Thursday, November 5, 2009

Natalie Moorhead Quick Facts

Born: Nathalian (Natalie) Morehead, July 27, 1901 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Died: October 6, 1992 Montecito, California

Height: 5’ 2”

Father: James Vincent Morehead (b 1869- d ?)

Mother: Anna Katherine (Katie) Messner (b 1872- d ?)

Sister: Dorothy Regina Morehead (b 1898- d ?)

Education: St. John’s School
Peabody High School
Seton Hill College

Theater: Trenton, New Jersey stock company, and Plainfield, NJ
Henry Duffy company in Los Angeles “The Best People“ (1928??)

Broadway: Abie’s Irish Rose (small role) 1922???
Cape Smoke ???
A Lady in Love (1926) 16 performances
The Baby Cyclone (feature role, with Spencer Tracy 1927)

Hollywood: Thru Different Eyes 1929 (first movie)
Margie 1940 (final movie)

Marriages: Alan Crosland (director) 1930-1935 Divorced
Robert J. Dunham (Chicago Parks Commissioner) 1942-1949 his death
Juan Torena (Spanish actor, soccer player, diplomat) 1957-1983 his death

According to publicity she was discovered on a shopping spree in New York City in the mid 1920’s
During the run of the play “Baby Cyclone” her hair style became all the rage and it became known as the “Baby Cyclone Bob”

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