Sunday, October 30, 2011

Monday, October 30, 1933

Daddy took me to school this morning. We had a substitute in History today. Walked home with Ruth.

Mary Astor
Mary Astor
Birth Name: Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke
(3 May 1906 - 25 September 1987)

Most remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in "The Maltese Falcon"
 with Humphrey Bogart, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the
silent movies of the early 1920s. She eventually made a successful transition to talkies,
but almost saw her career destroyed due to public scandal in the mid-1930s. She was sued for
 support by her parents and was later branded an adulterous wife by her ex-husband during
 a custody fight over her daughter. Overcoming these stumbling blocks in her private life,
 Astor went on to even greater success on the screen, eventually winning the Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Sandra Kovak in "The Great Lie."

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