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Born in California, USA
Died in Burbank, California, USA  (cancer)
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Queenie Smith was born in New York City in 1898. She is described as 5 feet 1 inch with blue eyes and blonde hair and weighing 108 pounds. Her father was English and mother, German. She was educated at public schools, including the Horace Mann School, and matriculated at age 13 with the Ballet School of Metropolitan Opera. While a teenager, Queenie was solo danseuse of the Metropolitan Opera Company in "Aida", "Samson and Delilah", "Faust", and "La Traviata". She also appeared in musical comedies including "Helen of Troy, New York", "Sitting Pretty", "Tip Toes", "Hit the Deck", and "The Street Singer". She appeared in "Lilly Turner", "The Greeks Had a Word for It", "Little Women", "Three Cornered Moon", "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "Every Thursday".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dave Curbow <dcurbow@acm.org>

Spouse (1)

Robert Garland (? - ?)

Trivia (3)

Queenie Smith spent many years as high school drama teacher at Hollywood Professional School, which was attended by many professional child actors, dancers, singers, etc.
Three of Ms. Smith's first four films had a Mississippi River setting ("Masks and Memories", "Mississippi", and the 1936 version of "Show Boat").
Was once engaged to Archie Leach, AKA Cary Grant!.

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