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Monday, January 10, 2011

Jeanne Crain - Classic Movie Goddess of the Month Part 2

Here are notable facts and trivia about Jeanne found on IMDB:

Devoutly Catholic mother of 7.

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.

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.

Children with Paul Brooks: Paul F. Brinkman Jr. (b. 6 April 1947), Michael (b. 21 January 1949), Timothy (b. 2 August 1950), Jeanine (b. 5 March 1952), Lisabette (b. 21 November 1958), Maria (b. 10 January 1961), Christopher (b. 5 May 1965).
Two of her children, Michael and Christopher, predeceased her.

In her retirement years, she and her husband spent most of their time working at two of their ranches.

Crain, who starred in the original 1950 film version of Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) sadly passed away just twelve days before the release of the remake of the same film starring Steve Martin.

Her youngest child, son Christopher Brinkman, was the original lead guitarist for the rock group Jane's Addiction (1985-1986). He died of a drug overdose in 1997.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Monty, Wonderful tribute!!


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