Jane Bryan

Active - 1936 - 1940  |   Born - Jun 11, 1918 in Los Angeles, CA  |   Died - Apr 8, 2009   |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Comedy

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Born in Hollywood, actress Jane Bryan sought out work in her hometown's biggest industry the moment she was legally able to work. Signed to a Warner Bros. contract in 1937, she played a few conventional ingénue parts in films like Kid Galahad (1937), but was far more effective in roles calling for disillusionment in pathos, notably her work as Bette Davis' sister in Marked Woman (1937). Her finest screen performance was as the foredoomed mistress of unhappily married doctor Paul Muni in We are Not Alone (1940). Jane Bryan's film career was abruptly and voluntarily terminated in 1940 when she married the president of the Rexall Drug Store chain.

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