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Renée Adorée

Source: Wikipedia

Renée Adorée was a French actress who had appeared in Hollywood silent movies during the 1920s. Adorée was born the daughter of circus artists and, by age five, was performing in the circus with her parents. In her teen years she began acting in minor stage productions and toured Europe with her troupe. She was performing in Russia when World War I broke out and fled to London.

From London she went on to New York City where she continued to work in the theatre until the opportunity came to work in the motion picture business. In 1920, given the exotic name "Renée Adorée" by the studio, she appeared in her first motion picture, The Strongest.

Despite her petite stature, Renée Adorée's sensuous beauty and penetrating eyes made for a compelling presence on the black and white screen. She is most famous for her role as "Melisande" in the melodramatic romance war epic The Big Parade (1925), that became one of MGM's biggest hits of all time and a film that historians rank as one of the best films made in the silent film era.

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  • Born: Jeanne de la Fonte September 30, 1898 Lille, Nord, France
  • Died: October 5, 1933 (aged 35) Tujunga, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: tuberculosis
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1918–1930
  • Spouse(s): Tom Moore (m. 1921–24) William Sherman Gill (m. 1927–29)

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