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Mary Astor
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Actress
    (May 3, 1906-September 25, 1987)
    Birth name was Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke
    Won the 1941 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (The Great Lie)
    Wrote two autobiographies - 'My Story' and 'My Life in Films'
    Acted in 'Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964),' 'Youngblood Hawke (1964),' 'Return to Peyton Place (1961),' 'Any Number Can Play (1949),' 'Little Women (1949),' 'Fiesta (1947),' 'Blonde Fever (1944),' 'Meet Me in St. Louis (1944),' 'Young Ideas (1943),' 'The Great Lie (1941),' 'Maltese Falcon, The (1941),' 'Brigham Young - Frontiersman (1940),' 'Turnabout (1940),' 'Midnight (1939),' 'Woman Against Woman (1938),' 'There's Always a Woman (1938),' 'Prisoner of Zenda (1937),' 'Dodsworth (1936),' 'Trapped by Television (1936),' 'Man of Iron (1935),' 'Dinky (1935),' 'Red Dust (1932),' 'Holiday (1930),' 'Ladies Love Brutes (1930),' 'New Year's Eve (1929),' 'Dry Martini (1928),' 'Dressed to Kill (1928),' 'Sailors' Wives (1928),' 'Don Juan (1926),' 'Don Q Son of Zorro (1925),' 'Unguarded Women (1924),' 'Beau Brummel (1924),' 'Success (1923),' 'John Smith (1922)' and 'Scarecrow (1920)'
    She was an alcoholic.
    She smoked.
    At eleven, she won Motion Picture Magazine's beauty contest.
    Her scene was deleted in 'Sentimental Tommy (1921).'
    She was uncredited in about a dozen of her first films.
    Her first role was in 'Scarecrow,' when she was fourteen (1920).
    She attempted suicide.
    She had a public affair with John Barrymore.
    She divorced three times and was widowed once.
    During her second divorce, her diary was used in the custody fight for her daughter.
    Her diary had several scandalous stories, including a secret affair with George Kaufman.
    She married Franklin Thorpe a year after her husband Kenneth Hawks died in a plane crash (1931).
    She married Manuel del Campo the same year she divorced Dr. Franklin Thorpe (1936).
    None of her four marriages lasted longer than ten years.
    Despite her alcoholism, she was very professional and was nicknamed 'One Take Astor.'
    She spun off her movie career into writing five novels.
    She won a six month contract with Famous Players.
    She liked her movie screen name because she felt it sounded affluent.
    She had a successful TV career appearing in over two dozen TV shows.
    She had a pleasant voice and successfully made the transition from silent films to talkies.
    She starred in five movies in 1938.
    She appeared in the first silent movie with Vitaphone music and sound effects (Don Juan, 1926).
    In her autobiography, 'My Story,' she spoke candidly of her alcoholism and divorces.
    She had repeated heart problems but lived until she was eighty-one (died of a heart attack).
    She acted in 123 movies.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 17 Votes: 70.59% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 28 Votes: 46.43% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 26.32% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 183 Votes: 67.76% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 52 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 46 Votes: 36.96% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 198 Votes: 43.94% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 135 Votes: 40.74% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 220 Votes: 47.27% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 533 Votes: 51.03% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 524 Votes: 46.18% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 282 Votes: 40.43% Annoying
 
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