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Blane in 1932
|Born||Elizabeth Jane Young
July 11, 1910
Salida, Colorado, United States
|Died||August 27, 1997
Palm Springs, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Norman Foster (m. 1935; d. 1976)|
|Relatives||Polly Ann Young (sister)
Loretta Young (sister)
Georgiana Young (half-sister)
Sally Blane (born Elizabeth Jane Young; July 11, 1910 – August 27, 1997) was an American actress. She appeared in over 70 movies.
Blane had her film debut at the age of seven when she appeared in Sirens of the Sea in 1917. She returned to the film business as an adult in the 1920s, playing small parts in a number of silent films.
Her career continued into the 1930s when Blane appeared in several low-budget films, including Once a Sinner (1930), A Dangerous Affair (1930), Arabian Knights (1931), Annabelle's Affairs (1931), Hello Everybody! (1933), City Limits (1934), Against the Law (1934), The Silver Streak (1934), and This is the Life (1935). Some of her scenes, including one in Annabelle's Affairs, in which she appeared in skimpy lingerie with Jeanette MacDonald and Joyce Compton, were risqué for their day, pre-dating the industry's Hays Code that largely forbade such shots after 1934. The footage from Annabelle's Affairs is considered lost.
Although her appearances began to fade toward the late 1930s, Blane acted in over 100 films. She appeared onscreen at one time or another with all her sisters, for example with all three in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939). After this, Blane appeared in only four more movies in small supporting roles: Fighting Mad (1939), Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939), La Fuga (1944) and A Bullet for Joey (1955).
Blane, at one time romantically linked to singer Russ Columbo, married actor and director Norman Foster in October 1935. In June 1936, they had their first child, Gretchen, named after her sister Loretta Young. They also had a son named Robert. Blane was Catholic and was educated in convent school.
Blane died in Palm Springs, California, on August 27, 1997, of cancer (as did her sisters Polly, who died seven months prior and Loretta) at the age of 87. Blane is interred in Culver City's Holy Cross Cemetery.
- Sirens of the Sea (1917)
- The Vanishing Pioneer (1928)
- King Cowboy (1928)
- Dead Man's Curve (1928)
- The Vagabond Lover (1929)
- Outlawed (1929)
- Shanghaied Love (1931)
- Law of the Sea (1931)
- Annabelle's Affairs (1931)
- The Star Witness (1931)
- X Marks the Spot (1931)
- The Reckoning (1932)
- I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
- The Phantom Express (1932)
- Heritage of the Desert (1932)
- Probation (1932)
- Forbidden Company (1932)
- Escapade (1932)
- Crime on the Hill (1933)
- Mayfair Girl (1933)
- Trick for Trick (1933)
- Queen Christina (1933)
- City Limits (1934)
- Half a Sinner (1934)
- The Silver Streak (1934)
- The Great Hospital Mystery (1937)
- Angel's Holiday (1937)
- One Mile from Heaven (1937)
- Crashing Through Danger (1938)
- Numbered Woman (1938)
- The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
- Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
- Way Down South (1939)
- The Escape (1944)
- A Bullet for Joey (1955)
- "Blane, Sally (1910–1997)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. Gale. 2007. Retrieved January 6, 2013 from HighBeam Research
- Medved & Medved, The Hollywood Hall of Shame (1984), p. 69
- Lewis, Judy (1994). Uncommon Knowledge.
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