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Birth Name: Jane Wyman
Born: 01/05/1917
Birth Place: St Joseph, Missouri, USA
Death Place: Palm Springs, California, USA
Died: 09/10/2007

The details of Wyman's birth were under contention for years; she developed an interest in a performing career at a young age, so she may have listed her birth date as Jan. 4, 1914 in order to be eligible for work. But state records from Missouri showed the actual birth date of Sarah Jane Mayfield as Jan. 5, 1917. Whatever the case, she was born in St. Joseph to Manning Jeffries Mayfield and Gladdys Hope Christian, who divorced in 1921. Her father died in 1927, causing her mother to relocate to Cleveland, OH to seek employment. Wyman was left in the care of the family's neighbors, Richard and Emma Fulks, whose surname she unofficially adopted. Richard Fulks was the chief of detectives in St.... Continue Bio >>

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