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Fran Ryan
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Fran Ryan made a guest appearance as Coventry, Maine spinster and town gossip Dorothy Yeager, whose sudden death arouses suspicions that it the Devil was the culprit in the episode "The Boogeyman" in Season 3 (ep.#5).

Personal Information
Gender: Female
Birth name: Frances Mary Ryan
Born: (1916-12-29)December 29, 1916
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
Died (2000-01-15)January 15, 2000
Deathplace: Burbank, CA, U.S.
Actress / Voice Artist
Years active: 1922-1993
Character information
Appeared on: Quantum Leap (TV series)
Character played: Dorothy Jaeger in "The Boogieman" (Season 3)

Fran Ryan (November 29, 1916 - January 15, 2000) made a guest appearance on Quantum Leap as Coventry, Maine church Deacon and board member, town gossip and spinster Dorothy Jaeger in the Season Three episode "The Boogieman". an American character actress featured in television and films. Amongst her most notahle work, Fran, who was also a voice actor, voiced Grandma Duff in the WB Network'sTiny Toon Adventures cartoon series.


Fran appeared in many feature films, including Big Wednesday (1978), as Frank & Jesse James' mother in The Long Riders (1980), Take This Job and Shove It (1981), Pale Rider (1985), Chances Are (1989), and a cameo appearance in 1981's Stripes starring Bill Murray, as a cab fare to Murray as the cabbie, in the opening scenes of the film. Ryan made many guest appearances on TV shows, including Batman (episode 43), Adam-12, CHiPs, Three's Sompany, Quantum Leap, Night Court, Taxi, Baywatch and The Commish.


Fran died at the age of 83 on January 15, 2000. She is buried in the family plots alongside her mother at the Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Hayward, California.[1][2]


  1. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery profile
  2. Fran Ryan page at Find a Grave Memorial

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