Lucille Williams ~ 1930s Starlet

Lucille Williams

Lucille Williams was a promising 1930s film starlet who quit acting to get married

She was born Jacqueline Lucille Miller on August 3, 1906 in Denver, Colorado. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California when she was a child. Lucille dreamed of becoming an actress so she took singing and dancing lessons. The pretty blonde went to New York City and started working as a chorus girl. In 1928 she made her film debut in the silent film Sally's Shoulders. She was offered another movie role but turned it down when her mother became ill. Lucille took a year off from her career to take care of her mother. Pathe Studios signed her a long term contract in 1930. She co-starred with Daphne Pollard in the comedy shorts Dangerous Youth and Breakfast In Bed.

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On January 22, 1932 she married John H. Harris, a wealthy theater owner. They moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and she decided to retire from acting. Lucille and John adopted a son named John Jr. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1943. A few years later she married William Friday Flannery, a film technician. The couple had a daughter named Cassandra and moved back to California. She returned to show business in 1950 to voice a character in the animated feature Cinderella. Lucille died on September 21, 1965 at the age of fifty-nine. Her cause of death was not disclosed to the public.

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