Helen Jerome Eddy

Active - 1916 - 1940  |   Born - Feb 25, 1897 in New York City, NY  |   Died - Jan 27, 1990 in Alhambra, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Romance

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Born in New York and raised in California, Helen Jerome Eddy went into films while a student at Berkeley. Her patrician demeanor enabled Helen to play young women of untold wealth throughout the silent era, first at Vitagraph and later at virtually every other major studio. A character actress in the talkie era, Eddy essayed such roles as the beneficent society matron in Our Gang's first talking short Small Talk (1929) and the kindly, terminally ill missionary whom Mae West impersonates in Klondike Annie (1936). Helen Jerome Eddy retired in 1940, ever afterward remaining available for interviews concerning Hollywood's "Golden" era.

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