Donations sought for Jane Wyman's Palm Springs star

jane_wymanInteresting news from mydesert.com:

The Palm Springs Walk of Stars is seeking $5,000 in donations needed for a star for Oscar-winning actress and former Coachella Valley resident Jane Wyman, it was announced Monday, September 16.

Half of the $10,000 has already been raised to pay for the star, according to walk president Bob Alexander.

Wyman, who died in Rancho Mirage in 2007 at age 90, won an Academy Award for best actress for “Johnny Belinda” in 1949. She appeared in almost 90 films, more than 200 episodes of soap opera “Falcon Crest” in the 1980s and more than 70 other television shows, including 49 installments of “Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre.” She was married to Ronald Reagan from 1940 to 1948.

Her career lasted 61 years, from an unaccredited appearance in the 1932 musical comedy “The Kid from Spain” to a 1993 episode of “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” She moved to Palm Springs, then Rancho Mirage and was buried in Cathedral City, according to imdb.com.

Anyone interested in donating for Wyman’s star should call the Palm Springs Walk of Stars at (760) 416-5811.


1 comment:

Scott Oswald said...

Did you know that Falcon Crest was not the first time that Lorenzo Lamas and Jane Wyman had met. Wyman had worked with Lorenzo’s father, Fernando, on her TV show from the 1950′s, “Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre”. So she had known Lorenzo since he was a baby. There are more cool facts like this at http://www.endedtvseries.com . We love your blog. Keep up the great work!