Jean Wallace

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Jean Wallace
Jean wallace portrait.jpg
Portrait
BornJean Walasek
(1923-10-12)October 12, 1923
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedFebruary 14, 1990(1990-02-14) (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1941 – 1970
Spouse(s)

Franchot Tone (m. 1941–48)
James Randall (m. 1950–50)

Cornel Wilde (m. 1951–81)
 
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Jean Wallace
Jean wallace portrait.jpg
Portrait
BornJean Walasek
(1923-10-12)October 12, 1923
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedFebruary 14, 1990(1990-02-14) (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1941 – 1970
Spouse(s)

Franchot Tone (m. 1941–48)
James Randall (m. 1950–50)

Cornel Wilde (m. 1951–81)
Jean Wallace as Susan in The Big Combo

Jean Wallace (October 12, 1923 – February 14, 1990) was an American television and film actress.

Biography[edit]

Born Jean Walasek in Chicago to John T. Walasek and Mary A. Walasek (née Sharkey), Wallace began her career as a model then got her first small movie role at the age of seventeen. She was married two times; once to her Jigsaw co-star Franchot Tone from 1941 to 1948 and once to actor Cornel Wilde (her co-star in The Big Combo and Lancelot and Guinevere) from 1951 to 1981. She had two sons with Tone and one with Wilde. She attempted suicide in 1946 with sleeping pills, and in 1949 with a self-inflicted knife wound.[1]

Wallace died of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage on February 14, 1990. She is buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1941Ziegfeld GirlZiegfeld girlUncredited
Glamour BoyGirlUncredited
Louisiana PurchaseLouisiana Belle
1943Salute for ThreeHostess offering Buzz apple from basket
1944You Can't Ration LoveMadge
1946It Shouldn't Happen to a DogBess Williams
1947Blaze of NoonPoppy
1948When My Baby Smiles at MeSylvia MarcoUncredited
1949JigsawBarbara WhitfieldAlternative title: Gun Moll
The Man on the Eiffel TowerEdna Wallace
1950The Good Humor ManBonnie Conroy
1951Native SonMary DaltonAlternative title: Sangre negra
1954Star of IndiaKatrinaAlternative title: Stella dell'India
1955The Big ComboSusan Lowell
Storm FearElizabeth
1957The Devil's HairpinKelly James
1958MaracaiboLaura Kingsley
1963Lancelot and GuinevereGuinevereAlternative title: Sword of Lancelot
1967Beach RedJulie MacDonaldAppears in flashback photos; sings the title song
1970No Blade of GrassAnn Custance
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1952Schlitz Playhouse of Stars1 episode
1955General Electric TheaterLeslie Mason1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fowler, Glenn. The New York Times. Obituary, "Jean Wallace, 66, Screen Actress Known for 1940's and 50's Roles", February 18, 1990. Accessed: July 25, 2013.
  2. ^ NNDB. 2013 Soylent Communications. Accessed: July 25, 2013.

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