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Ellen Miriam Hopkins

 

Cigarette Card. Size: 4.5x6.5cm

 

Ellen Miriam Hopkins (October 18, 1902 – October 9, 1972) was an American actress known for her versatility in a wide variety of roles. Hopkins was born in Savannah, Georgia, and raised in Bainbridge, near the Alabama border. She attended Goddard Seminary in Barre, Vermont (which later became Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont) and Syracuse University (in New York), but apparently did not matriculate.

 
 
 
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Leda Nacova

 

Cigarette Card. Size: 4.5x6.5cm

 
 
 
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Paulette Goddard

 

Cigarette Card. Size: 4.5x6.5cm.

Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1910 – April 23, 1990) was an American film actress. A child fashion model and a performer in several Broadway productions as a Ziegfeld Girl, she became a major star of the Paramount Studio in the 1940s. Goddard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in So Proudly We Hail! (1943).

 
 
 
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Dorothy Jordan

Cigarette Card. Size: 4.5x6.5cm

 

Dorothy Jordan (August 9, 1906 – December 7, 1988) was an American movie actress who had a short but successful career beginning in talking pictures in 1929. Born in Clarksville, Tennessee, Jordan made her screen debut in the 1929 film The Taming of the Shrew and went on to make twenty-two more films in the next four years, including Min and Bill with Wallace Beery and Marie Dressler in 1930 and The Cabin in the Cotton with Bette Davis in 1932. During that time, she appeared in films with Ramon Novarro, Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Huston and Jimmy Durante.

 
 
 
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Hazel Forbes

 

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Hazel Forbes (November 26, 1910 – November 19, 1980) was an American dancer and actress from Gettysburg, South Dakota. She was blond and petite. Her true surname was Froidevaux. Her professional career began at one of the Atlantic City, New Jersey beauty pageants where she won honors as Miss Long Island. Forbes was 16 when she was chosen Miss United States in the Paris International Beauty Pageant of 1926. She became a showgirl in New York City at the age of 17 in 1927. She was hired away from Florenz Ziegfeld and his Ziegfeld Follies by Broadway theater producer Earl Carroll. This was for a January 1929 production at his Earl Carroll Theater. Carroll tempted Forbes with a substantial offer for a new dance review. Ziegfeld eventually won the struggle and Forbes starred in Whoopee and other shows, in support of Eddie Cantor.

 
 
 
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Dixie Lee

 

Cigarette Card. Size: 4.5x6.5cm

Dixie Lee (November 4, 1911 – November 1, 1952) was an American actress, dancer, and singer. Born Wilma Wyatt, she adopted the professional name "Dixie Carroll" as a singer and showgirl. Winfield Sheehan of the Fox film studio changed the name to Dixie Lee, to avoid confusion with actresses Nancy Carroll and Sue Carol. She married Bing Crosby at the age of 18, and had four sons with him, two of whom, Lindsay and Dennis, would eventually commit suicide as adults.

 
 
 
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Lilian Bond

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Lilian Bond (18 January 1908 – 25 January 1991) was a British film actress of the late 1920s to the 1940s, with most of her films being B-films. Bond was born in London and made her first public appearance at the age of fourteen when she was in the pantomime, Dick Whittington. Later she joined the chorus of Piccadilly Revels and continued on the stage when she went to America. She began her film career in the 1929 film No More Children. Between 1929 and 1931 she starred in nine films, most notably the 1931 western Rider of the Plains opposite Tom Tyler. In 1932 she was named a WAMPAS Baby Star, alongside future Hollywood legends Gloria Stuart and Ginger Rogers. She retired from acting at the age of 50 in 1958.

 
 
 
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Ruth Eddings

 

Cigarette Card. Size: 4.5x6.5cm

Ruth Etting (November 23, 1897 – September 24, 1978) was an American singing star and actress of the 1920s and 1930s, who had over 60 hit recordings and worked in stage, radio, and film. She is known as "America's sweetheart of song". Her signature tunes were "Shine On, Harvest Moon", "Ten Cents a Dance" and "Love Me or Leave Me". Her other popular recordings included "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Mean to Me", "Exactly Like You" and "Shaking the Blues Away". Ruth Etting was born in David City, Nebraska in 1897 to Alfred and Winifred (née Kleinhan) Etting. On her mother's death when she was five years old, she went to live with her paternal grandparents, George and Hannah Etting. Alfred Etting remarried and moved away from David City and largely out of his daughter's life.

 
 
 
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Bay Seymour

 

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Conchita Montenegro

 

Cigarette Card. Size: 4.5x6.5cm

Conchita Montenegro (San Sebastian, September 11, 1912 – Madrid, April 22, 2007) was a Spanish model, dancer, stage and screen actress. She was educated in a convent in Madrid, Spain. Her sister, Juanita Montenegro, was also an actress. Montenegro first worked professionally as a model for the famous painter Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta. During her childhood she learnt classical and Spanish dance. She was credited with revolutionizing the presentation of Spanish dances. Montenegro turned from dancing to dramatic acting and starred in numerous productions. She attained theatrical fame in Hollywood, France, and Germany by the time she was thirteen years old. At the age of sixteen, she starred in the French film La Femme et le Pantin (1928), directed by Jacques de Baroncelli.

 
 
 
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