Jan Sterling
American actress
Jan Sterling
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.
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Schools Allow Students Choice Of Attending Remembrance Day Service
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Remembrance Day services will be held in schools across Canada this week, but not all students will be in attendance. According to Edmonton's CTV news, Edmonton public schools will allow certain students to opt out of the activities planned for their schools. "Typically it’s a really rare request, but in certain situations there are parents that would prefer their children not to be part of the Remembrance Day ceremony,” said Edmonton Public Schools spokesperson Jane Sterling. She notes these situations include religious beliefs and deaths in the family. School boards across the country have their own ways of paying respect to the day meant to honour the efforts of Canada's armed forces in our country's wars. This year, the Royal Canadian Legion has created an online teachers' guide that at last count had been downloaded almost a million times. "We've gone to particular lengths this year for teachers to communicate the message," Royal Canadian Legion director of m ...
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Man Stealing TVs Caught on Video
Danbury Patch - almost 5 years
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Movie spotlight: The films of Billy Wilder - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
He slaps some discipline into the victim's uncaring wife (hardboiled Jan Sterling), telling her to play the grieving spouse. She rebels when he orders her to a prayer vigil for her husband, sneering, "I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons
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This Was Brainerd- Aug. 17 - Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
See Kirk Douglas starring in “Ace in the Hole,” with Jan Sterling. At the Brainerd Theatre it's “Tarzan's Peril,” starring Lex Barker and Virginia Huston. Joe Ryan, Brainerd Country Club star, won the second annual Pine Beach Golf Tournament on the
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Cine alternativo tem drama e comédia - Diário de Marília
Google News - over 5 years
A Montanha dos Sete Abutres (Ace in the Hole, EUA, 1951), direção de Billy Wilder, com Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling e Robert Arthur tem exibição hoje, às 20h, na Sala de Projeção Municipal “Emilio Peduti Filho”. Outra atração, no mesmo espaço, às 14h,
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Ace in the Hole - Chicago Reader (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Kirk Douglas stars, and his psychotic charm is perfect for the part; Jan Sterling is unforgettable as the victim's hard-bitten wife, who's willing to go along with Douglas's scheme. Sorry there are no showtimes for Ace in the Hole on Thursday, June 30
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'A Montanha dos Sete Abutres' sai em DVD - Paraná-Online
Google News - over 5 years
Lorraine, mulher do mineiro preso, por exemplo, interpretada por Jan Sterling, não se importa com ele, interessada apenas em deixar a pequena cidade e sua entediante rotina. Inspirado em dois fatos reais, "A Montanha dos Sete Abutres" foi um tremendo
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Le Gouffre aux chimères (Ace in the Hole, 1950) - Il était une fois le cinéma
Google News - over 5 years
Pas grand monde à sauver entre l'épouse indigne jouée par Jan Sterling prête à prendre le large alors que son mari est encore enseveli (et qui change d'avis en voyant l'intérêt à jouer la femme éplorée), un shérif qui accepte de prolonger le sauvetage
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People on the move - Denver Post
Google News - almost 6 years
PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS OF COLORADO: Named Jan Sterling, Aurora's chief surveyor, as surveyor of the year for the state. METRO BROKERS INC.: Welcomed Beth Hairston to the Jensen Associated Brokers office. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF HIGHLANDS RANCH:
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DVDS; Postal Sleuths, Freudian Roiling and Female Revenge
NYTimes - over 6 years
AS many DVD distributors cut back on releases of older films -- ''deep library,'' in industry parlance -- it's a particular pleasure to welcome a new company to the field. Olive Films (olivefilms.com), a theatrical and home video distributor, has announced an ambitious schedule of releases drawn from the rich Paramount library. Here's a look at the
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The Listings: Jan. 12 - Jan. 18; ACE IN THE HOLE
NYTimes - about 10 years
Etched in acid and steeped in bile, ''Ace in the Hole'' (1951) was the first film Billy Wilder directed after his breakup with his longtime screenwriting partner, Charles Brackett. In fall 1949 Wilder was finishing up his final collaboration with Mr. Brackett, ''Sunset Boulevard,'' when a 20-year-old radio writer named Walter Newman pitched him a
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CRITIC'S CHOICE: NEW DVD'S
NYTimes - over 11 years
Despite the vast, chaotically filmed battle sequences, the picture resolves itself into the strained psychodrama that underlies much of Mr. Stone's work: the uncertain son divided between a distant, authoritarian father and an eccentric, smothering mother. For purists, the original 175-minute theatrical cut is also available as a separate disc.
