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Alice White (I) (1904–1983)


This Hollywood High graduate began her career as a secretary and script girl, working for Josef von Sternberg and Charles Chaplin. A sexy and bubbly player, she was repeatedly miscast as a singer-dancer. She toured the vaudeville circuit after her career spluttered, returning to Hollywood only to get involved in a sex scandal in 1933 with her ... See full bio »

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Known For

Broadway Babies Dee Foster
(1929)
(1930)
The Widow from Chicago Polly Henderson
(1930)

Filmography

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 1958 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Anna
- It's a Dog's Life (1958) ... Anna
 1949 Flamingo Road
Gracie
 1942 Girls' Town
Nicky
 1941 The Night of January 16th
Flashy Blonde
 1938 Annabel Takes a Tour
Marcella, Hotel Manicurist
 1938 King of the Newsboys
Dolly
 1937 Telephone Operator
Dottie Stengal
 1937 Big City
Peggy Devlin
 1935 Coronado
Violet Wray Hornbostel
 1935 Sweet Music
Lulu Betts
 1934 Secret of the Chateau
Didi Bonfee
 1934 Gift of Gab
Margot
 1934 A Very Honorable Guy
Hortense
 1934 Jimmy the Gent
Mabel
 1933 King for a Night
Evelyn
 1933 Picture Snatcher
Allison
 1933 Luxury Liner
Milli Stern
 1933 Employees' Entrance
Polly Dale
 1931 Murder at Midnight
Millie Scripps
 1930 The Naughty Flirt
Katherine Constance 'Kay' Elliott
 1930 The Widow from Chicago
Polly Henderson
 1930 Sweethearts on Parade
Helen
 1930 Sweet Mama
Goldie
 1930 Show Girl in Hollywood
Dixie Dugan
 1930 Playing Around
Sheba Miller
 1929 Show of Shows
Performer in 'If I Could Learn to Love' Number
 1929 The Girl from Woolworth's
Pat King
 1929 Broadway Babies
Dee Foster
 1929 Hot Stuff
Barbara Allen
 1928 Naughty Baby
Rosalind McGill
 1928 Show Girl
Dixie Dugan
 1928/I Lingerie
Angele Ree ('Lingerie')
 1928 3-Ring Marriage
Trapeze Performer
 1928 Harold Teen
Giggles Dewberry
 1928 The Big Noise
Sophie Sloval
 1928 Mad Hour
Aimee
 1928 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Dorothy Shaw
 1927 The Dove
Bit (uncredited)
 1927 Breakfast at Sunrise
Loulou
 1927 The American Beauty
Claire O'Riley
 1927 The Satin Woman
Jean Taylor
 1927 The Sea Tiger
Manuella
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Trailer: Appeared (as herself) in a promotional trailer for Playing Around (1930). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[1958 interview] Look at that Marilyn Monroe walk. I did it first. That's an Alice White walk! See more »

Trivia:

Returned to being a secretary after her screen career ended. See more »

Trademark:

Helmet blonde hairdo

Star Sign:

Virgo

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