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LYEL, Viola. B. Hull, 1901. Golden hair, blue eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 7 in. Wt. 10 st. 2 lb. (!Ed. Hull High School; Hampstead High School ; Brondesbury and Kilburn High School. M. John Anthony Edwards, Jan. 23, 1932. Joined the Old Vic Company (London) in 1918 and understudied Sybil Thorndike. Toured with Sir Ben Greet’s Shakespeare Company, and played at the Liverpool and Birmingham Repertory Theatres. Made her screen debut in S.O S. (B.I.P., 1928).
Also Played in : Lord Richard in the Pantry (Twickenham), Hobson’s Choice (B.I.P.), After Office Hours (B.I.P.), Matrv Me (Gains), Let Me Explain, Dear (B.I.P.).
LYND, Moira. Real name, Marie Rosalind Finlayson-Gauld. B. Edinburgh, 1903. Blonde hair, blue eyes.
Was a commercial artist for a time and finally found her way to the stage, making her debut in Where the Rainbow Ends, 1917. Entered films 1928, to play in Little Miss London (B.I.F.).
Also Played in : Constant Nymph (Gains), Going Straight (W.B.-F.N.), The Strangler (B.I.P.), The Perfect Lady (B.I.P.), Dr. Josser, K.C. (B.I.P.), Verdict of the Sea (B.I.P.), Illegal (W.B.-F.N.).
LYNN, Ralph. B. Manchester, March 18, 1882. M. Gladys Niles ; 1 dau., 1 son.
It is not generally known that he made an appearance on the New York stage, before coming to London in The Purple Lady. London debut By Jingo If We Do (1914). Tons of Money began his long series of comedies at the Aldwych Theatre, London, often in partnership with Tom Walls. Other plays at the same theatre include It Pays to Advertise, A Cuckoo in the Nest, Rookery Nook (in the screen version of which he made his talkie debut, В & D., 1930), Plunder, The Cup of Kindness, etc. Many of these have since been produced as talkies.
Also Played In : Plunder (B. & D.), Tons of Money (B. & D.) A Night Like This (B. & D.), Chance of a Night-Time (B. & D.), Mischief (B. & D.), Thark (B. & D.), Leap Year (Plays).
LYNN, Sharon. Real name, D’Auvergne Sharon Lindsay. B. Weatherford, Texas. Titian blonde hair, golden-brown eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 4 in. Wt. 8 st. 3 lb. Ed. Fullerton High School M. Benjamin Glaze (film executive) 1932. Her stage experience consists of a small РаГ^ Sunny Side Up. It was produced in New \ ork. Has written many musical compositions, the most popular of which
is “ Monte Carlo Moon.” After winning a Los Angeles picture contest, was given a screen test by Universal. For some time played with Harold Lloyd in short pictures.
Played in : Dad’s Choice (Radio), A Flame in the Sky (Radio), Give and Take (Univ), None but the Brave (Fox), Red Wine (Fox), Son of the Golden West (Radio), Fox Follies (Fox), Speakeasy (Fox), Sunny Side Up (Fox), Hollywood Nights (Fox), One Woman Idea (Fox), Crazy Way (Fox), Happy Days (Fox), Let's Go Places (Fox), Wild Company (Fox), Man Trouble (Fox), Too Many Cooks (Radio), Fallen Star (Tiffany), Discarded Lovers (Tower), Big Broadcast (Para.).
LYON, Ben. B. Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 6, 1901. Dark brown hair, blue eye. Ht. 6 ft. Wt. 12 st. 2 lb. Ed. Park School, Baltimore ; Baltimore City College. M. Bebe Daniels, June, 1930; 1 dau.
Began screen career by playing for First National, with whom he signed a long-term contract. One of his earliest films was The Heart of Maryland (Vita-graph, 1922). Is very proud of holding a government pilot’s licence for flying.
