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 May McAvoy

May McAvoy

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 26 Apr 1984 (aged 84)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section W, tier 39, grave 43 (unmarked)
Memorial ID 6846540 · View Source
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Actress. Born in New York City, she was model whose first job was a commercial for Domino Sugar, when she made her debut as an extra during the silent film era in "Hate" (1917). A veteran of over 80 movies, she is best remembered for playing leading lady to Al Jolson in the first feature-length talking picture, "The Jazz Singer" (1927). Among her credits are "Love Wins" (1920), "Grumpy" (1923), "Ben-Hur" (1925), "The Little Snob" (1928), "The New Pupil" (1940), "Luxury liner" (1948), "Executive Suite" (1954) and "Gun Glory" (1957). She died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6846540
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for May McAvoy (8 Sep 1899–26 Apr 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6846540, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .