Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955–1958)
Wyman also starred in The Glass Menagerie, The Blue Veil (her third Academy Award nomination), So Big, and two Douglas Sirk dramas, Magnificent Obsession and All That Heaven Allows, both of which paired her with an up-and-coming actor by the name of Rock Hudson; she received her fourth and final Oscar nomination for Obsession. In the late '50s she moved to television with her own show, Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater, and worked steadily in the medium throughout the '60s and '70s, occasionally appearing in feature films. In the early '80s Wyman enjoyed a career renaissance of sorts with the primetime soap opera Falcon Crest, in which she played the wealthy and ruthless matriarch of a Napa Valley wine family. During the show's run, her former husband became president of the United States and despite her high profile, Wyman remained quiet and respectful about their marriage, never giving interviews about him. Falcon Crest, which ran from 1981-1990, was essentially Wyman's last role; she made one last television appearance in 1993 in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Wyman was married five times, twice to her last husband, studio music director Fred Karger, whom she divorced in 1965. She is survived by her son Michael; her daughter, Maureen Reagan, died of cancer in 2001. --Mark Englehart, IMDb staff
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