Natalie Moorhead

Natalie Moorhead (born Nathalian Morehead[1]; July 27, 1901 October 6, 1992) was an American film and stage actress of the 1920s and 1930s. She was known for distinctive platinum blond hair.[2]

Natalie Moorhead
Moorhead in 1930
Nathalian Morehead

(1901-07-27)July 27, 1901
DiedOctober 6, 1992(1992-10-06) (aged 91)
Resting placeCalvary Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California
Years active1929–1940


She began her theatre career on Broadway at the Fulton Theatre playing a bridesmaid in the 1922 play Abie's Irish Rose which broke a record for run of the play, finally closing at the Theatre Republic on October 1, 1927. She then played Sadie in the short run of A Lady in Love at the Lyceum Theatre. She played Lydia Webster in George M. Cohan's 1927 farce Baby Cyclone at Henry Miller's Theatre.

Personal life

On December 21, 1930, Moorhead married director Alan Crosland. She sued him for divorce on July 2, 1935.[3] On March 28, 1942, in Maricopa, Arizona, she married millionaire Robert J. Dunham, the sixty-six year-old president of the Chicago Park District.[4] He died in 1948[5]

Selected filmography


  1. 1910,1920 census for nathalian morehead. "".
  2. Natalie Moorhead biodata,; accessed November 12, 2016.
  3. "Natalie Moorhead Sues for Divorce". The Press Democrat. California, Santa Rosa. United Press. July 3, 1935. p. 1. Retrieved July 29, 2017 via
  4. "Wedding Plans Told", p. 3, Chicago Tribune, March 23, 1942.
  5. "R.J. Dunham, Long Head of Parks, Dies", p. 20, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 4, 1948

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