Claude Jarman Jr.

Claude Jarman Jr.

actor, producer

Claude Jarman Jr. was born on Sep 27, 1934 in USA. Claude Jarman Jr.'s big-screen debut came with The Yearling directed by Clarence Brown in 1946, strarring Jody Baxter. Claude Jarman Jr. is known for Intruder in the Dust directed by Clarence Brown, David Brian stars as John Gavin Stevens and Claude Jarman Jr. as Chick Mallison. The most recent award Claude Jarman Jr. achieved is Academy Awards, USA. The upcoming new movie Claude Jarman Jr. plays is The Great Locomotive Chase which will be released on Apr 18, 1958.

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, Jody et le Faon (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 L'île enchantée (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 L'intrus (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.

  • Birthday

    Sep 27, 1934
  • Place of Birth

    Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Known For


1 wins & 0 nominations

Academy Awards, USA
For the outstanding child actor of 1946.
Winner - Juvenile Award

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