|Birth: ||Nov. 29, 1904|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1983|
DECATUR NEWSPAPER 4/1983
EX FILM STAR DIES IN FLORIDA
Jacqueline Medura Logan, 78 of Melbourne, Fla. formerly of Decatur, died April 4,1983 in Melbourne, Fla. Private graveside services will be 10 am Saturday in Greenwood cemetery. Dawson & Wikoff funeral home in charge.
Miss Logan was born in Corsicana, Texas, daughter of Charles and Marian Ella(kelley) Logan. She was a former Ziegfield Follies girl in New York. In 1921 she made her first film, "The perfect Crime" which co-starred Carol Lombard and Monte Blue. She then made Cecil B. De Mille films including the bibical epic "King of Kings". In 1931 she starred in the British film "Middle Watch" and became the first woman to write and direct a film for British National pictures, "Strictly Business". She also starred in the musical "Show of Shows".
Surviving is her stepson John Pollack. Jacqueline was married to Larry Winston and later divorced.
Jacqueline was buried in Greenwood because both sets of her grandparents are buried here.
John Kelley 43040416
His wife Louisa 430404242
Charles Loga 43410013
Medora Logan 43410027
I put this in 10/13/2009 and a Bob Hufford put his in
as famour on 4/6/2010 and ignored that she was already in FAG and didnt try and work with me so that we could make her famous person in this cemetery.
I did all of the research and our local newspaper Decatur Tribune ran a 3 page story on her.
From Wikipedia Encyclopedia on the internet
Jacqueline Logan (November 30, 1901 – April 4, 1983) was a star of the silent motion picture screen who was on board William Randolph Hearst's yacht the Oneida in 1924 when film director Thomas Ince died. The young actress was under contract to Ince at the time. Logan was a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1922. She was born in Corsicana, Texas on November 30, 1901. Her father was a noted architect and her mother was briefly an opera singer.
Stage career included Broadway
Jacqueline traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado for her health. While there she took a course in journalism from Ford Frick, who later became commissioner of Major League Baseball. Setting out to Chicago, Logan found employment dancing in a stage production of a theater. Her family believed she intended to visit an uncle in the windy city and also attend college. To get the job she lied about her age, and when her uncle found out, he was irate. She was let go from the stage job as a result.
She left Chicago and set out for New York City. Again Jacqueline was untruthful regarding her intentions. With her on her trip to New York was a theatrical troupe. She secured a small role in Floradora, a musical on Broadway in 1920. At this time, Flo Ziegfeld noticed her and hired Logan for a job dancing on his Ziegfeld Roof. She replaced Billie Donovan who was leaving to act in films in Hollywood. Together with the Ziegfeld venture Jacqueline modeled as a prestigious Dobbs Girl in Alfred Cheney Johnston photographs. There was also a part in a Johnny Hines' comedy short.
Jacqueline was awarded a screen test with the then unknown actor Ben Lyon. Lyon was the husband of Hollywood actress Bebe Daniels and became a prominent figure in the movies. Later he furthered the careers of such stars as Marilyn Monroe. Working for Associated Producers, Logan was featured opposite Jane Peters, the future Carole Lombard in the film The Perfect Crime (1921). Peters was only a youth, appearing as a pretty blonde child actress. The same year she played with Mabel Normand in Molly O' (1921).
Other features she starred in during the early 1920s include Burning Sands (1922), A Blind Bargain (1922), Sixty Cents an Hour (1923), Java Head (1923), and A Man Must Live (1924). Among her co-stars were Thomas Meighan, Milton Sills, Ricardo Cortez, Leatrice Joy, Richard Dix, Lon Chaney Sr., and William Powell.
In 1926, Logan made Footloose Widows with Louise Fazenda and Blood Ship in 1927 with Richard Arlen. Other prominent leading men whom the actress worked with were Lionel Barrymore, John Barrymore, and Antonio Moreno.
Logan was selected by Cecil B. De Mille for the role of Mary Magdalene in the classic The King of Kings (1927). The part was much sought after by actresses of the era. The movie broke records for audience attendance. It was shown somewhere in the world each day for decades after its release. When talking pictures began the voice of Jacqueline was recorded to accompany her acting part in the original silent film.
The actress of silent films was largely unsuccessful in the new medium of talkies. In an early musical, Show of Shows (1929), Logan was a member of an all-star cast. This followed her work in some early and profitable sound films for Columbia Pictures.
Writer and director of films
She went to England to do stage work such as Smoky Cell. This gained for her some good reviews. After completing the English film Middle Watch Jacqueline was awarded a Command Performance. British International Pictures signed her to write and direct. She wrote Knock-Out (1931) and wrote and directed Strictly Business (1931). Both were successful movies.
The new writer/director found herself less in demand behind the camera when she returned to Hollywood. Columbia Pictures production chief Harry Cohn was complimentary of her work but unwilling to sign a female director.
Logan retired from films entirely after her marriage in 1934. Just prior to this she was part of several Broadway plays like Merrily We Roll Along and Two Strange Women.
After divorcing her industrialist husband in 1947, Jacqueline resided in Westchester County, New York into the late 1960s. She spent her winters in Florida where she visited friends such as Lila Lee and Dorothy Dalton, both former actresses. The remainder of the year she resided in Bedford Hills, New York with her prize Great Dane from the Lina Basquette Kennels.
Her last film effort was in the role of Mrs. Donovan in Secrets of a Door-to-Door Salesman (1973). She died in Melbourne, Florida on April 4, 1983 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur, Illinois.
I found that she was married and divorced from William Lawrence"Larry" Winston. They were married in 1924 in Baja Mexico.
William L. Winston (1903 - 1989)
Created by: janet donner
Record added: Oct 13, 2009
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