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Also Known As: Died: August 12, 1990
Born: March 4, 1903 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Yorkshire, England, GB Profession: actor, chorus girl

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Attractive comic and light dramatic performer--and former Ziegfeld girl--who made her screen debut in England in 1920. Throughout the decade, and into the 1930s, Mackaill appeared in numerous Hollywood entertainments, as lead or supporting lead. Mackaill gave excellent starring performances in such early talkies as "The Office Wife" (1930) and the uniquely grim and memorable melodrama, "Safe in Hell" (1931). She also contributed fine work as the other woman, opposite the up-and-coming Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, in "No Man of Her Own" (1932).

Attractive comic and light dramatic performer--and former Ziegfeld girl--who made her screen debut in England in 1920. Throughout the decade, and into the 1930s, Mackaill appeared in numerous Hollywood entertainments, as lead or supporting lead. Mackaill gave excellent starring performances in such early talkies as "The Office Wife" (1930) and the uniquely grim and memorable melodrama, "Safe in Hell" (1931). She also contributed fine work as the other woman, opposite the up-and-coming Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, in "No Man of Her Own" (1932).

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Cheaters (1934) Mabel [Kelly]
3.
 Picture Brides (1933) Mame
4.
 Curtain at Eight (1933) Lola Cresmer
5.
 The Chief (1933) Dixie [Dean]
6.
 Neighbors' Wives (1933) Helen McGrath
7.
 Love Affair (1932) Carol Owen
8.
 No Man of Her Own (1932) Kay Everly
9.
 Party Husband (1931) Laura Duell
10.
 Their Mad Moment (1931) Emily Stanley
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Worked on Broadway as a Ziegfeld girl
1930:
Starred in "The Office Wife"
1938:
Retired from films

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husband:
Lothar Mendes. Director. Married 1926; divorced in 1928.

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