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Born in Brooklyn on Xmas day 1908,her career was born after noted artist painted a portrait of her which made the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.She met her first husband,Clark Twelvetrees,while both were enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.They both worked on the New York stage but he couldn't get his acting career going and turned to alcohol.They divorced in 1931.With her stage experience a big plus, Helen went to Hollywood with a number of other actors to replace the silent stars that could not or would not make the transition to talkies.Named a 1929 WAMPAS Baby Star she quickly signed a contract with Pathé/RKO.For most of her screen career she was cast a woman falling for and defending the wrong men.She left RKO and spent the remainder of her screen career as a freelance actress.She made 33 films from 1929 to 1939. She never had a really happy off-screen life and her sudden death in 1958 was pronounced a suicide.


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