Natalie Joyce biography

Natalie Joyce

Film actor

1902 – 1992

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Who was Natalie Joyce?

Natalie Joyce was an American movie actress from Norfolk, Virginia. She was a cousin of movie star Olive Borden.

Joyce began her motion picture career in a series of two-reel comedies produced by the Christie Film Company. She was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1925. In 1927 she co-starred with Tom Mix in The Circus Ace for Fox Pictures. In 1928 she was part of the cast of Through the Breakers. The motion picture represented the initial use of the Picturetone sound process, developed by Lewis J. Selznick. Released by Sax-Gotham Productions, the film was directed by Harold Shumate and co-produced by Shumate and Samuel Sax.

Joyce gave the Los Angeles Police Department important information in their quest to find two physicians wanted in the death of 22-year-old dancer Delphine Walsh in May 1929. Walsh died in a Glendale, California hospital following an illegal procedure.

After being away from making movies for a time, Joyce returned in Cock o' the Walk, also known as The Soul of the Tango. Produced by James Cruze, the cast included Joseph Schildkraut, Myrna Loy, and Olive Tell. The film was a Sono Art-World Wide Pictures release, and is now considered a lost film. Joyce appeared in the ingenue role.

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Born
Nov 6, 1902
Norfolk
Nationality
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • Virginia
Died
Nov 9, 1992

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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