Claude Jarman (Jr)

  1. Dean Stockwell, The Secret Garden, 1948.   So who should be the invalid kid Colin in MGM’s take on the 1909 tearjerker novel? The kid given a special  Oscar at age 12 for his debut, The Yearling, 1946, or The Boy With Green Hair, 1946?    Well, Stockwell was  two years, younger, a better actor (as of 2015, he had played 205 screen rôles to Jarman’s 14) andhe was under contract to Metro. Problem solved. 

  2. Sal Mineo, Rebel Without a Cause, 1955.    Seen for the gay Plato kid were Richard Beymer and Russ Tamblyn (who swopped roles in West Side Story), Bobby Gray (no kin to Peter, up for the kindly Fremik), Jeff Silver and James Dean’s pals Dennis Hopper and Jeff Simmons.   Plus… Bobby Driscoll, no longer young Jim Hawkins from Disney’s Treasure Island, 1949…  Claude Jarman Jr,  no longer the kid from The Yearling, 1945…  and Sheffield, no longer Tarzan’s adopted son, Boy, in seven films during 1938-1947. (He had to be “adopted” because the ape-man and Jane were not  wed! (Sidney Lumet had launched James Dean, Sal Mineo and Paul Newman (a Jim Stark candidate) in his  New York TV shows).

  3. Earl Holliman, Giant, 1955.

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  3