Character actress, Helen Vinson, was born Helen Rulfs on Sep 17, 1907 in Beaumont, TX. Vinson died at the age of 92 on Oct 7, 1999 in Chapel Hill, NC and was laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches, TX.
In Hollywood from 1932, Helen Vinson quickly became the "other woman" (1940, "Torrid Zone"), par excellence, although she fought against the typecasting, and in the mid-1930s went to Britain in search of a wider range of leading roles. She left films in the post-war years to concentrate on a stage career. Briefly (second of three husbands) married to British tennis star Fred Perry in 1935.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
The Film Festival: "Two Against the World" and "Grand Slam"By David on Sep 5, 2014 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze
"How veddy good of you to cahm!" Of all the actors and actresses who appeared in 1930s movies, (1907-99) was certainly one of them. Born Helen Rulfs in Beaumont, Texas, Vinson was the daughter of an oil company executive and grew up on a country estate. She attended the University of ... Read full article
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