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Our People, Our Past – Transylvania County NC


Transylvania Film Connection: “The Yearling” Doyle Edmundson, at left, is shown bottle-feeding Pisgah National Forest fawns which became stars in the now classic 1946 film “The Yearling.”

All of our older readers and many younger film buffs know well the once hugely popular 1946 Oscar nominated film “The Yearling,” which starred Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman, the first wife of actor Ronald Reagan who went on to become president. Few today remember or know that Transylvania County also provided stars the most endearing of all for that film.

Although the film was shot near Ocala, Fla., several deer fawns were transported to Florida to “play” the yearling featured in the film. Due to the rapid growth of the young deer during filming, several yearlings of varying ages...

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