~Sally Eilers~

Born: December 11, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: January 5, 1978 in Woodland Hills, California, USA
Versatile blond leading lady Sally Eilers studied to be a dancer before heading to Hollywood in her
teens. She joined the Mack Sennett troupe in the mid-1920s, graduating from bathing beauty roles to
the lead in Sennett's 1928 feature The Good-Bye Kiss; that same year, she was selected as one of the
WAMPAS "baby stars." One of the busiest actresses in the early-talkie era, Sally appeared opposite
James Dunn in a series of popular Fox vehicles, including Bad Girl (1931), Sailor's Luck (1932) and
Arizona to Broadway (1933). She was married to Hoot Gibson in 1930, but the union fell apart as her
star soared and his diminished. While never a major star, Eilers retained her popularity into the late
1930s, tackling such tricky roles as the Aimee Semple McPherson-ish heroine in 1938's Tarnished
Angels. She eased into character roles in the 1940s, the most intriguing of which was her
characterization of James Lydon's mother in the 1945 Hamlet derivation Strange Illusion. Sally Eilers
retired from moviemaking in 1951 after completing her work on Stage to Tucson.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
The Show of Shows (1929) .... Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number
Matchmaking Mamma (1929) .... Sally
Trial Marriage (1929) .... Constance Bannister
The Campus Carmen (1928) (uncredited) .... Extra
Dry Martini (1928) .... Lucille Grosvenor
The Campus Vamp (1928) .... Sally
The Good-Bye Kiss (1928) .... Sally
Fazil (1928) (uncredited) .... Harem Girl
Broadway Daddies (1928) (uncredited) .... Bit Part
... aka Girl of the Night (UK)
The Crowd (1928) (uncredited) .... Party Girl at Bert's Place
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) (uncredited) .... Woman in Dance Hall
... aka Sunrise (USA: short title)
Slightly Used (1927) .... Grace Martin
Paid to Love (1927)
The Cradle Snatchers (1927)
The Red Mill (1927) (uncredited) .... Skater
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