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Date of Birth 8 October 1874Oakland, California, USA
Date of Death 7 February 1965Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameGertrude Lamson
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nance O'Neil was born on October 8, 1874 in Oakland, California, USA as Gertrude Lamson. She was an actress, known for Cimarron (1931), Kreutzer Sonata (1915) and The Rogue Song (1930). She was married to Alfred Hickman. She died on February 7, 1965 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

Spouse (1)

Alfred Hickman (11 August 1916 - 9 April 1931) (his death)

Trivia (4)

Between 1904 and 1906, Nance O'Neil was a close friend of Lizzie Borden, (who stood trial for the axe murder of her father and step-mother). There were rumors that they were lovers.
Her father, a religious zealot, publicly denounced her in church for becoming an actress.
Had a reputation for being a free spender and was often in financial strife.
Started her screen career with William Fox in 1915.

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