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 94)[1]
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1942-1952
Spouse(s) Bruce Anderson (1948-2000; his death); 5 children


Jacqueline Jane White (born November 27, 1922) is a former American film actress. She's probably best remembered appearing in the films noir Crossfire and The Narrow Margin.

Early years[edit]

A cousin of former Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, White was from Beverly Hills, California.[3] She attended the University of California, Los Angeles.[4]

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).[5]


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).[4]

White usually played either lead actresses in B-movies or supporting parts in A-movies. She usually played the main character, and one of her biggest movies was Mystery in Mexico. White was under contract to both MGM then RKO where she appeared in two classics, Crossife and The Narrow Margin.

RKO used her as a second lead in A pictures and leading roles in B films.

Personal life[edit]

White retired in 1950 upon her marriage to Bruce Anderson and she relocated to Wyoming with her husband who started an oil business. 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 co-starring role in The Narrow Margin (1952).[citation needed]

Still active as of 2005, White appears occasionally at film conventions. In 2013, she made an appearance at the annual TCM Film Festival.[6]


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


  1. ^ "Jacqueli J White - California Birth Index - Born November 27, 1922 - Mother: Barnard". FamilySearch. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Wins Movie Contract". Deadwood Pioneer-Times. South Dakota, Deadwood. June 6, 1942. p. 1. Retrieved June 5, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ 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 publication – free to read
  5. ^ "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 publication – free to read
  6. ^ http://2013.filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/special-guests/index.php?id=23

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