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Jacqueline deWit

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Jacqueline deWit
Jacqueline deWit in Twice-Told Tales trailer.jpg
Jacqueline deWit from the trailer for Twice-Told Tales (1963)
Born(1912-09-26)September 26, 1912
DiedJanuary 7, 1998(1998-01-07) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1943-1970

Jacqueline deWit (September 26, 1912 – January 7, 1998)[1] was an American film and TV character actress from Los Angeles who appeared in over two dozen films, including Spellbound (1945), The Snake Pit, The Damned Don't Cry!, Tea and Sympathy, All That Heaven Allows and Harper.[2] She also appeared in the 1946 Abbott and Costello comedy Little Giant, as Bud Abbott's wife.[3]


She made numerous appearances on TV series such as Wagon Train, The Lineup, The Monkees, and most notably, in the iconic 1959 The Twilight Zone episode "Time Enough at Last", in which she played the nagging wife of the lead character played by Burgess Meredith.[4][5][6]

DeWit's Broadway credits include The Taming of the Shrew in 1935.[7][8] On radio, she portrayed Ruth Thompson on Meet Mr. McNultey[9] and Valerie on Second Husband.[9]: 299  She reprised the Thompson role on The Ray Milland Show, the TV version of Meet Mr. McNultey.[10]

DeWit died in Los Angeles on January 7, 1998 at age 85. She was cremated and returned to her family in residence.[1]

Jacqueline deWit in Fog Island (1945)
Jacqueline deWit in Fog Island (1945)

Partial filmography


  1. ^ a b Wilson, Scott (August 19, 2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. ISBN 9781476625997 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Jacqueline de Wit".
  3. ^ "Jacqueline De Wit - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. ^ "Jacqueline de Wit - TV Guide".
  5. ^ "The Lineup - TV Guide".
  6. ^ "The Twilight Zone: Time Enough at Last (1959) - John Brahm - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  7. ^ "(Jacqueline deWit search)". Playbill Vault. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  8. ^ League, The Broadway. "Jacqueline DeWit – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB".
  9. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4.
  10. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. pp. 875–876. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
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