Jane Milmore

Jane Milmore (March 25, 1955 – February 4, 2020) was an American playwright, screenwriter, television producer and actress.

Jane Milmore
Born(1955-03-25)March 25, 1955
DiedFebruary 4, 2020(2020-02-04) (aged 64)
OccupationPlaywright, actress, screenwriter, TV producer
Years active1979-2020
Richard Vascy (m. 2004⁠–⁠2009)
RelativesJennifer Milmore (sister)


Born in Laramie, Wyoming,[1] to Joan Marie Judge and John Edward Milmore, Milmore was of Irish descent and was one of five girls, including romance author Kaitlin O'Riley and actress Jennifer Milmore. Raised in New York and New Jersey attending school in Brooklyn, she graduated Keansburg High School in Keansburg, New Jersey.[2] Milmore married television producer Richard Vaczy, best known for the classic comedy series Golden Girls, on October 24, 2004. The couple split their time between homes in Beverly Hills, California and Rumson, New Jersey.[3] She died on February 4, 2020 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 64.[4]


Milmore wrote 23 published plays with Billy Van Zandt.[1] She wrote and executive produced numerous television series. She won both a People's Choice and an NAACP award for series Martin, a Prism Award for The Hughleys and was nominated for an Emmy for the CBS special I Love Lucy the Very First Show. As an actress, she appeared in numerous TV series and made-for-TV movies. She also appeared in the feature film A Wake in Providence. She performed Off-Broadway in the shows Silent Laughter, Drop Dead! and You've Got Hate Mail.


  1. ^ a b "Jane Milmore at Internet Movie Database".
  2. ^ Strauss, Robert. "IN PERSON; These Two People Are a Riot", The New York Times, April 14, 2002. Accessed June 13, 2011. "ABSTRACT - Article on Hollywood actors and television writers Billy Van Zandt, native of Middletown, and Jane Milmore, who grew up in nearby Keansburg; duo has been returning to Jersey Shore each spring for two decades for spring comedy productions."
  3. ^ About, Van Zandt - Milmore Productions. Accessed September 27, 2015. "She is a graduate of Keansburg High School.... Jane made her home in Beverly Hills and Rumson."
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