Alice White's Story

"Sex appeal is great onscreen. They say I've got it. I don't know. The public seems to think so, but off screen it's nothing but a handicap." ~ Alice

Alice White was born Alva Violet White on August 24, 1904 in Paterson, New Jersey. Her parents, Kate Alexander and Audley White, divorced shortly after her birth. Alice's mother, a former chorus girl, died in 1907 and she was raised by her Italian grandparents. She attended an all-girls school in Connecticut and went to Roanoke College in Virgina. When she was nineteen she moved with her family to Los Angeles, California. Alice took secretarial classes at Hollywood high school and started working at a real estate office. She was hired to be a secretary at Pickford Studios but was fired for being "too sexy". Alice worked as a script girl for Charlie Chaplin and Josef Von Sternberg. She also appeared as an extra in the 1924 film The Thief Of Bagdad. A studio photographer encouraged her to become and actr…

Alice's Mother & Grandmother

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ~ The Lost Film

Show Girl Has Been FOUND

Broadway Babies (1929)

Alice's Scandalous Love Triangle

Alice's Marriage To Sidney Bartlett

Alice's Marriage To Jack Roberts

Alice's TV Comeback

Written By Alice ~ Come Into The Kitchen

1930 Pictorial ~ Beauty And The Bunny

Vintage Magazine Clippings

Alice's Nude Scene

1933 Article ~ Meet The New Alice White

Happy New Year

Merry Christmas

1930 Pictorial ~ Alice In Wonderland

Happy Halloween

Magazine Covers

Quotes From Alice



Alice's Films & Where To Watch Them

1935 Article ~ What Love Means To Me

1931 Article ~ What's All The Shouting For?