Jane Green (singer)

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Jane Green
Birth name Martha Jane Greene
Born (1897-01-02)January 2, 1897
Kentucky, USA
Died August 28, 1931(1931-08-28) (aged 34)

Jane Green (2 January 1897 - 28 August 1931) was a United States singer popular in the 1920s.


She was born in Kentucky as Martha Jane Greene. During her career she recorded over 30 phonograph records, and appeared in some early sound films.

In 1916 she met songwriter Jimmy Byler. They performed together and were signed by Florenz Ziegfeld for 9 O'clock Review and Midnight Frolic. Jane and Jimmy were married in 1918. During the 1920s Jane started her recording career and also appeared on Broadway.[1]

In 1924 Jimmy Byler became ill and died.

Jane travelled to London in 1925 and performed at the Piccadilly Hotel and The Kit Kat Club. In 1927 she married pianist Ron Wilson. The following year she appeared in a couple of film shorts in which Ron accompanied her.[1]

Jane died in 1931, obituaries note the cause being a paralytic stroke.


  1. ^ a b The Jazz Age (www.jazzage1920s.com)

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