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Pauline Garon

From Wikipedia Pauline Garon (September 9, 1900 – August 30, 1965) was a Canadian-born American silent film, feature film and stage actress. She was associated with D.W. Griffith when she first came to Hollywood in 1920. Garon's first important role came in 1921's The Power Within. She also played the body double for Sylvia Breamer in Doubling for Romeo (1921). In 1923, she was hailed as Cecil B. DeMille's big new discovery. He cast her in only two films. One was Adam's Rib (1923). She was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1923. Even before her "discovery", Garon had been a steadily rising star. She appeared opposite Owen Moore in Reported Missing (1922). Garon received much praise for her role in Henry King's adaptation of Sonny (1922 film) (1922). She had been chosen for this role by King after he saw her portray the role in the stage production on Broadway. In 1922 she played with Richard Barthelmess in the First National Pictures release, Sonny. Her role as Florence Crosby brought her to the brink of stardom. However the ingénue professed no real desire to be a celebrity. Garon admitted that the thought of the responsibilities of being a star frightened her. Garon was making at least five films a year after her popularity soared. She was playing many lead roles in B movies and supporting roles in more glamorous films. The 1920s was a wonderful decade for the actress. She co-starred with Gloria Swanson and John Boles in The Love of Sunya which opened the lavish Roxy Theatre in New York City on March 11, 1927. By 1928 Garon's career began to decline dramatically. By the end, She appeared mostly in French renditions of Paramount Pictures movies. She was cast in less popular English films as well. By the early 1930s, Garon was given very small uncredited roles. By 1934 she had vanished from film. Garon played a bit part in How Green Was My Valley (1941). She was in two westerns, Song Of The Saddle (1936) and The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941). Garon married three times. She wed actor Lowell Sherman in February 1926. Sherman's influence led Garon to refuse a long-term contract with Paramount. In February 1928 Garon became a citizen of the United States. She separated from Sherman in August 1927. In February 1940 she eloped with radio star and actor, Clyde Harland John Alban, to Yuma, Arizona. Garon and Alban divorced in 1942. She wed comedian Ross Forester and remained with him until she died. Garon died at Patton State Hospital, a psychiatric institution in San Bernardino, California, in 1965. The cause of death was a brain disorder. She was 63 years old.

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Sep 9, 1901 In Montréal - Québec - Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sonny 1922-05-22
Latest Project:
Movie Bunco Squad 1950-09-01
Known For
Poster of Shall We Dance
Poster of King of Hockey
Poster of The Girl He Didn't Buy
Poster of The Love of Sunya
Movie Bunco Squad Mary (uncredited) 1950-09-01
Movie Lillian Russell Extra 1940-05-24
Movie Her Husband's Secretary Louise, Carol's Maid 1937-02-26
Movie Shall We Dance (uncredited) 1937-05-07
Movie Song of the Saddle Settler's Wife (uncredited) 1936-02-28
Movie Colleen Maid (uncredited) 1936-03-21
Movie King of Hockey Marie 1936-12-19
Movie The White Cockatoo Marianne 1935-01-29
Movie Folies Bergère Lulu 1935-05-09
Movie Wonder Bar Telephone Operator (uncredited) 1934-03-31
Movie The Phantom Broadcast Nancy 1933-03-14
Movie By Appointment Only Gwen Reid 1933-07-06
Movie One Year Later Vera 1933-08-24
Movie The Thoroughbred Margie 1930-08-09
Movie We! We! Marie! 1930-10-28
Movie The Girl He Didn't Buy 1928-04-14
Movie The Love of Sunya Anna Hagan 1927-03-11
Movie The College Hero Vivian Saunders 1927-11-27
Movie Christine of the Big Tops 1926-08-20
Movie Fighting Youth Jean Manley 1925-07-01
Movie Where Was I? 1925-08-24
Movie Wine of Youth Tish Tatum 1924-09-15
Movie Adam's Rib Mathilda Ramsay 1923-09-24
Movie Sonny Florence Crosby 1922-05-22
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