Jeanne Carmen

By | Dec 26, 2007

1) Jeanne Laverne Carmen was born on August 4, 1930 in Paragould, Arkansas. She died on December 20, 2007.

2) She has often been called the “little country girl” who ran away from home when she was 13 to pursue stardom in New York.

3) Her start on Broadway came in 1948 as part of the chorus line of Bert Lahr’s “Burlesque”.

4) Carmen is said to have picked up skills as a trick golfer from trick shot master Jack Redmond and claims she used her golfing skills to hustle pro golfers with Las Vegas mobster Johnny Roselli.
Jeanne Carmen with Golf clubs

5) Her platinum blonde hair and hourglass 36-26-36 measurements gained her entry into photo shoots for then-risqué girlie magazines. These led to roles in low-budget flicks. She has been given the title of “Queen of the B Movies.”

6) Her son Brandon James wrote her biography, Jeanne Carmen: MY WILD, WILD LIFE as a New York Pin Up Queen. A movie is reportedly in the works, with starlets such as Scarlett Johansson and Kate Bosworth rumored to be in line to play the lead role.


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