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  • Date of birth : 12/08/1910
  • Date of death : 20/10/2006

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Jane Wyatt (1910)

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Jane Wyatt (August 12, 1910 – October 20, 2006) was an American actress perhaps best known for her role as the housewife and mother on the television comedy Father Knows Best, and as Amanda Grayson, the human mother of Spock on the science fiction television series Star Trek. Wyatt was a three-time Emmy Award-winner.

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 early life
Jane Wyatt was born on August 12, 1910 in Campgaw , but was raised in New York City. Her father, Christopher Billopp Wyatt, Jr., was a Wall Street investment banker, and her mother, the former Euphemia Van Rensselaer Waddington, was a drama critic for the Catholic World. Both of her parents were Roman Catholic converts.

One of her ancestors, Rufus King, was a signer of the U.S. Constitution, a U.S. Senator and ambassador, and the Federalist candidate in the 1816 United States presidential election. She was also a descendant of British Royal Navy captain Christopher Billopp.Through her connection with Captain Billopp she is also related to James Willis. She was a distant cousin of Eleanor Roosevelt and the poet Harry Crosby, through their shared descent from Philip Livingston, also a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

While in New York City, Wyatt attended the Chapin School and later attended two years of Barnard College. After leaving Barnard, she joined the apprentice school of the Berkshire Playhouse at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where for six months she played a varied assortment of roles.

 personal life
Though one of her early suitors was John D. Rockefeller III, Wyatt was married to investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward from November 9, 1935, until his death on November 8, 2000, just one day short of the couple's 65th wedding anniversary. The couple met in the late 1920s when both were weekend houseguests of Franklin D. Roosevelt, at Hyde Park.

She suffered a mild stroke in the 1990s, but recovered well. She remained in relatively good health for the rest of her life.

Jane Wyatt died on October 20, 2006 of natural causes at her home in Bel-Air, California. She was 96 years old. She is buried in San Fernando Mission Cemetery, next to her husband. Wyatt was survived by two sons, and according to an obituary in The Washington Post, a third son died in infancy in the early 1940s. Wyatt is survived by her sons Christopher and Michael Ward, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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