Jeanne Crain was born on May 25, 1925 in Barstow, California. She grew up in Los Angeles, where she started acting in high school. While still in school she made a screen test for Orson Welles; she didn't get the part, but this inspired her to become an…more
She painted abstract art in her spare time, but she quit when her husband repeatedly ridiculed her work.
She once shared a dressing room with Marilyn Monroe.
Jeanne Crain's hand and footprints are right next to Cary Grant's at Grauman's Chinese theater.
She married actor Paul Brooks (who's real name was Paul Brinkman) on December 31, 1946. She nearly divorced him on the grounds of adultery and abuse in 1956, but they got back together before the divorce was finalized. They stayed married until his death on October 1, 2003.
Jeanne Crain: (on the mail she receives from new fans who have just discovered her classic films) They write as if the films were just being released. The films must have aged well!
Jeanne Crain: I grew up without knowing anything about prejudice; my mother saw to that. If parents would keep prejudice and intolerance to themselves for one generation, we would have a different world.