Mona Barrie

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Mona Barrie
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Mona Barrie, 1938
Born Mona Barlee Smith
(1909-12-18)18 December 1909
London, England
Died 27 June 1964(1964-06-27) (aged 54)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1932-1953
Spouse(s) Paul Macklin Bolton (m. 1938–64)

Mona Barrie (18 December 1909 – 27 June 1964) was an English actress in American theatre and films.

Career

Born Mona Barlee Smith in London, she was educated in Australia and made her professional debut as a ballet dancer in Sydney at the age of sixteen. This led to a solo act in musical comedies. In 1933 she emigrated to New York, was given a test for films and this led to signing with Fox Film Corporation and making her film debut in the 1934 film Sleepers East using the stage name Mona Barrie.[1] While her lack of a glamorous beauty resulted in her generally being cast in important but secondary roles, during a film career spanning almost twenty years she appeared in more than fifty films. For her contribution to the industry, Mona Barrie has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6140 Hollywood Blvd.

Barrie co-starred in 1942's Dawn on the Great Divide, the last film Buck Jones made before he died in the Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston, Massachusetts.

A stage actress as well, Mona Barrie performed at various playhouses across the U.S. and debuted on Broadway in 1937.

Personal life

From 1938 until her death she was married to Canadian Paul Macklin Bolton. Mona Barrie died in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. She and her husband are buried together[2] in the Knox United Church Cemetery in Agincourt, Toronto.

Partial filmography

References

  1. "Fox's Newest Actress Set .Mona Barrie Handed Her First Role...". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 18, 1933. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 
  2. "Hollywood Star Walk - Mona Barrie". Los Angeles Times. June 17, 2010. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 

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