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Due to the Louisville mathematics rock and roll picture that also spawned Slint and Rodan, Crain’s decrease, post-hardcore grind bore some resemblance to famous brands Helmet as well as the Jesus Lizard. Nevertheless, their elaborate compositions and period signature shifts had been firmly something from the Louisville picture, and even affected a number of the regional bands that ultimately rose to higher prominence. Crain was created in 1989 following the separation of the neighborhood music group Cerebellum, with a short lineup that presented vocalist Drew Daniel, guitarist Tim Furnish, bassist Jon Make, and drummer Can Chatham. After documenting a track that finished up on the divided 7″ with Deathwatch, Daniel remaining for university, and would later on go on to create one-half from the experimental techno clothing Matmos. Make took over business lead vocals for a short while, after that Kristen Shelor approved through the rates until guitarist/vocalist Joey Mudd — another ex-Cerebellum member — became the frontman in early 1990. Mudd sang on another track within the Crain/Deathwatch divided, that was released on Slamdek that 12 months; he also performed within the four-song EP Rocket, released within the band’s personal Auto Wreckords label in 1991. This lineup documented the very first Crain LP, that was released on Auto Wreckords in 1992; entitled Speed, it had been made by the famous Steve Albini. Mudd departed following its conclusion, and Cook required his i’m all over this business lead vocals; he also turned to acoustic guitar, and a fresh rhythm portion of bassist Jason Hayden and drummer John Causey arrived up to speed. Causey trapped around long plenty of to lead “Coalmine #666” to a straightforward Machines collection known as Working Vacation!, but quickly departed. When Crain came into the studio room with Albini to record its second recording, Jon Cook redoubled up on acoustic guitar and drums; he also moonlighted briefly because the preliminary drummer for renowned mathematics rockers Rodan. Crain’s sophomore recording, Heater, was found by Restless Information for national launch in 1994. Full-time drummer Tony Bailey became a member of soon after, so when bassist Hayden consequently remaining, he was changed by Todd Make. In 1995, the group added the Heater monitor “Hey Cops!” towards the soundtrack from the cult indie rock and roll film Fifty percent Cocked. In addition they began focus on a new recording, nonetheless it was by no means finished; Crain disbanded by the end of 1996. Furnish created Parlour with Bailey, while Todd Make went on to try out with prominent Louisville indie rings just like the For Carnation, Retsin, Four Fifty Six, as well as the Shipping and delivery News.

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Died December 14, 2003, Santa Barbara, California, United States
Height 1.63 m
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Music Songs Song for Sienna, At the Ivy Gate, Butterfly Waltz Solo Piano, A Walk in the Forest, Dream of Flying, Song for Rome, Time Forgotten, Dream of Dreams, Tears In the Fountain, Lavender Hills, Moonrise, Moonlit Shore, Field of Daisies, Leaves on the Water, Crimson Sky, Perfect Rainbow, A Simple Life, A Love Story, Hallelujah, Song of the Heart, Two Spirits Soar, Softness and Light, A Glimmer in Her Eyes, The Secret Letter, Solitary Hill, Northern Sky, The Edge of a Petal, Andante Affettuoso, Season of Joy, Adagio Con Amore, Finding Home, Midsummer Night
Albums Piano and Light, Piano and Violin Duet, Piano Opus, Piano and Cello Duet With Yujeong Lee, A Summer in Italy, Sienna, Inside the Melody, A Traditional Christmas, A Light in the Trees, Spring Symphonies, A Simple Life, A Change of Season, Northern Sky, Morning Light, Life Is…, Brian Crain and the BC String Ensemble, Deep Focus Piano Study Playlist
Movies State Fair, Leave Her to Heaven, A Letter to Three Wives, People Will Talk, Margie, Belles on Their Toes, Apartment for Peggy, Man Without a Star, Cheaper by the Dozen, In the Meantime, Darling, Centennial Summer, The Fastest Gun Alive, Take Care of My Little Girl, Home in Indiana, The Joker Is Wild, Dangerous Crossing, Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, The Model and the Marriage Broker, Hot Rods to Hell, Guns of the Timberland, Skyjacked, You Were Meant for Me, Vicki, The Fan, O. Henry's Full House, The Tattered Dress, Duel in the Jungle, Winged Victory, City of Bad Men, Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile, The Second Greatest Sex, Twenty Plus Two, The Night God Screamed, Madison Avenue, Pontius Pilate, Daggers of Blood


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#Fact
1 Was pregnant with her second child (son Michael) during the filming of A Letter to Three Wives (1949).
2 Loved to ice skate.
3 Spent much of October 1960 involved in the Republican campaign to defeat John F. Kennedy for US President, along with such notables as Walt Disney, James Stewart, Randolph Scott, Jerry Lewis, Ward Bond, George Murphy, Clifton Webb, Troy Donahue, Donna Reed, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Laraine Day, Robert Mitchum and Wendell Corey.
