Helen Mack

Helen Mack
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Helen Mack
Film: South side of the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Helen McDougal on Nov. 12, 1913 in Rock Island, IL
Died Aug. 13, 1986 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Helen Mack was a child actress in silent films who grew up to play leading ladies in a string of melodramas during the 1930s and '40s.

In 1931, she obtained a feature role in Hollywood's "The Struggle," and for the next 15 years was seen on screen in nearly 30 films, among them "Son of Kong," "All of Me," "The Lemon Drop Kid," "His Girl Friday," "And Now Tomorrow" and, finally, "Divorce" in 1945.

She also was director and/or producer of two long-running radio shows, "A Date With Judy" and "Meet Corliss Archer." Most recently, she had written a play, "The Matinee Dance," which ran briefly on Broadway in the 1970s.

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