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Helen Twelvetrees (1908–1958)

Helen Twelvetrees was born Helen Marie Jurgens in Brooklyn, New York on December 25, 1908. Her interest in the theatricals was apparent at an early age. After graduating from high school. Helen embarked on a stage career. She participated in a number of plays in New York City, but gravitated toward film when she headed to the West Coast in late ... See full bio »

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 1939 Unmarried
Pat Rogers
 1939 Persons in Hiding
Helen Griswold
 1937 Hollywood Round-Up
Carol Stevens
 1936 Thoroughbred
 1935 Frisco Waterfront
 1935 She Gets Her Man
 1935 Times Square Lady
Margo Heath
 1934 One Hour Late
Bessie Dunn
 1934 She Was a Lady
Sheila Vane
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Virginia Golden
 1934 All Men Are Enemies
 1933 King for a Night
Lillian Williams
 1933 My Woman
Connie Riley Rollins
 1933 Disgraced!
Gay Holloway
 1932 State's Attorney
June Perry
 1932 Young Bride
Allie Smith Riggs
 1932 Panama Flo
 1931 Bad Company
Helen King Carlyle
 1931 The Painted Desert
Mary Ellen Cameron
 1930 Her Man
Frankie Keefe
 1930 Swing High
 1930 The Grand Parade
 1929 Words and Music
Dorothy Blake
 1929 Blue Skies
Dorothy May (episode 2)
 1929 The Ghost Talks
Miriam Holt
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I'm tired of taking the blame if the picture wasn't good. A star's years on the screen are limited. The featured players have many years. A star has too much footage in the picture. It seems to me I'm the perpetually pure-at-heart street- walker, always drooping over bars while some director says, 'Now, Helen, you must be very sweet about this naughty line. Remember, you haven't the faintest idea... See more »


She met her first husband, Clark Twelvetrees, while both were enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art. They eloped to Greenwich, Connecticut in 1927. They both worked in New York's theatre town -- she as an actress and he as a stage manager -- but he couldn't get his acting career going and turned to alcohol. They divorced in 1931 and he died seven years later of acute alcoholism ... See more »

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