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May McAvoy

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Silent-screen star May McAvoy was born in an upscale area of New York City. Her well-to-do family owned and operated a large livery stable situated where the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel now stands. She initially wanted to be a teacher but became intrigued with show business after watching a friend rehearse a show at a nearby vaudeville theater. A model whose first job was a commercial for Domino Sugar, she moved into extra work in films and received her first major break with The Devil's Garden (1920) co-starring Lionel Barrymore. Read more...

Actor

Character: Chatworth's Secretary

Two Girls on Broadway 1940

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Character: Miss Murphy - Van Dyke's Secretary

Dulcy 1940

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Character: Sanity Hearting Secretary

Love Crazy 1941

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Character: Ronsell's Secretary

The Unfinished Dance 1947

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Character: Pebbel's Secretary

The Bad and the Beautiful 1952

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Character: Grimm's Secretary

Executive Suite 1954

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Character: Woman Whose Vision Gets Blocked

Movie Pests 1944

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