Jinx Falkenburg


Jinx Falkenburg was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain on January 21st, 1919 and is the Model. At the age of 84, Jinx Falkenburg biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 21, 1919
United States
Place of Birth
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Death Date
Aug 27, 2003 (age 84)
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Actor, Film Actor, Journalist, Model, Radio Personality, Television Actor
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Tex McCrary, ​ ​(m. 1945; sep. 1980)​
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Jinx Falkenburg Life

Eugenia Lincoln "Jinx" Falkenburg (January 21, 1919 – August 27, 2003) was an American actress and model.

In 1945, she married journalist and publicist Tex McCrary.

The couple, who became known as "Tex and Jinx," pioneered and popularized the talk-show style, first on radio and then in the early days of television, first on radio and then in the early days of television.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, they arranged a series of interview shows that mixed celebrity chat with discussions of current events of the day.

Early life

Falkenburg was born in Barcelona, Spain, and her father, Eugene "Genie" Lincoln Falkenburg, was an engineer for Westinghouse. Jinx was given the name by her mother, Marguerite "Mickey" Crooks Falkenburg, an actor and tennis player (Brazil women's champion in 1927), and the girl assumed the spelling would bring good fortune. All the Falkenburg offspring were known for their tennis abilities; younger brother Bob won the men's singles championship at Wimbledon in 1948.

The family migrated to Santiago, Chile, where she grew up. She first came to national prominence at the age of two when The New York Sun published a full page portrait and story about her adventures as a "baby swimmer." The family returned to the United States and migrated to Los Angeles, California, after experiencing a revolutionary revolution in Chile. She attended Hollywood High School but left at the age of 16 in 1935 to pursue a career in acting and modeling.

Personal life

John Reagan "Paddy" McCrary III and Kevin Jock McCrary, Jr., both lived in Falkenburg and McCrary. Kevin appeared on A&E's reality television show Hoarders (Season 4, Episode 12, "Kevin & Mary"). Kevin was evicted from his apartment in March 2014 due to his continued hoarding.

When she went from starlet to middle age, her athletic prowess remained on display. She began playing golf at the age of 40 and had a 12 handicap in a short time. She was a member of a celebrity team that played a pre-opening tennis match at Forest Hills before the US Open began in 1975.

Falkenburg was a Roman Catholic. In 1980, McCrary and Falkenburg separated, but they never divorced and remained friends. McCrary died on July 29, 2003, less than a month before Falkenburg, and his parents were both 92.

She was also active in charitable work and served on the board of the North Shore Hospital in Manhasset, which her husband was instrumental in building.

Falkenburg died in Manhasset, England, on August 27, 2003, at the age of 84. She was cremated.


Jinx Falkenburg Career


At the West Side Tennis Club in Hollywood, the Falkenburgs were at the center of a youthful social scene. She was noticed by a Warner Bros. talent scout who was playing tennis and agreed to a studio deal while playing tennis. Her Spanish fluency earned her minor roles in a series of Spanish-language films made for Latin America following a few brief walks.

Paul Hesse, a celebrity fashion photographer whose Sunset Strip studio was a gathering place for advertising moguls and motion picture industry celebrities, began in 1937. He called her "the most charming, most important person I have ever had the privilege to photograph" on The American Magazine's August 1937 front page, prompting similar requests from 60 other publications. Falkenburg was featured on more than 200 magazine covers and in over 1,500 commercial ads in the 1930s and 1940s. She was regarded as one of the most beautiful women of the period, best known for her All-American-Girl athletic good looks. "She had one of the most photogenic faces and frames in the Western world," the New Yorker magazine said. According to the New York World-Telegram, her face was seen more often and in more places than any other woman in the country. Falkenburg is the leading candidate for America's No. 2 in the January 27, 1941, Life magazine's January 27, 1941 issue. "One Girl for 1941" was a girl.

When she fell through a balcony at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in 1939 and landed 30 feet below on a dining room table, she was in Hawaii posing for photographer Edward Steichen for a series of advertisements for the Hawaiian Steamship Company's Matson Line. She was introduced to singer Al Jolson, who was also convalescing in the hospital. Jolson was given a role in his forthcoming Broadway show Hold on to Your Hats, which opened in January 1940. Despite the fact that her role as a cowgirl was small, she attracted a lot of curiosity. Fans began gathering at the Shubert Theater door every night, forming the basis of what would be called the Jinx Falkenburg Fan Club, the only national fan club not devoted to a movie celebrity.

Her first encounter as a model came in 1940 when she was chosen by New York-based Liebmann Brewery, the maker of Rheingold Beer, to be the first Miss Rheingold. Her image appeared on billboards in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England, as the face of the company's marketing and advertising campaign, and New England, as the head of its marketing and advertisement campaign, and she was included in print advertisements at every store that sold Rheingold. Her face and the campaign were a huge success. Rheingold was once the most well-known brand in New York City.

