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Eleanor Boardman

Eleanor Boardman

Eleanor Boardman was an American film actress, popular during the era of silent movies.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Boardman entered films in 1922 and quickly began to attract audiences. Her growing popularity was reflected by inclusion on the list of WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1923. She appeared in less than forty films during her career, and achieved her greatest success in The Crowd in 1928.

Boardman was married to the film director King Vidor from 1926 until 1931. Unable to make the transition from silent to talking pictures, Boardman retired in 1935, and retreated from Hollywood. She returned to the screen only once, as an interview subject for the documentary series Hollywood in 1980.

She died in Santa Barbara, California.

Eleanor Boardman has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to Motion Pictures, at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Eleanor Boardman Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayAugust 19, 1898
SignLeo
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of deathDecember 12, 1991 (age 93)
Height5' 6½" (1m69)  How tall is Eleanor Boardman compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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