Thursday, May 25, 2023

Happy Birthday, Jeanne Crain

I’m a huge fan of Jeanne Crain. She was one of the most popular movie stars from the mid-to-late 1940s to the early 1950s.

A favorite of studio chief Daryl F. Zanuck at 20th Century-Fox, Crain was cast as the girl next door in the mold of Janet Gaynor, several decades earlier. Like many actresses before her, Crain got tired of playing teenagers when she was in her twenties, married with children.

It was the children that may have ended her career at Fox earlier than Crain may have wanted. Crain had seven children during her tenure at Fox. Since she was often pregnant, roles that Zanuck had planned for her had to be shelved or given to other actresses. The most famous role that Crain lost out to pregnancy was that of Eve Harrington in All About Eve.

Jeanne Crain with Daryl F. Zanuck and his children, Richard and Darrylin

To learn more about Crain and her career, click on the links below for other blog posts from the Classic Movie Man.

Jeanne Crain: More Than Just a Pretty Face 

Jeanne Crain's great year

Classic Films in Context: Pinky 1949

10 Things You May Not Know About Jeanne Crain

Classic Films in Context: Apartment for Peggy

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