Eleanor Boardman

Eleanor Boardman

About Eleanor Boardman

Eleanor Boardman (August 19, 1898--December 12, 1991) was an American film actress, popular during the era of silent movies. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Boardman was originally on stage but, after temporarily losing her voice, in 1922, she entered silent films. There followed months of fruitless effort until one day Rupert Hughes saw her riding a horse and gave her a part in a film and she quickly began to attract audiences. She was chosen by Goldwyn Pictures as their 'New Face of 1922,' through which she signed a contract with the company. After several successful supporting roles, she played the lead in 1923's Souls for Sale. Her growing popularity was reflected by inclusion on the list of WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1923.

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