She made a dozen films in the early 1940s, most for Columbia Pictures, with occasional appearances in the lead. Both they and her actresses were unpopular in B movies, but neither they nor her acting received much critical attention. Among them were Two Latins from Manhattan, Sweetheart of the Fleet, Laugh Your Blues Away, She Has What It Takes, Two Senoritas From Chicago, and Nine Girls. Cover Girl, a musical about the modeling industry starring Rita Hayworth, was the most successful, with songs by Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin. Falkenburg appeared in a cameo role.

After opening in Hold On to Your Hats, Falkenburg met John Reagan "Tex" McCrary when he arrived to photograph and interview her for a military publication. He was a lieutenant colonel in the Army Air Forces. They were supposed to be fighting in 1942, but World War II intervened. They married after the war, on June 15, 1945, during a civil ceremony held by New York Supreme Court Judge Ferdinand Pecora, who is responsible for investigating the 1929 stock market crash and its aftermath.

Falkenburg was encouraged to contribute to CBS' first broadcasts of La Cadena de las Americas (Network of the Americas), under the direction of the Office of Inter-American Affairs, which was chaired by Nelson Rockefeller. Despite hostilities in Europe, Falkenburg was able to contribute to the introduction of President Franklin Roosevelt's cultural diplomacy efforts in South America.

Falkenburg toured extensively on USO tours to entertain troops during the war. In the rugged China-Burma-India theatre of operations, the most challenging was a 42,000-stop series of shows. In 1945, she received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal for her service.

McCrary, backed by some of his well-connected friends, such as billionaire Bernard Baruch, persuaded David Sarnoff, the chairman of RCA, which owned NBC, to give the couple a morning show on the network's New York radio station, WEAF. Hi, Jinx, the first time it was broadcast on April 22, 1946, it was the first time the show was broadcast. Reviews ranging from "sprightly" to "rather robust discussions of foreign affairs." 'A soft-spoken, calculating Texan, Tex McCrary, stepped up to the microphone and said, 'Hi, Jinx,' a couple told Newsweek.' "Hello Tex." A voice with all the foam substance of a bubble bath replied, "Hello Tex." They were increasingly identified as "Mr." Mrs. Beauty and brains.

A week on New York radio station WEAF, the McCrary's radio show was on radio stations throughout the nation, drawing on controversial topics such as the atomic bomb, the United Nations, and venereal disease, as well as theatre openings and nightlife. Their guests included Mary Martin, Ethel Waters, and Esther Williams, as well as public figures such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Truman, Bernard Baruch, industrialist Igor Sikorsky, and Indian statesman Krishna Menon.

McCrary produced the scripts and taught Falkenburg the art of interviewing and broadcast journalism. Over time, she was deemed the most effective interviewer, eliciting candid responses, many from the show's more intellectual guests. Her tactic was to ask questions before she knew the answer, and, in fact, did all the housewives at home listen to her. "They created an audience that was eager to start thinking at breakfast," said New York Times columnist William Safire, who was hired by McCrary as a youth to do pre-show interviews of guests.

McCrary and Falkenburg's first television program, Bristol-Myers Tele-Varieties, also known as Jinx and Tex at Home, was broadcast on NBC on Sunday nights. The program featured film and live interviews of celebrities in their homes. The Swift Home Service Club gathered household knowledge with breezy interviews in May 1947. Meet Tex and Jinx, another radio show, attracted such devoted audiences in 1947 and 1948 that it became a summer replacement for one of radio's most famous programs, Duffy's Tavern.

Falkenburg traveled to Berlin, Germany, during the Berlin Airlift, when the city was under Russian blockade and humanitarian assistance was being delivered by Allied planes. She and comedian Bob Hope and songwriter Irving Berlin performed a highly publicized Christmas show for airmen and occupation soldiers.

McCrary and Falkenburg's fame soared, and at one point in the early 1950s, they hosted two radio stations and a daily television show, as well as a column in the New York Herald Tribune. A number of their programs were televised from the Peacock Alley restaurant in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Falkenburg did interviews outside of the studio, armed with a tape recorder and microphone. Grace Kelly's wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco covered many of the day's events, including the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in London and the marriage of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier of Monaco. She was the only female reporter on the press plane accompanying then Vice President Richard Nixon on his trip to South America, where he met throng crowds in Venezuela in 1958. Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev were also on staff and appeared on camera in the historic "kitchen debate" in Moscow between Nixon and Soviet President Nikita Khrushchev. For the clash, Safire led the two leaders into the kitchen of the model home, whose supplier was a McCrary's customer.