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
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~Los Angeles Times, 1991~
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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