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May Allison Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 June 1890Rising Fawn, Georgia, USA
Date of Death 27 March 1989Bratenahl, Ohio, USA  (respiratory failure)
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Rising Fawn, GA (youngest of 5 children) Parents: Dr. John S. Allison and Nannie Virginia Wise Sisters: Maude, Verda, Zetta Brother: Herschel Mother Lived with her in California until her death. After Quirk's death, she met C. N. Osborne in NYC, they were married for over 40 years until his death in '82 and lived in Cleveland Ohio. Had a Home in Tucker's Town, Bermuda for many years. Patron of The Cleveland Symphony for many years.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: <jeb@interoz.com>

Spouse (4)

James R. Quirk (1926 - 1 August 1932) (his death)
Robert Ellis (25 November 1920 - 5 December 1923) (divorced)
Carl Norton Osborne (? - 4 May 1982)
Colonel J.L. Stephenson (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (2)

Editor of Photoplay Magazine after husband's (Quirk) death
Blonde leading lady of the silent screen, on stage from 1914. She was popularly paired in twenty films with Harold Lockwood at Mutual and Metro, beginning in 1915 and ending with Lockwood's untimely death from Spanish influenza in 1918. Allison's career subsequently declined and she retired from acting in 1927.

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