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Actress, Jean Acker, was born on Oct 23, 1893 in Trenton, NJ. Acker died at the age of 84 on Aug 16, 1978 in Los Angeles, CA .

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By Dawn Sample on Nov 25, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(October 23, 1893 – August 16, 1978). Was born in Trenton, New Jersey where she attended school. She performed in vaudeville until she moved to California in 1919. After arriving in Hollywood, Acker became the protegee and lover of Alla Nazimova, a film actress whose contacts helped... Read full article


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She visited Rudolph Valentino on his death bed and brought him a ruffled white linen bedspread that she had embroidered herself, and a pillow cover with "Rudy" embroidered in each corner.

She was an expert horsewoman who once portrayed a jockey on-screen.

In 1923, she toured in vaudeville with a sketch called "How She Won the Sheik," exploiting her connection to Rudolph Valentino even though they were divorced.

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