4 Her youngest child, son Christopher Brinkman, was the original lead guitarist for the rock group Jane's Addiction (1985-1986). He died of a drug overdose in 1997.
5 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 108-109. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
6 In Italy most of her films were dubbed by either Dhia Cristiani or Rosetta Calavetta. She was occasionally dubbed by Renata Marini, most notably in A Letter to Three Wives (1949); and once by Lidia Simoneschi in The Joker Is Wild (1957).
7 Died ten years to the day after her Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) co-star Myrna Loy.
8 In the book "More About All About Eve", Joseph L. Mankiewicz states in an interview that the studio wanted her for the part of Eve Harrington, but he refused to cast her, saying she was a pretty and hard-working young woman, but not much of an actress.
9 Played a character named Deborah in two Joseph L. Mankiewicz films: A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and People Will Talk (1951). Mankiewicz, who did not particularly care for Crain, once remarked, "I don't like the name Deborah, and I don't like Jeanne Crain."
10 Crain, who starred in the original Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), passed away just 12 days before the release of the remake of the that film, Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), starring Steve Martin.
11 In her retirement years, she and her husband spent most of their time working at two of their ranches.
12 Two of her children, Michael and Christopher, died before she did.
13 By the time she left Fox studios in 1956, she was making $3,500 a week (equivalent to $30,000 a week in 2014).
14 Won the "Miss Camera Girl of 1942" title in Long Beach, Florida, and given a contract by Fox.
15 On the eve of their 11th anniversary, the couple reconciled, but the marriage remained rocky for some time (30 December 1956).
16 On Aug. 6, 1956, she obtained an interlocutory divorce decree, each spouse claiming the other has been unfaithful. She also claimed Brooks had been abusive.
17 Children with Paul Brooks: Paul Brinkman (b. 6 April 1947), Michael (b. 21 January 1949), Timothy (b. 2 August 1950), Jeanine (b. 5 March 1952), Lisabette (b. 21 November 1958), Maria (b. 10 January 1961), Christopher (b. 5 May 1965).
18 Long-time husband Paul Brooks was an RKO contract player at one time, briefly appearing in Those Endearing Young Charms (1945). His real name was Paul Brinkmnan, and he gave up his acting career to become a highly successful businessman.
19 Devoutly Catholic mother of 7.seven.
20 Although frequently cast in musicals, she herself was not a singer. Louanne Hogan was specifically under contract so that she could dub the singing in all her musicals.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skyjacked 1972 Mrs. Clara Shaw
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1972 TV Series Lily MacMurdy
The Night God Screamed 1971 Fanny Pierce
The Name of the Game 1968 TV Series Mrs. McKendricks
The Danny Thomas Hour 1968 TV Series Frances Merrill
Hot Rods to Hell 1967 Peg Phillips
Burke's Law 1964-1965 TV Series Lorraine Turner / Polly Martin / Amy Booth
The Dick Powell Theatre 1963 TV Series Elsie
Insight 1963 TV Series
The Christophers 1963 TV Series
His Model Wife 1962 TV Movie Jeanne Lauren
The Comedy Spot 1962 TV Series
Invasion 1700 1962 Helen
The United States Steel Hour 1960-1962 TV Series Jill Gardner
General Electric Theater 1960-1962 TV Series Marion Miller / Hope
Pontius Pilate 1962 Claudia Procula
Nefertite, regina del Nilo 1961 Nefertiti
Twenty Plus Two 1961 Linda Foster
Madison Avenue 1961 Peggy Shannon
Guns of the Timberland 1960 Laura Riley
Riverboat 1959 TV Series Laura Sutton
Goodyear Theatre 1959 TV Series Lila Babrek
Meet Me in St. Louis 1959 TV Movie Rose Smith
Schlitz Playhouse 1958 TV Series Ruth Elliot
Playhouse 90 1958 TV Series Daisy Buchanan
The Joker Is Wild 1957 Letty Page
The Tattered Dress 1957 Diane Blane
The Fastest Gun Alive 1956 Dora Temple
The Ford Television Theatre 1956 TV Series Joyce Randall
