Autumn Sims bio to 1932

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- - Istzrcstind sketches of Indiaaians vho Juive made $ood U film, circles. 3 AUTUMN tnr b ill e. . 1 111 m 1H "cv. OWN In the little town of Odon. Daviess county, where she was l born, Autumn Sims first built her v,i,w i castles in the air which afterward ma terfallzed in success In Hollywood and on the legitimate stage. With a fresh young beauty talent and ImaglnatlTe tr - r. ,. ofmake hvTwhen onoortun - 1 iff ere She mte h f tSecn to which lsle Ferguson and Frank Mayo were stars. Then followed role support of Sigrld Holmqulsrand in "Sorrows of SaUn. - starring Carol Dempster. "Is Divorce a Faflure" WM sncther important picture In which she appeared? Previously to her Hollywood career. the had won success on the legitimate stage. It waa a summer vacation spent up in the quaint old village of Provlncetown, Mass.. that marked the turning point of her career. It waa here that she became acquainted with Raymond Hitchcock, and. through him. she was Introduced to Charles Dillingham; who held the magic key that unlocked the world behind the footlights to Autumn. He gave her her first chance in his production, "City Chap." in which were also Skeets Gallagher and Irene Dunn, former. Hooslers. and now of movie fame. , Oa. Stage ia - VanlUea. Then followed a period In the mov - ., - w .ZT ftr wbJch sne rturned to the stage as one of the beauties In the Zarl Carroll "Vanities." What It took to win for herself the admiration of the public and the applause of the critics. Autumn had. Moreover, she always had the advantage of appear - lng with principals of note, which ... . Vm MiMi4nti(l i4ii4it Tn h I "Vanities at that time were such headllnera as Dorothv Knann. Leon Errou, Lionel AtWill and George Hus - ton. She danced, and . sang her way into 'the hearts of her audience, and ' in i7 SIMS Ol then, when her lucky star seemed in the ascendant, sickness and accident forced her into a long period of inactivity. She underwent a serious operation for appendicitis; then, during her convalescence, she fell from a horse at Atlantic City, receiving an injury to her splneifhlch forced her once more into the sick room for many months. She lost time and money and opportunity, but never her courage. During her enforced idleness, she laid her plans, and as soon as she was able, she went back to Hollywood and took up the study of dramatic art under Mildred Voorhees at the Hollywood Community theater. Then she returned to New York and continued her studies under Theodore Irvine. She spent one winter abroad fcr her health and for study, seeking always to Improve herself in her chosen work. "The Lang Hard Grind." As she once satd of her work, "The long hard grind to achieve a place behind the footlights, the long weary days of waiting between engagements. of rehearsing xor plays 01 auoious success, and then perhaps of getting only small bits this is the lot of the actress." Her father. Charles A. Sims. Odon. is a traveling salesman for a Cincln - naU clothing house, and her mother, Mrs. Clare . Sims, lives with an older daughter, Mrs. Paul Ragle, in Akron, O. A brother. Hanly. is a premedical student at Indiana University, and Starlln, the younger brother, attends Indiana State Teach ers College at Terre Haute. She Is one screen favorite who has never adopted a stage name. It was as Autumn Sims that she ruled In youthful circles In Odon and made her way to the stage and silver screen. And it Is the name of Autumn Sims that she hopes to see flashed in electric lights abroad, for it is her greatest ambition now to appear on the dramatic stage in London. . J,. . .f .!. .y. : ' ; , ' t ; v ; ' J - : "' c; r "" '. v t - sj tfit. z ' ":;' - f ' r - ". '. . f i:if :i i s i .. .. . : . - . . .. . .v . , v . :. w :: ; ? s V , ill , - ;:' . - - :' , ; ,. , - - t r t

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 17 Mar 1932, Thu,
  3. Page 17

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