Adrienne Ames

as Mrs. Millicent Caldwell Bath in the movie Black Sheep

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Real name is Adrienne Ruth McClure
Was born at 3 August 1907 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA . Died at 31 May 1947, New York City, New York, USA (cancer)

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1907, Adrienne Ames hit Hollywood in thelate 1920s. Although her career only lasted about 10 years, she crammeda lot of living into it, with high-profile marriages (and divorces) andher reputation as a clothes horse and glamor queen par excellence faroutshone her reputation as an actress. In 1931 she married actor 'Bruce Cabot' after leaving her secondhusband, a rich New York City stockbroker, but that marriage onlylasted six years. In her divorce she told the court that the mainreason she left him was that he was a violent, uncontrollable drunk.

In1938 the pair appeared before a US Tax Appeals Board to explain why shewrote off more than $9000 in wardrobe and jewelry on her 1934 tax form,which she claimed was necessary for "professional reasons" (as was hermaid). She claimed that her "daily expenses" included flowers,massages, taxis and beauty work. Her career lasted from 1929 to 1940, during which she appeared in about30 films, mostly "B" pictures. The best-known of her movies wouldprobably be You're Telling Me! (1934) with 'W. C.

Fields' . After her film career ended she worked as a radio commentator. She died in New York City in 1947 after a long illness. .

There is some small facts about Adrienne Ames:
  • Sister of actress 'Gladys MacClure' .
  • New York socialite and model. Glamour photographs of her so enticed a Paramount Pictures executive that she landed a contract without having to do a screen test. Essentially played herself on screen, bedecked in furs, satin and jewelry. In 1934 she filed for a $9,053 tax allowance for wardrobe expenses (today's equivalent of $146,000). Her most memorable performance was as the charming princess in You're Telling Me! (1934) with 'W.C. Fields' .
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There is the list of movies, where Adrienne Ames was taked part:
1 Black Sheep movie Black Sheep 1935 as Mrs. Millicent Caldwell Bath
2 George Whites Scandals movie George Whites Scandals 1934 as Barbara Loraine
3 Slander House movie Slander House 1938 as Helen 'Mme. Helene' Smith
4 Youre Telling Me! movie Youre Telling Me! 1934 as Princess Lescaboura
5 24 Hours movie 24 Hours 1931 as Ruby Wintryingham
6 A Bedtime Story movie A Bedtime Story 1933 as Paulette
7 Abdul the Damned movie Abdul the Damned 1935 as Therese Alder
8 Broadway Bad movie Broadway Bad 1933 as Aileen
9 City Girl movie City Girl 1938 as Vivian Ross
10 Disgraced! movie Disgraced! 1933 as Julia Thorndyke
11 From Hell to Heaven movie From Hell to Heaven 1933 as Joan Burt
12 Fugitives for a Night movie Fugitives for a Night 1938 as Eileen Baker
13 Gigolette movie Gigolette 1935 as Kay Parrish
14 Girls About Town movie Girls About Town 1931 as Anne - Party Girl
15 Guilty as Hell movie Guilty as Hell 1932 as Vera Marsh
16 Harmony Lane movie Harmony Lane 1935 as Jane McDowell
17 Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 movie Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 1933 as Herself
18 Husbands Holiday movie Husbands Holiday 1931 as Myrtle
19 I Take This Woman movie I Take This Woman 1940 as Lola Estermonte
20 La Fiesta de Santa Barbara movie La Fiesta de Santa Barbara 1935 as Herself
21 Ladies Love Danger movie Ladies Love Danger 1935 as Adele Michel
22 Merrily We Go to Hell movie Merrily We Go to Hell 1932 as Minor Role
23 Panama Patrol movie Panama Patrol 1939 as Lia Maing
24 Sally movie Sally 1929 as Undetermined Role
25 Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 5: Art and Artists movie Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 5: Art and Artists 1940 as Herself
26 Sinners in the Sun movie Sinners in the Sun 1932 as Claire Kinkaid
27 The Avenger movie The Avenger 1933 as Ruth Knowles
28 The Death Kiss movie The Death Kiss 1932 as Marcia Lane
29 The Road to Reno movie The Road to Reno 1931 as Unhappy Divorcee
30 The Zero Hour movie The Zero Hour 1939 as Susan
31 Two Kinds of Women movie Two Kinds of Women 1932 as Jean Mars
32 Woman Wanted movie Woman Wanted 1935 as Betty
33 Working Girls movie Working Girls 1931 as Bit
There is the list of some articles of Adrienne Ames:
  • "Variety" (USA), 4 June 1947, pg. 55:4, "Adrienne Ames"
  • "New York Times" (USA), 1 June 1947, pg. 60:1, "Adrienne Ames, Actress, 39, Dead; Radio Commentator Here Six Years Played Leads in Many Films Before 1937"
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