Alice E. Brown (Joyce) (1890 - 1955)

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Birthplace: Kansas City, MO, USA
Death: Died in Hollywood, CA, USA
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About Alice E. Brown (Joyce)

Alice Joyce was an American actress, who appeared in more than 200 movies during the 1910s and 1920s, perhaps best known for her roles in The Green Goddess.

It was director Sidney Olcott at the Kalem Company in New York City who gave Alice Joyce her first chance, casting her in his 1910 production, The Deacon's Daughter. She was eventually sent to work under director Kenean Buel on the West Coast after Kalem acquired the old Essanay Studios property in East Hollywood in October 1913. Joyce spent time with Kalem (1910-1915) and Vitagraph (1916-1921), later worked as independent for various studios. Many of her roles found her playing a sweetheart, a wife, and a mother. Her stardom began to wane with the advent of sound motion pictures.

Joyce was known as "The Madonna of the Screen" for her striking features and presence. She made her last movie in 1930, after which she and ex-husband Tom Moore worked a late vaudeville circuit for a time. Joyce was active in San Fernando Valley women's organizations in her later years. She did book reviews and made sketches for friends.

The actress was ill for several years before her death from a blood and heart ailment at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital. She was 65 years old. On her passing in 1955, Alice Joyce was interred next to her mother, Vallie,in the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California. Funeral services were performed by the Oswald Mortuary in North Hollywood, California. A Requiem Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Peace Church in Sepulveda, California.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

   * 1912: The County Fair
   * 1912: The Young Millionaire
   * 1912: The Street Singer
   * 1912: A Business Buccaneer
   * 1912: A Battle of Wits
   * 1913: The Cub Reporter's Temptation
   * 1918: The Triumph of the Weak
   * 1924: White Man
   * 1925: Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
   * 1925: Stella Dallas
   * 1926: So's Your Old Man
   * 1926: Beau Geste
   * 1927: Sorrell and Son
   * 1930: The Green Goddess