Molly O'Day
Date of Birth
Oct 16, 1911
Birth Place:
Bayonne, NJ


Voted a 1928 WAMPAS Baby Star by motion picture advertisers, piquant Molly O'Day (born Noonan) had followed her older sister, Sally O'Neil, into films in 1925. After a stint with Hal Roach, the slightly chubby flapper skyrocketed to stardom opposite heartthrob Richard Barthelmess in The Patent Leather Kid (1927). The role was a victory of sorts since her studio, First National, at first had...