Also Played in : Bluebeard’s Seven Wives (F.N.), The New Commandment (F.N.), The Flying Marine (Col), So Big (F.N.), Wages of Virtue (Para), The Air Legion (Radio), Lummox (U.A.), Lawful Larceny (Radio), What Men Want (Univ), Hell’s Angels (U.A.), Hot Heiress (F.N.), No Greater Love (Tiffany), Bought (Warner), Queen of Main Street (F.N.), Indiscreet (Col), Big Timer (Col), Compromised (F.N.), Her Majesty Love (F.N.), Reputation (Radio), We Three (F.N.), Week-Ends Only (Fox), Crooked Circle (Tiffany), Hat Check Girl (Fox), Bv Whose Hand? (Col).
LYTELL, Bert. B. New York City, Feb. 24, 1888. Brown hair, hazel
eyes. Ht. 5 ft. io£ in. Wt. 10 st. 10 lb. Ed. Canada College, Toronto, M. three times: (1) Evelyn Vaughn ; (2) Claire Windsor; (3) Grace Menken,
The son of professional people, made his first appearance on the stage at the age of three. First important part in Cumberland '61 (1902). Leading roles in
stock and in Broadway shows followed. Screen debut (1917)^ The Lone Wolf (Col).
Also Played In : Temple of Dawn
(Jury’s)» The Eternal City (Fitzmaurice), Rupert of Hentzau (M.G.), On Trial (Warner) Brothers (Col), Single Sin (Tiffany). s
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McAVOY, Млу. B. Now York City, Sept. 8, 1901. Dark brown hair, blue eyes. Ht. 4 ft. 11 in. Ed. St. Bartholomew’s Convent ; Wadleigh High School. M. Maurice G. Cleary 1929; 1 son b. 1932.
Following a long and successful screen career, during which she played opposite many of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors, she announced her retirement from the screen on June 27, 1929, to devote the whole of her attention to being a wife. She returned to the screen however, and helped to make the sound edition of her original part in Ben Hur (M.G.M. 1932).
Also Played in ; The House of the Tolling Bell (РаШё), Sentimental Tommy (Para), The Enchanted Cottage (F.N.), Tarnish (F.N.), Lady Windermere's Fan (Warner), The Road to Glory (Fox), The Passionate Quest (Warner), The Fire Brigade (M.G.M.) Grumpy (Para), Matinee Ladies (Warner), No Defence (Warner), The Jazz Singer (Warner), The Terror (Warner), Stolen Kisses '.(Warner), Sunny California (Vita).
MaeCLOY, June. B. Sturgis, Mich. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 5 in. Wt. 8 st. 4 lb. Ed. Urson Academy for Girls, Toledo, Ohio. M. Charles Schenck 1931.
A former member of George White’s Scandals. Also well known as a cabaret artiste in New York night clubs. After making two short subjects for Paramount, won a long term contract with United Artists, her first picture for that company being Reaching For The Moon (1932).
Also Played in : Night Life (Para), Laugh It Off (Para), June Moon (Para), Big Gamble (Rogers).
McCORMACK, John. B. Athlone, Ireland, June 14, 1884. Ed. Marist
Brotheis’ School ; Summerhill College, Ireland ; received Doctor of Literature degree from Holycross College, Worcester, Mass. M. Lily Foley 1906.
Began his musical career as member of a cathedral choir in Dublin. His earnings from local concerts enabled him to go to Italy to pursue his studies. After three years there, made his operatic debut at Savona, Italy, in Mascagni’s Amico Fritz. Joining the Royal Opera Company at Covent Garden, made his first London appearance in Cavalleria Rusticana. American operatic debut in Traviata with Mme. Tetrazzini. During his career has appeared with the San Carlo Opera company in Naples, Phila
delphia-Chicago Opera Company and Metropolitan Opera Company in New York. Film debut in Song O’ My Heart (Fox, 1929).
McCOY, Тш. В. Saginaw, Mich., April 10, 1S93. Fair hair, blue eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 11 in.
