Jane Frazee

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Jane Frazee
BornMary Jane Frehse
(1918-07-18)July 18, 1918
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedSeptember 6, 1985(1985-09-06) (aged 67)
Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Glenn Tryon (1942-1947; 1 son)
 
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Jane Frazee
BornMary Jane Frehse
(1918-07-18)July 18, 1918
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedSeptember 6, 1985(1985-09-06) (aged 67)
Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Glenn Tryon (1942-1947; 1 son)

Mary Jane Frehse (July 18, 1918 – September 6, 1985), known as Jane Frazee, was an American actress, singer, and dancer.

Professional life[edit]

At the age of 6, Jane and her older sister Ruth (1909–2001) formed a singing vaudeville act known as The Frazee Sisters.[1] The act broke up in 1940, when Jane landed a leading role in the B film Melody and Moonlight (1940), the first of four "Moonlight.." musicals the young actress made for Universal Pictures. Under contract to the studio, she appeared in numerous musical films, including, most notably, Buck Privates, the high-grossing 1941 comedy/World War II film starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Jane also frequently performed in Westerns, both in movies and on television, working with genre stars like Roy Rogers, Charles Starrett, Guinn Williams, Clayton Moore, Jock Mahoney, and Gene Autry. The actress ended her Hollywood career after appearing as "Alice McDoakes" in several Joe McDoakes one reel short subjects between 1954 and 1956. After retiring from acting, Jane started a real estate business.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 1942, Frazee married silent film actor and director Glenn Tryon. The marriage lasted five years and produced one son, Timothy. Jane Frazee died in 1985, after complications of a stroke.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Billed with sister Ruth as The Frazee Sisters[edit]

Motion Pictures[edit]

Frazee with Roy Rogers and Andy Devine in Under California Stars (1948)

Joe McDoakes Short Films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New York Times Biography of Jane Frazee
  2. ^ a b Internet Movie Database Biography for Jane Frazee

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