Jean Adair (Violet McNaughton)

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Slight, birdlike Jean Adair came to the screen after playing a succession of crotchety or maternal roles on the stage. She was born Violet McNaughton in Ontario, Canada, and absolved her acting studies in Chicago. After extensive touring with local stock companies and a few seasons on the vaudeville Orpheum Circuit performing in one-act plays, she landed a starring role on Broadway in the 1922 comedy hit "It's a Boy!". From then on, she was never out of work.

The screen, alas, saw very little of Jean Adair. Read more...