Has spent much of his life among Red Indians, and accompanied the little band who came to England to appear in the prologue to The Covered Wagon (Para, 1923) when this was first presented in London.
Played in : Heroes of the Flames
(Univ), Shotgun Pass (Col), The Fighting Marshall (Col), Texas Cyclone (Col), Fighting Fool (Col), Daring Danger (Col), Fighting Tornado (Col), Two Fisted Law (Col), One Way Trail (Col), Long Loop Laramie (Col), The Bullet Trail (Col), Texas Keane's Return (Col).
McCREA, Joel. B. Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 5, 1905. Brown hair, blue eyes. Ht. 6 ft. 2 in. Wt. 13 st. 3 lb. Ed. Hollywood High School; University of Southern California.
After brief stage experience, made his appearance in film crowds, in which he was destined to remain for two years, before hard work and his forceful personality brought him the desired opportunity to play leading roles. The first of these was The Jazz Age (Radio, 1929).
Also Played in : Five O’clock Girl (M.G.M.), Dynamite (M.G.M.), So this is College (M G.M.), The Single Standard (M.G.M.), Lightnin’ (Fox), The Silver Horde (Radio), Born to Love (Radio), Kept Husbands (Radio), The Common Law (Radio), Business and Pleasure (Fox), The Lost Squadron (Radio), Bird of Paradise (Radio), Hounds of Zaroff (Radio), Free, White and Twenty-one (Radio), Tess of the Storm Country (Fox).
McCULLOUGH, Philo, в. San Brenda, Cal., June 16, 1893. Light brown hair, dark blue eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 11J- in. Wt. 12 st. 12 lb. M. Lura Anson.
Had his first taste of theatricals in amateur plays, appearing soon after in the Hollywood film crowds. His best work has always been in “ bad man ” roles, in which he specializes.
Played in : Winds of Chance (F.N.), The Savage (F.N.), Mismates (F.N.), Warming Up (Para), The Night Flyer (Pathe), The Leatherneck (Pathe),Charlatan (Univ), The Apache (Col), The Power of the Press (Col),Million Dollar Collar (Warner), Swanee River (WAV.), Sheer Luck (Big
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Four), Anybody’s Goat (Cameo), Branded (Col), South of the Rio Gyande (Col), Phantom of the West (Levine), Heroes of the West (Univ), Sunset Trail (Univ),ire Men’s Ball (Brock-Rad), Jungle Madness (Univ).
MCDONALD, Francis. B. Bowling Green Kentucky, Aug. 22, 1891. Dark hair, dark eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 9 in. Wt. 10 st. 10 lb. Ed. St. Xavier College, Cincinnati. M. (1) Mae Busch; div.; (2) Bella Roscoe.
Began his career with dramatic stock companies and toured the United States extensively before making his motion picture debut in Hollywood.
Played in : The Clean-up (Univ),
Forbidden Paradise (Para), Desert’s Toll (M.G.M.), Valley of Hell (M.G.M.), Port of Dreams (Univ), The Drag Net (Para), Legion of the Condemned (Para), Forgotten Faces (Para), Carnation Kid (Para), The Blockade (Radio), Girl Overboard (Univ). Burning Up (Para), Morocco (Para), The Gang Buster (Para), Safety in Numbers (Para), Blood Brothers (Col), The Lawyer’s Secret (Para), In Line of Duty (Mono), A Woman from Monte Carlo (F.N.), Honour of the Mounted (Mono).
MacDONALD, J. Farrell. B. Water-bury, Conn., 1875. Dark brown hair, blue eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 10 in. Wt. 13 st. 3 lb. Ed. Yale University.
Has had a long and varied career as film actor and director. Probably holds the Hollywood record for prolific output. Has done his best work in comedy parts, which brought him his first success.
