Alice Day
Date of Birth
Nov 07, 1905
Birth Place:
Colorado Springs, CO

Biography

Like her sister, Marceline Day, blond, limpid-eyed Alice Day (born Newlin) was a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty and a WAMPAS Baby Star, in her case, in 1928. She later appeared opposite baby-faced comedian Harry Langdon and was more or less indistinguishable from a host of other ingénues, sister Marceline included. Universal cast her opposite the genial Reginald Denny in Red Hot Speed (1929), a breezy comedy in which she played a speed-happy debutante and for which she earned several very good reviews. Although studio heir Carl Laemmle Jr. took a personal interest (reportedly much to Papa Laemmle's regret), Day's career at Universal went nowhere and she ended up in Poverty Row quickies from Chesterfield and Tiffany. In 1932, she married stockbroker Jack Cohn, a union that lasted seven years and ended in a protracted court battle for custody of their children. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

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