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Jean Heather Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Biography

Jean Heather Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 57 kg
Date of Birth February 21, 1921
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Eye Color Blue

Jean Heather was an American actress known for her appearances in Double Indemnity (1944), Going My Way (1944), and National Barn Dance (1944).

Born Name

Jeanne Ellen Hetherington

Nick Name


Jean Heather Publicity Photo Paramount Pictures, 1944
Jean Heather Publicity Photo Paramount Pictures, 1944 (Jumpin Jiminy / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)


Jean Heather was born on February 21, 1921.


Jean Heather died on October 29, 1995, at the age of 74, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Omaha, Nebraska, United States





Jean completed her graduation from Oakland High School. Then, she enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley before attending Oregon State University where she studied from 1940 to 1941. Later, in 1942, Heather transferred to the University of Washington where she completed her graduation.




  • Father – Dewey Heatherington
  • Mother – Florence Heatherington




5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


57 kg or 125.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Jean had been romantically involved with –

  1. Arthur F. Meier ​(1944-1985) – Jean tied the knot with United States Military Academy graduate Arthur Ferdinand Meier on July 5, 1944, in Glendale, California. Their marriage ended after 41 years after Arthur died on November 1, 1985, from pulmonary disease.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Thin upper lip
  • Upturned eyes

Jean Heather Facts

  1. In the past, she relocated to Oakland, California, with her family.
  2. Jean was an initiate of the Alpha Theta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi.
  3. She was part of the football rally squad at Oregon State College.
  4. After completing her studies at the University of Washington, Jean signed with Paramount.
  5. She made her debut theatrical film appearance as a 4th of July Dancer in Holiday Inn in 1942. However, her role was uncredited. Later, in 1944, Carol James was cast in her first credited film, Going My Way.
  6. She was cast in two Oscar-nominated films, Going My Way (1944) and Double Indemnity (1944).
  7. Jean’s film career was cut short after she met with a serious car accident in Coldwater Canyon on December 18, 1947. The incident took place while Jean was driving around a sharp bend during which she lost control of her vehicle and was thrown from the car onto the highway as the car overturned.
  8. She was treated at Monte Sano Hospital for severe facial lacerations and head injuries which put an end to her acting career.
  9. Jean died on October 29, 1995, and was cremated. Both Jean and her husband’s ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean. The reason for her death was not known even as of early December 2023.

Featured Image By Jumpin Jiminy / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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