Jinx Falkenberg popular actress and supermodel during the 1930s and ’40s

Jinx Falkenburg (January 21, 1919 – August 27, 2003) was an actress, expert swimmer and tennis star, and one of the highest-paid and most popular cover-girl models in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, considered as one of the first supermodels. As an actress Falkenberg is known for “Cover Girl” (1944), “Sing for Your Supper” (1941) and “Talk About a Lady” (1946). During WWII Falkenburg traveled extensively on USO tours entertaining troops, winning an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and was subsequently featured on a commemorative stamp of the USO. Falkenberg married journalist and influential publicist Tex McCrary in 1945. Known as “Tex and Jinx” to most American households, the glamorous couple pioneered and popularized the talk-show format, first on radio and then in the early days of television. For her contribution to the television industry, Jinx Falkenburg has a star on the Hollywood Blvd. Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street.

Jinx Falkenburg (January 21, 1919 – August 27, 2003)

Jinx Falkenburg
(January 21, 1919 – August 27, 2003)

Jinx Falkenberg

Jinx Falkenberg

Jinx Falkenberg

Jinx Falkenberg

Jinx Falkenberg (1944)

Jinx Falkenberg (1944)

Jinx Falkenberg (left) with Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth in "Cover Girl" (1944)

Jinx Falkenberg (left) with Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth in
“Cover Girl” (1944)

Jinx Falkenberg at Yangkai Airfield in China as part of a USO tour (1944)

Jinx Falkenberg at Yangkai Airfield in China
as part of a USO tour during WWII (1944)

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