Jan Sterling

Born Apr 3, 1921

Jan Sterling was an American actress. Most active in films during the 1950s (immediately prior to which she had joined The Actors Studio), Sterling received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The High and the Mighty (1954), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the same performance.… Read More

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1921 Birth Born on April 3, 1921.


1947 26 Years Old In 1947, she made her film debut in Tycoon, billed as Jane Darian. … Read More
1950 29 Years Old In 1950, she was cast as "Ruth" on ABC's The Marshal of Gunsight Pass, with Russell Hayden and Eddie Dean. … Read More


1954 33 Years Old In 1954, Sterling was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The High and the Mighty. … Read More


1963 42 Years Old She guest-starred on Riverboat, as well as "Nurse Murdoch" in the 1963 episode "Millions of Faces" on ABC's Breaking Point.
1967 46 Years Old In 1967, she and Tisha Sterling (the daughter of Robert Sterling and Ann Sothern) appeared in the episode "Eleven Miles to Eden" of NBC's The Road West starring Barry Sullivan.
1968 47 Years Old In late 1968, she began portraying the conniving "Miss Foss" on The Guiding Light.
1969 48 Years Old After appearing in the rarely seen 1969 film The Minx, she retired from films in favor of the stage, and returned to television in 1979 to portray Lou Henry Hoover in Backstairs at the White House.


1981 60 Years Old Her last film appearance was as Walter Matthau's wife in the 1981 film First Monday in October. … Read More
2001 80 Years Old Inactive for nearly two decades, she made an appearance at the Cinecon Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2001. … Read More
2004 83 Years Old Sterling died three months later on March 26, 2004, eight days before her 83rd birthday, in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles.
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