Jean Dorothy Seberg was born at 5:15 am on Friday, November 13, 1938 to Ed and Dorothy Seberg of Marshalltown, Iowa.
"I'm going to grow up and be a movie star," she once said during her childhood.
"Jean was always what the town felt as 'different,'" Dorothy Seberg said in 1957. "I guess Jean was getting ready all along for something special to happen to her."
"I'm still the girl from Marshalltown," she said many times as an adult.
At her memorial service in Marshalltown in September 1979 Pastor Warren Johnson told family and friends, "We need to remember the happy days of Jean -- a beautiful, radiant person...her life was not for naught. She brought joy to many and sought to bear the burden of social injustice."
Happy Birthday, Jean.
Source: Jean Seberg--Breathless by Garry McGee, 2008, BearManor Media.
Photo: Jean in Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless.