Sheila Terry


Sheila Terry

Biography

Sheila Terry was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Terry started her acting career landing roles in such films as "Big City Blues" (1932), "Haunted Gold" (1932) and the crime flick "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" (1932) with Paul Muni. She also appeared in "Lawyer Man" (1932), the dramatic adaptation "Madame Butterfly" (1932) with Sylvia Sidney and "Three on a Ma...

Biography

Sheila Terry was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Terry started her acting career landing roles in such films as "Big City Blues" (1932), "Haunted Gold" (1932) and the crime flick "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" (1932) with Paul Muni. She also appeared in "Lawyer Man" (1932), the dramatic adaptation "Madame Butterfly" (1932) with Sylvia Sidney and "Three on a Match" (1932). She continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, appearing in the comedy "You Said a Mouthful" (1932) with Joe E Brown, "20,000 Years in Sing Sing" (1933) and "Private Detective 62" (1933). She also appeared in "The House on 56th Street" (1933), "The Mayor of Hell" (1933) with James Cagney and "The Parachute Jumper" (1933) with Douglas Fairbanks Jr.. Nearing the end of her career, she continued to act in "The Silk Express" (1933), "The Sphinx" (1933) and "'Neath the Arizona Skies" (1934). She also appeared in "Take the Stand" (1934), "The Lawless Frontier" (1935) and "Go Get 'Em Haines" (1936). Terry last acted in "Fury Below" (1938). Terry passed away in January 1957 at the age of 47.

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Lawyer Man (1932) - He Could Hide Behind A Circular Staircase His career apparently soaring, as a new partner in an uptown firm, lawyer Tony (William Powell) with barkeep Mike (John Sheehan) gets buttonholed by Gilmurry (David Landau), whom he just skewered in court, then gets his head turned by showgirl Jenny (Claire Dodd), Sheila Terry her wing-gal, in Warner Bros.’ Lawyer Man, 1932.
You Said A Mouthful (1932) - The Sharks Won't Like The Flavor Nearing the end, Joe E. Brown, a nerd non-swimmer, mistaken for a Canadian champ, thinking he’s wearing the unsinkable swimsuit he invented, with sidekick Farina, desperate to impress Ginger Rogers as heiress Alice, getting ready for the big race from Catalina Island, Preston Foster his rival Ed, in You Said A Mouthful, 1932.
You Said A Mouthful (1932) - You're Just As I Pictured You Joe E. Brown as Joe Holt, in L-A from Iowa, come for his $1-million inheritance and having found out all he got was a servant’s son (Farina), they’re about to take jobs on Catalina Island when Ginger Rogers, age 21, mistakes him for we-don’t-know-who, Guinn Williams the real guy, in You Said A Mouthful, 1932.
Mayor Of Hell, The (1933) - I Think He Can Take You 24 minutes in, first appearance of top-billed James Cagney as Patsy, previously not mentioned, accompanied by sidekick Allen Jenkins and squeeze Sheila Terry, meeting reform school boss Dudley Digges and star inmate Frankie Darro, in Warner Bros.’ The Mayor Of Hell, 1933.
House On 56th Street, The (1933) - The Older Ones Are Safer Director Robert Florey takes us backstage at the Gotham Theatre, 1905, where Kay Francis is showgirl "Peggy," Sheila Terry advising her about suitors, elder Fiske (John Halliday) and handsome Monte (Gene Raymond), who has an eager pal (Frank McHugh), early in The House On 56th Street, 1933.
20,000 Years In Sing Sing - You're Still My Girl Inmates Bud (Lyle Talbot) and worried Tommy (Spencer Tracy) receiving visitors, girlfriend Fay (Bette Davis, looking even cuter having dressed down this time), then working in the prison shoe factory, in 20,000 Year In Sing Sing, 1932.

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