Jane Greer

Born Sep 9, 1924

Jane Greer was an American film and television actress who was perhaps best known for her role as femme fatale Kathie Moffat in the 1947 film noir Out of the Past.

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1924 Birth Born on September 9, 1924.


1940 15 Years Old The five-foot five Greer began life as Bettejane Greer in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Charles Durell McClellan Greer, Jr., and his wife, Bettie. In 1940, at age 15, Greer suffered from a facial palsy, which paralyzed the left side of her face. … Read More
1942 17 Years Old Howard Hughes spotted Greer modeling in the June 8, 1942, issue of Life magazine and sent her to Hollywood to become an actress. … Read More
1943 18 Years Old Jane Greer married Rudy Vallee December 2, 1943, in Hollywood. They separated after three months and divorced July 27, 1944.


1947 22 Years Old On August 20, 1947, Greer married Edward Lasker (1912–1997), a Los Angeles lawyer and businessman, with whom she had three sons: Alex, Steven, and Lawrence, a movie producer (WarGames, Sneakers).


1965 40 Years Old Frank London (an actor and dialogue coach) was Greer's domestic partner from 1965 until his death in 2001; he predeceased her by six months.
1967 42 Years Old Greer and Lasker divorced in 1967.


2001 77 Years Old Greer died of cancer at the age of 76 in 2001 and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.
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