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September 11, 2007 | Claudia Luther, Special to The Times
Jane Wyman, the Academy Award-winning actress whose long and distinguished film and television career was nearly overshadowed by her real-life role as the first wife of actor-turned-politician Ronald Reagan, died Monday. She was 90. Wyman, who had been in failing health for several years, died at her home in Rancho Mirage, said Michael Mesnick, her longtime business manager.
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OPINION
September 13, 2007
The obituary for Jane Wyman (Sept. 11) mentioned that she won the best actress Academy Award for her role as a deaf-mute rape victim in "Johnny Belinda." What it neglected to mention is that her marvelous acceptance speech was perhaps the shortest ever given: "I won this award by keeping my mouth shut, and I think I'll do it again." Perhaps future winners will take a hint. Paul Bergman Santa Monica
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2007 | Claudia Luther, Special to The Times
Jane Wyman, the Academy Award-winning actress whose long and distinguished film and television career was nearly overshadowed by her real-life role as the first wife of actor-turned-politician Ronald Reagan, died Monday. She was 90. Wyman, who had been in failing health for several years, died at her home in Rancho Mirage, said Michael Mesnick, her longtime business manager.
OPINION
September 13, 2007
The obituary for Jane Wyman (Sept. 11) mentioned that she won the best actress Academy Award for her role as a deaf-mute rape victim in "Johnny Belinda." What it neglected to mention is that her marvelous acceptance speech was perhaps the shortest ever given: "I won this award by keeping my mouth shut, and I think I'll do it again." Perhaps future winners will take a hint. Paul Bergman Santa Monica
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1986 | From Associated Press
Oscar-winning actress Jane Wyman, who underwent abdominal surgery in early January, resumed her role Wednesday as the scheming matriarch of CBS' "Falcon Crest." Wyman, 72, the former wife of President Reagan, was welcomed back to the show by a banner across the sound stage and many bouquets of flowers, said Greg Taylor, a spokesman for Lorimar Productions. A red carpet extended from the door to the "Falcon Crest" house on the sound stage at CBS-MTM Studios in Studio City.
NEWS
March 14, 1988 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
His autobiography, "Michael Reagan: On the Outside Looking In," will be on the racks March 21 and the President's eldest son--the other Reagan offspring--is a hot item.
NEWS
July 19, 1990 | BILL HIGGINS
To understand how the Rudolph Valentino Awards gala came to the Century Plaza Hotel Sunday night, you have to begin in Italy--southern Italy, the Puglia region, down near the heel of the boot, where Carlo Apollonio was driving his machina. "By chance, I went to the small town where Valentino was born," he said through a translator. "They have a very ugly statue of him. Very ugly. So I asked, 'Why does this son of Puglia deserve such treatment?' " Good question.
HEALTH
May 4, 1998 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
I always pass compliments along to my mom whenever people admire my hand-knitted sweaters andcoats or crocheted afghans. She's not knitting and crocheting as much as she'd like to anymore. The arthritis in her hands hurts too much. Recently I noticed a big bump on her right one, which, Mom explained, developed after an old friend had given her a warm handclasp. "When you squeeze the hands of arthritic people, they go right through the ceiling," Jane Wyman told me during our phone interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 1986 | DENNIS HUNT, Times Staff Writer
The Chicago Bears' victory over the New England Patriots also turned out to be a triumph for NFL Films Video. A Chicago defeat would have forced the company to scrub its videocassette about the Bears' season. Who wants a highlight tape about a Super Bowl loser? But since the Bears won, NFL Films Video is releasing "World Champions! The Story of the 1985 Chicago Bears" today, a mere three weeks after the big game.
HEALTH
May 4, 1998 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
I always pass compliments along to my mom whenever people admire my hand-knitted sweaters andcoats or crocheted afghans. She's not knitting and crocheting as much as she'd like to anymore. The arthritis in her hands hurts too much. Recently I noticed a big bump on her right one, which, Mom explained, developed after an old friend had given her a warm handclasp. "When you squeeze the hands of arthritic people, they go right through the ceiling," Jane Wyman told me during our phone interview.
NEWS
July 19, 1990 | BILL HIGGINS
To understand how the Rudolph Valentino Awards gala came to the Century Plaza Hotel Sunday night, you have to begin in Italy--southern Italy, the Puglia region, down near the heel of the boot, where Carlo Apollonio was driving his machina. "By chance, I went to the small town where Valentino was born," he said through a translator. "They have a very ugly statue of him. Very ugly. So I asked, 'Why does this son of Puglia deserve such treatment?' " Good question.
NEWS
March 14, 1988 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
His autobiography, "Michael Reagan: On the Outside Looking In," will be on the racks March 21 and the President's eldest son--the other Reagan offspring--is a hot item.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 1986 | DENNIS HUNT, Times Staff Writer
The Chicago Bears' victory over the New England Patriots also turned out to be a triumph for NFL Films Video. A Chicago defeat would have forced the company to scrub its videocassette about the Bears' season. Who wants a highlight tape about a Super Bowl loser? But since the Bears won, NFL Films Video is releasing "World Champions! The Story of the 1985 Chicago Bears" today, a mere three weeks after the big game.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1986 | From Associated Press
Oscar-winning actress Jane Wyman, who underwent abdominal surgery in early January, resumed her role Wednesday as the scheming matriarch of CBS' "Falcon Crest." Wyman, 72, the former wife of President Reagan, was welcomed back to the show by a banner across the sound stage and many bouquets of flowers, said Greg Taylor, a spokesman for Lorimar Productions. A red carpet extended from the door to the "Falcon Crest" house on the sound stage at CBS-MTM Studios in Studio City.
NEWS
May 18, 1986
Attorney Philip S. Magaram will receive the Arthritis Foundation's Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award, its highest honor for individual service, at a dinner Sept. 12 at Century Plaza. Magaram has been a member of the foundation's board of directors for 15 years and is a principal in the Century City law firm of Valensi, Rose & Magaram.
BOOKS
September 15, 1985
As a sometimes book reviewer, I usually take the comments of letter writers who differ with the opinions of your reviewers with a grain of salt, knowing full well that even the best reviewer will bring a certain amount of bias to a review. However, after reading L. Scott Tomchak's review of "Jane Wyman" (Book Review, Sept. 1) I'm not so sure. "Falcon Crest's" Amanda Channing? That is like calling "Dallas' " J.R. B.J.!
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