Genevieve Tobin
Date of Birth
Nov 21, 1901
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


The daughter of a stage performer, American actress Genevieve Tobin helped put food on the family table by going to work in the 1919 play Palmy Days. Tobin worked her way up from ingenue to glamorous romantic leading lady, attaining the status of "critic's darling" --meaning that her reviews often commented on her looks and mannerisms, seldom on her talent. This isn't to say that she wasn't...