Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Silent Film Star: Helen Jerome Eddy.

Helen Jerome Eddy (February 25, 1897 - January 27, 1990), was a character actress who played in films such as: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917).

Eddy's first movie was, The Discontented Man (1915). Soon she left Lubin and joined Paramount Pictures. At this time she began to play roles for which she is remembered. Other films in which the actress participated include: The March Hare (1921), The Dark Angel, Camille, Quality Street, The Divine Lady (1929) and the first Our Gang talkie Small Talk (1929). She performed in the film, Girls Demand Excitement(1931) and her final film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty(1947). Even as a seasoned performer in the late 1920s it was remarked that Eddy looked very young to have been in pictures for so many years.

First video of 5. Old Wives For New(1918). The story is about how Charles Murdoc, neglects his fat and lazy and begins having a affair with Juliet Raeburn but, when Juliet's name is involved in murder, he marries Viola and takes her to Paris.
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