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    Anybody remember actress Jinx falkenburg? She was in movies of the forties and retired from them in the early fifties.
    Jinx was mainly in glamorous roles, being tall and leggy and was underused.
    Her early autobiography 'Jinx' is an interesting read. She passed away a few years ago.

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    I don't recall her; but I did a search.

    I'll be reading more about her!
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    Thanks for posting the pic JimC

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    I had never heard of her, but wow, she was beautiful!

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    Lovely ...understated glamour, au natural

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    You couldn't get much more All-American than Jinx. Love her.

    Eugenia Lincoln Falkenburg (January 21, 1919 - August 27, 2003) was a Spanish-born model and actress who was nicknamed Jinx by her mother.
    Born in Barcelona, she was raised in Chile. Her family moved to the United States where she became a top model. Her brother Bob Falkenburg was the 1948 Wimbledon singles champion.
    As a teenager, she became a top fashion model who appeared on numerous magazine covers, and was the first Miss Rheingold (model for Rheingold Beer), but was chosen by the brewery rather than being voted by the public, as in later years. Falkenburg appeared in over 25 movies and numerous television programs. During World War II Falkenburg entertained American troops and was a popular pin-up model. She, along with her husband Tex McCrary, was one of the early innovators in the talk show genre in the 1940s.
    After Falkenburg and McCrary were married in 1945, they began broadcasting the popular morning radio talk show, Hi Jinx, in 1946. They later hosted the NBC show, At Home, and published a column together in the New York Herald Tribune. During this time she became enamored with Los Angeles golfer Bud Stevens, who dumped her for Sharon Gunn.
    During the 1960s, Falkenburg appeared in television commercials for the American Gas Association.
    Falkenburg was a staunch Republican and hosted fundraisers for the Republican party. At age 84, she died August 27, 2003 at a hospital near her home in Manhasset, New York, shortly after the July 29, 2003 death of McCrary.[1]


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    Anybody know what she died of?

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    Answers.com lists age 84, died of natural causes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladpyre View Post
    Anybody remember actress Jinx falkenburg? She was in movies of the forties and retired from them in the early fifties.
    Jinx was mainly in glamorous roles, being tall and leggy and was underused.
    Her early autobiography 'Jinx' is an interesting read. She passed away a few years ago.
    She was a beautiful model. It was also reported that Bob Hope had an affair with her, but didn't he at least try to have an affair with everyone???

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    She was a beautiful model. It was also reported that Bob Hope had an affair with her, but didn't he at least try to have an affair with everyone???
    Yes he even tried it with me!!

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    Yes he even tried it with me!!
    There must be something wrong with me. He never tried anything. He must have liked the Monty Wooley type.

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    She popped up all over the place in neat little B pictures. apparently hope chased her rather ardently.
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    Totally the epitome of All-American beauty. Really gorgeous.

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    Lovely. Very photogenic!

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    Great pics ... good to see Jinx revisit. I'd love to see retro 30's return in fashion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giada View Post
    Great pics ... good to see Jinx revisit. I'd love to see retro 30's return in fashion.

    Her time is more post WW2 than the 30's. She was only a kid in the 30's.

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    Just saw an episode of Hoarders on A & E (season 4 episode 12 "Kevin, Mary"): Jinx's son Kevin lived in a Upper East side apartment that could only be entered by the fire escape. He actually slept on a neighborhood bench because of the clutter in his apartment.
    I missed the first segment in which his parents were mentioned. So imagine my surprise when he showed a vintage photo he found by chance at a flea market and he said "I just found this photo of my mother, so I bought it." The episode is from 2011, I hope he got the help he needed to overcome his hoarding.

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    I saw some photos of his place, sad how that can happen to people. I am the exact opposite, which would make me a de-hoarder. LOL. I don't like clutter of any kind. As for Jinx she was stunning !article-2578384-1C31AB1800000578-732_964x640.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mansfield67 View Post
    I saw some photos of his place, sad how that can happen to people. I am the exact opposite, which would make me a de-hoarder. LOL. I don't like clutter of any kind. As for Jinx she was stunning !article-2578384-1C31AB1800000578-732_964x640.jpg
    I would go nuts. My room is cluttered with books and writing stuff and whatnot, but it's a tidy clutter.

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    I was unaware of her and Googled her. She was quite pretty. She reminds you broadly of Marilyn Monroe.

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