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 95)[1]
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1942-1952
Spouse(s) Bruce Anderson (1948-2000; his death); 5 children[2]

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 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where she was cast mostly in uncredited small roles, then RKO appearing in two classics, Crossfire and The Narrow Margin.

Personal life[edit]

White retired from film in 1950 upon her marriage to Bruce Anderson. 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).[6]

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


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


  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. ^ a b "2013 TCM Classic Film Festival Special Guest: Jacqueline White". TCM.com. Retrieved May 5, 2018. 

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