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Jane Alexander Biography

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Jane Alexander was born on October 28, 1939, in Boston, Massachusetts. During the 1970s, she continued to perform on stage, TV as well as in movies. In 1992 she became chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts. She won her second Emmy for the 2005 TV film Warm Springs.

Celebrity Jane Alexander was born Jane Quigley on October 28, 1939, in Boston, Massachusetts. A gifted stage, movie and television performer, Alexander continues to be nominated for or won virtually every major award in her area. The daughter of a physician, she grew up in an affluent house with a great deal of exposure to culture as well as the artwork. Alexander fell upon her love of playing while attending Sarah Lawrence College in the late 1950s.

Alexander’s career truly took off in the late 1960s with her Broadway debut in the first play The Great White Hope co starring James Earl Jones. The play researched life of black fighter Jack Jefferson (played by Jones) as well as the racial problems surrounding his relationship having a white woman, Eleanor Bachman, played by Alexander.

Jane Alexander Biography