Jan Wiley

Jan Wiley (February 21, 1916 – May 26, 1993) was an American film actress.

Jan Wiley
Jan Harriet Wiley

February 21, 1916
DiedMay 26, 1993(1993-05-26) (aged 77)
Other namesHarriet Brandon
Years active1937 - 1946 (film)
Spouse(s)Roger Wister Clark (? - 1945, divorce)
Mort Greene (1947 - 1971, divorce)

Early years

Wiley was born Jan Harriet Wiley in Marion, Indiana and early in her career was billed as Harriet Brandon.[1]


Beginning in 1937 with New Faces of 1937 and Stage Door,[1] Wiley appeared in 39 films in a mixture of lead, supporting and minor roles in Hollywood B Movies. She had a rare leading role as the title character in A Fig Leaf for Eve (1944) but is probably best remembered for the 1946 horror film She-Wolf of London.[2]

Personal life

Wiley was married to actor Roger Wister Clark; they were divorced July 19, 1945.[3] She retired from acting after marrying Mort Green in 1947. They had two children and were divorced in 1971.[1]


On May 27, 1993, Wiley died of cancer at a retirement home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. She was 77. Her body was cremated, and her ashes were scattered at sea off San Pedro, California.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. Mayer, Geoff (2017). Encyclopedia of American Film Serials. McFarland. p. 289. ISBN 9781476627199. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  2. Weaver, Brunas & Brunas p.543
  3. "Divorces". Billboard. August 4, 1945. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  4. Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. (2 volume set). McFarland. p. 809. ISBN 9780786479924. Retrieved 13 August 2017.


  • Tom Weaver, Michael Brunas & John Brunas. Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Films, 1931-1946. McFarland, 1990.

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