Sally Starr (actress)

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Sally Starr (January 23, 1909 – 1996) was a movie actress from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She was a Broadway actress before making her debut in motion pictures. She performed on stage from the age of fourteen. Starr debuted in Frolics featuring Ted Lewis as a teenager. She later appeared in George White's Scandals of 1924.

When Starr came to Hollywood she signed a contract with MGM. She played leading roles in So This Is College (1929), The Woman Racket (1930), Not So Dumb (1930), Personality (1930), Pardon My Gun (1930) and For The Love o' Lil (1930). Starr was signed among the cast of Swing High (1930), a production of Pathe Pictures.

Starr continued her theatrical performances after her motion picture career began. She played with Eleanor Powell and George Hassell in The Optimists, staged at the Century Roof Theater in January 1928. The same year she was cast with Elliott Nugent, Robert Montgomery, and Phyllis Crane in College Life. Her final films are Meet The Bride (1937), Getting An Eyeful (1938), Love and Onions (1938), and Money on Your Life (1938).


  • Los Angeles Times, Juveniles Chosen For Swing High, February 13, 1930, Page A8.
  • Los Angeles Times, Sally Star Cast In Play, September 16, 1930, Page A9.
  • New York Times, Theatrical Notes, January 20, 1928, Page 14.
  • New York Times, New Films For Metro, June 16, 1929, Page X10.

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