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Jane Wyman

American actor Jane Wyman (1917-2007) was in foster care as a child.

Wyman was born Sarah Jane Mayfield in Jackson County Missouri but was left with Emma and Richard Fulks after her parents divorced. Sarah Jane was about 3 at the time. She called herself Sarah Jane Fulks when she started school.

In 1936, Sarah Jane Fulks became Jane Wyman and was signed up with Warner Brothers. After performing in many 'B' movies, Wyman was noticed for her work in The Lost Week (1945) although she continued playing supporting roles until she played a rape victim who was also a deaf-mute in Johnny Belinda (1948), for which she won an Oscar. Wyman also starred in a number of television shows and made for television films. She retired in 1962, making only an occasional appearance on television until she was cast as Angela Channing in Falcon Crest, a series which ran from 1981 to 1990

Jane Wyman married future president Ronald Reaga in 1940. He was her 3rd husband. The couple had one daughter, Maureen, in 1941 and they adopted a boy, Michael, in 1945. Jane and Ronald divorced in 1949.