Jeanne CrainJeanne Crain (born May 25, 1925) 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.