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Elizabeth Jane Young

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Salida, Colorado, United States
Death: August 27, 1997 (87)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Earle Young and Gladys Royal Belzer
Wife of Norman Foster
Mother of <private> Hoeffer and <private> Hoeffer
Sister of John Royal Young; Polly Ann Young and Loretta Young
Half sister of Georgiana Montalban

Occupation: Actress
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About Sally Blane

The actress Sally Blane was born as Elizabeth Jane Young and she was the sister of the actress Loretta Young. She had her first film appearance at the age of seven when she took part in „Sirens of the Sea“ (17). She returned to the film business as an adult in the 20's where she played small parts besides her work as an extra. To her silent movies belong „Wife Savers“ (28), „Her Summer Hero“ (28), „Fools for Luck“ (28), „King Cowboy“ (28), „Wolves of the City“ (29) and „Eyes of the Underworld“ (29). Although Sally Blane as wel as Loretta Young were considered as so-called hopeful up-and-coming actresses, Sally Blane didn't decide on the tempting fame but worked as a freelance actress.

She appeared in the following years in many co-called low-budget-movies, among them „Once a Sinner“ (30), „A Dangerous Affair“ (30), „Arabian Knights“ (31), „The Star Witness“ (31), „The Spirit of Notre Dame“ (31), „Law of the Sea“ (32), „The Phantom Express“ (32), „Probation“ (32), „Night of Terror“ (33), „Trick for Trick“ (33), „City Limits“ (34), „Against the Law“ (34) and „This Is the Life“ (35).

She got married to the actor and director Norman Foster in 1935 and gave nearly completely her work. Only few single appearances adorned her career. She was inquired by her sister in 1938 to take part together with her other sisters Polly Ann und Georgianna in the movie „The Story of Alexander Graham Bell“ (39). This was the first time that Sally Blane acted as an adult at her sister Loretta Young's side.

After that Sally Blane appeared only in four more movies in small support roles - „Fighting Mad“ (39), „Charlie Chan at Treasure Island“ (39), „La Fuga“ (44) and „A Bullet for Joey“ (55).

Sally Blane was an American actress. Blane was the sister of actresses Polly Ann and Loretta Young, and half-sister to actress Georgiana Young, the wife of actor Ricardo Montalban. She appeared in over 70 movies.

She was born Elizabeth Jane Young on July 11, 1910 in Salida, Colorado. At the age of seven, she made her film debut in Sirens of the Sea (1917). She returned to the film business as an adult in the 1920s where she played small parts in a number of silent films.

Her career continued into the 1930s when Blane appeared in a number of low-budget films, among them Once a Sinner (1930), A Dangerous Affair (1930), Arabian Knights (1931), Anabelle's Affairs (1931), Hello Everybody! (1933),[1] City Limits (1934), Against the Law (1934) and This Is the Life (1935). Some of her scenes, including one in Annabell's Affairs, in which she appeared in skimpy lingerie with Jeanette Macdonald and Joyce Compton, were quite risqué for their day, pre-dating the industry's Hays Code that largely forbade such shots after 1934.

Although her film appearances tapered off toward the late 1930s, Blane eventually appeared in over 100 films. She appeared onscreen at one time or another with all her sisters, for example with Georgina in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939). After that 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 married actor and director Norman Foster in 1935. They had two children, Robert and Gretchen.

Blane died of cancer, as had her sisters Polly and Loretta, in 1997 at the age of 87.

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Sally Blane's Timeline

July 11, 1910
Salida, Colorado, United States
August 27, 1997
Age 87
Los Angeles, California, United States