Agnes Ayres Overview:

Actress, Agnes Ayres, was born Agnes Eyre Henkel on Apr 4, 1898 in Carbondale, IL. Ayres died at the age of 42 on Dec 25, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA .



She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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By Annette Bochenek on Nov 4, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Classic Movie Travels: While many women worked alongside the great Rudolph Valentino, was able to do so alongside him in the notable silent classic The Sheik (1921). Though known for this role, she appeared in many other silent films of the era. Agnes Ey... Read full article

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By Dawn Sample on Jan 27, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(April 4, 1898 – December 25, 1940), began her career in 1914 when she was cast as an extra in a crowd scene. After moving to New York City with her mother to follow her acting career, Ayres was spotted by actress Alice Joyce. Joyce noticed the physical resemblance the two shared w... Read full article

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While under contract with Essanay Pictures in the 1910s, she shared a dressing room with Gloria Swanson.

She lost much of her fortune in the 1929 stock market crash.

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