Renee Adoree

Actor, Dancer, Circus performer
Petite, large-eyed former Follies Bergere chorus girl who achieved international stardom after starring as the French woman John Gilbert leaves behind in King Vidor's "The Big Parade" (1925). Adoree died of tuberculosis ... Read more »
Born: 09/30/1898 in France

Filmography

Actor (1)

The Big Parade 1924 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Petite, large-eyed former Follies Bergere chorus girl who achieved international stardom after starring as the French woman John Gilbert leaves behind in King Vidor's "The Big Parade" (1925). Adoree died of tuberculosis at age 35.

Relationships

William Gill

Husband
married in 1926 divorced in 1929

Tom Moore

Husband
divorced in 1926

Milestones

1930

Contracted tuberculosis; lay flat on her back for two years at a Prescott, Arizona sanitarium to regain her health; eventually succumbed to the disease in 1933

1930

Last films, "The Call of the Flesh" and "Redemption"

1929

Talking film debut, "The Pagan Love Song"

1927

Cast as a Chinese girl in "Mr. Wu"

1926

Teamed with John Gilbert in "La Boheme"

1925

Achieved international stardom as lead in "The Big Parade"

1921

Starred opposite husband Tom Moore in "Made in Heaven"

1920

Returned to America and was signed by Fox

1920

US film debut, "The Strongest"

1918

Film debut in Australian film, "500 Pound Reward"

1918

Appeared in three musical comedies on the New York stage: "Oh Uncle", "O What a Girl" and "The Dancer and Sunny" during WWI

1903

Debut as circus performer; was an acrobat, equestrienne and clown

Made her first appearance as a toe dancer just before she turned ten years old

Worked as a dancer at the Follies Bergere

Born in a circus tent in Lille, France

Left family circus act to join a company of pantomimists in a tour of Europe at age 15

Toured France and England after WWI

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