Jane Frazee


Jane Frazee Biography

Mary Jane Frehse (July 18, 1918 - September 6, 1985), known as Jane Frazee, was an American actress, singer, and dancer.

Professional life

At the age of 6, Jane and her older sister Ruth (1909-2001) formed a singing vaudeville act known as The Frazee Sisters. The act broke up in 1940, when Jane landed a leading role in the B film Melody and Moonlight (1940), the first of four "Moonlight.." musicals the young actress made for Universal Pictures. Under contract to the studio, she appeared in numerous musical films, including, most notably, Buck Privates, the high-grossing 1941 comedy/World War II film starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Jane also frequently performed in Westerns, both in movies and on television, working with genre stars like Roy Rogers, Charles Starrett, Guinn Williams, Clayton Moore, Jock Mahoney, and Gene Autry. The actress ended her Hollywood career after appearing as "Alice McDoakes" in several Joe McDoakes one reel short subjects between 1954 and 1956. After retiring from acting, Jane started a real estate business.

Personal life

In 1942, Frazee married silent film actor and director Glenn Tryon. The marriage lasted five years and produced one son, Timothy. Jane Frazee died of a stroke in 1985.

Filmography

Billed with sister Ruth as The Frazee Sisters

  • Captain Blue Blood (1935)
  • Study and Understudy (1936)
  • Up in Lights (1938)
  • Rollin' in Rhythm (1939)
  • Pharmacy Frolics (1939)
  • Arcade Varieties (1939)
  • Swing Styles (1939)

Films

  • Melody and Moonlight (1940)
  • Music in the Morgan Manner (1941) (as Herself)
  • Buck Privates (1941)
  • Angels with Broken Wings (1941)
  • San Antonio Rose (1941)
  • Sing Another Chorus (1941)
  • Moonlight in Hawaii (1941)
  • Hellzapoppin' (1941)
  • Don't Get Personal (1942)
  • What's Cookin'? (1942)
  • Almost Married (1942)
  • Moonlight Masquerade (1942)
  • Get Hep to Love (1942)
  • Moonlight in Havana (1942)
  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1942)
  • Hi'ya, Chum (1943)
  • Keep 'Em Slugging (1943) (uncredited cameo)
  • Rhythm of the Islands (1943)
  • Beautiful But Broke (1944)
  • Cowboy Canteen (1944)
  • Rosie the Riveter (1944)
  • Swing in the Saddle (1944)
  • Kansas City Kitty (1944)
  • She's a Sweetheart (1944)
  • Practically Yours (1944)
  • The Big Bonanza (1944)
  • Ten Cents a Dance (1945)
  • Swingin' on a Rainbow (1945)
  • George White's Scandals (1945)
  • A Guy Could Change (1946)
  • Calendar Girl (1947)
  • Springtime in the Sierras (1947)
  • On the Old Spanish Trail (1947)
  • The Gay Ranchero (1948)
  • Under California Stars (1948)
  • Incident (1948)
  • Grand Canyon Trail (1948)
  • Last of the Wild Horses (1948)
  • Rhythm Inn (1951)

Joe McDoakes short films

  • So You Want to Be Your Own Boss (March 1954) [as Alice McDoakes]
  • So You Want to Go to a Nightclub (May 1954) [as Alice McDoakes]
  • So You're Taking in a Roomer (October 1954) [as Alice McDoakes]
  • So You Don't Trust Your Wife (January 1955) [as Alice McDoakes]
  • So You Want to Be a Gladiator (March 1955) [as Alice McDoakes]
  • So You Want to Build a Model Railroad (August 1955) [as Alice McDoakes]
  • So You Think the Grass is Greener (January 1956) [as Alice McDoakes]
  • So You Want to Play the Piano (May 1956) [as Alice McDoakes]



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