The Lost Squadron

Mary Astor

b.5/03/1906  Quincy, Illinois

First generation immigrant from Germany who won Beauty Contest in California at age 14 with the prize being a bit part in silent movie Astor was so successful in her film debut that she received fifteen call backs for additional roles within a year Marries Ken Hawks (brother of director Howard Hawks) until infamous affair with John Barrymore Ken Hawks dies in plane crash in 1930 First cinematic movie (in general release): “The Man Who Played God” 1922


The Man Who Played God, Puritan Passions, The Rapids, The Fighting Coward, Oh Doctor, Enticement, Don Q: son of Zorro, Don Jean, The Rough Riders, Arabian Nights, Holiday, The Sin Ship, Smart Woman, The Lost Squadron, The Little Giant, Dinky, Man of Iron, The Maltese Falcon, Brigham Young, Meet Me in St. Louis, Little Women, Peyton Place