Jeanne Eagels

Active - 1916 - 1929  |   Born - Jun 26, 1890   |   Died - Oct 3, 1929   |   Genres - Drama, Crime

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

American actress Jeanne Eagels appeared in a few silent films and achieved far greater fame for her work on stage. She began her distinguished career at age seven and first gained fame for playing the notorious Sadie Thompson in Rain. Eagels died of a heroin overdose in 1929. In 1957 she became the subject of the off-beat, fictionalized biopic Jeanne Eagels.