Eileen Percy

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Eileen Percy
Eileen Percy Famous Film Folk.jpg
Born(1900-08-21)21 August 1900
Belfast, Ireland
Died29 July 1973(1973-07-29) (aged 72)
OccupationActress
Years active1917–1933
Spouse(s)Ulrich Busch (1919 - 1930, divorce)
Harry Ruby (? - ?)

Eileen Percy (21 August 1900 – 29 July 1973) was an Irish-born American actress of the silent era.[1][2] She appeared in 68 films between 1917 and 1933.

Percy lived in Brooklyn, New York, briefly briefly in 1903 before returning to Belfast. She came back to Brooklyn at age 9, entering a convent there. After graduating from the convent, she became a model for artists, including Charles Dana Gibson. Some of the pictures for which she posed were used for magazine covers.[3]

After her film career ended, Percy became a staff correspondent for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.[4]

She was born in Belfast and died in Los Angeles, California. Her remains are buried at Chapel of the Pines Crematory.

In 1919, Percy married Ulrich Busch.[5] They divorced in 1930.[6] Her second husband from 1936[7] was songwriter Harry Ruby.

She was portrayed by Arlene Dahl in Three Little Words (1950).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eileen Percy – Silent Stars: Where Are They Now … 1932 Edition". Immortal Ephemera. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Eileen Percy". Silent Hollywood. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Graduated From a Brooklyn Convent". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York, Brooklyn. July 16, 1922. p. 35. Retrieved 27 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Percy, Eileen (April 4, 1936). "Young Is Chosen for Lead In Runyon Story for M-G-M". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. p. 15. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "3 Press Agents Inspired by Wedding". The Oregon Daily Journal. Oregon, Portland. August 16, 1919. p. 4. Retrieved 27 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Eileen Percy, Former Actress, Divorced". Oakland Tribune. California, Oakland. United Press. October 24, 1930. p. 21. Retrieved 27 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Marriage date. "Ancestry.com".

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