Bonnie Lenora Nigh
February 25, 1925
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Died||October 5, 1993 (aged 68)|
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
(m. 1946; div. 1946)
John E. Baker
(m. 1952; div. 1961)
Norman Davidson, Jr.
(m. 1963; div. 1964)
(m. 1966; div. 1968)
Bonnie Lenora "Jane" Nigh (25 February 1925 – 5 October 1993) was an American actress, born in Hollywood, California. Her sister, Nancy, was also an actress, and her mother worked in research at a film studio.
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.) 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).
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.
Nigh was married four times, to three men, all ending in divorce. Her longest marriage was to her second husband, Navy Lieutenant John Baker, while she was married twice to Norman Davidson Jr.; she had a total of four children, three girls and a boy, though her first, a girl, died very soon after birth in 1952.
Nigh and actor Victor Cutler were divorced September 5, 1946.
She died on October 5, 1993 of a stroke at the age of 68.
|1944||Something for the Boys||Army Wife||Uncredited|
|1945||House of Dracula||Villager||Uncredited|
|1946||Whistle Stop||Josie Veech|
|1947||The Shocking Miss Pilgrim||Cynthia's Sister||(scenes deleted)|
|1948||Sitting Pretty||Mabel Phillips||Uncredited|
|1948||Give My Regards to Broadway||May Norwick|
|1948||Cry of the City||Nurse||Uncredited|
|1949||Red, Hot and Blue||Angelica Roseanne aka No-No|
|1949||Fighting Man of the Plains||Florence Peel|
|1949||Captain Carey, U.S.A.||Nancy|
|1950||Blue Grass of Kentucky||Pat Armistead|
|1950||Operation Haylift||Pat Rogers|
|1950||Motor Patrol||Sherry Bliss|
|1950||County Fair||Loretta Ryan|
|1950||Rio Grande Patrol||Sherry Bliss|
|1951||Blue Blood||Eileen Buchanan|
|1952||Fort Osage||Ann Pickett|
|1957||Hold That Hypnotist||Cleo Daniels|
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- "Hollywood Film Shop". The Bakersfield Californian. California, Bakersfield. United Press. September 7, 1949. p. 19. Retrieved June 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- 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.
- "Shy Jane Nigh Conquers TV". Tucson Daily Citizen. Arizona, Tucson. January 12, 1953. p. 56. Retrieved June 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. P. 104.
- "Gets Divorce". Santa Cruz Sentinel. California, Santa Cruz. United Press. September 6, 1946. p. 1. Retrieved June 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
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