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Jeanne Crain

Jeanne Crain (born May 25, 1932) is an American actress. Born in Barstow, California, she moved to Los Angeles as a young child. While still in high school, she she was asked to make a screen test[?] opposite Orson Welles. She did not get the part, but at the age of 18, she appeared in a bit part in the movie The Gang's All Here[?].

In 1943 she starred in Home in Indiana[?], and in 1944 in In the Meantime, Darling[?]. Her acting in the latter film was critically panned, but she rebounded in the hit Winged Victory[?] in the same year. In 1945 she starred in State Fair, and in 1949 in three films, A Letter to Three Wives, The Fan[?] and Pinky, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Roles became fewer in the 1950s as Crain went into semi-retirement to raise a family. Her last role was in Skyjacked[?] in 1972.



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