American movie stars died in 1951

Here are 10 famous actresses from United States of America died in 1951:

Margaret Mayo

Margaret Mayo (November 19, 1882 Brownsville, White County, Illinois-February 25, 1951 Ossining) also known as Lillian Elizabeth Slatten or Lillian Slatten was an American screenwriter, playwright and actor.

Mayo began her career in entertainment in the early 1900s, performing on stage and writing plays. She wrote several successful plays, including "Baby Mine" which ran for over 200 performances in New York City. Mayo switched to screenwriting in the 1920s and worked on several film scripts including the silent film "The Plastic Age" in 1925. She is best known for her work on the film adaptation of the musical "Show Boat" in 1936. Mayo was also an accomplished novelist, writing several novels including "The Actor" and "The Doctor." She passed away in 1951 at the age of 68.

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Billie Bennett

Billie Bennett (October 23, 1874 Evansville-May 19, 1951 Los Angeles) also known as Emily B. Haynie or Miss Billie Bennett was an American actor.

She began her career in vaudeville before transitioning to the silent film era, where she appeared in over 200 films. Bennett frequently played supporting roles and was known for her comedic performances. Some of her notable film credits include "The Gold Rush" (1925), "The General" (1926), and "The Cat and the Canary" (1927). In the 1930s, Bennett made the successful transition to talkies, appearing in films until the late 1940s. Bennett was also a mentor to many young actors and actresses, including Lucille Ball. Throughout her career, Bennett was known for her professionalism and good humor on set.

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Ethel Shannon

Ethel Shannon (May 22, 1898 Denver-July 10, 1951 Los Angeles) also known as Ethel Shannon Jackson was an American actor. She had one child, Joseph Shannon Jackson.

Ethel Shannon began her career in Hollywood during the silent film era, appearing in over 30 films such as "The Silent House" (1929), "The Show of Shows" (1929), and "The Rocking Chair" (1926). Despite her success, she struggled to transition to talkies and her career began to decline in the early 1930s. In her later years, she worked as a script clerk for various studios. Shannon was married twice, to Joseph Jackson and later to Charles H. Scott.

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Olive Tell

Olive Tell (September 27, 1894 New York City-June 6, 1951 New York City) was an American actor.

Olive Tell began her career in theater and later transitioned to film acting. She is best known for her role as the female lead in the 1914 film "The Perils of Pauline". Throughout her career, she appeared in over 50 films and was a leading lady in several silent Hollywood productions. In addition to acting, Olive Tell was also a screenwriter and producer, co-founding her own production company in 1929. She was briefly married to film producer Phil Goldstone and retired from acting in 1932 after the birth of her daughter. Olive Tell passed away from a heart attack at the age of 56.

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Mayo Methot

Mayo Methot (March 3, 1904 Portland-June 9, 1951 Multnomah, Portland, Oregon) also known as Sluggy, Mayo Methot Bogart or The Portland Rosebud was an American actor.

She started her career in vaudeville, however, she's best known for her work in the film industry, where she played supporting roles in several popular movies, including Marked Woman and Nora Prentiss. Methot was also known for her tumultuous marriage to actor Humphrey Bogart, with whom she starred in the film The Big Shot. The couple had a famously stormy and volatile relationship, earning them the nickname "The Battling Bogarts" in the press. Eventually, they divorced in 1945, and Methot struggled with alcoholism and health problems in the years that followed. Despite her personal struggles, she remained a talented and respected performer, remembered for her wit and her sharp sense of humor.

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Gertrude Thanhouser

Gertrude Thanhouser (April 23, 1882 Beauvoir-May 29, 1951 Long Island) otherwise known as Gertrude Homan, Gertrude Homan Thanhouser or Mrs. Thanhouser was an American screenwriter, actor and film editor.

She was born in Beauvoir, France and moved to the United States with her family at a young age. She began her career in the film industry in the early 1910s, working primarily for Thanhouser Company, a leading film studio at the time. Thanhouser wrote and edited numerous films for the company, as well as acting in several productions.

Thanhouser's work as a screenwriter was particularly notable, with her scripts often featuring complex characters and compelling storylines. She was also known for her skill in film editing, which she used to craft seamless and emotionally resonant narratives.

Over the course of her career, Thanhouser worked with many of the era's most prominent actors and directors, including Edwin Thanhouser, the founder of Thanhouser Company, and William Garwood, a leading film star of the time. Despite facing numerous challenges as a woman working in the male-dominated film industry of the early 20th century, Thanhouser continued to produce high-quality work that contributed to the development of the medium as a whole.

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Augusta Anderson

Augusta Anderson (November 7, 1875 Oberga-December 18, 1951 Santa Monica) also known as Augusta Arvida Kind was an American actor.

She was born in Sweden and immigrated to the United States in 1889. Anderson began her acting career in the theater before transitioning to silent films in the early 1900s. She appeared in over 100 films in her career, often portraying strong-willed and independent women. Anderson was also an avid painter and exhibited her artwork at various galleries. In 1933, she retired from acting and focused on her artwork full-time. She passed away in 1951 at the age of 76.

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Florence Kahn

Florence Kahn (March 3, 1878 United States of America-January 13, 1951 Rapallo) a.k.a. Lady Beerbohm was an American actor.

Born in San Francisco, Kahn began her acting career in New York City, appearing in vaudeville and musical comedies. She made her Broadway debut in 1903 and went on to appear in a number of successful productions, including "The Merry Widow" and "The Chocolate Soldier." In addition to her work on stage, she appeared in several films, including "The Mating Call" and "The Unholy Three." Known for her wit and charm, Kahn was a popular figure in New York society and was often photographed by society photographers of the day. She was married to the British caricaturist Max Beerbohm, and the couple lived in England for much of their married life. Following their divorce in 1910, Kahn returned to the United States and continued to work on stage and in films until her retirement in the 1930s.

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Fanny Brice

Fanny Brice (October 29, 1891 Lower East Side-May 29, 1951 Hollywood) a.k.a. Fannie Brice, Fania Borach, Brice, Fanny or Baby Snooks was an American comedian, singer, actor and model. She had three children, William Arnstein, Frances Arnstein and William Brice.

Fanny Brice rose to fame in the early 1900s as a performer in the Ziegfeld Follies. She quickly became known for her unique comedic style and ability to imitate other performers. Brice's most famous character was Baby Snooks, a mischievous young girl who often got into trouble. She continued to perform on stage and in films throughout the 1920s and 1930s, earning critical acclaim and a legion of fans. Brice was also a talented singer, recording several hit songs throughout her career. She was married three times, including to songwriter and producer Billy Rose. Despite facing personal struggles and health issues, Brice remained a beloved figure in show business until her death in 1951. She was posthumously inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame.

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Marion Aye

Marion Aye (April 5, 1903 Chicago-July 21, 1951 Hollywood) was an American actor.

She began her career in silent films during the 1910s, appearing in over 70 films. Aye was known for her work in films such as "The Ten Commandments" (1923), "The Sea Hawk" (1924), and "The Plastic Age" (1925). Despite her success in Hollywood, Aye's career began to decline in the late 1920s due to her struggles with alcoholism. She continued to act in small roles until her retirement in the early 1940s. Tragically, Aye's life ended in suicide in 1951, reportedly due to financial difficulties and health problems.

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