Jeanne Eagels

Actor
A legendary stage actress of the 1920s--blonde, lovely, mercurial, self-destructive--Jeanne Eagels made only a few films, and only a couple of the last ones are known to survive. Even these are not readily available for ... Read more »
Born: 06/26/1890 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (3)

The World And The Woman 1916 (Movie)

A Woman of the Streets (Actor)

Jealousy (Movie)

Yvonne (Actor)

The Letter (Movie)

Leslie Crosbie (Actor)

Biography

A legendary stage actress of the 1920s--blonde, lovely, mercurial, self-destructive--Jeanne Eagels made only a few films, and only a couple of the last ones are known to survive. Even these are not readily available for viewing, but when these full-bodied melodramas are shown at archives or museums, they do give a highly vivid impression of what all the shouting was about.

Relationships

George Eagels

Brother

Paul Eagels

Brother

Helen Eagels

Sister

Mrs W K Ackerly

Sister

Edward Coy

Husband
married on August 26, 1925 divorced on June 14, 1928 died at age 47 in the 1930s

Edward Eagels

Father
Spanish reportedly his original surname was Aguilar

Julia Eagels

Mother
Irish

Milestones

1929

Last film, "Jealousy"

1929

First sound film, "The Letter"; received Best Actress Oscar nomination

1926

Returned to films to star opposite John Gilbert in "Man, Woman and Sin"

1918

Last films for nine years, "Under False Colors" and "The Cross Bearer"

1916

Appeared in films produced by Thanhouser

1915

Film debut, "The House of Fear"

1907

Made Broadway debut in "Jumping Jupiter"

1902

Hired by the Woodward Stock Company in Kansas City

1897

Stage acting debut; Eagels variously told people she debuted as Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" or in a small role in "Hamlet"

Acted onstage with Julian Eltinge in "The Crinoline Girl" and in three plays with George Arliss

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list Ms. Eagels' birthplace as Boston, Massachusetts

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