Played in : Little Miss Hawkshaw
(Fox), Bucking the Line (Fox), Riding with Death (Fox), Trailin’ (Fox), Sky High (Fox), Western Luck (Fox), Iron Horse (Fox), Brass Bowl (Fox), Gerald Cranston’s Lady (Fox), Scarlet Honeymoon (Fox), Trail Rider (Fox), Fighting Heart (Fox), Lightnin (Fox), Thank You (Fox), Lucky Horseshoe (Fox), Kentucky Pride (Fox), First Year (Fox), A Trip to Chinatown (Fox), Dixie Merchant (Fox) The Shamrock Handicap (Fox), Three Bad Men (Fox), Bertha, the Sewing Machine Girl (Fox), Love Makes 'Em Wild (Fox), Ankles Preferred (Fox), Cradle Snatchers (Fox), Rich but Honest (Fox), Colleen (Fox), Paid to Love (Fox), Sunrise (Fox), East Side, West Side (Fox), Last Frontier (Fox), Cohens and Kellys in Paris (Univ), Bringing up Father (M.G.M.), Abie’s Irish Rose (Para), In Old Arizona (Fox), The Millionaire (Warner), The White Man (M.G.M.), The Broadway Hostess (F.N.), Masked Emotion (Fox), Masquerade (Fox), Riley the Cop (Fox), Strong Boy (Fox), None
bttt the Brave (Fox), Four Devils (Fox), South Sea Rose (Fox), Painted Angel (F.N.), Men without Women (Pathe), The Painted Desert (Pathe), River’s End (Warner), The Steel Highway (Warner), Under Eighteen (Warner), Sporting Blood (M.G.M.), The Brat (Fox), Vigour of Youth (Univ), Playing the Game (Para), Hotel Continental (Tiffany), Second Chances (Chesterfield), Scandal for Sale (Univ), Discarded Lovers (Tower), Phantom Express (Tec-Art), Working Wives (Warner), Night World (Univ), The Vanishing Frontier (Para), Steady Company (Univ), Thirteenth Guest (Mono), Seventy Thousand Witnesses (Para), Merry Go Round (Univ), Hurricane Express (Mascot), Hearts of Humanity (Majestic), Those WeLove (Tiffany), This Sporting Age (Col), Heritage of the Desert (Para), Second Fiddle (Radio), Ironmaster (Allied).
MacDONALD, Jeanette. B. Philadelphia Pa., June 18, 1907. Red-gold hair, blue-green eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 4 in. Wt. 7 st. 12 lb. Ed. Philadelphia. With the aid of her sister, obtained a job in the chorus of a Ned Weyburn production, New York. After one or two more engagements as a chorus girl, was given a leading part in Irene, and later in Tangerine. Probably owes her world-wide fame to the success she achieved with Maurice Chevalier in The Love Parade (Para, 1930), produced by Lubitsch.
Also Played in : The Vagabond King (Para), Lottery Bride (U.A.), Let’s Go Native (Para), Monte Carlo (Para), Oh, for a Man ! (Fox), Don’t Bet on Women (Fox), Annabelle’s Affairs (Fox), One Hour with You (Para), Love Me To-night (Para), Merry Widow (Para, French version.)
McGUIRE, Mickey. Real name Joe Yule, Jun. B. Brooklyn, Sept. 23, 1921. Black hair, blue eyes. Ht. 3 ft. 10 in. Wt. 3 st. 4 lb.
Mickey McGuire, now re-christened by Universal Mickey Rooney, started his public career at the age of four, in the stage production Town Scandals, and played in several revues and vaudeville shows before the film interests secured his services. (See also p. 157.)
Played in (as Mickey McGuire) ; Orchids and Ermine (F.N.), Mickey’s Midnight Frolic (Radio), Mickey’s Mixup (Radio), Mickey’s Big Moment (Radio), Mickey's Strategy (Radio), Champs (Radio), Master Mind (Radio), Luck (Radio), Whirlwind (Radio), Warrior (Radio), Mickey the Romeo (Radio),
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Mickey’s Merry Men (Radio), Winners (Radio), Mickey’s Surprise (Radio) Played in (as Mickey Rooney) : High Speed, (Col), Sin’s Pay Day (Mayfair), Fast Companions (Univ), My Pal the King (Univ).
