Hurd HatField The actor Hurt Hatfield you have down as being buried in Abbeystrowry Cemetery in Skibbereen and that is wrong. After looking twice to fulfil a photo request here I did a fast google search on line only to find her was never near skibbereen. He was cremated and spread on the garden of his house. I have uploaded a photo so you can see on his page. Regards, Richard
In addition to "Healthy, Wealthy & Dumb" (1938) as Marge, a gold-digging widow, Jean was in "Yes, We Have No Bonanza" (1939), as a "singing sister", and archive footage with her was included in "The Three Stooges Follies" (1974); "The Three Stooges Greatest Hits" (1997) and "The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special (2003).
According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Jean was in 21 films from 1933 to 1953. She was also featured in "Hollywood on Parade" No. B-13", as a 1934 WAMPAS Baby Star. Her best-known film appearance was in the 1937 Republic Pictures serial "The Painted Stallion" (In which she was billed as Julia Thayer - the only time that name was used in films). She portrayed "The Rider" an Indian Princess. Her horsemanship was notable in the film. Earlier, she performed on radio, and on the stage as a dancer in Fanchon and Marco dance reviews.
She was born Jean Carmean April 7, 1913, in Portland, Oregon. The movie studios deleted the second "a" from her surname. She married Barrett C. Dillow. They had a son, Guy H. ("Buzzie") Dillow, born November 6, 1951 in New York, N.Y. Guy married Mary W. Ginty, and they had a daughter Katherine Ann Dillow (B. July 7, 1978)[Now married to Mark J. Komejko], and a son Barrett E. Dillow (B. Oct. 29, 1980), Her son Guy, died at age 34 on November 16, 1985 in Greenwich, Conneticut. I have tried on numerous times to telephone or write to Mary , Katherine and Barrett, but they have never replied to my requests for information. It's believed that Mary Dillow and Jean had "relationship issues".
Jean produced and directed "The Pawn", which starred her son Guy. The film took years to complete, and a voice actor had to be hired to dub Guy's voice, because he had matured, and his voice deepened.
Thayer/Carmen also did some plays, and the Internet Broadway Database (IBDb) has her listed as a replacement in the role of "June Stanley" in the Monty Woolley comedy "The Man That Came To Dinner", that ran from October 16, 1939 to July 12, 1941 in New York City, N.Y. It was not known when she started as the replacement for the June Stanley character.
Jean Carmen Dillow had moved to Charleston County, South Carolina. She is said to have broken a leg while jumping on a bed, and the leg was not properly set. She returned to the hospital, and while there, suffered a heart attack, and died in Charleston, S.C. August 26, 1993. This was confirmed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control May 15, 2015. South Carolina does not provide death certificate information to non-family members.
( Below gleaned from Jean's Co-Executor's family accounts)
[From Pat Carmean Phillips, who was married to Jean's nephew John L. Carmean (Who died in 1991). She has remarried. - Her children, son John K. Carmean and daughter Cindy Carmean Rose were Co-Executors of Jean's will]
I was married to Jean's nephew and we had two children. My children were coexecutors of her will. As was said she broke her leg while on her bed...trying to kill a bug that was in her bedroom. (Funny that it said she was jumping on her bed. I guess she must have been, while trying to get the bug). When she returned to the hospital, she had surgery but died soon after from heart failure. I had spoken to her prior to surgery and she was not confident that she was going to survive surgery.
Her estate auction was not held at her home but was held at Roumillat's facilities. They did an excellent job cataloging all her belongings. Clothes, household items, photographs, movie items etc. At the time a movie was filming in Charleston so even some people attending the auction ( were working on the film) that had seen Aunt Jean's movie memorabilia in Roumillat's display window in their downtown location came to the auction to bid on items.
The auction covered several days as Aunt Jean had a lot of items. The auction wasn't held until two months after her passing away. During that time my son spent two months in her home going through everything which was a joy to him as his degree is in cinematography. The majority of her art collection and movie memorabilia has been kept by our family.
We have her original makeup kit from when she did "The Painted Stallion" serial. She was responsible for doing her own make up at the time. She would tell us how she did all her own riding in the series. And we have an old movie clapboard from one of her movies. (Made of cloth and wood.)
Aunt Jean was cremated in Charleston and her ashes brought back to Florida. At a later date her ashes were spread out over the waters of the Atlantic. Aunt Jean loved to take cruises and went back and forth to Europe many times by cruise ships so we thought this to be a resting place she would desire.
Aunt Jean spoke fluent Italian and would converse in Italian with my parents when she'd come to visit. She'd spend many months at a time living in Italy because she loved the country and the people living there. Some of The Pawn was filmed there.
Main thanks to Patricia Carmean Phillips and her son John K. Carmean and daughter Cindy Carmean Rose for all the "family information" and caring to contribute to the extended accuracy of this biography. Frank Reighter FEReighter@aol.com
I was just wondering where you got the birth date for Frederick Douglass. It would be interesting to find this out because in a class that I'm talking on Slavery and the Abolition, Frederick Douglass is the person we're studying and his works say he didn't know his birth date. Are there public records for what you've put on the area for his birth date?
Thanks for putting his memorial up on Find A Grave.
I'm a Three Stooges researcher who is trying to complete information on Jean Carmen,(Married name Dillow),who was in two Three Stooges shorts. What additional information, if any, do you have on her? I have a call in to the South Carolina History department of the SC Public Library, who is checking for an obit on Jean, and any other information. If they do find anobit, they will mail it to me, along with ordering information on a Death Certificate.