Star Stage 1955 TV Series Nancy
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes 1955 Connie Jones / Mitzi Jones
The Second Greatest Sex 1955 Liza McClure
Man Without a Star 1955 Reed Bowman
Duel in the Jungle 1954 Marian Taylor
Dangerous Crossing 1953 Ruth Stanton Bowman
City of Bad Men 1953 Linda Culligan
Vicki 1953 Jill Lynn
O. Henry's Full House 1952 Della (segment "The Gift of the Magi")
Belles on Their Toes 1952 Ann Gilbreth
The Model and the Marriage Broker 1951 Kitty Bennett
People Will Talk 1951 Deborah Higgins
Take Care of My Little Girl 1951 Liz Erickson
Cheaper by the Dozen 1950 Ann Gilbreth
Pinky 1949 Patricia 'Pinky' Johnson
The Fan 1949 Lady Margaret 'Meg' Windermere
A Letter to Three Wives 1949 Deborah Bishop
Apartment for Peggy 1948 Peggy Taylor
You Were Meant for Me 1948 Peggy Mayhew
Margie 1946 Marjorie 'Margie' MacDuff
Centennial Summer 1946 Julia Rogers
Leave Her to Heaven 1945 Ruth Berent
State Fair 1945 Margy Frake
Winged Victory 1944 Helen
In the Meantime, Darling 1944 Margaret 'Maggie' Preston
Home in Indiana 1944 'Char' Bruce
The Gang's All Here 1943 Chorus Girl / Pool Party Guest (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes 1955 performer: "My Funny Valentine", "You're Driving Me Crazy", "I Wanna Be Loved by You", "Daddy", "Ain't Misbehavin'"
The Second Greatest Sex 1955 performer: "LYSISTRATA"
Belles on Their Toes 1952 performer: "Lazy", "Love's Old Sweet Song Just a Song at Twilight", "Beans, Beans, Beans", "Doin' the Raccoon", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose"
Apartment for Peggy 1948 performer: "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls" - uncredited
Margie 1946 performer: "I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS", "APRIL SHOWERS"
Centennial Summer 1946 performer: "The Right Romance", "Up with the Lark", "All Through the Day", "In Love in Vain" - uncredited
State Fair 1945 "THAT'S FOR ME" / performer: "IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING", "IT'S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Merv Griffin Show 1973 TV Series Herself
The Virginia Graham Show 1971 TV Series Herself
The Irv Kupcinet Show 1970 TV Series Herself
The Movie Game 1969 TV Series Herself - Guest
You Don't Say 1964 TV Series Herself
Stump the Stars 1963 TV Series Herself - Guest Panelist
Celebrity Talent Scouts 1960 TV Series Herself
I've Got a Secret 1959 TV Series Herself
What's My Line? 1954-1959 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest
You Bet Your Life 1957 TV Series Herself - 1958 DeSoto Ad / Herself - 1957 DeSoto Ad
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1956 TV Series Herself
The Bob Hope Show 1955 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1955 TV Series Herself
Dateline: Disneyland 1955 TV Special documentary Herself
I'll Get By 1950 Herself (uncredited)
The All-Star Bond Rally 1945 Short Herself (Pinup Girl)
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Herself
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny 1982 TV Movie Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Herself (Memorial Tribute)
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Herself (Memorial Tribute)
Classified X 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies 1996 TV Movie documentary Herself, costume test
Biography 1995 TV Series documentary Actress 'Pinky'
Kolossal - i magnifici Macisti 1977 Documentary Nefertiti (as J. Crain)
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals 1974 TV Movie Herself
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1955 TV Series Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1950 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Pinky (1949)


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#Quote
1 I loved being at the studio [20th Century-Fox]. After all, I started at 15, and I grew up there. But there comes a time when an actress stays too long in the same place. People get used to having you around, and they can't think of you in a different light.


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