Jacqueline White

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Jacqueline White
Jacqueline White in Crossfire.JPG
Jacqueline White in Crossfire (1947)
Born (1922-11-27) November 27, 1922 (age 99)
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Years active1942–1952
Neal Bruce Anderson
(m. 1948; died 2000)
RelativesFrank Knox (cousin)

Jacqueline Jane White (born November 27, 1922) is an American actress perhaps best remembered for her appearances in Crossfire and The Narrow Margin. She worked for both MGM and RKO in the 1940s and 1950s.[1]

Early years[edit]

White was born on November 27, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Garrison White.[2][3] Her cousin, Frank Knox, was a Secretary of the Navy. She was from Beverly Hills, California.[4] She attended Beverly Hills High School[3] and the University of California, Los Angeles.[5]

White and actress Lynn Merrick were childhood friends until White moved. They were reunited when both were in the cast of Three Hearts for Julia (1943).[6]


White's film debut resulted from her work in a drama class at UCLA. A casting director saw her in a production of Ah, Wilderness! and arranged for a screen test for her. That led to her first film appearance, in Song of Russia (1944).[5]

White usually played either featured actresses in B-movies or supporting parts in A-movies. One of her biggest movies was Mystery in Mexico. White was under contract to both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where she was cast mostly in uncredited small roles, then RKO appearing in two classics, Crossfire (1947) and The Narrow Margin (1952).

White's first lead was in Air Raid Wardens (1943) with Laurel and Hardy.[7] Her first western film came when she left MGM for RKO and starred in Return of the Bad Men (1948).

White married in 1948, then moved with her husband to Wyoming in 1950. When she returned to Los Angeles for the birth of her first child, she was spotted in the RKO commissary visiting friends by director Richard Fleischer and producer Stanley Rubin, who offered her a featured role in The Narrow Margin (1952),[8] a B-picture film noir. It was her final picture.

Personal life[edit]

On November 12, 1948,[3] White married Neal Bruce Anderson in Westwood Hills.[9] She retired from film in 1952 and relocated to Wyoming with her husband, who started an oil business.

White has four sons and one daughter.[10] Her husband passed away in 2000. She currently resides in Houston, Texas, with family.

White occasionally appears at film conventions. In 2013, she made an appearance at the annual TCM Classic Film Festival.[8]


Year Film Role
1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant Telephone Operator
1942 Reunion in France Danielle
1943 Air Raid Wardens Peggy Parker
1943 Three Hearts for Julia Kay
1943 That's Why I Left You Mary Thompson
1943 Pilot ♯5 Party Girl
1943 Swing Shift Maisie Grace
1943 A Guy Named Joe Helen
1944 Song of Russia Anna Bulganov
1944 Easy Life Train Passenger
1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Emmy York
1944 Dark Shadows Nurse Jean Smith
1946 The Harvey Girls Harvey Girl
1946 Magic on a Stick (Short) Mrs. John Walker
1946 Our Old Car (Short) Mrs. Nesbitt
1946 The Show-Off Clara Harlin
1947 Banjo Elizabeth Ames
1947 Seven Keys to Baldpate Mary Jordan
1947 Crossfire Mary Mitchell
1948 Night Song Connie
1948 Return of the Bad Men Madge Allen
1948 Mystery in Mexico Victoria Ames
1949 Riders of the Range Priscilla "Dusty" Willis
1950 The Capture Luana Ware
1952 The Narrow Margin Ann Sinclair

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  1. ^ http://www.industrystatsnews.com/continuous-improvement-management-software-market-size-analysis-and-prediction-by-leading-manufacturers-its-application-and-types/27697/
  2. ^ "Jacqueli J White - California Birth Index - Born November 27, 1922 - Mother: Barnard". FamilySearch. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "N.B. Anderson Takes Bride". Long Beach Independent. California, Long Beach. November 14, 1948. p. 19. Retrieved September 18, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "Wins Movie Contract". Deadwood Pioneer-Times. South Dakota, Deadwood. June 6, 1942. p. 1. Retrieved June 5, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access open access
  5. ^ a b Jackson, Rebel (July 11, 1948). "For Your Pleasure". Abilene Reporter-News. Texas, Abilene. p. 62. Retrieved June 5, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ "School Pals Meet as Film Starlets". The Daily Notes. Pennsylvania, Canonsburg. January 4, 1943. p. 6. Retrieved June 5, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  7. ^ "Jacqueline White Interview".
  8. ^ a b "2013 TCM Classic Film Festival Special Guest: Jacqueline White". TCM.com. Retrieved May 5, 2018. {{cite web}}: Check |archive-url= value (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Andersion-White". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times. November 15, 1948. p. 33. Retrieved September 18, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  10. ^ "Jacqueline Jane White - Marriage certificate between Jacqueline Jane White and Neal Bruce Anderson on November 12, 1948. Father: Floyd G White, Mother: Gladys R Barnard". FamilySearch. Retrieved 13 March 2017.

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