Seena Owen - biography

Actor from United States of America

Seena Owen Seena Owen (November 14, 1894 - August 15, 1966) was a Danish-American silent film actress. She was born Signe M. Auen at Spokane, Washington, the youngest of three children raised by Jens Christensen and Karen (née Sorensen) Auen. Her father and mother came from Denmark in the late 1880s and settled in Minnesota where they married in 1888. Within a short period of time they relocated to Portland and then Spokane where her father became proprietor of the Columbia Pharmacy on the corner of Main and Washington. In her youth Owen was enrolled at Brunot Hall, an Episcopalian girl’s school in Spokane founded by Bishop Lemuel H. Wells, and would later attend school overseas in Copenhagen. Owen's life as the daughter of an affluent business owner changed in her late teens when the family business failed and it became necessary to seek employment. She received her early inspiration to act while a student at the Pauline Dunstan Belden School of Elocution in Spokane before appearing in a stock production in San Francisco playing the part of a maid for $5 a week. Soon she traveled south to Hollywood to find work as a movie extra and had the good fortune to run into actor-director Marshall  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Signe Auen,Signe M. Auen,Seena
Date of birth
1894-11-14
Place of birth
Spokane
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Karen Auen, Jens Christensen
Spouse(s)
George Walsh
Children
Patricia Walsh Noonan
Siblings
Lillie Hayward
Profession
Actor, Screenwriter

Performances

Year Performance Character
1928 Man-Made Women Georgette
1926 The Flame of the Yukon The Flame
1924 The Great Well
1923 Unseeing Eyes
1922 Back Pay
1919 The Sheriff's Son Beulah Rutherford
1918 Branding Broadway
1916 Martha's Vindication Dorothea
1915 An Image of the Past
1915 Little Marie
1915 The Highbinders
0 The Lamb

Death

Date of death
1966-08-15
Place of death
Hollywood

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