Mary  Astor

Mary Astor

Female 1906 - 1987  (81 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 2 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Mary Astor 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 3 May 1906  Quincy, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Sep 1987  Woodland Hills, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I372792  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2013 

    Father Otto Ludwig Langhanke 
    Mother Helen Marie Vasconcellos 
    Family ID F1300224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Barrymore,   b. 14 Feb 1882, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1924 
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Kenneth Hawks,   b. 12 Aug 1898, Goshen, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1930  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 1928 
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Dr. Franklin Thorpe 
    Married 1931 
    Divorced 1936 
    Children 
     1. Marylyn Hauoli Thorpe,   b. 16 June 1932
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F147748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 George S. Kaufman 
    Married Bef 1936 
    Type: Affair 
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F1300225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Manuel del Campo 
    Married 1936 
    Divorced 1941 
    Children 
     1. Anthony del Campo,   b. 1939
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Thomas Wheelock 
    Married 1945 
    Divorced 1955 
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      was born to German immigrant parents. Her parents were very ambitious for her as they recognized Mary's beauty and knowing if they played their cards right, they could make her famous. They understood that they wanted something better for their daughter than they had, so they made it happen by pushing Mary into various beauty contests. Luck was with Mary and her parents because one contest came to the attention of Hollywood moguls who signed her at the age of 14. Her first movie was a bit part in SCARECROW in 1920. It wasn't much, but it was a start. Throughout 1921-1923 she continued her career with bit or minor roles in a number of motion pictures. In 1924, Mary landed a plum assignment with a role as Lady Margery Alvaney opposite the great John Barrymore in the film BEAU BRUMMEL. This launched her career to stardom as it did with a lively affair with Barrymore. However the affair ended before she could star with him again in the 1926 classic DON JUAN. Mary was, now, the new cinematic darling with each film packing the theaters. By the end of the twenties, the sound revolution had taken a strong hold on the industry and Mary was one of those lucky actresses who made the successful transition to "talkies" because of her voice and strong screen presence. Mary's career took off to greater heights. Films such as RED DUST (1932), CONVENTION CITY (1933), MAN OF IRON (1934), and THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (1937), kept her star at the top. In 1938, Mary turned out five feature films which kept her busy and in the spotlight. Afterwards, she churned out films at a lesser rate. In 1941, she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Sandra Kovac in THE GREAT LIE. That same year she appeared in the celebrated film THE MALTESE FALCON. Soon her star would begin to fall. Because of her three divorces, the death of her first husband, Kenneth Hawks who died in a plane crash, alcoholism, a suicide attempt, and a persistent heart condition, Mary got smaller roles in movies. In the whole of the 1950's she appeared in only five productions. Her final fling with the silver screen was as Jewell Mayhew in 1964's HUSH, HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE. Even though this was her final film, she had appeared in a phenomenal 123 motion pictures. Mary lived out her remaining days confined to the Motion Picture Country Home


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