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Catherine Dale Owen (July 28, 1900  – September 7, 1965) was an American stage

and film actress.

First discovered by Laura MacGillivray, the wife of Actors

Equity president Frank Gillmore, Owen appeared on Broadway in the 1920s through

early 1930s in productions including The Mountain Man, The Whole Town's

Talking, Trelawny of the Wells, The Love City and The Play's the Thing. In

1925, Owen was acclaimed as one of the ten most beautiful women in the world.

Owen made her film debut as Princess Orsolini opposite John

Gilbert's Captain Kovacs in the 1929 film His Glorious Night.[1] It was to Owen

that Gilbert spoke the lines, "Oh beauteous maiden, my arms are waiting to

enfold you. I love you. I love you. I love you." The scene, which proved

disastrous for Gilbert's career, was later parodied in the 1952 film Singin' in

the Rain. In 1930, Owen starred in Lawrence Tibbett's film debut, The Rogue

Song and also with Edmund Lowe in Born Reckless. Owen appeared in her final

film, Defenders of the Law in 1931. She retired from acting in 1935.

Owen married Milton F. Davis, Jr., son of Brigadier General

Milton F. Davis in 1934. The marriage ended in divorce March 1937. On June 5,

1937, Owen married advertising executive Homer P. Metzger in New York City. The

couple had one son, Robert Owen Metzger, born in October 1939.

On September 3, 1965, Owen suffered a stroke at her New York

City home. She was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital where she slipped into a coma.

She died there on September 7 at the age of 65. She was survived by her husband,

Homer and her son Robert. She is buried in the Old Tennent Cemetery in

Manalapan Township, New Jersey.

Owen's likeness was drawn in caricature by Alex Gard for

Sardi's, the New York City theater district restaurant. The picture is now part

of the collection of the New York Public Library

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From Wikipedia

Catherine Dale Owen (July 28, 1900  – September 7, 1965) was an American stage

and film actress.

First discovered by Laura MacGillivray, the wife of Actors

Equity president Frank Gillmore, Owen appeared on Broadway in the 1920s through

early 1930s in productions including The Mountain Man, The Whole Town's

Talking, Trelawny of the Wells, The Love City and The Play's the Thing. In

1925, Owen was acclaimed as one of the ten most beautiful women in the world.

Owen made her film debut as Princess Orsolini opposite John

Gilbert's Captain Kovacs in the 1929 film His Glorious Night.[1] It was to Owen

that Gilbert spoke the lines, "Oh beauteous maiden, my arms are waiting to

enfold you. I love you. I love you. I love you." The scene, which proved

disastrous for Gilbert's career, was later parodied in the 1952 film Singin' in

the Rain. In 1930, Owen starred in Lawrence Tibbett's film debut, The Rogue

Song and also with Edmund Lowe in Born Reckless. Owen appeared in her final

film, Defenders of the Law in 1931. She retired from acting in 1935.

Owen married Milton F. Davis, Jr., son of Brigadier General

Milton F. Davis in 1934. The marriage ended in divorce March 1937. On June 5,

1937, Owen married advertising executive Homer P. Metzger in New York City. The

couple had one son, Robert Owen Metzger, born in October 1939.

On September 3, 1965, Owen suffered a stroke at her New York

City home. She was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital where she slipped into a coma.

She died there on September 7 at the age of 65. She was survived by her husband,

Homer and her son Robert. She is buried in the Old Tennent Cemetery in

Manalapan Township, New Jersey.

Owen's likeness was drawn in caricature by Alex Gard for

Sardi's, the New York City theater district restaurant. The picture is now part

of the collection of the New York Public Library

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 9

Birthday 1900-07-28

Day of Death 1965-09-07

Place of Birth Louisville - Kentucky - USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1931 Defenders of the Law as Alice Randall
1931 Behind Office Doors as Ellen May Robinson
1930 Today as Eve Warner
1930 Born Reckless as Joan Sheldon
1930 The Rogue Song as Princess Vera
1930 Strictly Unconventional as Elizabeth
1930 Such Men Are Dangerous as Elinor Kranz
1929 His Glorious Night as Princess Orsolini
1927 The Forbidden Woman

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