Dec. 18, 1902 Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky, USA
Oct. 31, 1948 Hollywood Los Angeles County California, USA
American stage and screen actress of the 1920s and 30s. Appeared with John Gilbert in the 1929 drama "Desert Nights." Nolan was known as "Imogene Bubbles Wilson" and danced her way to fame in the Follies and on the stage. During her film career, she made several successful films in Germany. In 1922 Mark Hellinger once said: "Only two people in America would bring every reporter in New York to the docks to see them off. One is the president. The other is Imogene (Bubbles) Wilson." In 1936 she sued comedian Frank Tinney for $100,000 for injuries she suffered when he beat her. She also sued producer Edward Mannix for $500,000 claiming that he too had beat her and in 1937, she was jailed for failure to pay a dress bill. Her illness and trouble with the law drove her from movies. She regained her health at the Actors Fund home and returned to Hollywood in 1939 where she lived in obscurity with her sister. In April of 1948 she was asked if she had her life to do over again, would she change it? She replied, "Change it? Why, I've had a beautiful life, I've tumbled into the most beautiful life in the world. I'd never change it." At the time of her death from malnutrition, the once beautiful actress weighed a mere 90 pounds.
Burial: Hollywood Forever Cemetery Hollywood Los Angeles County California, USA Plot: Abbey of the Psalms, Sanctuary of Hope, Crypt 594
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