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Overview (5)

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameAdrienne Ruth McClure
Nickname Adrienne Truax
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Fort Worth, TX, in 1907, Adrienne Ames hit Hollywood in the late 1920s. Although her career only lasted about ten years, she crammed a lot of living into it--high-profile marriages (and divorces) and her reputation as a clothes horse and glamour queen par excellence far outshone her reputation as an actress.

In 1931 she married Bruce Cabot after leaving her second husband, a rich New York City stockbroker, but she and Cabot only lasted six years. In her divorce she told the court that the main reason she left him was that he was a violent, uncontrollable drunk. In 1938 the pair appeared before a US Tax Appeals Board to explain why she wrote off more than $9000 in wardrobe and jewelry on her 1934 tax form, which she claimed was necessary for "professional reasons" (as was her maid). She claimed that her "daily expenses" included flowers, massages, taxis and beauty work.

Her career lasted from 1929-40, during which she appeared in about 30 films, mostly "B" pictures. The best-known of her movies would probably be You're Telling Me! (1934) with W.C. Fields. After her film career ended she worked as a radio commentator.

She died in New York City in 1947 after a long illness.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (3)

Bruce Cabot (31 October 1933 - 6 April 1937) ( divorced)
Stephen Ames (21 August 1929 - 30 October 1933) ( divorced)
Derward Dumont Truax (1925 - 1928) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (4)

Sister of actress Gladys MacClure.
New York socialite and model. Glamour photographs of her so enticed a Paramount Pictures executive that she landed a contract without having to do a screen test. Essentially played herself on screen, bedecked in furs, satin and jewelry. In 1934 she filed for a $9,053 tax allowance for wardrobe expenses (today's equivalent of $146,000). Her most memorable performance was as the charming princess in You're Telling Me! (1934) with W.C. Fields.
Mother of Barbara Ames.
Ames began her film career in 1927 as a stand-in for Pola Negri.

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