1951. Jane Greer - gorgeous as a mother and an actress

WELL, one thing's for sure. Jane Greer may not be the busiest star in Hollywood, but she is certainly one of the happiest. She's married to Edward Lasker, young and handsome, and she has two remarkable young sons, Albert and Lawrence, ages two and a half and one year. She has a beautiful home in Brentwood with all kinds of push buttons and fancy gadgets, and a swimming pool where once Orson Welles, then married to Rita Hayworth, did his geniusing. She has a mother who writes slogans and wins coffee pots. And she has a father and an Uncle Obed who invent. They keep her in laughs. 

Some families may be problems. But not Jane's. Hers are characters. And she loves everything they do. Even when Uncle Obed bought an island off the Florida Coast for $25 to grow moss for pillow stuffings. Even when her father, after years of work, invented a tearless onion peeler, only to discover that all onions aren't the same size. 

Miss Jane is essentially an actress. She likes to act. She can act. And like all actresses she gets frustrated when she doesn't act. And when it comes to acting she simply hasn't been given a fair shake. 

Blame it on Mr. Howard Hughes, or blame it on the Stork (an incongruous twosome if ever there was one). But every time Jane's career gets ready to shift from second into high she either has a baby or Mr. Hughes disappears into the clouds. The babies she likes, and she wants more. Two girls to be exact. ("I know all the games little girls play," she says.) But I'm sure she wishes that Mr. Hughes would get grounded one of these days.

A few weeks ago Jane finished "The Company She Keeps" at RKO, where she is under contract. This is her first picture since her second baby was born. The picture was formerly titled "The Wall Outside".

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