Claude Jarman Jr.

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    • Claude Jarman Jr.

      mazre6vboqb6amrq.jpgCLAUDE JARMAN Jr.

      Information From IMDb

      Date of Birth
      27 September 1934, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

      6' 3" (1.91 m)

      Katherine (1985 - present) 2 children
      Mary Ann ? (1968 - 1983) (divorced); 2 children
      Virginia (1959 - 1968) (divorced) 3 children

      Daughters (with Mary Ann): Natalie & Vanessa.

      Daughter (with Virginia): Elizabeth, sons: Claude Jarman III & Murray.

      Twin daughters (with Katherine): Charlotte and Sarah.

      Alternate Names:
      Claude Jarman

      A child star of the late 1940s and early '50s who won a special Oscar award for his film debut Thryloi tou dasous (1946).

      Other adult sidelines: Became an executive with Amway; served as executive director of the San Francisco Film Festival;
      was executive producer of the rock-concert feature film Fillmore (1972); was manager of the San Francisco Opera House.

      Made a special appearance at the The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV), sitting next to Jennifer Jones
      in the past Academy Awards tribute sequence.

      Last appearance as an actor, and his first in almost two decades, was in the TV mini-series "Centennial" (1978),
      based on the James Michener novel.

      Made a rare public appearance as one of some 60-plus past Oscar-winners at The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV) (March 23, 2003)

      Mini Biography
      Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Claude was the son of a railroad accountant.
      With no intentions of becoming a screen actor at the time, 12-year-old Claude Jarman, Jr.
      was discovered during an MGM nationwide talent search for their upcoming film, Thryloi tou dasous (1946),
      and won the coveted role of Jody Baxter in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' classic story.
      The critics raved over Claude's tremendously moving debut, and the boy was awarded
      a miniature Oscar on Academy Awards night.

      His family moved to California permanently, and Claude studied at the MGM studio school while being built up as a child star.
      Sad to say, his film success would not last all that long. He seemed to lack the requisite good looks
      and natural boyish appeal necessary to forge on ahead. His follow-up films were mediocre, however
      , including High Barbaree (1947) with Van Johnson, The Sun Comes Up (1949) with Jeanette MacDonald,
      and Roughshod (1949) starring Robert Sterling. His next best role would be in Intruder in the Dust (1949)
      with David Brian and Juano Hernandez, but it wasn't enough to sustain his career.

      By the early 1950s, MGM was loaning him out to Republic Studios in minor programmers and the
      now-awkward teen lost ground rapidly. Discouraged, Claude returned to Nashville to complete high school
      and then attended Vanderbilt University where he took a pre-law course.
      Following his studies, he served three years in the Navy. By the time he returned to Hollywood in 1959,
      he found no film work at all but did manage to guest on a few TV shows.
      He later moved to behind-the-scenes work and made minor strides as a producer and film-festival executive director.
      He once served as director of Cultural Affairs for the City of San Francisco.
      IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

      1979 Centennial (TV mini-series) Earl Grebe – The Winds of Death (1979) … Earl Grebe (as Claude Jarman)
      1960 The Best of the Post (TV series)– Early Americana (1960)
      1956 The Great Locomotive Chase... Jacob Parrott
      1953 Fair Wind to Java... Chess
      1952 Hangman's Knot...Jamie Groves
      1951 Inside Straight...Rip MacCool (age 16)
      1950 Rio Grande...Trooper Jefferson 'Jeff' Yorke
      1950 The Outriders...Roy Gort
      1949 Intruder in the Dust...Chick Mallison
      1949 Roughshod...Steve Phillips
      1949 The Sun Comes Up...Jerry
      1947 High Barbaree....Alec (Age 14)
      1946 Thryloi tou dasous...Jody

      Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
      1975 Mackintosh and T.J. (first assistant director)

      Production Manager
      1975 Mackintosh and T.J. (production manager)

      1972 Fillmore (documentary) (executive producer)

      2003 The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV special) Himself - Past Winner
      1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV special) Himself - Past Winner (uncredited)
      1994 The Story of Lassie (TV special documentary) Himself
      1949 Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (documentary short) Himself (uncredited)

      Archive Footage
      1998 Classified X (TV documentary) Himself
      1974 That's Entertainment! (documentary) Himself - at Banquet (uncredited)
      1961 Disneyland (TV series documentary)
      1956 MGM Parade (TV series)
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Claude Jarman Jr.

      Claude Jarman Jr.made only 1 movie with Duke.

      Rio Grande. 1950...Trooper Jefferson 'Jeff' Yorke

      Claude I thought, was an awkward looking actor,
      and so apparently did the studios.
      His career seemed to over as soon as it begun!

      As Cluade is a guest at Winterset, and there were posts on that thread,
      that related to Claude, I have copied them here
      Thanks to Paula, for mentioning about a 'Pals' thread.

      Wayne wrote:

      JUST ANNOUNCED: Our very special guest of honor at this year’s John Wayne Birthplace Museum Benefit Dinner is Academy Award®-winning actor Claude Jarman Jr.

      After a nationwide talent search, he won the coveted role of Jody Baxter in The Yearling and, still in his teens, was selected by legendary director John Ford to play John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara's son, Trooper Jefferson Yorke, in Rio Grande. At the Museum Benefit Dinner Mr. Jarman will greet fans and admirers of this cavalry classic and discuss his experiences working alongside Wayne, O’Hara, Harry Carey, Jr., Ben Johnson and Victor McLaglen.

      The John Wayne Birthplace Museum Benefit Dinner is on Friday, May 27th. After a sumptuous dinner, enjoy a big-screen digital presentation of Rio Grande with Mr. Jarman, followed by a lively auction hosted by Aissa Wayne of many John Wayne and cavalry items, including an authentic McClellan saddle—the exact style as used in all of John Ford’s cavalry pictures.

      Tickets for the Benefit Dinner are $100 each and are available online at the Birthplace web site. Funds raised by this event benefit the new John Wayne Museum and Learning Center. For more information about the John Wayne Birthday Celebration, visit

      Paula wrote:

      Wow! Great news! Thanks. ;)

      I've been posting news about the birthday celebration at my Ben Johnson page so I hope I can play a tiny part in spreading the word.

      I recently posted some cavalry pics to my page, including this one. :)

      Paula wrote:

      I couldn't find a Pals of the Saddle thread for Claude Jarman Jr. (is there one?) so I'll post this here...

      Warner's sole Archive release this week is a remastered DVD-R of 1949's Intruder in the Dust.

      Both a "gripping whodunit and a milestone of social-conscience filmmaking," this drama stars David Brian, Claude Jarman Jr., Juano Hernandez and Porter Hall.

      Here is the link at the Warner Archive for anyone interested:…t,pd.html?cgid=ARCHIVENEW
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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