Alyce Mills (16 February 1899 – 27 April 1990) was an American actress. She appeared in silent films including as a lead. She starred in the 1924 film Daughters of the Night.[1] and the 1926 film Say It Again. She also starred in two B. P. Schulberg films with William Powell: My Lady's Lips and Faint Perfume.[2]

Alice Chapin and Alyce Mills in the film Daughters of the Night (1924)

BiographyEdit

Mills was from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she attended Allegheny High School[3] and won a beauty contest before beginning a career in film.[4][5] She arrived in Los Angeles in 1925, having signed a long-term contract with Schulberg to appear in his films.[4]

In a review of With This Ring, the Lansing State Journal wrote that Mills was "rapidly becoming established as one of the leading actresses of the younger players."[6]

Mills married businessman William Davey in 1928. He bought her a house and they honeymooned in Honolulu, Hawaii.[7] Mills retired from acting at the time of her marriage.[3] The couple divorced in 1937, and Davey went on to marry actress Gloria Swanson in 1945[8]

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daughters Of The Night, poster, US poster, Alyce Mills, 1924". Getty Images.
  2. ^ a b Bryant, Roger (December 9, 2014). William Powell: The Life and Films. McFarland. ISBN 9780786454938 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b "Alyce Mills denies break with mate". Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph. November 12, 1936. p. 16. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Alyce Mills New B. Schulberg Star". The Los Angeles Times. March 13, 1925. p. 25. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  5. ^ "Daughters of the Night". Amarillo Globe. December 29, 1924. Retrieved May 19, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Colorful Picture at Plaza Theater Today". Lansing State Journal. May 10, 1927. p. 8. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  7. ^ "Clipped From Daily News". December 23, 1928. p. 26 – via newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "New Swanson Mate Former Broker Here". The Los Angeles Times. January 30, 1945. p. 2. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  9. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Films: 1921-30 published by The American Film Institute c.1971
  10. ^ "Lou Tellegen, Forrest Stanley, Alyce Mills, 1925". Getty Images.
  11. ^ "The Prince Of Broadway, US lobbycard, from left: George Walsh, Alyce..." Getty Images.
  12. ^ Hall, Mordaunt (June 7, 1926). "The Screen" – via NYTimes.com.

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