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Mary Philbin

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The Resume

    (July 16, 1902-May 7, 1993)
    Born in Chicago, Illinois
    Acted in 'Surrender (1927),' 'Drums of Love (1928),' 'The Man Who Laughs (1928),' and 'The Last Performance (1929)'
    Portrayed Christine in 'The Phantom of the Opera' opposite Lon Chaney (1925)

Why she might be annoying:

    She was a daddy's girl.
    She lived a life of self-enforced celibacy.
    She admitted to having crushes on Norman Kerry and Rudolph Valentino.
    Her career was virtually non-existent in the talkie era.
    She backed out of marrying studio agent Paul Kohner because her parents disapproved of his Jewish background.
    She was rumored to have fainted while filming the famous 'unmasking' scene with Lon Chaney upon seeing his makeup for the first time (unsubstantiated).

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was discovered by Erich Von Stroheim.
    She was a devout Christian who was devoted her church and family.
    She remained close friends with Paul Kohner even after breaking their engagement.
    Her 'unmasking' the Phantom scene was arguably one of the first true 'shock' moments in cinema history.
    One of her last public appearances was as an honored guest for the Los Angeles premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Phantom of the Opera.'

Credit: BoyWiththeGreenHair

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Year In Review:

    In 2022, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 10 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying