Eleanor Boardman

Born Aug 19, 1898

Eleanor Boardman was an American film actress, popular during the era of silent movies.

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1898 Birth Born on August 19, 1898.


1922 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Boardman was originally on stage but, after temporarily losing her voice, in 1922, she entered silent films. … Read More
1923 24 Years Old 1 More Event
After several successful supporting roles, she played the lead in 1923's Souls for Sale.
1928 29 Years Old She appeared in fewer than forty films during her career, achieving her greatest success in Vidor's The Crowd in 1928. … Read More


1935 36 Years Old Unable to make the transition from silent to talking pictures, Boardman retired in 1935, and retreated from Hollywood.


1940 41 Years Old Boardman's second husband was Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast to whom she was married from 1940 until his death in 1968. … Read More


1980 81 Years Old Her only subsequent appearance was in an interview filmed for the Kevin Brownlow and David Gill documentary series Hollywood in 1980. Boardman was married to the film director King Vidor, with whom she had two daughters, Antonia (born 1927) and Belinda (born 1930). Their marriage lasted from 1926 until 1931. … Read More
1991 93 Years Old Died on December 12, 1991.
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