Eugenia Lincoln “Jinx” Falkenburg was an American actress and model. She married journalist and publicist Tex McCrary in 1945. Known as “Tex and Jinx”, the couple pioneered and popularized the talk-show format, first on radio and then in the early days of television. They hosted a series of interview shows in the late 1940s and early 1950s that combined celebrity chit-chat with discussions of important topics of the day.
|Born:||Eugenia Lincoln Falkenburg, 21, 1919, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain|
|Died:||27, 2003, Manhasset, New York, US|
|Resting place:||Ashes scattered at her farm residence in Duchess County, New York|
|IMDb:||Jinx Falkenburg’s IMDb|
About Jinx Falkenburg
Famous as both a model and an entertainment personality, she graced the covers of numerous magazines, appeared on Broadway and in several B-movies, and co-hosted early radio and television talk shows with her husband.
She and her brother Bob were avid tennis players in their youth; Bob Falkenburg, in fact, won the 1948 men’s singles event at Wimbledon.
Through her political activism, she was instrumental in convincing Dwight D. Eisenhower to enter the 1952 U.S. Presidential election.
Born Eugenia Lincoln Falkenburg to Eugene and Marguerite Falkenburg, she spent her early years in Spain and Chile and her adolescence in Los Angeles, California. Her marriage to journalist and media personality Tex McCrary produced sons named John and Kevin.
During her modeling career, she was photographed by Edward Steichen.
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