Nan Grey

Nan Grey, the wife of pop singer Frankie Laine and a leading lady in Hollywood films of the 1930s, died July 25 of natural causes on her 75th birthday.

Grey, whose maiden name was Eschal Miller, married jockey Jackie Westrope in 1939, but later divorced him.

She married Laine in 1950, marking her retirement from show business.

She appeared in two dozen films, mostly B productions, from 1934-1941. She also played the female lead of the popular radio soap opera “Those We Love” from 1938-1945.

At Universal, she appeared in three major films: “Three Smart Girls” (1936); “Three Smart Girls Grow Up” (1939); and “Tower of London” (1940).

Besides her husband of 43 years, she is survived by two daughters from her first marriage, and four grandchildren.

Her remains will be cremated and a private memorial service is scheduled for today.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in Grey’s name to the American Heart Fund.

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