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Mary Astor

Born: May 3, 1906

Death: Sep 25, 1987

Birthplace: Quincy

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Mary Astor

Date of Birth : May 3, 1906
Date of Death : Sep 25, 1987
Birth Place : Quincy

Mary Astor was an American actress. Best remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s. She eventually transitioned to talkies, but nearly saw her career destroyed due to public scandal in the mid-1930s. She was sued for support by her parents and was later branded an adulterous wife by her ex-husband in a custody fight over her daughter. Overcoming these stumbling blocks in her private life, Astor went on to greater success on screen, eventually winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Great Lie. She was a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player through most of the 1940s and continued to work in film, on television and on stage until her retirement in 1964. Astor was the author of five novels. Her autobiography was a bestseller, as was her later book, A Life on Film, which was specifically about her career.


  • Actor
  • Writer

Also known as

  • Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke
  • Rusty
  • Helen Quintal for the Mrs. Goodfield role
  • The Cameo Girl
  • Helen Quintal
  • Lucille Langhanke


  • Otto Ludwig Langhanke
  • Helen Marie de Vasconcellos


  • Kenneth Hawks
  • Manuel del Campo
  • Thomas Gordon Wheelock
  • Franklin Thorpe


  • Marylyn Hauoli Thorpe
  • Tono del Campo

Awards Won

  • Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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