Helen Ferguson

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1901-07-23

Place of Birth
Decatur - Illinois - USA

Helen Ferguson

From Wikipedia

Helen Ferguson (July 23, 1901 – March 14, 1977) was an

American actress later turned publicist.

Born in Decatur, Illinois in 1901, she graduated from

Nicholas High School of Chicago and the Academy of Fine Arts. Ferguson was a

newspaper reporter before entering the motion picture field.

It is thought she made her debut in films in 1914, although

her first recorded credits are in 1917. She soon starred in roles for Fox Film

Corporation by 1920, which is when her career really took off with films such

as Hungry Hearts (1922) for Samuel Goldwyn. She was cast mostly in westerns,

comedies, and serials. She was selected as a WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1922.

She married actor William Russell in 1925, but he died in

1929. The following year, she married wealthy banker Richard L. Hargreaves.

Following her second marriage, she left films to concentrate on stage work,

though she only received minimal success in this medium.

In 1933, she left acting altogether to focus on publicity

work, a job she became very successful in and which made her a major power in

Hollywood, because she was representing such big name stars as Henry Fonda,

Barbara Stanwyck, and Robert Taylor, among others. Ferguson represented actress

Loretta Young for more than nineteen years. She kept reporters from needlessly

disturbing Young and was considered one of the foremost "suppress agents"

in Hollywood.

In 1941, her second husband died, and she retired from

publicity work in 1967. She died in Clearwater, Florida in 1977, aged 75. She

is buried at Forest Lawn Glendale in Glendale, California.

Helen Ferguson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for

her contributions to Motion Pictures at 6153 Hollywood Blvd.

1929
Finders Keepers
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1920
Just Pals
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1930
Scarlet Pages
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1921
Miss Lulu Bett
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Jaws of Steel
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1934
Kid Millions
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1923
The Famous Mrs. Fair
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The Crusader
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Spook Ranch
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Within the Law
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The Challenge of the Law
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Poor Aubrey
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Hungry Hearts
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The End of the Road
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Brass
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