Audrey Ferris

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Audrey Ferris
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Ferris in 1928
Born
Audrey Minerva Kellar

(1909-08-30)August 30, 1909
DiedMay 3, 1990(1990-05-03) (aged 80)
Occupation
  • Actress
Years active1927–1935
Spouse(s)Archer Huntington

Audrey Ferris (born Audrey Minerva Kellar; August 30, 1909 – May 3, 1990) was an American film actress of the silent film era of the late 1920s and into the early 1930s.

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Biography

Born Audrey Minerva Kellar, Ferris was the daughter of Frank M. Kellar and Florence M. Kellar, who divorced in 1913. In May 1935, Ferris was a witness in a trial in Los Angeles as her mother sued for more than $3,000 in past-due support payments. Ferris, then 25 years old, testified that she did not remember her father. [1]

She moved to Hollywood around 1926, and began working to pursue a career as an actress. In 1927 she received her first supporting role in Woman's Law, which starred Lillian Rich. She starred in six films that year, and another eight films in 1928.[ citation needed ] Also in 1928 she was one of 13 young women named WAMPAS Baby Stars. [2]

In 1929 she had only three film roles, but unlike many silent film stars she did make a successful transition to "talking films" in 1930. However, she never received many lead roles, and starred in only one film that year, and another two in 1932. After having a starring role in the 1933 film Justice Takes a Holiday opposite H.B. Warner and Huntley Gordon, she had only one more film acting role. Her last role was in the 1935 film The Marriage Bargain, alongside Lon Chaney, Jr. and Lila Lee. She retired shortly thereafter, eventually settling in Los Angeles, where she died in 1990, aged 80.

Ferris was married to Archer Huntington. [3]

Selected filmography

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References

  1. "Audrey Ferris on stand in parents' court battle". The Los Angeles Times. May 3, 1935. p. 28. Retrieved February 23, 2021 via Newspapers.com.
  2. "WAMPAS Club names baby stars of 1928". The San Francisco Examiner. January 16, 1928. p. 3. Retrieved February 23, 2021 via Newspapers.com.
  3. "Wielded gin bottle". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. United Press. March 2, 1930. p. 11. Retrieved February 23, 2021 via Newspapers.com.