Norma Talmadge

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Talmadge in 1920

Norma Talmadge (May 2, 1894 – December 24, 1957) was an American actress and movie producer. She appeared mostly in silent movies and melodramas. Her most famous movie was Smilin' Through in 1922. She was also in Secrets in 1924 and The Lady the following year. Talmadge was regarded as one of the most glamorous and elegant movie stars in the roaring twenties. However, by the end of the silent movie era, her popularity with movie audiences declined.

Talmadge was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1894. She died from pneumonia in Las Vegas at the age of sixty-three.