Jeanne Crain Overview:

Legendary actress, Jeanne Crain, was born Jeanne Elizabeth Crain on May 25, 1925 in Barstow, CA. Crain died at the age of 78 on Dec 14, 2003 in Santa Barbara, CA and was laid to rest in Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Crain was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best ActressPinky (1949)PinkyNominated
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Jeanne Crain's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #86 on Oct 17, 1949.

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Cary Grant and learn that “People Will Talk”

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 20, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Cary Grant and learn that “People Will Talk” People Will Talk (1951) is a romantic comedy written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Cary Grant and . The cinematography is by Milton Krasner who won an Academy Award for Three Coins in the Fountain... Read full article


: pintora / : painter

By L? on May 25, 2019 From Critica Retro

: pintora / : painter Eu amo, amo, amo . Eu amo o cabelo dela – quero imitar aqueles penteados! - o sorriso dela, os olhos dela, o rosto dela. Eu amo os filmes dela. Eu amo a persona doce dela em seus filmes, e as personagens mais distantes dessa do?... Read full article


Uncommon Ladies of Noir:

By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on May 8, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Uncommon Ladies of Noir: Sweet-faced was perhaps best-known for her performances in such fluffy, lighthearted romps as State Fair (1945), Margie (1946), and Cheaper By the Dozen (1950). But Crain also shared her talents with the dark side, with appearances in three featu... Read full article


Classic Movie Travels: – Inglewood and Los Angeles, CA

By Annette Bochenek on Jan 7, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

– Inglewood and Los Angeles CA When thinking of some of 20th Century-Fox’s greatest stars, one will surely recall and the many film roles she carried out when under contract there. Though not a singer, she was featured in many musical films, among s... Read full article


10 Things You May Not Know About

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 7, 2017 From Classic Movie Man

10 Things You May Not Know About (1925 - 2003) was one of the most popular movie stars during the 1940s. She received more fan mail during World War II than any other star, except Betty Grable. A teenage beauty queen, she signed a long-term contract with Twentieth Cent... Read full article


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Jeanne Crain Quotes:

Connie Jones: Dreams? I'm having nightmares in CinemaScope!


Deborah Higgins: [crying] It's just that I love you so much and I went and put all those candles on that cake when you're really only nine years old.


Melissa Frake: I don't know what's gotten into you lately. All you do is sit around and mope.
Margy Frake: I don't sit around and mope.


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Jeanne Crain Facts
Died ten years to the day after Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) co-star, Myrna Loy.

Although frequently cast in musicals, she herself was not a singer. Louanne Hogan was specifically under contract so that she could dub the singing in all her musicals.

Won the "Miss Camera Girl of 1942" title in Long Beach, Florida, and given a contract by Fox.

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