Jeanne Stuart

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Jeanne Stuart
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Ivy Sweet

(1908-08-13)13 August 1908
Died12 February 2003(2003-02-12) (aged 94)
Years active1931–1953
Spouse(s)Bernard Docker
(1933–1935) (divorced)
Baron Eugène Daniel de Rothschild
(1952–1976) (his death)

Jeanne Stuart (13 August 1908 – 12 February 2003), born Ivy Sweet, was a British stage and film actress.

Using the stage name Jeanne Stuart, she performed on the London stage, on Broadway, and in motion pictures. She made her motion picture debut in 1931 and went on to perform and star in more than twenty films.

She was married in 1933 to businessman Bernard Docker but their union lasted only a few months. Docker's disapproving father had her followed by private detectives; on discovering her association with actor David Hutcheson, allegedly involving 'circumstances which left no doubt of their adultery',[1] Docker divorced her.[2]

After World War II, she moved to the United States, taking up residence on Long Island. She met Baron Eugène Daniel von Rothschild, a member of the Rothschild family and grandson of Salomon Mayer von Rothschild of the Rothschild banking family of Austria. They married in 1952, after which she gave up her acting career. For a time, she and her husband lived in New York City and Long Island but eventually made their permanent home in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Baroness Jeanne de Rothschild died in Monte Carlo in 2003.


Year Title Role Notes
1931 Creeping Shadows Olga Hoyt
1931 A Safe Affair Olga Delgaroff
1931 Mischief Eleanor Bingham
1932 Once Bitten Alicia
1932 Life Goes On Clare Armore
1932 White Face Gloria Gaye
1932 Leap Year Angela Mallard
1933 The Shadow Moya Silverton
1933 The Medicine Man Flossie
1934 The Great Defender Phyllis Ware
1934 The King of Paris Yvonne
1934 Bella Donna Zoe Harwich
1935 My Heart is Calling Margot
1935 Death on the Set Blanche
1936 Forget Me Not Olga Desmond
1937 Kathleen Mavourneen Barbara Fitzpatrick
1938 Bank Holiday Miss Mayfair
1939 Old Mother Riley Joins Up Nurse Wilson
1939 The Mysterious Mr. Davis Anita Goldenburg
1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie Elspeth Patterson
1953 Twice Upon a Time Mrs. Jamieson


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  2. ^ Martin, Douglas (24 February 2003). "Jeanne de Rothschild, 94, Who Came From Stage, Dies". The New York Times. New York, NY USA. Obituaries. ISSN 0362-4331. OCLC 1645522. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013. In 1934, she married the industrialist Bernard Dudley Docker. Mr. Docker's father was so upset that he hired private detectives to track his son's new wife. The son divorced her after discovering her with the actor David Hutcheson.

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