Jacqueline White was born and raised in Beverly Hills, California. While attending UCLA, she was in a Eugene O’Neill play, Ah, Wilderness! Talent scouts from MGM and Warner Brothers came backstage, and she was offered contracts from both studios. She signed with MGM, and she had her first leading role opposite Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Air Raid Wardens (1943). Under contract with MGM, Jacqueline also appeared in films such as Swing Shift Maisie (1943), Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) and The Show-Off (1946).
Jacqueline later signed with RKO, where she was given starring roles in “B” pictures as well as supporting roles in “A” movies. Some of her RKO credits include Return of the Bad Men (1948), Mystery in Mexico (1948), Riders of the Range (1950) and the classic film noir Crossfire (1947). She retired in 1950 after her marriage to Bruce Anderson, and they relocated to Casper, Wyoming, where she and her husband started an oil and gas company.
She returned to Los Angeles for the birth of her first child, and, while visiting friends in the RKO commissary, Jacqueline was spotted by director Richard Fleischer and producer Stanley Rubin. They offered her a co-starring role in THE NARROW MARGIN (1952). The film is widely considered to be one of the best examples of the film noir genre.
Jacqueline currently resides in Houston, Texas, where she and her five children run the oil company started by her and her husband.