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Jeanne Eagels

Jeanne Eagels in Daddies, 1918
Personal information
Birth dateAmelia Jean Eagles
Place of birthKansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Date of deathOctober 03, 1929(age 39)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
SpouseMorris Dubinsky (? - ?); divorced
Edward Harris Coy (1925-1928); divorced

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Jeanne Eagels (June 26, 1890 October 3, 1929) was an American actress on Broadway and in several motion pictures. She was a former Ziegfeld Follies Girl who went on to greater fame on Broadway and in the emerging medium of sound films.

She was posthumously considered for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her 1929 role in The Letter after dying suddenly that year at the age of 39. That nomination was the first ever posthumous Oscar consideration for any actor, male or female.

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