Rosemary Theby

Rosemary Theby

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birthdate = 8 April, 1892
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deathdate = 10 November, 1973
deathplace = Los Angeles, California, USA
yearsactive = 1911-1940
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Rosemary Theby (8 April, 1892 – 10 November, 1973), was an American film actor. She appeared in some 250 films between 1911 and 1940.

She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and died in Los Angeles, California. She was married to fellow actor and director Harry Myers. Theby studied at Sargent's School in New York. A contemporary newspaper account described her as being of "medium-height, well proportioned, with regular features and dark hair.

Her first film experience came in the Vitagraph production of "The Wager". By 1915 she was a star for the Universal film company. ["The Screen". Reno Evening Gazette, July 24, 1920, pg. 11.] During World War I Theby took care of a refugee from Lithuania. After being educated and cared for by Theby, the young womanbecame her maid during an acute shortage of maids in Hollywood, in 1920. ["To Complete Regalia", Los Angeles Times, February 1, 1920, pg. III1.]

As "Miss Corintee" in "The Great Love" (1918), Theby played the part of a German spy with great skill. The motion picture was written and directed by D.W. Griffith. ["In The Great Love", Los Angeles Times, August 26, 1918, pg. II6.] This was a vamp role which she began to play frequently after depicting characters in slapstick comedies. Theby played a Chinese vampire in "Clung", a Fox Film production directed by Emmett Flynn. ["Pleasure Trip For Stars", February 13, 1921, pg. III16.] Later she began to portray more serious women.

Theby was solely a film actress. She declined an offer to accompany Chauncey Olcott to appear on stage for $85 per week. At the time she was earning $125 weekly in movies. She later regretted her decision because of the experience she would have gained."Rosemary And Reminiscences", Los Angeles Times, May 2, 1920, pg. III18.]

In January 1920 Theby and Ruth Roland were guests of heavyweight champion boxer Jack Dempsey. He gave them a tour of the gardens adjacent to his Los Angeles, California home. ["Shades Of Old Heavyweights Lamp Dempsey's Latest Photo", Bridgeport, Connecticut Telegram, January 27, 1920, pg. 18.]

She supported Calvin Coolidge in the 1924 presidential election. Theby enjoyed playing golf, wearing her hair in a Bob cut, and possessed a preoccupation with personal cleanliness."Vampire Is Normal Off Screen", Los Angeles Times, July 13, 1924, pg. B13.] On screen she appeared tall and willowy, entering a scene with a "sensuous glide". ["What A Nice Vampire!", Los Angeles Times, September 21, 1924, pg. B9.]

Myers died in December 1938. He and Theby made their way in Hollywood acting for companies like Lubin and Universal Pictures. ["Harry Myers, Actor Of Silent Film Fame", New York Times, December 27, 1938, pg. 17.]

elected filmography

* One Million B.C. (1940)
* The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)
* The Second Hundred Years (1927)
* The Red Lily (1924)
* I Am the Law (1922)
* Married to Order (1920)
* The Mystery of 13 (1919)
* The Silent Mystery (1918)
* The Great Love (1918)
* The Rogue (1918)
* Bright and Early (1918)
* Baby (1915)


External links

*imdb name|id=0857302|name=Rosemary Theby
* [ Rosemary Theby] as "Queen Morgan le Fey", A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court (1921), from NYPL Digital Gallery Lobby Card

NAME= Theby, Rosemary
DATE OF BIRTH= 8 April, 1892
PLACE OF BIRTH= St. Louis, Missouri USA
DATE OF DEATH= 10 November, 1973
PLACE OF DEATH= Los Angeles, California USA

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