Jacqueline Logan

Jacqueline Logan

Original Name Jacqueline Medura Logan
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Death 4 Apr 1983 (aged 78)
Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida, USA
Burial Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 50719842 · View Source
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Actress. A brunette beauty, she is remembered as a star of both the silent screen and of 'talkies'. The child of a well-off family, she visited Colorado Springs for her health while a teenager and at one point studied journalism there with future baseball executive Ford Frick; traveling to Chicago with a theatrical troupe, she lied about both her intentions, telling her family she was going to college, and her age, and secured work as a dancer. Moving on to New York, she made her Broadway debut in 1920's "Flora Dora", was hired by Flo Ziegfeld as a dancer, and was soon a sought-after "Dobbs Girl", posing for photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston. A screen test with Ben Lyon, later a major help to Marilyn Monroe, took her to Hollywood where she made her 1921 film debut with Jane Peters, better known by her stage name Carole Lombard, as Mary Oliver in "The Perfect Crime". After a role in "Molly O" that same year, she was named a WAMPAS Baby of 1922 and found herself busy on the silver screen, her credits including 1923's "Java Head", "Code of the Sea" and "Dynamite Smith" (both 1924), and the 1926 "Footloose Widow". Perhaps her most noted role was to be Mary Magdalene in the 1927 Cecil B. De Mille classic "The King of Kings", a work for which she was later to dub her voice when a sound track was added. Unlike some silent starlets Jacqueline transitioned fairly well to sound, appearing in "Show of Shows" (1929) as well as several successful Columbia releases including 1930's "Symphony in Two Flats" and the 1931 "Shadows". Traveling to England in the early 1930s, she performed on stage in "Smoky Cell", then was given a chance as a writer and director at a time when there were few such opportunities for ladies in America. In 1931 she wrote "Knock-Out" and both wrote and directed "Strictly Business", both of which were well received, but she soon returned to the United States. The matter of how many times she married, whether once or twice, is a bit unclear, but after being seen on Broadway in "Merrily We Roll Along" and "Two Strange Women" she wed industrialist Larry Winston in 1934 and left show business. Following her 1947 divorce, Jacqueline divided her time between New York and central Florida; she made one last movie, "Secrets of a Door-to-Door Salesman", in 1973, and in her later years was a conservative political activist and prominent member of the John Birch Society. She spent her final days at her homes in Southern California and central Florida and died of the effects of advanced age. A number of her films are preserved on DVD.

Bio by: Bob Hufford

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacqueline Logan (29 Nov 1904–4 Apr 1983), Find a Grave Memorial no. 50719842, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .