Year

1978, 1983 1986 1986 1983, 1987 1985-1988
           

Title

Fantasy Island (TV series) Ladies of the Corridor (TV movie) Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Hotel (TV movie) St. Elsewhere (TV series)

Role

multiple episodes/ characters   Amanda multiple episodes/ characters Katherine Auschlander

Year

1989 1996      
           

Title

Amityville: The Evil Escapes (TV movie) Simisola (TV movie)      

Role

Alice Leacock Newsreader      

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