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Jeanne Crain (1925–2003)


Jeanne Crain was born in Barstow, California, on May 25, 1925. The daughter of a high school English teacher and his wife, Jeanne was moved to Los Angeles not long after her birth after her father got another teaching position in that city. While in junior high school, Jeanne played the lead in a school production which set her on the path to ... See full bio »

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 1972 Skyjacked
Mrs. Clara Shaw
 1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Lily MacMurdy
- Run, Carol, Run (1972) ... Lily MacMurdy
 1971 The Night God Screamed
Fanny Pierce
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Mrs. McKendricks
- Fear of High Places (1968) ... Mrs. McKendricks
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Frances Merrill
- My Pal Tony (1968) ... Frances Merrill
 1967 Hot Rods to Hell
Peg Phillips
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Lorraine Turner / Polly Martin / Amy Booth
- Who Killed the Strangler? (1965) ... Lorraine Turner
- Who Killed Madison Cooper? (1964) ... Amy Booth
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Elsie
- Last of the Private Eyes (1963) ... Elsie
 1963 Insight (TV Series)
 1963 The Christophers (TV Series)
- Think Creatively (1963)
 1962 His Model Wife (TV Movie)
Jeanne Lauren
 1962 Invasion 1700
Helen
 1960-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- The Other Woman (1962)
 1960-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Marion Miller / Hope
- My Dark Days: Part 2 (1962) ... Marion Miller
- My Dark Days: Part 1 (1962) ... Marion Miller
- Journal of Hope (1960) ... Hope
 1962 Madison Avenue
Peggy Shannon
 1961 Twenty Plus Two
Linda Foster
 1960 Guns of the Timberland
Laura Riley
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Laura Sutton
- Escape to Memphis (1959) ... Laura Sutton
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Lila Babrek Barnes
- Wait Till Spring (1959) ... Lila Babrek Barnes
 1959 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie)
Rose Smith
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Ruth Elliot
- The Trouble with Ruth (1958) ... Ruth Elliot
 1957 The Joker Is Wild
Letty Page
 1957 The Tattered Dress
Diane Blane
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Dora Temple
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Joyce Randall
- Airborne Honeymoon (1956) ... Joyce Randall
 1955 Star Stage (TV Series)
Nancy
- The Girl Who Wasn't Wanted (1955) ... Nancy
 1955 Gentlemen Marry Brunettes
Connie Jones / Mitzi Jones
 1955 The Second Greatest Sex
Liza McClure
 1955 Man Without a Star
Reed Bowman
 1954 Duel in the Jungle
Marian Taylor
 1953 City of Bad Men
Linda Culligan
 1953 Vicki
Jill Lynn
 1953 Dangerous Crossing
Ruth Stanton Bowman
 1951 The Model and the Marriage Broker
Kitty Bennett
 1951 People Will Talk
Deborah Higgins
 1951 Take Care of My Little Girl
Liz Erickson
 1948 Apartment for Peggy
Peggy Taylor
 1948 You Were Meant for Me
Peggy Mayhew
 1946 Margie
Marjorie 'Margie' MacDuff
 1946 Centennial Summer
Julia Rogers
 1944 Winged Victory
Helen
 1944 In the Meantime, Darling
Margaret 'Maggie' Preston
 1944 Home in Indiana
'Char' Bruce
 1943 The Gang's All Here
Chorus Girl / Pool Party Guest (uncredited)
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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I loved being at the studio [20th Century-Fox]. After all, I started at 15, and I grew up there. But there comes a time when an actress stays too long in the same place. People get used to having you around, and they can't think of you in a different light.

Trivia:

Her youngest child, son Christopher Brinkman, was the original lead guitarist for the rock group Jane's Addiction (1985-1986). He died of a drug overdose in 1997. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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Pitiful ending for Jeanne, so very sad. robm256
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Very Good Actress who made several great films!! olddiscs
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A Classic Hollywood Beauty bergmandesig
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