Lucile Fairbanks

Lucile Fairbanks (1917–1999) was an American actress who appeared in eleven feature films between 1939 and 1942, playing a lead role in A Fugitive from Justice (1940) and Passage from Hong Kong (1941).

Lucile Fairbanks
pictured in 1940
Born(1917-10-18)October 18, 1917
Los Angeles, California
DiedNovember 14, 1999(1999-11-14) (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California
Other namesLucile Fairbanks Crump
Years active1939-1942 (film)


She was the niece of Douglas Fairbanks.[1] She was married to Hollywood writer-director Owen Crump.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1939 We Are Not Alone Uncredited
1940 Saturday's Children 1st Nurse at the Greenwich Clinic Uncredited
1940 Flight Angels Thelma
1940 A Fugitive from Justice Janet Leslie
1940 Money and the Woman Miss Carlson Uncredited
1940 Calling All Husbands Bette Trippe
1940 Knute Rockne, All American Telephone Operator Uncredited
1941 The Strawberry Blonde Harold's girlfriend
1941 Passage from Hong Kong Marcia Calhoun
1942 The Man Who Returned to Life Jane Meadows Bishop
1942 Klondike Fury Peg Campbell (final film role)


Fairbanks tested for the part of the second Mrs. de Winter in the Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca (1940). Hitchcock felt she had a "sincere and naive hopefulness", but did not take her audition seriously.[1] Joan Fontaine was ultimately cast in the role.


  1. Leff, Leonard J. (1987). Hitchcock and Selznick: The Rich and Strange Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick in Hollywood. Grove. p. 51. ISBN 9781555840570. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  2. Sragow, Michael (2008). Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master. Pantheon. p. 353. ISBN 9780375407482. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
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