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Claude Jarman Jr.

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Biography

Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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, The Yearling (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. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Trooper Jefferson 'Jeff' Yorke

Rio Grande 1950

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Character: Jacob Parrott

The Great Locomotive Chase 1956

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Character: Himself - at Banquet

That's Entertainment! 1974

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Character: Himself - Past Winner

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003

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Character: Chick Mallison

Intruder in the Dust 1949

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Character: Earl Grebe

Centennial 1978

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Character: Himself - Past Winner

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998

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Character: Himself

Classified X 1998

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