Natalie Moorhead

Natalie Moorhead (born Nathalian Morehead,[1][better source needed] July 27, 1901 – October 6, 1992) was an American film and stage actress of the 1920s and 1930s. She was known for distinctive platinum blond hair.[2]

Natalie Moorhead
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Moorhead in 1930
Born
Nathalian Morehead

(1901-07-27)July 27, 1901
DiedOctober 6, 1992(1992-10-06) (aged 91)
Resting placeCalvary Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California
Occupationactress
Years active1929–1940
Spouse(s)
Raymond Phillips
(m. 1929; div. 1930)

(m. 1930; div. 1935)

Robert J Dunham
(m. 1942; died 1948)

(m. 1957; died 1983)

Early yearsEdit

Moorehead grew up in Pittsburgh.[3]

CareerEdit

She began her theatre career on Broadway at the Fulton Theatre[citation needed] playing a bridesmaid in the 1922 play Abie's Irish Rose[4] which broke a record for run of the play, finally closing at the Theatre Republic on October 1, 1927.[citation needed] She then played Sadie in A Lady in Love (1927)[5] at the Lyceum Theatre.[citation needed] She played Lydia Webster in George M. Cohan's 1927 farce Baby Cyclone[5] at Henry Miller's Theatre.

Personal lifeEdit

On December 21, 1930, Moorhead married director Alan Crosland in Yosemite National Park.[6] She sued him for divorce on July 2, 1935.[7] On March 28, 1942, in Maricopa, Arizona, she married millionaire Robert J. Dunham, the sixty-six year-old president of the Chicago Park District.[8] He died in 1948.[9] Moorhead's third husband was Juan Garchitorena, an actor (under the stage name Juan Torena) and former soccer player. They wed on July 27, 1957, in Beverly Hills.[10]

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1910,1920 census for nathalian morehead. "Ancestry.com".
  2. ^ Natalie Moorhead biodata, allmovie.com; accessed November 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Lace, Ribbons, Chiffon Irresistible -- Natalie". The Times Dispatch. Virginia, Richmond. November 17, 1929. p. 47. Retrieved January 13, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Natalie Moorhead is Fascinating". Kenosha News. Wisconsin, Kenosha. June 30, 1930. p. 14. Retrieved January 13, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ a b "Natalie Moorhead". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on January 13, 2020. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  6. ^ "Natalie Moorehead, film actress, weds director". The St. Louis Star and Times. Missouri, St. Louis. International News Service. December 22, 1930. p. 8. Retrieved January 13, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Natalie Moorhead Sues for Divorce". The Press Democrat. California, Santa Rosa. United Press. July 3, 1935. p. 1. Retrieved July 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  
  8. ^ "Wedding Plans Told", p. 3, Chicago Tribune, March 23, 1942.
  9. ^ "R.J. Dunham, Long Head of Parks, Dies", p. 20, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 4, 1948
  10. ^ "Natalie Moorhead Wed to Actor Garchitorena". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. July 28, 1957. p. 61. Retrieved January 13, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.

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