Sally-O'Neil

Sally O’Neil plays the violin while dog covers ears. Publicity photo, 1927.

O'Neil (1908-1968) started in silent films at age 17 and found a penchant for playing unassuming street orphans along the lines of Mary Pickford in lightweight comedies, and later as flashy fun girls in the Clara Bow mold. Sally found stardom with her second film Sally, Irene and Mary (1925) co-starring Constance Bennett and Joan Crawford, playing a naive chorus girl.