Helen Twelvetrees

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Helen Twelvetrees (1908–1958)
Actress | Soundtrack
Date of Birth 25 December 1908, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Date of Death 13 February 1958, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA (suicide)
Birth Name Helen Marie Jurgens
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Helen Twelvetrees was born Helen Marie Jurgens in Brooklyn, New York on December 25, 1908. Her interest in the theatricals was apparent at an early age. After graduating from high school. Helen embarked on a stage career. She participated in a number of plays in New York City, but gravitated toward film when she headed to the West Coast in late 1928. In 1929, Helen appeared in her first motion picture called THE GHOST TALKS. That was quickly followed by WORDS AND MUSIC and BLUE SKIES that same year. Through the early thirties, Helen appeared in a number of movies. Audiences appreciated the pixish, little blonde and the roles she played. Perhaps one of her finest roles was a June Perry in STATE'S ... View All »
Age: 49 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: The Painted Desert, WAMPAS Baby Star of 1929


39 Credits »
1939 Persons in Hiding Helen Griswold
1939 Unmarried Pat Rogers
1937 Hollywood Round-Up Carol Stevens
1936 Thoroughbred Joan
1935 The Spanish Cape Mystery Stella Godfrey
1935 Times Square Lady Margo Heath
1935 Frisco Waterfront Alice
1935 She Gets Her Man Francine
1934 Now I'll Tell Virginia Golden
1934 One Hour Late Bessie Dunn
1934 All Men Are Enemies Katha



I`m tired of taking the blame if the picture wasn`t good. A star`s years on the screen are limited. The featured players have many years. A star has too much footage in the picture. It seems to me I`m the perpetually pure-at-heart street- walker, always drooping over bars while some director says, `Now, Helen, you must be very sweet about this naughty line. Remember, you haven`t the faintest idea what it means!`


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