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Nancy Carroll

Nancy Carroll (November 19, 1903 - August 6, 1965) was an American actress. Born Ann Veronica LaHiff in New York City, she began her acting career in Broadway musicals, but was a successful talkies actress because her musical background enabled her to play in the movie musicals of the 1930s. Although she made her film debut in 1918 at the age of 14, her second film wasn't until Ladies Must Dress in 1927.

In 1928 she made eight films. One of them, Easy Come, Easy Go, made her a star. In 1930 she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Devil's Holiday.

Carroll retired from films in 1938, but starred in the early television series The Aldrich Family in 1950. In the following year, she starred in the televison version of The Egg and I.

She returned to the stage in the 1950s, and was found dead of a heart attack after failing to show up for a performance.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1719 Vine Street.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Nancy Carroll Facts

Birth NameAnn Veronica LaHiff
BirthdayNovember 19, 1903
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Date of deathAugust 6, 1965 (age 61)
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Nancy Carroll compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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