Jeanne Crain

Jeanne Crain

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Gang's All Here (1943)
  • Lowest Rated: 67% Pinky (1949)
  • Birthday: May 25, 1925
  • Birthplace: Barstow, California, USA
  • At age 16, Jeanne Crain won a beauty contest as "Miss Long Beach" and became a model; the next year she was named "Camera Girl of 1942," leading to contacts in Hollywood. She debuted on screen in 1943 in The Gang's All Here, beginning a starring career that lasted through the '50s. She rose to prominence through her performance in Henry Hathaway's Home in Indiana (1944). Crain was frequently cast as the "girl next door," and was generally employed to be a "pretty face" in the midst of light films, but occasionally she got more serious roles, as in Pinky (1949) in which she played a black girl passing for white; for that performance she was nominated for a "Best Actress Oscar," repeating a nomination she got for her role in Margie (1946). Her career waned in the '60s, but she continued to appear in films through the '70s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Skyjacked Mrs. Clara Shaw 1972
No Score Yet The Night God Screamed Actor 1971
No Score Yet Hot Rods to Hell Peg Phillips 1967
No Score Yet Queen of the Nile Nefertiti 1964
No Score Yet Madison Avenue Actor 1962
No Score Yet Twenty Plus Two Linda Foster 1961
No Score Yet Guns of the Timberland Laura Riley 1960
No Score Yet The Joker Is Wild Letty Page 1957
No Score Yet The Tattered Dress Diane Blane 1957
No Score Yet The Fastest Gun Alive Dora Temple 1956
No Score Yet Gentlemen Marry Brunettes Connie Jones / Mitzi Jones 1955
No Score Yet Man Without a Star Reed Bowman 1955
No Score Yet Duel in the Jungle Marian Taylor 1954
No Score Yet Vicki Jill Lynn 1953
No Score Yet Dangerous Crossing Ruth Stanton Bowman 1953
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House Della 1952
No Score Yet Belles on Their Toes Ann Gilbreth 1952
No Score Yet Take Care of My Little Girl Liz Erickson 1951
No Score Yet People Will Talk Deborah Higgins 1951
No Score Yet The Model and the Marriage Broker Kitty Bennett 1951
No Score Yet The Fan Lady Windermere 1950
80% Cheaper by the Dozen Ann Gilbreth 1950
67% Pinky Patricia "Pinky" Johnson 1949
94% A Letter to Three Wives Deborah Bishop 1949
No Score Yet Apartment for Peggy Peggy Taylor 1948
No Score Yet You Were Meant for Me Peggy Mayhew 1948
No Score Yet Margie Marjorie 'Margie' MacDuff 1946
90% Leave Her to Heaven Ruth Berent 1945
83% State Fair Margy Frake 1945
No Score Yet Home in Indiana 'Char' Bruce 1944
No Score Yet In the Meantime, Darling Margaret 'Maggie' Preston 1944
No Score Yet Winged Victory Actor 1944
100% The Gang's All Here Girl by the Pool 1943

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