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Sally Eilers is a Actor American born on 11 december 1908 at New York City (USA)

Sally Eilers

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Birth name Dorothea Sally Eilers
Nationality USA
Birth 11 december 1908 at New York City (USA)
Death 5 january 1978 (at 69 years) at Woodland Hills (USA)

Sally Eilers (December 11, 1908 – January 5, 1978) was an American actress.


Early life
Dorothea Sally Eilers was born on December 11, 1908 in New York City to a Jewish-American mother, Paula (née Schoenberger), and an Irish-American father, Hio Peter Eilers (who was an inventor). She was educated in Los Angeles, California and went into films because so many of her friends were in pictures. She studied for the stage, specialising in dancing. Her first try was a failure so she tried typing but then went back into pictures and succeeded.

She made her film debut in 1927 in The Red Mill, directed by Roscoe Arbuckle. After several minor roles as an extra, she found work with Mack Sennett, perhaps as one of his Sennett Bathing Beauties, in several comedy short subjects, along with Carole Lombard, who had been a school friend. In 1928 she was voted as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars, a yearly list of young actresses nominated by exhibitors based on their box-office appeal.

Eilers was a popular figure in early-1930s Hollywood, known for her high spirits and vivacity. Her films were mostly comedies and crime melodramas such as Quick Millions (1931) with Spencer Tracy and George Raft. She was married for a short time to Hoot Gibson, though the marriage ended in divorce in 1933.

By the end of the decade her popularity had waned, and her subsequent film appearances were few. She made her final film appearance in 1950.

Personal life
She was married four times. With her second husband, Harry Joe Brown, she resided in a mansion located at 625 Mountain drive in Beverly Hills, California. It was designed by architect Paul R. Williams and built from 1937 to 1938 by O' Neal and Son.

During her final years, Eilers suffered poor health, and died from a heart attack on January 5, 1978, in Woodland Hills, California, at the age of 69. Eilers' cremated remains were interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California, her small niche located in the Freedom Mausoleum, Columbarium of Understanding.

Best films

State Fair (1933)
Bad Girl (1931)

Usually with

James Dunn
James Dunn
(7 films)
William Fox
William Fox
(6 films)
Edward Brophy
Edward Brophy
(4 films)
Sidney Bracey
Sidney Bracey
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sally Eilers (57 films)

