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Jeanne Eagels

Actress
Female
Born Jun 26, 1890
Hometown Kansas City, Mass...
Died Oct 3, 1929
Death Place New York
Nationality American

Jeanne Eagels was an American actress on Broadway and in several motion pictures. She was a former Ziegfeld Follies Girl who went on to greater fame on Broadway and in the emerging medium of sound films. She was posthumously considered for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her 1929 role in The Letter after dying suddenly that year at the age of 39. That nomination was the first posthumous Oscar consideration for any actor, male or female.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1890 Birth Jeanne Eagels was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Edward and Julia Sullivan Eagles (1865–1945) on June 26, 1890 of German and Irish descent. … Read More
1900 10 Years Old Although many biographies state that her birth name was Amelia Jeanne Eagles, her actual birth name was Eugenia Eagles according to both the 1900 and 1910 United States Federal Censuses for Kansas City, Missouri. … Read More

TWENTIES

1911 - 1915 3 More Events
1916 26 Years Old She also made three films for Thanhouser Film Corporation in 1916-17.
1918 28 Years Old In 1918, she appeared in Daddies, a David Belasco production. … Read More
1919 29 Years Old She appeared in several other Broadway shows between 1919 and 1921.

THIRTIES

1922 32 Years Old In 1922, she made her first appearance as a star in the play Rain, by John Colton, based on a short story by W. … Read More
1925 35 Years Old In 1925, Eagels married Edward Harris "Ted" Coy, a former Yale University football star turned stockbroker. They had no children and divorced in 1928.
1926 36 Years Old In 1926, Eagels was offered the part of Roxie Hart in Maurine Dallas Watkins's play Chicago, but Eagels walked out of this role during rehearsals. … Read More
1927 37 Years Old After missing some performances due to ptomaine poisoning, Eagels returned to the cast in July 1927 for an Empire Theater show. … Read More
1928 38 Years Old In 1928, after failing to appear for a performance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Eagels was banned by Actors Equity from appearing on stage for 18 months. … Read More
1929 39 Years Old 1 More Event
She was posthumously considered for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her 1929 role in The Letter after dying suddenly that year at the age of 39. … Read More
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