Jean Heather (February 21, 1921 – October 29, 1995) was an American actress who appeared in eight feature films during the 1940s. She acted in two Oscar-nominated movies in 1944: the crime drama Double Indemnity, in which she played Lola Dietrichson, a young woman convinced that her stepmother Phyllis (Barbara Stanwyck) is responsible for the murder of Lola's father, and Going My Way, where she played a runaway teenager assisted by Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby). Heather's acting career was cut short by an automobile accident in December, 1947, in which she was thrown from her car onto the pavement and suffered severe facial lacerations.Heather attended Oregon State University, 1940-41. She transferred to the University of Washington in 1942. She was an initiate of the Alpha Theta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at the University of Washington. She was named "Canteen Dream Girl of the Northwest," by Marine, Navy, Army and Coast Guard camps in Washington state.She married fellow actor Arthur F. Meier (stage name John Stockton) on 5 July 1944 in Glendale, California. He died in 1985 from pulmonary disease. Heather died ten years later. Both were cremated and their ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean.