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Seymour, Jane (1951–)

Seymour, Jane (1951–)

English-born actress. Born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg, Feb 15, 1951, in Hayes, Hayes and Harlington, Middlesex, England; dau. of John Frankenberg (British obstetrician) and Mieke van Trigt (Dutch); m. Michael Attenborough, 1971 (div. 1973); m. Geoffrey Planer, 1977 (div. 1978); m. David Flynn, 1981 (div. 1992); m. James Keach (actor), 1993; children: (3rd m.) Katherine and Sean; (4th m.) twins, John and Kristopher.

Began career as a ballerina, making professional debut at 13 with London Festival Ballet; made film debut in the chorus of Oh, What a Lovely War (1969); in England, appeared on stage as well as tv, including in "Far from the Madding Crowd," "Young Winston" and "The Onedin Line"; on Broadway, originated the role of Constanza Weber in Amadeus; moved to US; on tv, starred on "War and Remembrance" (1988) and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993–98) and in many tv movies; films include Live and Let Die (1973), Somewhere in Time (1980), and The New Swiss Family Robinson (1998); became international ambassador for Childhelp USA, an organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse; also worked with American Red Cross Measles Initiative, which vaccinates children in Africa; became US citizen (2005). Named OBE (1999).

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