Mildred Shay

Mildred Shay
1911 - 2005

Mildred Shay  American Actress

Mildred Shay passed away on 15th Oct 2005 aged 94. Her last relationship was when Mildred Shay and Geoffrey Steele were married for 46 years before Geoffrey Steele died aged 72.


Mildred Shay was previously married to Geoffrey Steele (1940 - 1987), Winthrop Gardner (1935 - 1937) and Thomas Francis Murphy (i) (1933 - 1935).

She was also in relationships with Howard Hughes ( - present), Johnny Weissmuller, Cecil B. DeMille, Roy Rogers, Errol Flynn ( - present), Victor Mature, Glenn Ford ( - present), Walter Pidgeon ( - present), Lyle Talbot ( - present), Pat DiCicco and Lewis J. Selznick ( - present).

Mildred Shay is rumoured to have hooked up with Louis B. Mayer ( - present).

Mildred Shay had a daughter named Georgiana.


Mildred Shay is a 94 year old American Actress. Born Mildred Helen Shay on 26th September, 1911 in Syracuse, NY, she is famous for Pocket Venus (MGM`s Nickname for her in the 1930`s) in a career that spans 1930s–1999. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

Mildred Shay is a member of the following lists: People from Cedarhurst, New York, American film actresses and 1911 births.


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Confirmed Relationships14
Longest Relationship47 yrs, 1 mth
Shortest Relationship2 yrs
Average Relationship Length3 yrs, 8 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name Mildred
Middle Name Helen
Last Name Shay
Full Name at Birth Mildred Helen Shay
Age 94 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th September, 1911
Birthplace Syracuse, NY
Died 15th October, 2005
Place of Death Glendale, CA
Cause of Death Stroke
Height 5' 0" (152 cm)
Build Slim
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Pocket Venus (MGM`s Nickname for her in the 1930`s)
Year(s) Active 1930s–1999
Mother Joseph A. Shay
Brother Lillian

Mildred Helen Shay (September 26, 1911 – October 15, 2005) was an American film actress of the 1930s who was better known for her affairs, marriages and glamorous social life. The petite Shay, at five-feet tall, was dubbed the "Pocket Venus" by Hollywood gossip columnists.

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Mildred Shay94 LibraActress
Geoffrey Steele72 Cancer
Winthrop Gardner67 Sagittarius
Thomas Francis Murphy (i)-
Cecil B. DeMille77 LeoFilm/TV Producer
Roy Rogers86 ScorpioActor
Errol Flynn50 GeminiActor
Victor Mature86 AquariusActor
Glenn Ford90 TaurusActor
Walter Pidgeon87 VirgoActor
Louis B. Mayer73 CancerFilm/TV Producer
Lyle Talbot94 AquariusActor
Pat DiCicco69 AquariusBusiness
Lewis J. Selznick62 TaurusFilm/TV Producer
Howard Hughes70 CapricornBusiness
Johnny Weissmuller79 GeminiActor
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Parting Shots1998Old Lady at WeddingMovie
Bullseye!1990Jolene, Tourist WifeMovie
Hidden Agenda1990Mrs. Brown (uncredited)Movie
Perfect Scoundrels1990Woman in Twin SetTV Show
Inspector Morse1987Janet RoscoeTV Show
Labyrinth1986Goblin (voice, uncredited)Movie
Little Shop of Horrors1986Second CustomerMovie
Death Wish 31985Mrs EmilMovie
Superman III1983Woman in Elevator (uncredited)Movie
Funny Money1982Mrs. KellerMovie
American Playhouse1981Becky ReisTV Show
The Other 'Arf1980TV Show
The History of Mr. Polly1980American ladyTV Show
Candleshoe1977Mrs. McCressMovie
Valentino1977Lady at Maxim'sMovie
The Great Gatsby1974Party Guest (uncredited)Movie
Brief Encounter1974TV Movie
Pollyanna1973HousekeeperTV Show
Play for Today1970AngieTV Show
Model Shop1969Movie
Star!1968Woman Reporter (uncredited)Movie
I Killed the Count1948Renée la LuneTV Movie
The Adding Machine1948Judy O'GradyMovie
Forever Amber1947Girl (uncredited)Movie
You Can't Take It with You1947Gay WellingtonTV Movie
Flight from Folly1945Undetermined Role (uncredited)Movie
The Road to Victory1944Singer (uncredited)Short Film
I Married an Angel19422nd Maid (uncredited)Movie
Reap the Wild Wind1942Girl in Match Sequence (uncredited)Movie
Roar of the Press1941Helen (uncredited)Movie
The Phantom Submarine1941Cigarette Girl (uncredited)Movie
Lucky Devils1941Agnes (uncredited)Movie
Carolina Moon1940Servant (uncredited)Movie
The Philadelphia Story1940Main Line Society Woman (uncredited)Movie
And One Was Beautiful1940Girlfriend (uncredited)Movie
In Old Missouri1940Mme. Chee-CheeMovie
Rancho Grande1940Dude Ranch Guest (uncredited)Movie
Ride Tenderfoot Ride1940StewardessMovie
Balalaika1939Jeanette SibirskyMovie
Made for Each Other1939John Horace Mason's Secretary (uncredited)Movie
The Women1939Helen - Crystal's French Maid (uncredited)Movie
All Women Have Secrets1939ChloeMovie
Missing Daughters1939Hostess (uncredited)Movie
Roman Scandals1933Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)Movie
A Bill of Divorcement1932Party Guest (uncredited)Movie
The Age of Consent1932Student at dormitory (uncredited)Movie
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