Barbara Stanwyck (1907-90) had one of the most lucrative film careers of any of her peers. With only an eighth grade education, she scored her first job on Broadway as a chorus girl at the age of 15. An amazingly versatile actress in more than 80 films, she was equally at home in all genres, including westerns, thrillers, melodramas, and screwball comedies.

Jane Ellen shares her eclectic interests with Oasis audiences from her island home on Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in music and entertainment history, she especially enjoys exploring the artist behind the art. Jane’s presentations benefit from her gifts as a storyteller, independent scholar, performer, and composer.