Claude Jarman Jr.
December 29, 2003
October 13, 2011
Claim to fame:
Reader David Costlow emails "I was researching the life (and death if any) on Claude Jarman Jr. of the 1946 movie the Yearling fame. Not much available on this child star who reportedly had no acting experience before his Oscar Winning Role in The Yearling."
Where are they now?
His family moved to California after The Yearling where he attended the MGM studio school. After failing to duplicate his Yearling success in follow-up movies he returned to his hometown Nashville, Tennessee to finish high-school before going on to pre-law at Venderbilt University.
After university he served in the Navy for three years before returning to Hollywood in 1959 where he built a minor career behind the scenes as a producer and director, including a term as the Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of San Fransisco
He married 3 times, 1959, 1968 & 1985, and has 6 children by his three wives.