~Eleanor Boardman~

Born: August 19, 1898 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Died: December 12, 1991 in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
~Silent Filmography~
She Goes to War (1929) .... Joan
Diamond Handcuffs (1928) .... Tillie
The Crowd (1928) .... Mary
Show People (1928) ...  Herself - clip from 'Bardelys the Magnificent'
Tell It to the Marines (1926) .... Nurse Norma Dale
Bardelys the Magnificent (1926) .... Roxalanne de Lavedan
Memory Lane (1926) .... Mary
The Auction Block (1926) .... Lorelei Knight
The Only Thing (1925) .... Thyra, Princess of Svendborg
... aka Four Flaming Days (USA)
Exchange of Wives (1925) .... Margaret Rathburn
The Circle (1925) .... Elizabeth Cheney
Proud Flesh (1925) .... Fernanda
The Way of a Girl (1925) .... Rosamond
The Wife of the Centaur (1924) .... Joan Converse
So This Is Marriage? (1924) .... Beth Marsh
The Silent Accuser (1924) .... Barbara Jane
The Turmoil (1924) .... Mary Vertrees
Sinners in Silk (1924) .... Penelope Stevens
Wine of Youth (1924) .... Mary
True As Steel (1924) .... Ethel Parry
The Day of Faith (1923) .... Jane Maynard
Three Wise Fools (1923) .... Rena Fairchild/Sydney Fairfield
Souls for Sale (1923) .... Miss Remember Steddon
Vanity Fair (1923) .... Amelia Sedley
Gimme (1923) .... Clothilde Kingsley
The Strangers' Banquet (1922) .... Jean McPherson
~Stars of the Photoplay, 1930~
Eleanor Boardman, a leading woman in pictures since 1921, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., August
19, 1898. She was educated at a private school there, and later studied dancing and art for two
years. After three years on the speaking stage, she went into pictures for Goldwyn, and later signed
a long contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Eleanor is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 120. Her hair
is light brown, her eyes grey. She was a Wampas Star in 1922. In 1926 she married Director King
Vidor.
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~Los Angeles Times, 1991~
Eleanor Boardman was an actress during the silent film era who was married to director King Vidor.

A native of Philadelphia, Boardman won nationwide fame as the "Kodak Girl" on posters that
advertised Eastman Kodak photographic products.

Her subsequent Hollywood career, which included few talkies, peaked with her leading role in "The
Crowd" in 1928. Vidor directed the silent film.

Boardman also appeared in such silents as "Stranger's Banquet," "The Silent Accuser," "Memory
Lane" and "Tell It to the Marines."

Her brief fling with talkies included such films as "She Goes to War," "Mamba," "The Flood" and a
remake of "The Squaw Man."

Boardman in effect retired from the film business in 1931.

She divorced Vidor in 1933. They waged several court battles over the next decade over support and
custody of their two daughters. Vidor won custody when Boardman took the girls to live in pre-
World War II Europe. But she returned to the United States and regained custody of the children.

Boardman was also married to French director Harry D. D'Arrast.

She was 93 when she died.

— Myrna Oliver in the Los Angeles Times Dec. 16, 1991
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