Jo Ann Sayers

Jo Ann Sayers


Jo Ann Sayers was born on Oct 22, 1918 in USA. Jo Ann Sayers's big-screen debut came with Young Dr. Kildare directed by Harold S. Bucquet in 1938. Jo Ann Sayers is known for The Women directed by George Cukor, Norma Shearer stars as Mrs. Stephen Haines (Mary) and Joan Crawford as Crystal Allen. The upcoming new movie Jo Ann Sayers plays is Main Street to Broadway which will be released on Oct 13, 1953.

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 Autant en emporte le vent (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.

  • Birthday

    Oct 22, 1918
  • Place of Birth

    Seattle, Washington, USA

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Movies & TV Shows