Helen Morgan

Helen Morgan
1902 - 1941

Helen Morgan  American Actress


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Helen Morgan was in relationships with George Raft and George Jessel.


American Actress Helen Morgan was born Helen Riggins on 2nd August, 1902 in Danville, Illinois USA and passed away on 8th Oct 1941 Chicago, Illinois aged 39. She is most remembered for Show Boat. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Helen Morgan is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American female singers and American musical theatre actors.


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First Name Helen
Last Name Morgan
Full Name at Birth Helen Riggins
Alternative Name Helen Riggins, Helen Morgan
Age 39 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd August, 1902
Birthplace Danville, Illinois USA
Died 8th October, 1941
Place of Death Chicago, Illinois
Cause of Death Cirrhosis Of The Liver
Build Slim
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer, Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Show Boat

Helen Morgan (August 2, 1900 – October 9, 1941) was an American singer and actress who worked in films and on the stage. A quintessential torch singer, she made a big splash in the Chicago club scene in the 1920s.
She starred as Julie LaVerne in the original Broadway production of Hammerstein and Kern's musical Show Boat in 1927, as well as in the 1932 Broadway revival of the musical, and appeared in two film adaptations, a part-talkie made in 1929
(prologue only) and
a full-sound version made in 1936, becoming firmly associated with the role. She suffered from bouts of alcoholism, and despite her notable success in the title role of another Hammerstein and Kern's Broadway musical, Sweet Adeline (1929), her stage career was relatively short. Helen Morgan died of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 41. She was portrayed by Polly Bergen in the Playhouse 90 drama The Helen Morgan Story and by Ann Blyth in the 1957 biopic based on the television drama.

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Helen Morgan39 LeoActress
George Raft85 LibraActor
George Jessel83 AriesDirector


Frankie and Johnnie1936FrankieMovie
Show Boat1936JulieMovie
Go Into Your Dance1935Luana WellsMovie
Sweet Music1935Helen MorganMovie
Marie Galante1934Miss TapiaMovie
You Belong to Me1934Bonnie KayMovie
The Doctor1934Short Film
Manhattan Lullaby1933Short Film
The Gigolo Racket1931Helen MarloweShort Film
Roadhouse Nights1930Lola FaganMovie
Applause1929Kitty DarlingMovie
Glorifying the American Girl1929Helen Morgan - Appearance in Revue ScenesMovie
Show Boat1929Julie LaVerne [prologueMovie
The Heart Raider1923Minor Role (uncredited)Movie
Six Cylinder Love1923Extra (uncredited)Movie
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Pat KaneSep 29, 2008

I heard from a relative that Helen Morgans song "Just My Bill",was based on a relative called Bill who was a Irish American NY Gangster in the 20`s and her lover. True?

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