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Nancy Carroll
Nancy Carroll
(November 19, 1903 – August 6, 1965) was an American actress.[1]


1 Life and career 2 Hollywood Walk of Fame 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Of Irish parentage, the daughter of Thomas and Ann Lahiff, Carroll was christened Ann Veronica Lahiff in New York City. Her education came at Holy Trinity School in New York, but she left there at age 16 to work as a stenographer in an office of a lace manufacturer.[2] Carroll and her sister Elsie once performed a dancing act in a local contest of amateur talent. This led her to a stage career and then on to screen stardom. She began her acting career in Broadway musicals. She became a successful actress in "talkies" because her musical background enabled her to play in movie musicals of the 1930s. Her film debut was in Ladies Must Dress
Ladies Must Dress
in 1927. In 1928 she made eight films. One of them, Easy Come, Easy Go, co-starring Richard Dix, made her a star. In 1929 she starred in The Dance of Life with Hal Skelly, and The Wolf of Wall Street along with George Bancroft and Olga Baclanova. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1930 for The Devil's Holiday.[3] Among her other films are Laughter (1930), Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
(1930), Hot Saturday (1932) with Cary Grant
Cary Grant
and Randolph Scott, The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) directed by James Whale, and Broken Lullaby
Broken Lullaby
aka The Man I Killed (1932) directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Under contract to Paramount Pictures, Carroll often balked at the roles the studio offered her and she earned a reputation as a recalcitrant and uncooperative actress. In spite of her ability to successfully tackle light comedies, tearful melodramas, and even musicals, and as well as garnering considerable praise by the critics and public – she received the most fan mail of any star in the early 1930s – she was released from her contract by the studio. In the mid-1930s under a four-film contract with Columbia Pictures, she made four rather insignificant films and was no longer an A-list actress. Carroll retired from films in 1938, returned to the stage, and starred in the early television series The Aldrich Family
The Aldrich Family
in 1950. In the following year, she guest-starred in the television version of The Egg and I, starring her daughter, Patricia Kirkland. On August 6, 1965, Carroll was found dead after failing to arrive at the theater for a performance. The cause of her death was an aneurysm. She was 61 years old. Hollywood Walk of Fame[edit] For her contributions to the film industry, Carroll has a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 1725 Vine Street. The star was dedicated February 8, 1960.[4] Filmography[edit]


Year Film Role Notes

1927 Ladies Must Dress Mazie

1928 Abie's Irish Rose Rosemary Murphy

Easy Come, Easy Go Barbara Quayle

Chicken a La King Maisie Devoe

The Water Hole Judith Endicott

Manhattan Cocktail Babs Clark Lost film except for one-minute montage sequence by Slavko Vorkapich

The Shopworn Angel Daisy Heath (*incomplete; Library of Congress)

1929 The Wolf of Wall Street Gert

Sin Sister Pearl

Close Harmony Marjorie Merwin

The Dance of Life Bonny Lee King

Illusion Claire Jernigan

Sweetie Barbara Pell

1930 Dangerous Paradise Alma Alternate title: Two Against Death

Honey Olivia Dangerfield

The Devil's Holiday Hallie Hobart Nominated for Best Actress Academy Award

Laughter Peggy Gibson

Paramount on Parade Herself cameo appearance

Follow Thru Lora Moore

1931 Stolen Heaven Mary

The Night Angel Yula Martini

Personal Maid Nora Ryan

1932 Broken Lullaby Fraulein Elsa Alternate title: The Man I Killed

Wayward Daisy Frost

Hot Saturday Ruth Brock

Scarlet Dawn Tanyusha Krasnoff

Under-Cover Man Lora Madigan

1933 Child of Manhattan Madeleine McGonegle

The Woman Accused Glenda O'Brien

The Kiss Before the Mirror Maria Held

I Love That Man Grace Clark

1934 Springtime for Henry Julia Jelliwell

Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round Sally Marsh Alternate title: Keep 'Em Laughing

Jealousy Josephine "Jo" Douglas O'Roarke

1935 I'll Love You Always Nora Clegg

After the Dance Anne Taylor

Atlantic Adventure Helen Murdock

1938 That Certain Age Grace Bristow

There Goes My Heart Dorothy Moore


Year Title Role Notes

1950–1951 The Aldrich Family Alice Aldrich #2 Unknown episodes

1951 Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre

1 episode

The Egg and I Betty's mother Unknown episodes

1959 The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen Fanny Wilson 1 episode

1961 Naked City Bernice Hacker 1 episode

1962 The United States Steel Hour

2 episodes

1963 Rockabye the Infantry Hortense Tyler Television movie

1963 Going My Way Nora Callahan "Cornelius Come Home" (her final screen role on ABC-TV)


^ Obituary Variety, August 11, 1965. ^ Aaker, Everett (2013). George Raft: The Films. McFarland. pp. 34–35. ISBN 9780786493135. Retrieved 8 November 2016.  ^ "("Nancy Carroll" search results)". Academy Awards. Retrieved 9 November 2016.  ^ " Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
-Nancy Carroll". walkoffame.com. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2018. 

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