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Years active  1939-1948
Name  Helene Whitney

Role  Actress
Siblings  Thalia Massie
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Full Name  Kenyon Fortescue
Born  July 4, 1914 (1914-07-04) Brussels, Belgium
Other names  Helen Fortescue Joyce Gardner Helene Reynolds
Died  March 28, 1990, Atlantis, Florida, United States
Spouse  J. Sargeant Reynolds (m. 1936–1939)
Parents  Granville Roland Fortescue, Grace Fortescue
Movies  The Hunchback of Notre, Heaven Can Wait, Roxie Hart, The Man Who Wouldn't, Moontide
Similar People  Minna Gombell, Katharine Alexander, Archie Mayo, William A Wellman, Otto Brower

Helene Whitney (July 4, 1914 – March 28, 1990) was an American actress who appeared in films in the late 1930s and 1940s. She was known as Helene Reynolds after her marriage.


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Whitney was born Kenyon Fortescue in 1914, but was known as Helene. Through her mother, Grace Fortescue (1883–1979), she was a grandniece (and cousin twice removed) of Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone. Through her father Granville Roland Fortescue (1875–1952), she was a first cousin once removed of US President Theodore Roosevelt.

She grew up in Washington D.C. where she attended the National Cathedral School for Girls. She married Julian Louis Reynolds, son of Richard S. Reynolds, Sr. and heir to the Reynolds aluminum and tobacco fortunes, on July 15, 1936 in Washington, becoming Helene Fortescue Reynolds. After three years of marriage, they divorced in May 1939.

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She became an actress, using the stage names of Joyce Gardner, Helene Whitney and Helene Reynolds, appeared in films in the late 1930s and 1940s and later in stage productions. After her acting career ended, she became a Manhattan art gallery proprietor and artist in the 1960s. She died of pneumonia at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida aged 75 on March 28, 1990.


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As Helene Whitney/Helen Whitney

As Helene Reynolds


As Helene Reynolds


  • Oh, Captain! (February 4, 1958 - July 19, 1958)
  • Happy Hunting (December 6, 1956 - November 30, 1957)
  • Call Me Madam (October 12, 1950 - May 3, 1952)
  • Miss Liberty (July 15, 1949 - April 8, 1950)
  • High Button Shoes (October 9, 1947 - July 2, 1949)
  • Yours Is My Heart (September 5, 1946 - October 5, 1946)
  • References

    Helene Whitney Wikipedia

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