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Encyclopedia > Jane Greer
Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947).
Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947).

Jane Greer (September 9, 1924 - August 24, 2001) was a movie actress who was perhaps best known for her role as femme fatale Kathie Moffat in Out of the Past (1947). Image File history File links Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947). ... Image File history File links Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947). ... This article is about the 1947 film; there was also a 1998 documentary of the same name. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... See also: 1923 in film 1924 1925 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) considers making a silent film of The Wizard of Oz. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2001. ... This article is in need of attention. ... This article is about the 1947 film; there was also a 1998 documentary of the same name. ...


The five-foot five Greer began life as Bettejane Greer in Washington D.C. A beauty-contest winner and professional model from her teens, Greer began her show business career as a big band singer. Howard Hughes spotted Greer modeling on the cover of Life magazine on June 8, 1942 and sent her to Hollywood to become an actress. She married Rudy Vallee, her senior by 22 years, the same year. Hughes lent out the actress to RKO to star in many films including Dick Tracy (1945), Out of the Past, The Falcon's Alibi (1946), They Won't Believe Me (1947), and the comedy/suspense film The Big Steal (1949), alongside Out of the Past co-star Robert Mitchum. Hughes refused to let her work for a time; when she finally began film acting again, she appeared in The Prisoner of Zenda (1952), The Clown (1953), Run for the Sun (1956), The Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), Where Love Has Gone (1964) and The Outfit (1973). In 1984 she was cast in Against All Odds, a remake of Out of the Past, playing Rachel Ward's mother. She also participated in an Out of the Past parody on TV's Saturday Night Live with her original costar Robert Mitchum. For other people named Howard Hughes, see Howard Hughes (disambiguation). ... A cover of Life Magazine from 1911 Life has been the name of two notable magazines published in the United States. ... Rudy Vallee (July 28, 1901 - July 3, 1986) was a popular United States singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. ... RKO could stand for: RKO Pictures The R.K.O. - finishing manoever (and initials) of WWE professional wrestler Randy Orton. ... Dick Tracy USPS stamp Dick Tracy is a popular character in American pop culture. ... They Wont Believe Me is a 1947 drama film starring Susan Hayward. ... The Big Steal is a 1949 black-and-white film noir/comedy reteaming Out of the Past stars Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. ... Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an accomplished American film actor and singer. ... The Prisoner of Zenda is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, first published in 1894. ... Against All Odds is a 1984 film, a remake of Out of the Past. ... Rachel Ward Rachel Claire Ward (born at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, September 12, 1957), granddaughter of the 3rd Earl of Dudley, is an English actress (and more recently, a director) who has made most of her career in Australia. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC nearly every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ... Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an accomplished American film actor and singer. ...


Her son Lawrence Lasker is a movie producer. He has co-produced several films, including WarGames (1983) and Sneakers (1992). Writer and producer who entered American film in 1983. ... This article is about the 1983 US movie. ... Sneakers is a 1992 film directed by Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) and starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, and David Strathairn. ...


Greer died of cancer at the age of 76 in 2001 and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. The Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 1218 Glendon Avenue in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles, California. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


Marriages

She was married to Rudy Vallee (1943 - 1944) (divorced) and to Edward Lasker (1947 - 1963) (divorced). She had three children with Lasker. Rudy Vallee (July 28, 1901 - July 3, 1986) was a popular United States singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. ... Edward Lasker (Breslau, December 3, 1885- New York, March 25, 1981) was a leading American chess and go player. ...


External links

  • Classic Movies (1939 - 1969): Jane Greer
  • Find-A-Grave profile for Jane Greer

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Jane Greer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (339 words)
Jane Greer (September 9, 1924 - August 24, 2001) was a movie actress who was perhaps best known for her role as femme fatale Kathie Moffat in Out of the Past (1947).
Howard Hughes spotted Greer modeling on the cover of Life magazine on June 8, 1942 and sent her to Hollywood to become an actress.
Greer died of cancer at the age of 76 in 2001 and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.
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