BiographyBelfast, Ireland [now in Northern Ireland], UK
Eileen Percy was born in Belfast, Ireland on August 21, 1900. She got an early start in films when she landed the role of Ethel Forsythe in 1917's Down to Earth (1917). She was barely 17 years old. Eileen was kept busy as the twenties rolled in with roles in The Third Eye (1920), Why Trust Your Husband (1921), Let's Go (1923), and Tongues of Flame (1924). (Her sister Thelma, briefly, appeared in four films in 1920 and 1921). Eileen was one of those stars whose voice didn't translate well into sound. Read more... part in The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932). Afterwards she retired from the silver screen. On July 29, 1973, Eileen died of cancer in Beverly Hills, California. She was 72 years old.