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Jeanne Crain, who was one of the biggest stars at 20th Century Fox starring in such films as 1945's "State Fair," 1946's "Margie," 1949's "A Letter to Three Wives," was born on May 27, 1925. Crain earned an Oscar nomination for lead actress as young light-skinned African American woman passing as white in Elia Kazan's then-controversial 1949 "Pinky." She died of a heart attack in 2003 at the age of 78.
Jeanne Crain - Motion Picture Actress. She earned an Oscar Nomination as Best Actress for her film "Pinky" (1949). She also appeared in "State Fair" (1945), "Leave Her to Heaven" (1945), "Margie" (1946) and "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949). She was married to actor Paul Brinkman.
Margie (1946) Hard to find. A remarkably satisfying and funny chick-flick from back in the day, about a awkward nerdy teenage girl. She lives with her ex-sufferagette granny who keeps chains slung around the mantlepiece as a conversation piece. She is passionate about debate club. Her underpants have bad elastic and are always falling down around her ankles at the worst times. But the best part, in the end she totally gets the guy. Who is her French teacher. But that was cool back then.