1. She was born in Bartsow, California on May 25, 1925.
|Jeanne Crain with Darryl Zanuck and his children Richard and Darrylin|
3. She had a bit part (unbilled) in The Gang’s All Here (1943) starring Alice Faye and Carmen Miranda.
4. Home in Indiana (1944) was the film that introduced Crain to American filmgoers.
5. She appeared in several musicals, but always had her voice dubbed. Vocalist Louanne Hogan most frequently dubbed for Crain.
6. She and her husband, Paul Brinkman, had seven children plus a pet lion.
|Crain with her pet lion|
7. She was an excellent figure skater and got to show off her skills in the movie Margie (1946).
8. Bette Davis’s character in The Star (1952) describes and points out Crain’s house on Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills while riding in a car.
9. She was on the cover of Life Magazine twice: in 1946 for Margie and in 1949 for Pinky, for which she was nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award.
10. Crain lost out on playing Eve Harrington in All About Eve (1950) because she was pregnant. Anne Baxter got the role and the rest, as they say, is history.