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Corrections
NYTimes - almost 13 years
An obituary of the movie actress Jan Sterling on March 29 referred incompletely to her role in ''The Big Carnival'' (originally released as ''Ace in the Hole''). She played the wife of the man trapped in a cave, not just a sardonic observer of the news coverage. The Times learned of the error the day it appeared but delayed this correction through
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Jan Sterling, 82, Blond Actress Who Made Film Noir a Specialty
NYTimes - almost 13 years
Jan Sterling, the cool, often conniving blonde in Hollywood film noir movies of the 40's and 50's, died on Friday in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles. She was 82. Ms. Sterling broke her hip recently and had suffered strokes from which she never recovered, a friend, Kay Tomborg, said. Ms. Sterling's most-remembered role came in 1951 in
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Bon Mots From 2 Very Different Icons of an Era
NYTimes - almost 15 years
THERE is a consistent cutting edge to the director and screenwriter Billy Wilder's dialogue. Vincent Canby, as chief film critic of The New York Times, once selected memorable lines that define the speed of intelligence found in Wilder films: ''Lovemaking is the red tape of marriage.'' -- Gary Cooper to his wife, Claudette Colbert, after some weeks
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FOOTNOTES
NYTimes - about 15 years
1. The definitive book on bad girls (with the possible exception of Jean Stein's how-to guide, ''Edie: American Girl'') is (a) ''Bad Girls of the Silver Screen'' (1989). It includes everything from the first silent-screen bad girls (one title card read, ''I'm not a bad girl, not a good girl, just a halfway girl; half good impulses, half bad
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Byron Sanders, 76, Actor in Soap Operas
NYTimes - over 15 years
Byron Sanders, an actor in television soaps and the model for Salvador Dali's ''Crucifixion,'' died on Nov. 12 at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 76 and lived in Manhattan. He was born Reginald Byron Sanders in Charlotte, N.C., and served in Europe during World War II. After the war, he was the program director at the WOFA Blue Danube radio network
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MOVIES: CRITICS' CHOICE
NYTimes - over 17 years
HIGH adventure and adventures in love, stretching across the globe from India to Scotland and across the decades of the 20th century, propel the drama and excitement of some of the week's most alluring films. The recent coup in Pakistan lends significance to the history that ignites the neatly plotted action of J. Lee Thompson's FLAME OVER INDIA
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jan Sterling
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2004
    Age 82
    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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  • 2001
    Age 79
    Inactive for nearly two decades, she made an appearance at the Cinecon Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Sterling's later life was marked by illness and injury that included diabetes, a broken hip and a series of strokes. Her son, Adams Douglas, died from heart failure in December 2003, at age 48.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1981
    Age 59
    Her last film appearance was as Walter Matthau's wife in the 1981 film First Monday in October.
    More Details Hide Details Sterling's marriage to John Merivale ended in divorce. Her career declined after the death in 1959 of her second husband, the actor Paul Douglas. In the 1970s, she entered into a long-lasting personal relationship with Sam Wanamaker.
  • FORTIES
  • 1969
    Age 47
    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.
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  • 1968
    Age 46
    In late 1968, she began portraying the conniving "Miss Foss" on The Guiding Light.
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  • 1967
    Age 45
    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.
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  • 1963
    Age 41
    She guest-starred on Riverboat, as well as "Nurse Murdoch" in the 1963 episode "Millions of Faces" on ABC's Breaking Point.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1954
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, she travelled to Britain to play the role of Julia in the first film version of George Orwell's 1984, despite being several months pregnant at the time. During the following years, she appeared regularly in films.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 28
    In 1950, she was cast as "Ruth" on ABC's The Marshal of Gunsight Pass, with Russell Hayden and Eddie Dean.
    More Details Hide Details Sterling's character is the girlfriend of Deputy Roscoe played by veteran western film star Roscoe Ates. The series was telecast live from a primitive studio lot at the Iverson Ranch in Chatsworth, California.
  • 1947
    Age 25
    In 1947, she made her film debut in Tycoon, billed as Jane Darian.
    More Details Hide Details Ruth Gordon reportedly insisted she change her stage name and they agreed upon Jan Sterling. She played a prominent supporting role in Johnny Belinda (1948). Alternating between films and television, Sterling appeared in several television anthology series during the 1950s, and played film roles in Caged (1950), Mystery Street (1950), The Mating Season (1951), Ace in the Hole (1951), Flesh and Fury (1952) and Female on the Beach (1955). Often cast as hard and determined characters, she played a more sympathetic character in Sky Full of Moon (1952).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Born
    Born on April 3, 1921.
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