Alice Day

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Alice Day
Alice Day from Stars of the Photoplay.jpg
Publicity photo of Day from Stars of the Photoplay (1930)
BornJacqueline Alice Irene Newlin
(1906-11-07)November 7, 1906
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
DiedMay 25, 1995(1995-05-25) (aged 89)
Orange, California, U.S.
Years active1923-1932
Spouse(s)Jack B. Cohn (1930 - 1939, divorce)
Children2 sons

Jacqueline Alice Irene Newlin (November 7, 1906 – May 25, 1995),[1] better known as Alice Day, was a film actress who began her career as one of the Sennett Bathing Beauties.

Early years[edit]

Day was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Frank and Irene Newlin,[1] and attended high school in Venice, California, where she was discovered.[2] She was the elder sister of actress Marceline Day.[1]

Career[edit]

Day appeared in 70 movies between 1923 and 1932. In 1929, she starred with Edward Buzzell in a film version of the George M. Cohan stage musical Little Johnny Jones, the title better known in revised excerpts staged in the Cohan Biopic Yankee Doodle Dandy. There are no known copies of the Buzzell-Day films.[citation needed]

Day also co-starred with Ted Lewis in the musical Is Everybody Happy? (1929)[2] which is also considered a lost film.[citation needed] Lewis selected her out of approximately 200 candidates for the role.[2] Day appeared in the film Two-Fisted Law (1932) with Tim McCoy and John Wayne.

Personal life[edit]

On July 6, 1930, Day married Jack B. Cohn, a jeweler and broker. She retired from acting soon after the marriage, and the couple had two sons. She and Cohn were divorced on July 28, 1939.[1]

Recognition[edit]

Day was one of 13 actresses name WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1928.[3]

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Walker, Brent E. (2013). Mack Sennett's Fun Factory: A History and Filmography of His Studio and His Keystone and Mack Sennett Comedies, with Biographies of Players and Personnel. McFarland. p. 498. ISBN 9780786477111. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Ted Chooses Pretty Alic". Detroit Free Press. Michigan, Detroit. January 12, 1930. p. Part Four - Page 1. Retrieved March 10, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "The Lucky Thirteen 'Baby Stars' of Film Land". The Missoulian. Montana, Missoula. Newspaper Enterprise Association. January 29, 1928. p. 12. Retrieved March 10, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read

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