Day 26: Jeanne Crain
Thanks to everyone who participated in our tribute to Clark Gable. Please make sure to check out all the great contributions dedicated to the King of Hollywood.
For the next 24 hours we honor the beautiful and talented Jeanne Crain.
Here is some trivia on Jeanne Crain:
- According to IMDb, 20th Century Fox wanted Crain to play the role of Eve Harrington in All About Eve, but Joseph Mankiewicz didn’t think she was much of an actress. (IMDb)
- Crain made her uncredited debut in the film The Gang’s All Here (1943) (IMDb)
- In her musicals at Fox, Crain’s singing voice was dubbed by Louanne Hogan. (TCMDB)
- In 1941, while still in high school, Crain auditioned for the role of Lucy in Orson Welles’ The Magnificent Ambersons. (TCMDB)
Up first is returning blogger Sean from The Joy and Agony of Movies with his take on Crain in Leave Her to Heaven.
At The Moviola, Carley is back with a review of Crain’s role in the delightful Margie.
As part of her Musical Mondays series, Jessica from Comet Over Hollywood looks at Crain’s performance in You Were Meant For Me
Check back throughout the day for more great posts!
Jill Blake is the owner/managing editor of the classic film website Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence. She is also a co-founder and editor of the film site The Moviola and film editor at CC2K. In 2012, she was interviewed on-air by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. In 2013, she was a featured guest on the TCM podcast. In her spare time Jill is a stay-at-home mom, wife, fried okra connoisseur, and the neighborhood’s own L.B. Jeffries.