Jane Porter (Tarzan)

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Jane Porter (later Jane Clayton, Lady Greystoke) is a major fictional character in Edgar Rice Burroughs's series of Tarzan novels and in adaptations of the saga to other media, particularly film.wikipedia
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Tarzan

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Jane Porter (later Jane Clayton, Lady Greystoke) is a major fictional character in Edgar Rice Burroughs's series of Tarzan novels and in adaptations of the saga to other media, particularly film.
As an eighteen-year-old young adult, Tarzan meets a young American woman, Jane Porter.

Korak (character)

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She becomes the love interest and later the wife of Tarzan, and subsequently the mother of their son Korak.
Korak [long "O"] is the ape name of John "Jack" Clayton III, Earl of Greystoke, the son of Tarzan and Jane Porter.

Tarzan of the Apes

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She first appeared in the initial Tarzan novel, Tarzan of the Apes (1912), then later reappeared in:
A few years later when Tarzan is 21 years of age, a new party is marooned on the coast, including 19 year old Jane Porter, the first white woman Tarzan has ever seen.

Maureen O'Sullivan

Maureen O'Sullivan, who portrayed Jane Parker opposite Johnny Weissmuller in the 1932 film and its first few sequels, was the most famous screen Jane.
Maureen Paula O'Sullivan (17 May 1911 – 23 June 1998) was an Irish-American actress best known for playing Jane in the Tarzan series of films starring Johnny Weissmuller.

The Return of Tarzan

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the second book, The Return of Tarzan (1913)
The ape man, feeling rootless in the wake of his noble sacrifice of his prospects of wedding Jane Porter, leaves America for Europe to visit his friend Paul d'Arnot.

Tarzan and the Golden Lion

novel of the same name
the ninth, Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1923)
The story picks up with the Clayton family, Tarzan, Jane Porter and their son Korak, returning from their adventures in the previous novel (#8).

Tarzan's Quest

the nineteenth, Tarzan's Quest (1936).
Tarzan's wife Jane (her first appearance since Tarzan and the Ant Men and also her last as a major character in the series), becomes involved in a search for a bloodthirsty lost tribe reputed to possess an immortality drug.

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

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In more recent Tarzan films, starting with Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), the character is once again Jane Porter, and her father Archimedes Q. Porter, and both once again Americans (with the exception of Disney's 1999 animated Tarzan, which again represents both as English).
Christopher Lambert stars as Tarzan (though the name Tarzan is never used in the film's dialogue) and Andie MacDowell as Jane; the cast also includes Ralph Richardson (in his final film appearance), Ian Holm, James Fox, Cheryl Campbell, and Ian Charleson.

The Beasts of Tarzan

the third, The Beasts of Tarzan (1914)
The story begins a year after the conclusion of the previous book, Tarzan (Lord Greystoke) and Jane have had a son, whom they've named Jack.

Tarzan the Untamed

the seventh, Tarzan the Untamed (1920)
On his return he discovers among many burned bodies one that appears to be the corpse of his wife, Jane Porter Clayton.

Damsel in distress

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She develops over the course of the series from a conventional damsel in distress, who must be rescued from various perils, to an educated, competent and capable adventuress in her own right, fully capable of defending herself and surviving on her own in the jungles of Africa.
Additional classic damsels in that mold were Jane Porter, in both the novel and movie versions of Tarzan, and Ann Darrow, as played by Fay Wray in the movie King Kong (1933), in one of the most iconic instances.

Tarzan the Terrible

the eighth, Tarzan the Terrible (1921)
Two months have passed since the conclusion of the previous novel, Tarzan the Untamed, in which Tarzan spent many months wandering about Africa wreaking vengeance upon those who he believed brutally murdered Jane.

Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981 film)

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Remakes of the 1932 film, (Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959) and Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)) reprised this portrayal as well as that of her father.
The screenplay by Tom Rowe and Gary Goddard is loosely based on the novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, but from the point of view of Jane Parker.

Enid Markey

Enid Markey 1918 (Elmo Lincoln as Tarzan)
She originated the role of Jane in films, playing the character twice in 1918 (Tarzan of The Apes; The Romance of Tarzan). Her career extended into the 1960s.

Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959 film)

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Remakes of the 1932 film, (Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959) and Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)) reprised this portrayal as well as that of her father.
Tarzan, the Ape Man is a 1959 Technicolor action adventure film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Denny Miller as Tarzan, Joanna Barnes as Jane, Cesare Danova, and Robert Douglas.

Tarzan (1999 film)

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In more recent Tarzan films, starting with Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), the character is once again Jane Porter, and her father Archimedes Q. Porter, and both once again Americans (with the exception of Disney's 1999 animated Tarzan, which again represents both as English).
The gorillas' peaceful life is interrupted by the arrival of a team of English explorers, consisting of Professor Porter, his daughter Jane, and their tour guide, a hunter named Clayton.

Tarzan the Ape Man (1932 film)

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The 1932 sound film Tarzan the Ape Man and its sequels changed the character's name to Jane Parker, portraying her as English rather than American and making her and Tarzan the adoptive parents of an orphan they named "Boy".
They are joined by Parker's daughter Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan).

Eve Brent

Eve Brent 1958 (Gordon Scott as Tarzan)
Jean Ann Ewers, (September 11, 1929 – August 27, 2011), known professionally as Eve Brent and Jean Lewis, was an American actress known for her role as Jane in Tarzan's Fight for Life.

Joyce MacKenzie

Joyce MacKenzie 1953 (Lex Barker as Tarzan)
She might be best remembered for being the eleventh actress to portray Jane.

Karla Schramm

Karla Schramm 1920 (Gene Pollar as Tarzan; P. Dempsey Tabler as Tarzan)
A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, California, she was the second actress to play Jane Porter, mate of Tarzan, in motion pictures.

Brenda Joyce (actress)

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Brenda Joyce 1945-1949 (Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan; Lex Barker as Tarzan)
She is best-remembered as the seventh actress to play Jane in the Tarzan series of films.

Louise Lorraine

Louise Lorraine 1921 (Elmo Lincoln as Tarzan)
She may be best-remembered for being the third actress to portray Jane, having portrayed the character in the 1921 movie serial The Adventures of Tarzan.

Tarzan and the Ant Men

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the tenth, Tarzan and the Ant Men (1924) and
In later novels Burroughs largely dropped the use of such important characters as Jane and Korak, as well as the familiar base of Tarzan's African estate.

Dorothy Dunbar

Dorothy Dunbar 1927 (James H. Pierce as Tarzan)
She was also the fourth actress who played Jane, starring in the 1927 version of the Tarzan story, Tarzan and the Golden Lion, opposite James Pierce, who played the title role.

Joanna Barnes

Joanna Barnes 1959 (Denny Miller as Tarzan)
Barnes became the 13th actress to play Jane when she appeared in Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959), opposite Denny Miller as Tarzan.