McHUGH, Frank. B. Homested, Pa., May 23, 1899. Brown hair, blue eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 7 in. Wt. 10 st. 7 lb. Ed. St. Peter’s Grammar School, Pittsburg ; Pittsburg High School.
Stage debut in For His Children’s Sake. Later came to London as understudy in The Fall Guy and Is Zal So ? Began his motion picture career in 1928, playing first in a short feature, If Men Played Cards as Women Do, but it was not until 1930 when he played in Bright Lights (F.N.). that he had a role of any importance.
Also Played in : Top Speed (F.N.), Millie (Radio), The Dawn Patrol (F.N.), Toast of the Legion (F.N.), College Lovers (F.N.), Going Wild (F.N.), Corsair (U.A.), Travelling Husbands (Radio), Men of the Sky (F.N.), Gentleman for a Day (F.N.), The Crowd Roars (Warner), High Pressure (Warner), Bad Company (Radio). Strange Love of Molly Louvain (F.N.), One Way Passage (Warner), Life Begins (Warner), Blessed Event (Warner), The Dark Horse (Warner), Wax Museum (Warner), Forty Second Street (Warner), Parachute (Warner).
MACKAILL, Dorothy. B. Hull, Yorks, Mar. 4, 1905. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 5 in. Wt. 8 st. 3 lb. Ed. privately. M. (1) Lothar Mendes; div., 1926 ; (2) Neil Miller, 1931.
Got her first taste of stage work in the chorus at the Hippodrome, London, in foy Bells, later leading the famous " Chicken ” number. Made her film debut about this time in British studios. A trip to Paris followed, then later, unheralded and without any publicity, she made her way to America and landed in the Ziegfeld Follies, thence into pictures. Very soon she was playing opposite John Barrymore, Milton Sills and Richard Barthelmess. Also with Johnny Hines in the Torchy comedies.
Also Played in : Torchy (Educ),
The Lotus Eater (F.N.), Bits of Life (F.N.), Chickie (F.N.), Subway Sadie (F.N.), The Fighting Blade (F.N.), Smile, Brother, Smile (F.N.), The Crystal Cup (F.N.), Ladies’ Night in a Turkish Bath (F.N.), Man Crazy (F.N.), Lady be Good (F.N.), The Barker (F.N.), Water Front (F.N.), The Whip (F.N.), Two Weeks Off (F.N.), His Captive Woman (F.N.), Children of the Ritz (F.N.), Great
Divide (F.N.), Hard to Get (F.N.), The Love Racket (F.N.), Bright Lights (F.N.), Flirting Widow (F.N.), Strictly Modern (F.N.), The Office Wife (Warner), Man Trouble (Fox), Safe in Hell (F.N.), Love Affair (Col), The Lost Lady (F.N.), Their Mad Moment (Fox), Kept Husbands (Radio), Party Husbands (F.N.), The Reckless Hour (F.N.).
McKEE, Lafe. B. Morrison, 111., Jan. 23, 1872. White hair, blue eyes. Ht.
5 ft. 10J in. Wt. 12 st. 7 lb. Ed.
Morrison, 111. Married; 3 children,
Lucille, b. 1902, Joe b. 1907, and Dick, 1921. Screen debut, 1912.
Played in : The Manhattan Cowboy
(Syndicate), On the Divide (Syndicate), Riley of the Rainbow Division (Crescent), Trail Riders (Rayart), California Mail (F.N.), The Amazing Vagabond (Radio), Under Montana Shies (Tiffany), The Gay Buckaroo (Allied),Stage Whispers, Alias the Bad Man (Tiffany), The Fighting Marshall (Col), Spirit of the West (Univ), The Fighting Tornado (Col), Hell Fire Austin (Tiffany), The Boiling Point (Allied), The Man from New Mexico (Mono), Texas Keane’s Return (Col), Tombstone Canyon . (Tiffany).
