GONE WITH THE WIND TWIN DEAD

Published on: August 25, 2008
GONE WITH THE WIND TWIN DEAD

Actor Fred Crane, Gone With the Wind Tarleton Twin, dead.

Crane, 90, died from a blood clot in his lung, his wife Terry confirmed.

Crane was one of two Tarleton twins who tried to win the heart of Scarlett O'Hara (Vivian Leigh) in the 1939 movie classic. 

Crane had been the oldest surviving male member of the cast.  "I'm just a small shard in a grand mosaic." Crane said  in a 2007 interview.

Crane was pals with his "twin brother" George Reeves, later to achieve undying fame as 1950s TV Superman.  Reeves was also best man at Crane's first wedding.

According to The LA Times, Crane was an outspoken supporter of the claim that Reeve's suicide was, in fact, a homicide.

Crane continued to act until the 1960s in TV and also served as announcer at Los Angeles classical radio station KFAC.

In 2000, he and his fifth wife Terry bought an antebellum mansion in Atlanta, turning it into a Gone With the Wind bed-and-breakfast, complete with artifacts from the film

Adios, amigo.