Saturday, January 3, 2015

Bathing Beauties XV

Patsy O'Leary was born on September 8, 1910 in Los Angeles. Her career consisted of 50 films/shorts, spanning from 1927 until 1932. She sometimes appeared under the name 'Patricia O'Leary.' It sounds like she really enjoyed her time in the movie business because according to a magazine article she would come to the studio on her day off to sunbathe on the roof. One of her last screen appearances was as Bing Crosby's love interest in the 1931 Mack Sennett short, One More Chance.
I know Patsy married at least once, to a Dr. Clement Joynt. They divorced in 1936 and I am not sure if she ever remarried. Actually, I don't know what happened to her after that at all! I don't even know when she died!


Barbara Pierce was born on October 15, 1904 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her career consisted of 16 films/shorts from 1924 until 1929. One of her most notable film appearances was as a manicurist in Chaplin's Gold Rush in 1925.
Barbara passed away on April 27, 1972 in Alameda, California. I do not know where she is buried. 


I wanted to include three more ladies that I found but I unfortunately couldn't find pictures of them or any additional information.

Jean Keller - appeared in four films from 1927 until 1929
Gloria Lee - appeared in nine films from 1927 until 1929
Mary B. Stuart - appeared in six shorts, all in 1928

And of course, to all the uncredited Bathing Beauties. You are not forgotten!


  1. Such a great tribute. To think this one lady starred with a young Bing Crosby-just fantastic!

  2. Lovely ladies! Glad you remembered them.

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