Claude Jarman Jr.
|Claude Jarman Jr.|
from the trailer for the film High Barbaree (1947)
September 27, 1934 |
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Virginia Jarman (m. 1959–1968) (divorced) 3 children
Maryann Jarman (m. 1968–1983) (divorced) 2 children
Katharine Jarman (m. 1986) 2 children
|Children||With Maryann: Natalie & Vanessa
With Virginia: Elizabeth, Claude Jarman III & Murray
With Katharine: twins Charlotte and Sarah
Claude Jarman Jr. (born September 27, 1934) is an American former child actor.
Early life and career
Jarman was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He was ten years old and in the fifth grade in Nashville 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).
His performance received glowing reviews and he was awarded with an Academy Juvenile Award as a result. He continued his studies at the MGM studio school, and made a total of 11 films. By the time he reached his early twenties he chose to leave his film career behind. Republic Studios cast him in a couple of B-movies, but discouraged, he moved back to Tennessee to finish college at Vanderbilt.
Following coursework in pre-law at Vanderbilt University, Jarman appeared in 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.
He returned to acting with a role on an episode of the television production Centennial (1978). Jarman was a special guest as a past acting award winner at both the 1998 and 2003 Academy Awards Ceremonies. Later, he moved to working behind the scenes, and had success as Executive Producer of the film, "Fillmore", about rock impresario Bill Graham. He ran the San Francisco Film Festival for 15 years (1965-1980) and was known for his in-depth retrospectives of movie stars and directors. He served as Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of San Francisco. He founded Jarman Travel Inc. in 1986 to serve the travel needs of corporations and executives.  He has seven children by 3 wives, including two daughters with his current wife Katharine. In 2018 he wrote a book about his life titled "My Life and the Final Days of Hollywood."
|1946||The Yearling||Jody||Academy Juvenile Award|
|1947||High Barbaree||Alec (age 14)|
|1949||Intruder in the Dust||Chick Mallison|
|The Sun Comes Up||Jerry|
|1950||Rio Grande||Trooper Jefferson 'Jeff' Yorke||John Wayne's son|
|The Outriders||Roy Gort|
|1951||Inside Straight||Rip MacCool (age 16)|
|1952||Hangman's Knot||Jamie Groves|
|1953||Fair Wind to Java||Chess|
|1956||The Great Locomotive Chase||Jacob Parrott||Andrews' Raiders USA: TV title|
|1979||Centennial||Earl Grebe||The Winds of Death - TV miniseries episode|
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