Adele Lacy ~ The Chorus Girl

Adele Lacy

Adele Lacy was a chorus girl and actress who died young from cancer

She was born Adeline Charlotte Fergestad on September 8, 1910 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her father, Morris Fergestad ,worked as a postal clerk. During her childhood she took dancing lessons and performed in local shows. At the age of fifteen she was chosen to appear in Gus Edwards Revue. Adele moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled in Hollywood high school. She made her film debut in the 1926 serial The Collegians. In 1929 she married photographer Madison Lacey. Then she was chosen to be one of the dancing Goldwyn Girls and appeared in the musical The Kid From Spain. She also had leading roles in the westerns Vanishing Men and The Wyoming Whirlwind.

Adele Lacy

The red headed beauty danced in several Busby Berkeley musicals including 42nd Street, Footlight Parade, and Dames. Her marriage to Madison ended in 1935. Unhappy with the parts she was being offered she decided to quit acting. Adele became a special correspondent for a news syndicate in China. She also spent some time working in England. On December 25 1937 she married Walter Futter, a British film producer. The couple moved to New Jersey after World War 2. They bought a small farm where they raised sheep and chickens. Sadly in early 1953 she was diagnosed with cancer. Adele decided to go to Mexico for treatment but it was too late. She died on July 3, 1953 at the young age of forty-two.

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