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.



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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best ActressPinky (1949)PinkyNominated

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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, Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern receive “A Letter to Three Wives”

By Stephen Reginald on May 27, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

, Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern receive “A Letter to Three Wives” A Letter to Three Wives (1949) is an American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring , Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern. The supporting cast includes Kirk Doug... Read full article

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

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Jeanne Crain Quotes:

Harry Ware: Biggest boar in the world, I bet.
Margy Frake: All depends on how you spell it.

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

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
Measurements: 34B-24-34 (measured by "Life" magazine, 1944), 36 1/2B-24-36 (filming Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

By the time she left Fox studios in 1956, she was making $3,500 a week.

Long-time husband, Paul Brooks, was an RKO contract player at one time, briefly appearing in the movie Those Endearing Young Charms (1945). He went by the stage name of Paul Brooks, but gave it all up to become a highly successful businessman.

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