Margaret Lindsay

Margaret Lindsay
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Margaret Lindsay
Film: South side of the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Sept. 19, 1910 in Dubuque, Iowa
Died May 9, 1981 in Los Angeles, CA

Actress Margaret Lindsay had to pose as a Briton to first find work in films, but reverted to a glamorous brunette opposite John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, and Ronald Reagan.

Lindsay was a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, when an agent suggested she take advantage of Hollywood's newfound Depression-era attraction with things British.

Unable to find work in this country, Lindsay — born Margaret Kies in Dubuque, Iowa in 1910 —traveled to England.

She worked there briefly, affected a British accent and began to use the last name of the then-British ambassador to the U.S., Ronald Charles Lindsay.

Upon her return to Hollywood, she was cast in Noel Coward's 1933 patriotic pageant "Cavalcade."

She next signed with Universal and was in several of Tom Mix's films before moving to Warner Bros. where she costarred in "G-Men" with James Cagney; in "Isle of Fury" with Bogart; in "The Spoilers" with Wayne; and in "Bordertown" with Paul Muni.

Over the years, she became the other woman in "Jezebel" with Bette Davis, and Reagan's love interest in "Hell's Kitchen."

One of her biggest successes was "House of Seven Gables" with George Sanders and Vincent Price in 1940.

She also appeared on Broadway with Roland Young in "Another Love Story."

Her final screen appearance was "Tammy and the Doctor" in 1963.

She was 70 when she died.

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