February 21, 1921
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S
|Died||October 29, 1995
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Arthur F. Meier (1944-85 his death)|
She acted in two Oscar-nominated movies in 1944—the crime drama Double Indemnity, in which she played Lola Dietrichson, a young woman convinced that her stepmother Phyllis (Barbara Stanwyck) is responsible for the murder of Lola's father, and Going My Way, where she played a runaway teenager assisted by Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby).
Heather's acting career was cut short by an automobile accident in December, 1947, in which she was thrown from her car onto the pavement and suffered severe facial lacerations.
Heather attended Oregon State University, 1940-41. She transferred to the University of Washington in 1942. She was an initiate of the Alpha Theta Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at the University of Washington. Early in the war was named "Canteen Dream Girl of the Northwest," by Marine, Navy, Army and Coast Guard camps in Washington state.
She married Arthur F. Meier, whose stage name was John Stockton, 5 July 1944 in Glendale, California. He died in 1985 from pulmonary disease. Heather died 10 years later. Both were cremated and their ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
|1949||Red Stallion in the Rockies||Cynthia "Cindy" Smith||Ralph Murphy|
|1947||The Last Round-up||Carol Taylor||John English|
|1946||The Well-Groomed Bride||Wickley||Sidney Lanfield|
|1945||Murder, He Says||Elany Fleagle||George Marshall|
|1944||National Barn Dance||Betty||Hugh Bennett|
|1944||Our Hearts Were Young and Gay||Frances Smithers||Lewis Allen|
|1944||Going My Way||Carol James||Leo McCarey|
|1944||Double Indemnity||Lola Dietrichson||Billy Wilder|
- The Adelphean of Alpha Delta Pi September 1945, p. 19.
- Jean Heather at the Internet Movie Database
- Jean Heather at the TCM Movie Database
- Jean Heather at AllMovie
- Jean Heather at Find a Grave
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