Claude Jarman, Jr.

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Claude Jarman Jr.
Claude Jarman Jr in The Yearling trailer.jpg
from the trailer for the film The Yearling (1946)
Born(1934-09-27) September 27, 1934 (age 79)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1946–1978
Spouse(s)

Virginia Jarman (m. 1959–68) (divorced) 3 children
Mary Ann Jarman (m. 1968–83) (divorced) 2 children

Katherine Jarman (m. 1985) 2 children
ChildrenWith Mary Ann: Natalie & Vanessa
With Virginia: Elizabeth, Claude Jarman III & Murray
With Katherine: twins Charlotte and Sarah
 
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Claude Jarman Jr.
Claude Jarman Jr in The Yearling trailer.jpg
from the trailer for the film The Yearling (1946)
Born(1934-09-27) September 27, 1934 (age 79)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1946–1978
Spouse(s)

Virginia Jarman (m. 1959–68) (divorced) 3 children
Mary Ann Jarman (m. 1968–83) (divorced) 2 children

Katherine Jarman (m. 1985) 2 children
ChildrenWith Mary Ann: Natalie & Vanessa
With Virginia: Elizabeth, Claude Jarman III & Murray
With Katherine: twins Charlotte and Sarah

Claude Jarman, Jr. (born September 27, 1934) is an American former child actor.

Early life and career[edit]

Claude Jarman, Jr. was born in Nashville, Tennessee.[1]

Jarman was ten years old and in the fifth grade in Nashville, Tennessee when he was discovered in a nationwide talent search by MGM Studios, and was cast as the lead actor in the film The Yearling (1946).[2] His performance received glowing reviews and he was awarded with an Academy Juvenile Award as a result.[3] He continued his studies at the MGM studio school,[4] but MGM was finding him increasingly difficult to cast, and by the time he reached his late teens his career was virtually over. Republic Studios cast him in a couple of B-movies, but discouraged, he moved back to Tennessee to finish high school. Following coursework in pre-law at Vanderbilt University, Jarman appeared in Walt Disney's, The Great Locomotive Chase, which was his final movie. After that, he served three years in the U.S. Navy doing public relations work.[5]

He returned to acting with a role on an episode of the television production Centennial (1978).[6] Jarman was a special guest as a past award winner at both the 1998 and 2003 Academy Awards Ceremonies.[7] Later, he moved to working behind the scenes, and had success as a producer and film festival executive producer, as well as serving as Director of Cultural Affairs for the city of San Francisco.[8] He fathered seven children with three wives, including two daughters with his current wife Katherine.[9]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleOther notes
1946The YearlingJodyAcademy Juvenile Award
1947High BarbareeAlec (age 14)
1949Intruder in the DustChick Mallison
RoughshodSteve Phillips
The Sun Comes UpJerry
1950Rio GrandeTrooper Jefferson 'Jeff' Yorke
The OutridersRoy Gort
1951Inside StraightRip MacCool (age 16)
1952Hangman's KnotJamie Groves
1953Fair Wind to JavaChess
1956The Great Locomotive ChaseJacob ParrottAndrews' Raiders USA: TV title

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Claude Jarman, Jr. at the Internet Movie Database