Eugenia Lincoln Falkenburg, a model and actress who helped establish the talk show genre, died on Aug. 27. Cause of death was not released. She was 84.
Falkenburg was nicknamed “Jinx” by her mother. As a teenager, she became a top fashion model who appeared on numerous magazine covers.
During World War II, Falkenburg entertained the troops and later appeared on a stamp commemorating the USO. When she returned to the states, Falkenburg appeared in two dozen movies, including “Sing for Your Supper,” “Two Senoritas From Chicago” and “Cover Girl.”
Falkenburg and her husband, Tex McCrary, began broadcasting the popular morning radio talk show, “Hi Jinx,” in 1946. “Tex and Jinx” later hosted the NBC show, “At Home,” and published a column together in The New York Herald Tribune.