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Jane White

Jane White (October 30, 1922 – July 24, 2011) was an actress of African-American descent. Born in New York City, she attended Smith College and The New School. n 1945, she made her Broadway debut in Strange Fruit. This performance was followed by roles in Razzle Dazzle, The Insect Comedy, The Climate of Eden, Take a Giant Step, Jane Eyre, and The Power and The Glory. In 1959, she opened the acclaimed musical Once Upon a Mattress, originating the role of Queen Aggravain alongside Carol Burnett and Joseph Bova. In addition to the productions of Once Upon a Mattress, her television work included a 1979 stint on the soap operas The Edge of Night, A World Apart, and Search for Tomorrow. She was one of the first African-American actresses to play a role under contract on soap operas when she originated the role of Lyndia Holliday, R. N. on The Edge of Night. In 1998 she played the schoolteacher Lady Jones in the movie version of Toni Morrison's Beloved.

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Oct 30, 1922 In New York, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Tragedy in a Temporary Town 1956-02-19
Latest Project:
Movie Beloved 1998-10-16
Known For
Poster of Beloved
Poster of Once Upon a Mattress
Poster of Once Upon a Mattress
Movie Beloved Lady Jones 1998-10-16
Movie Once Upon a Mattress Queen Aggravain 1972-12-12
Movie Once Upon a Mattress Queen Aggravain 1964-06-03
Movie Tragedy in a Temporary Town Dolores Infante 1956-02-19