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A Holy Terror, 53minutes
Directed by Irving Cummings, Lesley Selander
Origin USA
Genres Crime, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors George O'Brien, Robert Carlyle, Daniel Mays, Sally Eilers, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Skinner
Roles Jerry Foster
Rating54% 2.7241052.7241052.7241052.7241052.724105
Polo player Tony Bard (George O'Brien) travels West to investigate his father's murder, and meets Jerry Foster (Sally Eilers) on a Wyoming ranch. After being kidnapped, Tony escapes and discovers his true father (James Kirkwood) and learns that he was raised by another man (Robert Warwick) who was in love with his mother.
Over the Hill, 1h27
Directed by Henry King, George Trumbull Miller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Melodrama
Themes Poésie, Adaptation d'un poème, Children's films
Actors Olympia Dukakis, Mae Marsh, James Kirkwood Sr., Sigrid Thornton, Derek Fowlds, Bill Kerr
Roles Isabelle Potter, adulte
Rating67% 3.363713.363713.363713.363713.36371
Alma can't stand to have one more birthday without seeing her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in Sydney, Australia. But Alma doesn't fit into her daughter's political-hostess life even for a visit, and she finds more sympathy in her granddaughter. Alma, in a burst of rebellion, buys a supercharged hotrod and sets out on a voyage of self-discovery to Melbourne. Along the way, she meets con artists, gangsters, and a ponytailed white-knight in a camper and she finds not only adventure and romance, but also the courage to go back and face her relationship with her daughter and set it right.
Coroner Creek
Directed by Ray Enright
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Randolph Scott, Marguerite Chapman, George Macready, Sally Eilers, Edgar Buchanan, Barbara Read
Roles Della Harms
Rating66% 3.3373053.3373053.3373053.3373053.337305
Vowing revenge after his fiancée is abducted from a stagecoach and ends up dead, Chris Denning (Randolph Scott) rides into the town of Coroner Creek seeking the man responsible.
Strange Illusion, 1h27
Directed by Edgar George Ulmer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Jimmy Lydon, Warren William, Sally Eilers, Regis Toomey, Charles Arnt, George Reed
Roles Virginia Cartwright
Rating61% 3.0987653.0987653.0987653.0987653.098765
An adolescent believes that his widowed mother's suitor may have murdered his father.
Full Confession, 1h18
Directed by John Farrow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Victor McLaglen, Sally Eilers, Barry Fitzgerald, Joseph Calleia, Elisabeth Risdon, Pamela Blake
Roles Molly Sullivan
Rating61% 3.0961553.0961553.0961553.0961553.096155
Pat McGinnis (Victor McLaglen) murders a policeman and escapes by committing a more minor crime, for which he is arrested and jailed. An innocent man, Michael O'Keefe (Barry Fitzgerald), is convicted of the murder and sentenced to death. While delirious after an injury, McGinnis confesses to priest Father Loma (Joseph Calleia). Loma, whose flock includes McGinnis's girlriend Molly Sullivan (Sally Eilers) as well as the O'Keefe clan, struggles to find a way to save O'Keefe without violating the sanctity of confession. He must convince McGinnis to give himself up.
They Made Her a Spy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Sally Eilers, Allan Lane, Fritz Leiber, Frank M. Thomas, Theodore von Eltz, Addison Richards
Roles Irene Eaton a.k.a. Margaret Brennan
Rating58% 2.9149952.9149952.9149952.9149952.914995
Condemned Women, 1h17
Directed by Lew Landers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Prison films
Actors Sally Eilers, Louis Hayward, Anne Shirley, Esther Dale, Lee Patrick, Léona Roberts
Roles Linda Wilson
Rating61% 3.051773.051773.051773.051773.05177
This script must be run from the command line
Lady Behave!, 1h10
Directed by Lloyd Corrigan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sally Eilers, Neil Hamilton, Joseph Schildkraut, Grant Mitchell, Patricia Farr, Marcia Mae Jones
Roles Paula Kendall
Rating61% 3.0973653.0973653.0973653.0973653.097365
Prior to leaving for Haiti, two sisters and their godfather/legal advisor are having a holiday in New Orleans. The fun loving Clarice goes out for a night on the town for their Mardi Gras as sensible conservative Paula and Godfather Burton Williams remain home and prepare for their journey. Clarice comes back in the early morning in a state of drunkenness. Before she passes out she reveals she married the equally drunk wealthy playboy Stephen Cormack during the night. Clarice has forgotten that she is already married to gigolo Michael Andrews.
We Have Our Moments, 1h5
Directed by Alfred L. Werker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Romance
Actors Sally Eilers, James Dunn, Mischa Auer, Thurston Hall, David Niven, Warren Hymer
Roles Mary Smith
Rating62% 3.135163.135163.135163.135163.13516
Mary Smith est institutrice dans la petite ville de Battleburo, elle est fiancée à Clem Porter et ils doivent se marier en septembre. Clem insiste pour que leur lune de miel se passe à Sioux City, afin qu'il ne manque pas sa compétition de bowling. Fatiguée de cette vie de province, Mary réserve un billet pour l'Europe, en promettant à Clem d'être de retour à temps pour le mariage. Sur le paquebot, elle rencontre M. et M Rutherford, mais elle ne sait pas qu'ils viennent de voler 100 000 $ avec leur complice "Smacksey". Elle fait aussi la connaissance d'un "gentleman" anglais, Joe Gilling, et d'un policier américain, John Wade, qui se fait passer pour un instituteur. Elle va se retrouver mêlée à ce vol lorsque Smacksey va cacher l'argent dans sa propre malle.