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Nell O'Day (1909–1989)

Born in Prairie Hill, Texas, in 1909, lovely Nell O'Day had the obvious breeding credentials to become a leading lady of westerns. She began as a child dancer in the early 1920s, later performing with the Tommy Atkins Sextet. This led to a part in the early musical King of Jazz (1930) and the stage play "Fine and Dandy" with dancer Eleanor Powell.... See full bio »

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The Road to Ruin
The Road to Ruin Eve Monroe
Watch the Birdie
Watch the Birdie Dorothy Ripley
Perils of the Royal Mounted
Smoke Lightning
Smoke Lightning Dorothy Benson


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 1957 The Hope That Jack Built (Short) (voice)
 1942 Pirates of the Prairie
Helen Spencer
 1942 There's One Born Every Minute
Antoinette (uncredited)
 1942 Perils of the Royal Mounted
Diana Blake
 1942 You're Telling Me
Girl (uncredited)
 1942 Mystery of Marie Roget
Camille Roget
 1942 Stagecoach Buckaroo
Molly Denton
 1941 Fighting Bill Fargo
Julie Fargo
 1941 The Masked Rider
Jean Malone
 1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
The Salesgirl
 1941 Sing Another Chorus
Girl (uncredited)
 1941 Man from Montana
Sally Preston
 1941 Rawhide Rangers
Patti McDowell
 1941 Hello, Sucker
 1941 Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Edna Fielding
 1941 Double Date
 1941 Nice Girl?
Young Girl at Benefit (uncredited)
 1941 Back Street
Elizabeth Saxel
 1941 Buck Privates
Camp Hostess (uncredited)
 1940 Pony Post
Norma Reeves
 1940 Law and Order
Sally Dixon
 1940 Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Helen Osborne
 1940 Son of Roaring Dan
Jane Belden
 1940 Flight Angels
 1940 Saturday's Children
Girl at Party (uncredited)
 1940 Boss of Bullion City
Martha Hadley
 1937 Captain Blue Blood (Short)
Nell - Georgie's Sweetheart
 1935 Watch the Birdie (Short)
Dorothy Ripley
 1935 Serves You Right (Short)
Helen Gray
 1935 Convention Girl
Daisy Miller
 1934 Woman in the Dark
Helen Grant
 1934 The Road to Ruin
Eve Monroe
 1934 This Side of Heaven
Miss Spence - Maxwell's Secretary (uncredited)
 1933 A Roaming Romeo (Short)
 1933 Hooks and Jabs (Short)
 1933 Tied for Life (Short)
The Bride
 1933 Knight Duty (Short)
Museum Director's Daughter
 1933 Smoke Lightning
Dorothy Benson
 1932 Rackety Rax
 1930 King of Jazz
 1926 Twinkletoes
Ballerina in Teacup (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared in "Many Happy Returns" on Broadway. See more »


5' 2½" (1.59 m)

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Co-wrote The Monster Maker (1944) with husband Larry Williams, but only Williams gets a screen credit, and neither of them ever got paid for it. See more »

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