Actress Mae Clarke was born on August 16, 1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She started her professional career as a dancer sharing a room with Barbara Stanwyck, and subsequently starred in numerous films for Universal Studios, including The Front Page (1931) and Frankenstein (1931). In the latter film, she played the role of Dr. Frankenstein’s fiancée Elizabeth, who was attacked by the Monster on her wedding day. Clarke also appeared in The Public Enemy (1931), in this film is one of cinema's most famous (and frequently parodied) scenes, in which James Cagney pushed a half grapefruit into Clarke's face, then went out and picked up Jean Harlow. Other notable film credits include Waterloo Bridge (1931) and Night World (1932). By the mid-1930s, Clarke was no longer a leading lady and was only featured in small parts. She died on April 29, 1992 from cancer and is buried at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California.
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