Helen Chandler (I) (1906–1965)

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Helen Chandler was born in Charleston, South Carolina on February 1, 1906. By the late 1920s she had become a hugely popular actress on the New York stage. That Hollywood should beckon was inevitable, but unfortunately whatever quality made Chandler a success on the stage did not survive the transition to film. Chandler is probably best remembered... See full bio »

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Known For

Dracula Mina
Goodbye Again Elizabeth Clochessy
Dance Hall Hostess Nora Marsh
Salvation Nell Nell Saunders


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 1938 Mr. Boggs Steps Out
Oleander Tubbs
 1935 It's a Bet
 1934 Radio Parade of 1935
Joan Garland
 1934 Unfinished Symphony
Emmie Passeuter
 1934 Midnight Alibi
Abigail Ardsley (Young)
 1934 Long Lost Father
Lindsey Lane Bellairs
 1933 The Worst Woman in Paris?
Mary Dunbar
 1933 Goodbye Again
Elizabeth Clochessy
 1933 Dance Hall Hostess
Nora Marsh
 1933 Alimony Madness
Joan Armstrong
 1933 Christopher Strong
Monica Strong
 1932 Behind Jury Doors
Elsa Lanfield
 1932 Vanity Street
Jeanie Gregg
 1931 A House Divided
Ruth Evans
 1931 Fanny Foley Herself
 1931 The Last Flight
 1931 Salvation Nell
Nell Saunders
 1931 Daybreak
Laura Taub
 1931 Dracula
 1930 Mothers Cry
Beattie Williams
 1930 Outward Bound
 1930 Rough Romance
Marna Reynolds
 1929 The Sky Hawk
Joan Allan
 1929 Salute
Nancy Wayne
 1929 Mother's Boy
Rose Lyndon
 1927 The Joy Girl
 1927 The Music Master
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Stage Play. Penrod. Written by Edward E. Rose from the stories by Booth Tarkington. Directed by Dudley Digges and Edward E. Rose. Globe Theatre (moved to Punch and Judy Theatre on 7 Oct 1918 to close): 2 Sep 1918- Nov 1918 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: Bevor Alverez, William F. Canfield, Helen Chandler [Broadway... See more »

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5' 3" (1.6 m)


Bramwell Fletcher  (divorced) | See more »

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According to various Hollywood actors, Helen Chandler lived her life enveloped by her own delusions of grandeur. The actress was convinced she was going to be the next Lillian Gish, which never happened. Chandler had long been forgotten when she died in 1965. See more »

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