Jan Sterling

Jan Sterling

Performer

Jan Sterling, who replaced Judy Holliday as Billie Dawn in the Broadway production of Born Yesterday and was featured in the New York premiere of Noël Coward's Present Laughter, died in Los Angeles on March 26, 2004. She was in her early '80s. Born Yesterday was the stage breakthrough for the blonde native New Yorker, who was born into a society family as Jane Sterling Adriance. Some sources list her birth as April 3, 1921, others as April 3, 1923 (she was a descendent of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams).

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  • Also known as: Jane Sterling
  • Born: Apr 3, 1921 in New York, New York
  • Death: Mar 26, 2004 in Los Angeles, California

Roles (14)

The November People Playbill - Jan 1978 The November People (1978)
Opened Jan 14, 1978
  • as Mary (Original)
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The Front Page Playbill - May 1969 The Front Page (1969)
Opened May 10, 1969
  • as Mollie Malloy (Replacement)
  • Arrived on Jan 5, 1970
Once for the Asking Playbill - Nov 1963 Once for the Asking (1963)
Opened Nov 20, 1963
  • as Madelaine Robbins (Original)
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The Perfect Setup Playbill - Oct 1962 The Perfect Setup (1962)
Opened Oct 24, 1962
  • as Ann (Original)
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Production Placeholder Small War on Murray Hill (1957)
Opened Jan 3, 1957
  • as Mary Murray (Original)
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Two Blind Mice Playbill - March 1949 Two Blind Mice (1949)
Opened Mar 2, 1949
  • as Karen Norwood (Original)
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Present Laughter Playbill - Oct 1947 Present Laughter (1946)
Opened Oct 29, 1946
  • as Daphne Stillington (Original)
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This, Too, Shall Pass Playbill - May 1946 This, Too, Shall Pass (1946)
Opened Apr 30, 1946
  • as Janet Alexander (Original)
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Born Yesterday Playbill - Aug 1946 Born Yesterday (1946)
Opened Feb 4, 1946
  • as Billie Dawn (Replacement)
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Dunnigan's Daughter Playbill - Dec 1945 Dunnigan's Daughter (1945)
Opened Dec 26, 1945
  • as Zelda Rainier (Original)
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