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Jo Ann Sayers (real name: Miriam Lucille Lilygren) was born in Seattle, Washington. Named after Moses' dancer-sister Miriam, she danced as a child, took violin and piano lessons and acted in school plays. She attended the University of Washington with hopes of becoming a lawyer, but was drawn to the drama department instead. An agent "spotted" her and offered her a chance to make a screen test, which in turn led to Sayers' brief but busy run in Hollywood features and shorts. While under contract at MGM, Sayers was among the multitudes to test for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939). She later co-starred with Shirley Booth in the Broadway smash "My Sister Eileen," but left the show after a year and a half to marry. She subsequently worked in summer theater, radio and TV. Widowed after the death of her second husband, Sayers resides in Princeton, New Jersey. Date of Death 14 November 2011, Princeton, New Jersey

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Oct 22, 1918 - In Seattle, WA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Young Dr. Kildare 1938-10-14
Latest Project:
Movie The Man with Nine Lives 1940-04-18

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Jo Ann Sayers Filmography & Movies

Movie The Man with Nine Lives Nurse Judith Blair 1940-04-18
Movie The Light of Western Stars Madeline Majesty Hammond 1940-04-17
Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Susan 1939-02-10
Movie Honolulu Nurse 1939-02-03
Movie Four Girls in White Sleepy Nurse 1939-01-27
Movie The Women Debutante 1939-01-01
Movie Fast and Loose Christina Torrent 1939-02-17
Movie Within the Law Helen Morris - the Thief 1939-03-17
Movie Drunk Driving Mrs. Jones 1939-10-28
Movie Help Wanted Mary Daniels 1939-06-10
Movie Think First Ruth Nolan 1939-09-08
Movie Unseen Guardians Leading Actress 1939-08-26
Movie Young Dr. Kildare Barbara Chanler 1938-10-14