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Jane Lawrence was an American actress.


Born Jane Brotherton in Bozeman, Montana, Lawrence achieved a small degree of fame on Broadway before becoming an opera singer. She was also closely linked to the Abstract Expressionist movement and was the subject of one of Jackson Pollock's paintings. She made only one film appearance in Sailor's Holiday.

Lawrence passed away in 2005.


Though primarily an opera singer, Lawrence appeared a number of times on Broadway, most notably as Gertie Cummings in the original cast of Oklahoma!. She also appeared in the musical revue Inside U.S.A. and the original cast of Where's Charley as Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez.

Lawrence also sang the part of Elettra at the Salzburg Festival in 1951, and took part in the experimental XS: The Opera Opus in 1984.


Oklahoma (1943)(originated the role)

  • The Farmer and the Cowman
  • Oklahoma!
  • Finale

Inside U.S.A. (1948)

  • First Prize At The Fair (Wisconsin) (contains solo lines)

Where's Charley? (1948)

  • Lovelier Than Ever (contains solo lines)

Idomeneo (1951)

XS: The Opera Opus (1984)(originated the role)