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Jane Wyatt dead at 96

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 22nd 2006 8:40PM

Jane WyattAlthough Jane Wyatt was in one of the most classic films of all-time, 1937's Lost Horizon, she will always be remembered as Robert Young's wife on Father Knows Best, which ran from 1954 to 1960.

Wyatt starred in many films in her seven decades of work, including Great Expectations, Gentleman's Agreement, See How They Run, Amelia Earhart, Superdome, and Tom Sawyer. She made tons of guest appearances on TV shows over the years, including Star Trek, St. Elsewhere, Alias Smith and Jones, Love, American Style, Marcus Welby, Studio One, Alfred Hitchcock, Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Hotel, and The Young Indiana Chronicles.

Wyatt died Friday of natural causes in Bel-Air, California. Except for a documentary in 1997, her last role was in the 1996 film Simisola.

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Toby OB

I always got the sense that she was a classy lady with a great sense of humor in everything I've seen of her work. Unlike some of the sitcoms that came out of the fifties, you knew that in 'Father Knows Best', she was on equal footing with Robert Young as her husband.

For fans of Classic TV, she'll always be treasured for that role, but thanks to 'Star Trek' she is guaranteed immortality in everyone's memories.

October 22 2006 at 9:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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