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Jan Sterling

Death: Died
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Wife of John Herman Merivale

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Jan Sterling

was an American actress.Most active in films during the 1950s, Sterling received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The High and the Mighty (1954), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the same performance. Her best performance is often recognized as the "sluttish, opportunistic wife" opposite Kirk Douglas in Billy Wilder's 1951 Ace in the Hole. Her career declined during the 1960s, however she continued to play occasional roles for television and theatre.

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Jan Sterling's Timeline

April 3, 1921
March 26, 2004
Age 82