Paula Langlen (Ora Pauline Hobbs)

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Salem, Indiana, USA
Pauline Hobbs was born in Salem, Indiana on August 12, 1906 to Flora Mae and Leroy Hobbs. She had two older siblings, a brother Samuel and sister Lois Evelyn, and enjoyed an idyllic southern Indiana childhood, filled with great imagination and creative encouragement from her family as she pursued roles in school plays and other performing opportunities. In 1926, she left for New York to follow her dream of being on Broadway, adopting the stage name Paula Langlen. She took up residence at the famed Studio Club. Read more...