Jeanne Eagels

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Birthday
26, 1890
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 3, 1929 (39)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1890
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 3, 1929 (39)

About

She played a memorable role in The Letter and appeared in Man, Woman, and Sin.

Before Fame

She toured with a traveling theater show at age 15.

Trivia

She died in 1929 from a drug overdose shortly after filming The Letter. In death, she made history, becoming the first person to be posthumously nominated for an Academy Award.

Family Life

Her father died when she was a child, leaving her mother to raise her and her five siblings.

Associated With

Kim Novak starred in the 1957 biopic film Jeanne Eagels.

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