McKENNA, Kenneth. Actor and Director. (See Directors’ Biographies.)
McKINNELL, Norman. B. Maxweltown, Scotland, Feb. 10, 1870. M. Gertrude Scott. D. March 29, 1932.
Was originally intended to become an engineer. This, however, did not appeal to his own tastes, which were much more in favour of a theatrical career. Stage debut, A Jonathan without a David, 1894, Although he never afterwards left the stage, he found time to interest himself in British film productions. One of his best performances was in Hindle Wakes silent (Elvey) and talkie (Gau) versions. This however was proceeded by several early British films notably The Shulamite and Dombey & Son (Ideal).
Also Played in : Eat Less Bread (propaganda film), Downhill (Gains), Pillars of Society (Rex Wilson), Gambles in Lives (B. &D.), The Fake (Neo-Art),Potiphar’s Wife (B.I.P.), The Frightened Lady (Gains), White Face (Gains), The Sleeping Cardinal (Twickenham).
McLAGLEN, Cyril. B. London. Ht.
6 ft. 2 in. Wt. 14 st. 6 lb.
Brother of Victor McLaglen. Joined the Army during the war and was later transferred to the Royal Air Force. Crashed from a height of 5,000 feet but escaped almost unhurt. Has the
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celebrated McLaglen combination of brawn and brain and has adventured in all parts of the world. Film debut with his brother in The Call of the Road (Davidson, 1920).
Also Played in : Hindle Wakes
(Elvey), The Flight Commander (Gau-Brit), Quinneys (Gau), Underground (B.I.F.), Balaclava (Gains), Alf’s Button (Gau-Brit), No Lady (Gau-Brit), The Arcadians (Gau-Brit), Suspense (B.I.P.), The Verdict of the Sea (B.I.P.), Josser Joins the Navy (B.I.P.), Madame Pompadour (B.I.P.), Down River (Gau-Brit).
McLAGLEN, Victor. B. London, Dec. 11, 18S6. Son of late Bishop of Claremont. Brown hair, blue-grey eyes. Ht. 6 ft. 5 in. M. Enid Lamont ; 1 son, Andrew, 1 dau. Sheila.
The tallest and most famous of the eight McLaglen brothers. Spent most of his early life in South Africa, where was his father’s diocese. Has been at different times boxer, wrestler, gold prospector and soldier. Made his first screen appearance in England in The Call of the Road (Davidson, 1920).
Also Played in : The Glorious Adventure, (Blackton), The Unholy Three (M.G.), The Beloved Brute (Vitagraph), Fighting Heart (Fox), Hunted Woman (Fox), Beau Geste (Para), What Price Glory ? (Fox), Loves of Carmen (Fox), Mother Machree (Fox), A Girl in Every Port (Fox), Hangman’s House (Fox), River Pirate (Fox), Captain Lash (Fox), Strong Boy (Fox), Sez You, Sez Me, Cock-Eyed World (Fox), Hot for Paris (Fox), Happy Days (Fox), King of the Khyber Rifes (Fox), A Devil with Women (Fox), On the Level (Fox), Women of all Nations (Fox), Annabelle’s Affairs (Fox), Wicked (Fox), Dishonoured (Para), Devil’s Lottery (Fox), The Gay Caballero (Fox), While Paris Sleeps (Fox), Three Rogues (Fox), Guilty as Charged (Para) Rackety Rex (Fox).
MCLAUGHLIN, Gibb. B. Sunderland, July 19, 1884. Light brown hair, grey eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 10 in. Wt. 11 st. Ed. Sunderland, privately. M. (1) Eleanor Norton; d. Oct. 1921 ; (2) Alice
Bulkeley Oct. 1923 ; d. Feb. 1928.
