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Lilyan Tashman
(seems like a fairly harsh bio from this site!)
"Her break came in 1924’s "Garden of Weeds" when her turn as a slangy, worldly Chorus Girl captivated critical attention. When the play was adapted for the movies she was invited to reprise her part before the camera. While she had walk on bits in several independent films earlier in the 1920s, "Garden of Weeds" afforded Tashman the opportunity to show she embodied the Flapper spirit. A passionate woman, she was known for her fits of rage, jealousy, and envy. She pummeled women who got too close to husband Edmund Lowe. She was tolerated because she had the best clothes sense of any woman in Hollywood, she had wit, and there was something distinctive about her looks and Brooklyn voice that insured regular screen appearances throughout the 1920s and into the sound era. She appeared in several notable features including "Bulldog Drummond" and "Puttin’ on the Ritz." She died on the operating table in 1934, age 34." 
Broadway Photographs
  • 9 April 2010
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