Known for movies

Short Info

DiedOctober 13, 2000, Carlsbad, California, United States
SpouseStanley Hough, Howard Hughes, Stuart Cramer
FactShe was considered for the female leads in Samson and Delilah (1949), Portrait of Jennie (1948), Designing Woman (1957), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), and The Gift of Love (1958).


Jean Peters (born October 15, 1926) is an American actress. She began her career in the 1940s, and was one of the leading stars of the 1950s. She starred in such films as The Three Musketeers (1948), The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956), and The Honeymoon Machine (1961). She was also known for her marriage to actor Vincent Price.

Peters was born in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of Anna Mae (née Winger) and Howard Peters, a doctor. She had a sister, Virginia, and a brother, Robert. Her father died when she was a teenager. She was a graduate of Timken High School.

Peters began her career as a model, appearing in magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. She made her film debut in the 1945 film A Guy Named Joe. She subsequently appeared in such films as The Three Musketeers (1948), The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956), and The Honeymoon Machine (1961).

Peters was married to actor Vincent Price from 1949 to 1977. They had two children: a son, Vincent Price Jr., and a daughter, Victoria Price. Peters and Price divorced in 1977.

Peters has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameJean Peters
DiedOctober 13, 2000, Carlsbad, California, United States
Height1.66 m
ProfessionActor
EducationUniversity of Michigan, East Canton High School, Ohio State University
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseStanley Hough, Howard Hughes, Stuart Cramer
ParentsGerald Peters, Elizabeth Peters
SiblingsArlen Stuart

Accomplishments

MoviesNiagara, Pickup on South Street, Viva Zapata!, Captain from Castile, Three Coins in the Fountain, Broken Lance, A Man Called Peter, Anne of the Indies, Apache, It Happens Every Spring, A Blueprint for Murder, O. Henry's Full House, Lure of the Wilderness, Deep Waters, Vicki, As Young as You Feel, Wa...
TV ShowsPeter and Paul, The Moneychangers

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Quotes

#Quote
1[in 1972] My life with Howard Hughes was and shall remain a matter on which I will have no comment.

Facts

#Fact
1Sister of Arlen Stuart.
2She was a fan of the TV shows Father Dowling Mysteries (1989) and Frasier (1993).
3When she divorced Howard Hughes in 1971 she agreed to an alimony payment of $70,000 per year (which was later adjusted to a lower amount during the inflation period of the late 1970s).
4A feminist, she refused to be typecast as a glamor girl or sex symbol, feeling it was too degrading.
5Until her death she felt her work in Winesburg, Ohio (1973) to be the biggest career mistake she ever made. because she believed her role to be mundane.
6She considered Christopher Plummer to be one of the greatest actors she ever worked with.
7Was Max Factor's Star of the Year in 1950.
8Although she died in October 2000 she was still able to vote for George W. Bush for president in that year's presidential election by means of absentee ballot.
9She was a staunch Republican who gave much of her time and money to a host of conservative political causes. She also attended several Republican fund-raisers and galas and was active in the campaigns of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.
10She was originally meant to make her film debut in I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (1947) but refused her part because it required her to look ugly.
11She would never talk about Howard Hughes in an interview.
12She was a financial supporter of the psychology and anthropology studies at the UCLA.
13Was crowned Miss Ohio 1945.
14She had such a determination to obtain a college degree in literature that when she wasn't making movies she went back to her roots to study at Ohio State University.
15Was a 1944 graduate of East Canton High School in East Canton, Ohio.
16Is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California.
17For her last acting role of Siobhan O'Dea on Murder, She Wrote (1984) she modeled her character after Greta Garbo as she was portraying a reclusive foreign actress who goes into seclusion following the demise of her lover.
18She was considered for the female leads in Samson and Delilah (1949), Portrait of Jennie (1948), Designing Woman (1957), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), and The Gift of Love (1958).
19Is of Welsh heritage.
20In Italy her films were often dubbed by Lidia Simoneschi. She was occasionally dubbed by Dhia Cristiani, Micaela Giustiniani, and Andreina Pagnani.
21Got the role of Polly Cutler in Niagara (1953) after Anne Baxter withdrew.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murder, She Wrote1988TV SeriesSiobhan O'Dea
Peter and Paul1981TV MoviePriscilla
Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers1976TV Mini-SeriesBeatrice Heyward
Winesburg, Ohio1973TV MovieElizabeth Willard
A Man Called Peter1955Catherine Wood Marshall
Broken Lance1954Barbara
Apache1954Nalinle
Three Coins in the Fountain1954Anita Hutchins
Vicki1953Vicki Lynn
A Blueprint for Murder1953Lynn Cameron
Pickup on South Street1953Candy
Niagara1953Polly Cutler
O. Henry's Full House1952Susan Goodwin (segment "The Last Leaf")
Lure of the Wilderness1952Laurie Harper
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie1952Nellie Halper
Viva Zapata!1952Josefa
Anne of the Indies1951Captain Anne Providence
Take Care of My Little Girl1951Dallas Prewitt
As Young as You Feel1951Alice Hodges
Love That Brute1950Ruth Manning
It Happens Every Spring1949Deborah Greenleaf
Deep Waters1948Ann Freeman
Captain from Castile1947Catana Perez

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vicki1953performer: "I Know Why and So Do You", "How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You?" - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend1987DocumentaryPolly Cutler
Dinah!1979TV SeriesHimself / Herself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spisok korabley2008DocumentaryCapt. Anne Providence
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller2002TV Movie documentaryCandy
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryActress 'Niagra' (uncredited)
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryactress 'Pickup on South Street' (uncredited)
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryCandy (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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