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Renee Adoree
1898 - 1933

Hollywood Forever

Renee Adoree was a former circus performer, dancer with the Folies-Bergere in Paris and silent screen star who died before she was able to achieve her true screen potential.

Adoree came to the United States in 1920, and made her film debut in "The Strongest" (1920). After appearing in supporting roles in several films, she achieved stardom after appearing in "The Big Parade" (1925), with John Gilbert. Adoree appeared in nine more films with Gilbert, including "Show People" (1928), "La Boheme" (1926), "The Cossacks" (1928), "His Glorious Night" (1929) and "Redemption" (1930). Adoree's last film was "Call of the Flesh" (1930), starring Ramon Novarro. She died of tuberculosis a week after her 35th birthday.

Adoree's crypt is usually decorated with her photograph.

Adoree was born Jeanne de la Fonte on Sept. 30, 1898, in Lille, France. She died on Oct. 5, 1933, in Tujunga, CA.

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