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U.S. Jeanna Eagles, 1900s //  Adolf De Meyer  | Jeanne Eagels (1890 – 1929) was an American actress on Broadway and in several motion pictures. She was a former Ziegfeld Follies Girl who went on to greater fame on Broadway. She was posthumously considered for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her 1929 role in The Letter after dying suddenly that year at the age of 39. That nomination was the first posthumous Oscar consideration for any actor, male or female.

U.S. Jeanna Eagles, 1900s // Adolf De Meyer | Jeanne Eagels (1890 – 1929) was an American actress on Broadway and in several motion pictures. She was a former Ziegfeld Follies Girl who went on to greater fame on Broadway. She was posthumously considered for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her 1929 role in The Letter after dying suddenly that year at the age of 39. That nomination was the first posthumous Oscar consideration for any actor, male or female.

Kim Novak with Jeff Chandler in a publicity photo for Jeanne Eagels (1957)

Kim Novak with Jeff Chandler in a publicity photo for Jeanne Eagels (1957)

ca. 1921 —- Actress Jeanne Eagels wearing a cape of gossamer gold tissue over a dress in tulle with an ostrich ruff, by Cheruit.

ca. 1921 —- Actress Jeanne Eagels wearing a cape of gossamer gold tissue over a dress in tulle with an ostrich ruff, by Cheruit.

Movie poster for Jeanne Eagels, starring Jeff Chandler and Kim Novak, 1957

Movie poster for Jeanne Eagels, starring Jeff Chandler and Kim Novak, 1957

Jeanne Eagels replaced Laurette Taylor in 'Her Cardboard Lover' (1927) http://tarahanks.com/2016/04/01/born-on-this-day-laurette-taylor-1883-1946/

Jeanne Eagels replaced Laurette Taylor in 'Her Cardboard Lover' (1927) http://tarahanks.com/2016/04/01/born-on-this-day-laurette-taylor-1883-1946/

Kim Novak in Sadie Thompson mode for the 1957 biopic, 'Jeanne Eagels' http://tarahanks.com/2016/02/13/born-on-this-day-kim-novak/

Kim Novak in Sadie Thompson mode for the 1957 biopic, 'Jeanne Eagels' http://tarahanks.com/2016/02/13/born-on-this-day-kim-novak/

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