Bonnie Lenora "Jane" Nigh was an American actress born in Hollywood. Her sister Nancy was also an actress, and her mother worked in research at a film studio.She was discovered in 1944 by Arthur Wenzler while working in a defense plant. (Another source identifies Ivan Kahn as the 20th Century Fox talent scout.) She later signed a contract with Fox. She appeared in more than 40 films and television shows, including State Fair (1945), Give My Regards to Broadway (1948, as June Nigh) and County Fair (1950). She also had starring roles in a pair of Monogram Pictures films, Blue Grass of Kentucky and Rodeo. Nigh, along with Patrick McVey, co-starred in the TV series Big Town, with McVey playing the city editor of a newspaper, and Nigh his secretary. She had the role of Lorelei Kilourne for two seasons.
Nigh was married four times, to three men, all ending in divorce. Her longest marriage was to her second husband, Navy Lieutenant John Baker, while she was married twice to Norman Davidson Jr. She had a total of four children, three girls and a boy, though her first, a girl, died very soon after birth in 1952.Nigh died on October 5, 1993 of a stroke at the age of 68.
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Captain Carey, U.S.A.
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Two cowboys aim to reclaim stolen jewels and money in this 1950 Western.
A pilot devises a plan to airlift hay to thousands of ranch cattle stranded and dying due to severe winter weather.
A cop poses as a member of a stolen-car ring to capture the men responsible for the murder of his fiancee's brother.
Rio Grande Patrol
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Fighting Man of the Plains
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Red, Hot and Blue
A Broadway director rescues a damsel in distress from mobsters who blame her for a shooting.
Cry of the City
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Give My Regards to Broadway
A family vaudeville act is threatened when the eldest son is offered a contract to play baseball. Musical.
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The All-Star Bond Rally
Inspirational documentary short film featuring Hollywood stars promoting the sales of War Bonds through songs and skits.
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