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Ayres was a silent film star in the 1920s.
Birth: Agnes Hinkle
April 4, 1898
In 1921, she shot to stardom when she was cast in what is probably
her best know role opposite Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik. Ayres
played the role for all it was worth, and became the envy of every woman
alive as the love interest to the cinema's sexiest new idol.
Advertisements and lobby posters showed Ayres' name was top-billed
above Valentino's. She went on to have major roles in many other films
including The Affairs of Anatol (1921), Forbidden Fruit
(1921), and The Ten Commandments (1923), but soon afterward,
Agnes' stardom began to decline. In 1926 she reprised her role as Diana
in Valentino's Son of the Sheik.
In 1929, Ayres lost her fortune in Crash of �29,
and her career ended with the beginning of talking pictures. Her voice
was, according to trade journal reports, improperly pitched for sound
pictures. Ayres went successfully into real estate after her film career
was over and handled prime Beverly Hills properties.
Death: December 25, 1940 (aged 42)
Los Angeles, California
Ayres died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Where are they buried?
- Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, Tennessee
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California
- Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, California