This Day In History: 1938-07-26

The press finally reveals that Jeanette is hospitalized and supposedly had surgery for a serious “ear infection” the “previous night”. In fact she’s already been in the hospital recovering from what studio folk assumed was  “a miscarriage” – actually a too-premature birth of a son. The press also gets wind that it is Nelson at the hospital with her as the baby’s father, not Gene Raymond – but doesn’t dare publish the story. They name the baby Daniel Kendrick and Nelson buries his tiny son on private property in Ojai.