Jane Wyman, Princess O’Rourke
Frankly, there are a lot of stars I don’t think get their dues and Jane Wyman is absolutely one of them. Lovely, talented, charismatic, and extremely versatile, she should be a much more respected and celebrated actress today.
While most know the name, she is most remembered as President Ronald Reagan’s first wife and for her wonderful stint on Falcon’s Quest. While there is ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with either distinction (frankly, I believe them to be quite impressive and extraordinary), the actress has a stellar filmography – filled with excellent performances – for which she should also be remembered and respected.
The beautiful publicity photo above is from the 1944 romantic comedy Princess O’Rourke. Written and directed by Norman Krasna, the film stars Olivia de Havilland, Jane Wyman, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Harry Davenport, Jack Carson, and Gladys Cooper.
You can find Princess O’Rourke on dvd on Amazon (Amazon affiliate link).