Jane Wyman

Birth Name:
Sarah Jane Mayfield
Birth Date:
January 5, 1917
Birth Place:
St. Joseph, Missouri
Death Date:
September 10, 2007
Place of Death:
205 Kavenish Drive, Rancho Mirage, California
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
Cemetery Name:
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Jane Wyman was an American actress whose motion picture career began at age 17 at Paramount Pictures dancing in the chorus for Dance Director LeRoy Prinz in 1934. She signed her first studio contract with Warner Bros. in 1936 at 19. A popular contract player, she quickly progressed from uncredited bit parts to "B" movies and second leads in her first 8 years at the studio. After this extended apprenticeship she emerged as a dramatic actress and leading lady in 1945 after being cast in The Lost Weekend. More starring vehicles followed including The Yearling (1946), Stage Fright (1950), So Big (1953), Magnificent Obsession (1954), and All That Heaven Allows (1955). She received four nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress between 1946 and 1954, winning for Johnny Belinda (1948). In addition she received four Golden Globe Awards (1948, 1950, 1951 and 1983) and nominations for two Primetime Emmy Awards (1957 and 1959). After a couple of periods of virtual retirement between 1963-1968 and 1974-1978 she returned to prominence on the prime-time soap opera Falcon Crest (1981–1990), portraying the role of villainous matriarch Angela Channing.

Fun Facts

Jane Wyman was the first wife of Hollywood actor and the future 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Jane Wyman divorced Ronald Reagan partially because she did not agree with his political views. Ironically, this was because Wyman was a registered Republican who did not approve of Reagan being a liberal Democrat.


Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Forest Lawn Cemetery

69855 Ramon Road

Cathedral City, California, 92234


North America


Map of Forest Lawn in Cathedral City, California
Map of Forest Lawn in Cathedral City, California

Grave Location:

Mission Santa Rosa, East Exterior, Lot 0, Space 5-F

Grave Location Description

Park on Memorial Drive, and walk through the gate to the left of the fountain. Turn left at the end of the fountain, go past Mission San Luis Rey, and look for the next panel on the left. Oscar winning actress Jane Wyman is in the second column from the right, second niche from the top.

Grave Location GPS

33.815567, -116.441315



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