Filled Under: Alice Day
Alice Day was born as Jacquiline Alice Newlin on November 7, 1905 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Day began her film career as a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty in her mid-teens, and by age 18 was starring in features. In 1928 Day was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Star’s of the year. She appeared in 70 movies between 1923 and 1932, most of them shorts and ‘B’ pictures and managed to stay steadily employed at various studios into the early 1930s. Day started her career with the movie “The Temple of Venus” in 1923 and was also in the movie “Cold Turkey” which was released in 1925. In 1929, she starred with Edward Buzzell in a film version of the George M. Cohan stage musical “Little Johnny Jones”. Universal cast her opposite Reginald Denny in “Red Hot Speed” (1929). She also co-starred with Ted Lewis in the musical “Is Everybody Happy?” (1929) which is considered a lost film. Day appeared in the film “Two-Fisted Law” (1932) with Tim McCoy and John Wayne. Her last movie was “Gold” in 1932.
Alice Day was the elder sister of actress Marceline Day but was never able to match her sister’s popularity during her career.
In 1932, Day married stockbroker Jack Cohn, a union that lasted seven years and ended in a protracted court battle for custody of their children.
Alice Day died on May 25, 1995 in Orange, California, USA.