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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 16 February 1909Auburn, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death 24 November 1995Burbank, California, USA
Birth NameRagnar Godfrey Lind
Nickname Rags
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jeffrey Lynn was born on February 16, 1909 in Auburn, Massachusetts, USA as Ragnar Godfrey Lind. He was an actor, known for The Roaring Twenties (1939), Home Town Story (1951) and All This, and Heaven Too (1940). He was married to Helen, Patricia Davis Ciarlo and Robin Chandler. He died on November 24, 1995 in Burbank, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Patricia Davis Ciarlo (6 March 1965 - 1973) (divorced)
Robin Chandler (5 October 1946 - 1956) (divorced) (2 children)
Helen (? - 24 November 1995) (his death)

Trivia (12)

Legally changed to stage name in 1942.
Retired from acting to work in real estate.
Prior to acting he earned a teaching degree at Bates College in Maine and became a drama and English high school teacher for a time.
Tested (with Paulette Goddard) for the role of Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939) but didn't get it.
Handsome, pleasant dark-haired leading man of WWII films who typically played young husband, boyfriend or recruit. His film career was fatally interrupted by military service and in post-war years sought work on stage and TV.
Served as his unit's Intelligence Officer in WWII. Occasionally played bartender in his unit's Officers's Club, introducing many young airmen to their first martini.
Earned a Bronze Star in World War II (Air Force).
His father, John A. Lind, died June 14, 1954, in Auburn, Massachusetts at the age of 80. He had been a welder at Crompton & Knowles Loom Works for 47 years retiring at the age of 77.
Wife Patricia had seven children from a previous marriage when they wed.
Lived in Tarzana, California in 1975.
After marrying Robin Chandler they honeymooned in Bermuda and then resided in Santa Monica, California. Two children from this union: Letitia of Charleston, S.C. & Jeffrey Jr of Southampton, L.I. Letitia attended Smith College and then married a Lithuanian named Dominicus Valiunas who, at the time, was President of Neris Transatlantic Minerals, Inc. (New York-based coal company with mines in West Virginia). They have since divorced.
Developed an interest in acting while studying at Bates College in Maine. Was signed by Warner Brothers in 1937, after appearing in a touring production of 'Brother Rat'.

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