A recognized master of make-up ; has portrayed a number of character roles since he abandoned the stage to appear in British films. Has also filmed in Berlin. Beyond the Dreams of Avarice (Ideal 1920) and The Road to London (Phillips) are among his early films.
Also Played in : The Woman From China (Whiting), The Bohemian Girl (Alliance), Carnival (Alliance), Lowland
Cinderella (Progress) Constant Hot Water (Quality), Claude Duval (Gau-Brit), Mr. Preedy and the Countess (Welsh-Pearson), London (Brit-Nat), House of Marney (Nettlefold), Madame Pompadour (B.I.P.) The While Sheik (B.I.P.), Arcadians (Gau-Brit), The Farmer’s Wife (B.I.P.) Not Quite a Lady (B.I.P.), Glorious Youth (F.N.), Kitty (Burlington), Power Over Men (Brit Filmcraft), The Only Way (F.N.), Nell Gwyn (Wilcox), Poppies of Flanders (B.I.P.), The Silent House (Nettlefold), The Nipper (Betty Balfour), School for Scandal (Albion), My Old China (Gains), The Green Spot Mystery (Mutual), Congress Dances (U.F.A.), Jealousy (Majestic), Sally in Our Alley (A.R.P.), Lloyd of the C.I.D. (Univ Brit), Good Night Vienna (B. & D.), Whiteface (Gains), L’Atlantide (Nero), The " W ” Plan (Burlington), First Mrs. Fraser (Sterling), The Love Contract (B. & D.), Money Means Nothing (Para-Brit), Where is This Lady ? (Amal Film Assoc).
MacMAHON, Aline. Ed. Barnard College, New York City.
Entered pictures after several outstanding stage successes in America, including the Broadway production, Spread Eagle. Is noted as “ the perfect screen secretary,” from her clever playing of such parts.
Played in : East Side (Warner),
Five Star Final (Warner), Heart of New York (Warner), Mouthpiece (Warner), Working Wives (Warner), One Way Passage (Warner), Once in a Lifetime (Univ), Silver Dollar (Warner).
McNAUGHTON, Gus. Real name Augustus Howard, B. Hornsey, London. July 1887. Brown hair, grey eyes. Ht. 5 ft. io| in. Wt. 10 st. 7 lb. Married 1910; 1 dau. Betty, 1911, 1 son, Jack, 1914,
Began stage career at the age of fifteen. Joined the Fred Karno company of which Charlie Chaplin was one of the leading lights. Replaced George Robey in the Bing Boys at short notice. Toured the Orient. Made his film debut in Murder (B.I.P.).
Also Played in : Children of Chance (B.I.P.), Lucky Girl (B.I.P.), The Last Coupon (B.I.P.), Maid of the Mountains (B.I.P.), His Wife’s Mother (B.I.P.), Money Talks (B.I.P.).
MADISON, Mae. Real name, Mariska Megyzsi. B. Los Angeles. Auburn hair, grey eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 5 in. Wt. 8 st. 8 lb.
Studied dancing from childhood and
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attracted the attention of a casting agent while appearing in a cabaret. Was given a small part in Sunny Side Up (Pathd, 1926), which in turn led to a contract with First National.
Also Played in : Bought (Warner), The Bargain (F.N.), Smart Money (Warner), Mad Genius (F.N.), Reckless Hour (F.N.), Play Girl (Warner), So Big (Warner), The Mouthpiece (Warner), Expensive Women (Warner), Rich are Always with Us (F.N.), The Tenderfoot (F.N.), Miss Pinkerton (F.N ), Her Majesty Love (F.N.), Gentleman for a Day (F.N.), The Big Stampede (Warner).
MADISON, Noel. Born America. Ed.
France and Switzerland.
Stage debut Chariot’s Revue, London, and for some years followed a stage career, playing sophisticated parts. Went to Hollywood to star in Rope’s End.
