Jean Heather, an American actress was born on 21st February 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Her birth name was “Jeanne Ellen Hetherington”. She started working in Hollywood during World War II and rose to fame in Hollywood.
She featured in nine feature films during the 1940s. Heather did her college at the Oregan State University from 1940 to 1941.She was in the football rally squad at Oregan State College. Rose Bowl game relocated from Pasadena, California to Duke University in North Carolina in 1942. And so the squad was not able to attend that game.
In 1942, she was transferred to the University of Washington. She was named as "Canteen Dream Girl of the Northwest," by the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marine camps of Washington State.
Jean made her Hollywood debut in 1944 in the Billy Wilder classic “Double Indemnity” with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred Mac Murray. She appeared in 9 films between 1944 and 1949. Her most appreciated roles are of Lola Dietrichson in her debut film “Double Indemnity” (1944), Carol James in “Going My Way” (1944) and Elana Fleagle in “Murder He Says” (1945).
Her acting career came to an end after her car accident. On 18th December 1947, she met with a dangerous car accident in Coldwater Canyon and had fatal head injuries. She lost her control at the sharp curve, and the car slipped rashly. Heather was lying in a pool of blood on the highway, and the car was left overturned. She received her treatment at Monte Sano Hospital, according to the local newspapers she suffered severe head injuries. Doctors suspected that this might end her career in the film industry.
Her cousin was Keith Hetherington, who was also a star in City at Night, Dr. Ross Dog Food, MichelleTownsend and Amesbury.Heather died on 29th October 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.