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Jeanne Eagels (1890–1929)


Jeanne Eagels, one of the most intriguing stars of late silent films and the early talkies, was born Amelia Jean Eagles on June 26, 1890 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Edward and Julia Sullivan Eagles. Young Jean was part of an impoverished family of eight, with three brothers and two sisters. She likely stopped going to school when she was 11 years ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Known For

The Letter
The Letter Leslie Crosbie
(1929)
Man, Woman and Sin
Man, Woman and Sin Vera Worth
(1927)
The World and the Woman
The World and the Woman A Woman of the Streets
(1916)
The Bride of the Sea
(1913)

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 1929 Jealousy
Yvonne
 1927 Man, Woman and Sin
Vera Worth
 1919 The Madonna of the Slums (Short)
 1918 The Cross Bearer
Liane de Merode
 1917 Under False Colors
Countess Olga
 1917 The Fires of Youth
Billy's Sister (as Jeanne Eagles)
 1916 The World and the Woman
A Woman of the Streets
 1915/I The House of Fear
Grace Cramp
 1914 A Lesson in Bridge (Short)
Mrs. Willis
 1913 The Bride of the Sea (Short)
 1913 The Ace of Hearts (Short)
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 1980 Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself
- Star Treatment (1980) ... Herself (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eugenia Eagles | Jeanne Eagles
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm the greatest actress in the world and the greatest failure. And nobody gives a damn.

Trivia:

Changed the spelling of her last name when she became famous from Eagles to Eagels because she thought it would look better in lights. It is the original spelling, not the stage spelling that is engraved on her headstone in Kansas City, Missouri. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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