Also Played in : Play Girl (Warner), Handful of Clouds (Warner), Star Witness (Warner), The Hon. Mr. Wong (Warner), Finger Points (F.N.), Melody of Life (Radio), Trial of Vivienne Ware (Fox), Man About Town (Fox), The Last Mile (Tiffany), Radio Patrol (Univ), Hat Check Girl (Fox), Guilty or Not Guilty (Mono).
MALLESON, Miles. B. Croydon, May
25, 188S. Ed. Brighton College;
Emmanuel College, Cambridge. M.
(1) Collette O’Neal ; (2) Joan Pillson.
Stage debut Liverpool Repertory Theatre, 1911. Is a noted playwright, having no fewer than twenty plays to his credit, among them being The Fanatics, in which Owen Nares created a sensation a few years ago. Later interested himself in the screen, one of his earliest parts being in Frail Women (Twickenham, 1932).
Also Played in : The Sign of Four (A.R.P.), The Love Contract (B. & D.), The Mayor’s Nest (B. & D.), City of Song (Sterling), Love on Wheels (Gains).
MANDER, Miles. Real name Lionel
Mander. B. Wolverhampton, May,
. 14, 1891. Fair hair, grey eyes. Ht.
6 ft. Wt. 10 st. 10 lb. Ed. St. Peter’s
Court, Broadstairs ; Harrow ; MacGill
University, Montreal. M. Kathleen
Bernadette French, 1923 ; 1 son, b.
Began life as a sheep farmer in New Zealand. Tiring of this he tried in turn aviation, motor-racing, writing and film-renting. Film debut in crowds. Small role in A Temporary Lady (1920). Has since directed, as well as acted, in numerous films in England and Europe.
Also Played in : The Pleasure Garden
(Gains), The Fake (Neo-Art), The Physician (Gau), Loose Ends (B.I.P.), The Crooked Billet (Gains), Murder (B.I.P.), The Missing Rembrandt (Twickenham), Lily Christine (Рага-Brit), Bright Lights of London (London Film Pro).
Directed : Parisiennes, The First Born (Gains), Don Quixote (Nelson).
MANNERS, David. Real name, Rauff Acklom. B. Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 30, 1902. Brown hair, green eyes. Ht. 6 ft. Wt. 12 st. 1 lb. Ed. Windsor Grammar School, Nova Scotia; Trinity High School, New York. M. Suzanne Bushnell.
Began his career on the stage, appearing for a time with a touring company. Received very little encouragement in this direction, and was going through Hollywood on his way to a job in the sugar business, when he was offered a small part in Troopers Three (Tiffany, 1930). The part of Raleigh in Journey’s End (Tiffany) followed and soon he was established as a leading juvenile.
Also Played in : Kismet (F.N.),
The Right to Love (Para), The Millionaire (Warner), Dracula (Univ), The Greeks had a Word for Them (Col), The Ruling Voice (F.N.), The Last Flight (F.N.), Reputation (Radio), Beauty and, the Boss (Warner), Man Wanted (Warner), Stranger in Town (Warner), Crooner (Warner), Bill of Divorcement (Radio), The Way of Lije (Warner), Im-ho-tep (Univ).
MARCH, Fredric. Real name, Frederick McIntyre Bickel. B. Racine, Wis., Aug. 31, 1898. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 11 in. Wt. 11 st. 11 lb. Ed. University of Wisconsin. M. Florence Eldridge, 1927.
Abandoned the snug security of a position in a New York City bank to pursue his theatrical ambitions. He began as assistant stage-manager, and it was not until later that he was invited to act in little parts. Film debut in The Dummy (Para, 1929).
Also Played in ; Laughter (Para), Royal Family of Btoadway (Para), Honour among Lovers (Para), My Sin (Para), Sarah and Son (Para), Marriage Playground (Para), Ladies Love Brutes (Para), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Para), Strangers
in Love (Para), Merrily we go to-/
(Para), Night Angel (Para). Sign of the Cross (Para), If I Had a APillion (Para).
The world film encyclopedia, 1933
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