Jane Nigh

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Jane Nigh
Jane Nigh.jpg
Born Bonnie Lenora Nigh
(1925-02-25)February 25, 1925
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Died October 5, 1993(1993-10-05) (aged 68)
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
Cause of death Stroke
Years active 1944-1961
Spouse(s) Victor Cutler (1946-1946)
John E. Baker (1952-1961) 3 children
Norman Davidson, Jr. (1963-1964) 1 child
Norman Davidson, Jr. (1966-1968)[1]
Children daughter (1952 2 days)
John Christopher (b. 1954)
Stacy Jane (b. 1955)
Julia Lee (b. 1963)died 1984

Bonnie Lenora "Jane" Nigh[2] (25 February 1925 – 5 October 1993) was an American actress, born in Hollywood, California.[3] Her sister, Nancy, was also an actress, and her mother worked in research at a film studio.[4]

She was discovered in 1944 by Arthur Wenzler while working in a defense plant. (Another source identifies Ivan Kahn as the 20th Century Fox talent scout.)[5] She later signed a contract with Fox Studios. She appeared in more than 40 films and television shows, including State Fair (1945), Give My Regards to Broadway (1948, as June Nigh) and County Fair (1950).

She also had starring roles in a pair of Monogram Pictures films, Blue Grass of Kentucky and Rodeo.

Nigh, along with Patrick McVey, co-starred in the TV series Big Town, with McVey playing the city editor of a newspaper, and Nigh his secretary. She had the role of Lorelei Kilourne two seasons, 1951 - 1953.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Nigh married and divorced three times, including Navy Lieutenant John Baker,[5] and had four children, two prematurely, three girls and a boy; the first, a girl, died very soon after birth in 1952.

Nigh and actor Victor Cutler were divorced September 5, 1946.[7]

She died on October 5, 1993 of a stroke at the age of 68.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com/show/459/Jane+Nigh/index.html
  2. ^ "(photo caption)". The Daily Notes. Pennsylvania, Huntingdon. October 28, 1946. p. 9. Retrieved June 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Hollywood Film Shop". The Bakersfield Californian. California, Bakersfield. United Press. September 7, 1949. p. 19. Retrieved June 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Carroll, Harrison (October 4, 1948). "Behind the Scenes in Hollywood". The Daily Clintonian. Indiana, Clinton. King Features Syndicate. p. 4. Retrieved June 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ a b "Shy Jane Nigh Conquers TV". Tucson Daily Citizen. Arizona, Tucson. January 12, 1953. p. 56. Retrieved June 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. P. 104.
  7. ^ "Gets Divorce". Santa Cruz Sentinel. California, Santa Cruz. United Press. September 6, 1946. p. 1. Retrieved June 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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