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Rosemary Theby

From Wikipedia Rosemary Theby (April 8, 1892 – November 10, 1973) was an American film actress. She appeared in some 250 films between 1911 and 1940. Born Rosemary Theresa Theby in St. Louis, Missouri, Theby studied at Sargent's School in New York. A contemporary newspaper account described her as being of "medium-height, well proportioned, with regular features and dark hair". Her first film experience came in the Vitagraph production of The Wager. By 1915, she was a star for the Universal film company. During World War I Theby took care of a refugee from Lithuania. After being educated and cared for by Theby, the young woman became her maid during an acute shortage of maids in Hollywood, in 1920. As Miss Corintee in The Great Love (1918), Theby played the part of a German spy with great skill. The film was written and directed by D.W. Griffith. This was a vamp role which she began to play frequently after depicting characters in slapstick comedies. Theby played a Chinese vampire in Clung, a Fox Film production directed by Emmett Flynn. Later she began to portray more serious women. Theby was solely a film actress. She declined an offer to accompany Chauncey Olcott to appear on stage for $85 per week. At the time she was earning $125 weekly in movies. She later regretted her decision because of the experience she would have gained. Theby was married to fellow actor and director Harry Myers. After Meyers' death in 1938, she married Truitt Hughes to whom she remained married until her death. She lived for years at 1907 Wilcox Avenue in Los Angeles. Theby supported Calvin Coolidge in the 1924 presidential election. Theby enjoyed playing golf, wearing her hair in a Bob cut, and possessed a preoccupation with personal cleanliness. On screen she appeared tall and willowy, entering a scene, according to one review in the Los Angeles Times, with a "sensuous glide". Theby died of circulatory shock on November 10, 1973, at the age of 81.

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Apr 8, 1892 In St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Mr. Bolter's Infatuation 1912-03-22
Latest Project:
Movie One Million B.C. 1940-04-05
Known For
Poster of Yours for the Asking
Poster of The Peacock Fan
Poster of The Great Love
Poster of The Winged Mystery
Movie One Million B.C. Shell Person 1940-04-05
Movie You Can't Take It with You Woman (uncredited) 1938-09-01
Movie Make Way for Tomorrow Minor Role (uncredited) 1937-05-09
Movie Vogues of 1938 Wife 1937-08-18
Movie Yours for the Asking Woman 1936-07-23
Movie The Fatal Glass of Beer Mrs. Snavely 1933-03-03
Movie Ten Nights in a Barroom Sarah Morgan 1931-03-01
Movie Bulls and Bears Eleanor Crenshaw 1930-03-02
Movie Trial Marriage Unknown 1929-03-10
Movie The Peacock Fan Unknown 1929-08-01
Movie The Port of Missing Girls School Matron 1928-03-19
Movie The Second Hundred Years Dinner Guest (uncredited) 1927-10-08
Movie Riding to Fame Unknown 1927-07-01
Movie Fifth Avenue Models Unknown 1925-04-26
Movie A Son of the Sahara 1924-04-13
Movie The Red Lily Nana 1924-09-08
Movie Secrets of the Night Margaret Knowles 1924-11-12
Movie So Big Paula Storm 1924-12-28
Movie Lost and Found on a South Sea Island Madge 1923-02-17
Movie The Girl of the Golden West Unknown 1923-05-03
Movie Long Live the King Countess Olga 1923-11-26
Movie Tea: With a Kick! Aunt Pearl 1923-08-26
Movie The Eternal Flame Madame de Serizy 1922-09-17
Movie Fightin' Mad Nita de Garma 1921-11-20
Movie A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Queen Morgan le Fay 1921-03-13
Movie Terror Island Stella Mourdant 1920-04-08
Movie Married to Order Rose 1920-10-29
Movie The Butterfly Man Mrs. Fielding 1920-04-18
Movie Unseen Forces Winifred 1920-11-29
Movie Kismet Kut-al-Kulub 1920-11-14
Movie When a Woman Strikes Unknown 1919-04-01
Movie The Hushed Hour Unknown 1919-05-18
Movie Upstairs and Down Betty Chesterton 1919-06-08
Movie The Mystery Of 13 Marian Green 1919-08-01
Movie Bright and Early His Daughter 1918-05-14
Movie The Great Love Miss Corintee 1918-08-11
Movie The Winged Mystery Unknown 1917-11-26
Movie A Model Husband Mrs Cherub 1916-03-29
Movie His Strenuous Visit 1916-09-13
Movie The Classmate's Frolic Classmate 1913-02-04
Movie The Bachelor's Baby, or How It All Happened Ethel Wynne 1913-06-08
Movie The Master Painter Eleanor - Marshall's Niece 1913-07-15
Movie Mr. Bolter's Infatuation Unknown 1912-03-22
Movie As You Like It Celia 1912-10-06
Movie The Mills of the Gods Giulia 1912-11-04
Movie The Hand Bag Tom's Sweetheart 1912-11-09