Baby Marie Osborne; Child Star Dead @ 99!

I stumbled upon this sad obituary yesterday, Helen Alice Myers known to legions of fans in the early 20th century as Baby Marie Osborne died on the 11th.

I of course was intrigued, the NYT article above does a much finer job then I am capable of, but Baby Marie Osborne was quite the celebrity, earning $1000.00 a week, she was a glamorous little girl.She was best known for role in  the 1916 film  Little Miss Sunshine, but I have had little luck unearthing any clips.

I frankly have had little luck unearthing very much at all. Loads on that OTHER Marie Osborne( the less said the better).

Helen Alice Myers

known as Baby Marie Osborne

b. November 5th 1911

d. November 11th 2010

age 99

 

Perhaps as a happy substitute I will enclose that OTHER child star, one who aged with less grace, Baby Jane , with the terrifying Bette Davis.

She scared the crap out of this young homo, I have now adapted to her spookiness.

Kinda.

Thank you Miss Myers, I WILL unearth some clips!

With that, Good Night ,

Babylon Baroque


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4 Responses to “Baby Marie Osborne; Child Star Dead @ 99!”

  1. I love What Ever Happened to Baby Jane – and before I even got to the bottom of this piece, I was thinking “Was Baby Jane based on Baby Marie?”

    FYI – the house from Baby Jane is still standing in Hancock Park – 172 South McCadden Place – It’s worth a walk by!

  2. I have never seen “WHTBJ” OR “All About Eve”- does that mean I have to hand in my Gay Agenda Membership card?

  3. Madame P-I knew you would like it, how can you not think Baby Jane. I’m still looking for info concerning Baby Marie.
    The coy frankly seductive quality of the baby imagery is disturbing, her clutching an ocelot (hopefully taxidermied) is off-putting yet draws you in. The fey bonnet, all fascinating.

    Glen-hold on to your card, but buy WHTBJ & AAE, both well deserve the fuss.
    LG

  4. will look for the house next time I visit Hancock park

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