Tuesday, January 12, 2010
JANE GREER- Noir Dame.
Jane Greer, at the age of 15, suffered from a facial palsy, which paralyzed the left side of her face. She recovered, but it is thought that the condition contributed to her "patented look". She believed that the facial exercises she did helped her overcome the paralysis and taught her how to show human emotion. Greer began her show business career as a big band singer. Howard Hughes saw Greer modeling on the cover of Life magazine of June 8,1942 and sent her to Hollywood to become an actress. Hughes lent out the actress to RKO to star in many films, including Dick Tracy (1945), Out of the Past(1947), They Won't Believe Me (1947), The Big Steal (1949), You're in the Navy Now (1951), The Prisoner of Zenda (1952), Run for the Sun (1956), and The Man of a Thousand Faces (1957). In 1975, she appeared with Peter Falk and Robert Vaughn in the Columbo episode Troubled Waters. In 1984, she was cast in Against All Odds, a remake of Out of the Past. She also played the part of Norma Jennings' mother, Vivian Niles, in Twin Peaks.