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Date of Birth 8 July 1914Brussels, Belgium
Date of Death 28 March 1990Lake Worth, Florida, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameHelene Fortesque

Mini Bio (1)

Helene Whitney was born in 1914 as Kenyon Fortescue and was the grandniece of Alexander Graham Bell and cousin once removed of President Theodore Roosevelt. She married Julian Louis Reynolds, heir to the R.J. Reynolds tobacco fortune in 1936. But they divorced in 1939 and she started her acting work using stage names of Joyce Gardner, Helene Whitney and Helene Reynolds. After her theatrical work ended she became the proprietor of a Manhattan Art Gallery. She passed away on March 28, 1990 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center of pneumonia.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: WilliamHart

Spouse (1)

Julian Reynolds (1936 - 1938)

Trivia (3)

Blonde, convent-educated starlet of the 1940's, a blue-blood in real life and usually cast in movies as well-bred, polished society girls. Left movies for the stage in 1945. Married to Julian Louis Reynolds, heir to a tobacco and steel fortune.
Daughter of Grace Hubbard Fortescue (1883-1979).
Sister of Thalia Massie (1911-1963).

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