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Nancy Carroll

From Wikipedia Nancy Carroll (November 19, 1903 – August 6, 1965) was an American actress. She was christened Ann Veronica Lahiff in New York City. Of Irish parentage, she and her sister once performed a dancing act in a local contest of amateur talent. This led her to a stage career and then to the screen. She began her acting career in Broadway musicals. She became a successful actress in "talkies" because her musical background enabled her to play in the movie musicals of the 1930s. Her film debut was in Ladies Must Dress in 1927. In 1928 she made eight films. One of them, Easy Come, Easy Go, co-starring Richard Dix, made her a star. In 1929 she starred in The Wolf of Wall Street along with George Bancroft and Olga Baclanova. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1930 for The Devil's Holiday. Among her other films are Laughter (1930), Paramount on Parade (1930), Hot Saturday (1932) with Cary Grant and Randolph Scott, The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) directed by James Whale, and Broken Lullaby aka The Man I Killed (1932) directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Under contract to Paramount Pictures, Carroll often balked at the roles being offered to her and earned a reputation as a recalcitrant and uncooperative actress. In spite of her ability to successfully tackle light comedies, tearful melodramas, and even musicals, and as well as garnering considerable praise by the critics and public (she received the most fan mail of any star in the early 1930s), she was released by the studio. In the mid-1930s under a four-film contract with Columbia Pictures, she made four rather insignificant films and was no longer an A-list actress. Carroll retired from films in 1938, returned to the stage, and starred in the early television series The Aldrich Family in 1950. In the following year, she guest starred in the television version of The Egg and I, starring her daughter, Patricia Kirkland. On August 6, 1965, she was found dead after failing to arrive at the theatre for a performance. The cause of her death was an aneurysm. She was 61 years old. For her contributions to the motion picture industry, Nancy Carroll has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1719 Vine Street.

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Nov 19, 1903 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Easy Come, Easy Go 1928-04-20
Latest Project:
Series The Aldrich Family 2017
Known For
Poster of The Academy Awards
Poster of Scarlet Dawn
Poster of Stolen Heaven
Poster of Close Harmony
Series The Aldrich Family Unknown 2017
Movie Irrational Man Professor 2015-07-17
Movie Beyond the Pale Mrs. Piper 2014-09-07
Movie The Ties That Bind Mrs. Piper 2014-09-14
Series Father Brown Lady Felicia Montague 2013-01-14
Movie National Theatre Live: The Magistrate Agatha 2013-01-17
Series In Search of Shakespeare 2003-06-28
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie That Certain Age Grace Bristow 1938-10-06
Movie There Goes My Heart Dorothy Moore 1938-10-14
Movie Atlantic Adventure Helen Murdock 1935-08-25
Movie After the Dance Anne Taylor 1935-06-25
Movie Springtime for Henry Julia Jelliwell 1934-08-22
Movie Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round Sally Marsh 1934-11-02
Movie Jealousy Jo O'Roarke 1934-11-23
Movie Child of Manhattan Madelaine McGonagle 1933-02-11
Movie The Woman Accused Glenda O'Brien 1933-02-17
Movie I Love That Man Grace Clark 1933-07-07
Movie The Kiss Before the Mirror Maria Held 1933-05-04
Movie The Broken Lullaby Fraulein Elsa 1932-01-24
Movie Wayward Daisy Frost 1932-02-19
Movie Under-Cover Man Lora Madigan 1932-12-02
Movie Hot Saturday Ruth Brock 1932-10-28
Movie Scarlet Dawn Tanyusha Krasnoff 1932-11-12
Movie Stolen Heaven Mary 1931-02-20
Movie The Night Angel Yula Martini 1931-07-18
Movie Personal Maid Nora Ryan 1931-09-12
Movie Honey Olivia Dangerfield 1930-03-29
Movie Paramount on Parade Herself 1930-04-22
Movie Dangerous Paradise Alma 1930-02-13
Movie The Devil's Holiday Hallie Hobart 1930-05-09
Movie Follow Thru Lora Moore 1930-09-26
Movie Laughter Peggy Gibson 1930-09-24
Movie The Sin Sister Pearl 1929-02-10
Movie The Wolf of Wall Street 1929-02-09
Movie Close Harmony Marjorie Merwin 1929-04-12
Movie The Dance of Life Bonny Lee King 1929-08-16
Movie Sweetie Barbara Pell 1929-10-25
Movie Illusion Claire Jernigan 1929-09-21
Movie Easy Come, Easy Go Barbara Quayle 1928-04-20
Movie Abie's Irish Rose Rosemary Murphy 1928-11-03
Movie The Shopworn Angel Daisy Heath 1928-12-29
Movie Manhattan Cocktail Babs Clark 1928-11-24