Lucile Fairbanks

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Lucile Fairbanks
Lucile Fairbanks.jpg
pictured in 1940
Born (1917-10-18)18 October 1917
Los Angeles, California
Died 14 November 1999(1999-11-14) (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California
Other names Lucile Fairbanks Crump
Occupation Actress
Years active 1939-1942 (film)

Lucile Fairbanks (1917–1999) was an American actress who appeared in eleven feature films between 1939 and 1942, playing a lead role in A Fugitive from Justice (1940) and Passage from Hong Kong (1941).


She was the niece of Douglas Fairbanks.[1] She was married to Hollywood writer-director Owen Crump.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1939 We Are Not Alone (uncredited)
1940 Saturday's Children 1st Nurse at the Greenwich Clinic (uncredited)
1940 Flight Angels Thelma
1940 A Fugitive from Justice Janet Leslie
1940 Money and the Woman Miss Carlson (uncredited)
1940 Calling All Husbands Bette Trippe
1940 Knute Rockne, All American Telephone Operator (uncredited)
1941 The Strawberry Blonde Harold's girlfriend
1941 Passage from Hong Kong Marcia Calhoun
1942 The Man Who Returned to Life Jane Meadows Bishop
1942 Klondike Fury Peg Campbell


Fairbanks tested for the part of the second Mrs. de Winter in the Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca (1940). Hitchcock felt she had a "sincere and naive hopefulness", but did not take her audition seriously.[1] Joan Fontaine was ultimately cast in the role.


  1. ^ a b Leff, Leonard J. (1987). Hitchcock and Selznick: The Rich and Strange Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick in Hollywood. Grove. p. 51. ISBN 9781555840570. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Sragow, Michael (2008). Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master. Pantheon. p. 353. ISBN 9780375407482. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 

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