Mary Astor Biography

Mary Astor was an American actress. Best remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s. She eventually transitioned to talkies, but nearly 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 in a custody fight over her daughter. Overcoming these stumbling blocks in her private life, Astor went on to greater success on screen, eventually winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Great Lie. She was a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player through most of the 1940s and continued to work in film, on television and on stage until her retirement in 1964. Astor was the author of five novels. Her autobiography was a bestseller, as was her later book, A Life on Film, which was specifically about her career. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Mary Astor
Full Name:
Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Writer
Ethnicity:
Portuguese American, German American, Scottish Ameri
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
May 3, 1906
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
September 25, 1987
Age at Death:
81
Cause of Death:
Emphysema, Cardiovascular disease, Respiratory failure
Marriages
Divorces
  • 1935-04-12
    Actress Mary Astor (28) divorces Dr. Franklyn Thorpe after 4 years of marriage
  • 1942-12-15
    Actress Mary Astor (36) divorces film editor Manuel del Campo (29) after more than 4 years of marriage
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