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Alyce Mills

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

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]

Biography

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]

Filmography

References

  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.
  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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