Mona Barrie

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Mona Barrie
Mona Barrie.jpg
Mona Barrie, 1938
Born Mona Barlee Smith
(1909-12-18)18 December 1909
London, England
Died 27 June 1964(1964-06-27) (aged 54)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1932-1953
Spouse(s) Paul Macklin Bolton (m. 1938–64)

Mona Barrie (18 December 1909 – 27 June 1964) was an English actress in American theatre and films.

Career[edit]

Born Mona Barlee Smith in London, she was educated in Australia and made her professional debut as a ballet dancer in Sydney at the age of sixteen. This led to a solo act in musical comedies. In 1933 she emigrated to New York, was given a test for films and this led to signing with Fox Film Corporation and making her film debut in the 1934 film Sleepers East using the stage name Mona Barrie.[1] While her lack of a glamorous beauty resulted in her generally being cast in important but secondary roles, during a film career spanning almost twenty years she appeared in more than fifty films. For her contribution to the industry, Mona Barrie has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6140 Hollywood Blvd.

Barrie co-starred in 1942's Dawn on the Great Divide, the last film Buck Jones made before he died in the Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston, Massachusetts.

A stage actress as well, Mona Barrie performed at various playhouses across the U.S. and debuted on Broadway in 1937.

Personal life[edit]

From 1938 until her death she was married to Canadian Paul Macklin Bolton. Mona Barrie died in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. She and her husband are buried together[2] in the Knox United Church Cemetery in Agincourt, Toronto.

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fox's Newest Actress Set .Mona Barrie Handed Her First Role...". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 18, 1933. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hollywood Star Walk - Mona Barrie". Los Angeles Times. June 17, 2010. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 

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