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Helen Menken

Actor
Female
Born Dec 12, 1901

Helen Menken was an American actress, born Helen Meinken to a German-French father, Frederick Meinken, and an Irish-born mother, Mary Madden. Born in New York City, Menken was originally a teenage actress who made her Broadway theatre debut in Parlor, Bedroom and Bath in 1917.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1901 Birth Born on December 12, 1901.

TEENAGE

1917 15 Years Old Born in New York City, Menken was originally a teenage actress who made her Broadway theatre debut in Parlor, Bedroom and Bath in 1917.

TWENTIES

1922 20 Years Old Her greatest stage triumphs were Seventh Heaven in 1922–1924 (Janet Gaynor played her role of Diane in the 1927 classic film); Mary of Scotland in 1933–1934 as Elizabeth I opposite Helen Hayes in the title role (Katharine Hepburn played Mary in the 1936 film version); and The Old Maid, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that starred Menken and Judith Anderson in 1935. … Read More
1926 24 Years Old The first of her three husbands was actor Humphrey Bogart. She was Bogart's first wife. They were married at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City on May 20, 1926, and she divorced him November 18, 1927.

THIRTIES

1932 30 Years Old She married Dr. Henry T. Smith on July 12, 1932 and divorced him in 1947, then in October 1948 married George N. Richard who survived her. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1966 64 Years Old 1 More Event
She received a special Tony Award posthumously in 1966 for her work.
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