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Mary Astor in the 1930 Census…

Sunday, July 20th, 2008


Mary Astor


née Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke

Film actress

Sandra Kovak in The Great Lie (1941)





La Leyenda Apartments

1737 North Whitley Avenue

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

Rent (no data given)

no Radio

Census taken on April 8, 1930



  1. Lucile L. Hawks (head), 23 / widowed / Illinois / Actress / Motion pictures.


NOTE: Astor is listed under her real name, Lucile L. and her married name Hawks. You may notice that she also is listed as widowed. Just three months prior, her husband, director Kenneth Hawks and nine other crewman were killed when two airplanes collided over the Pacific Ocean near Long Beach. Hawks, the brother of director Howard Hawks, was filming scenes for the Fox Studios feature, Such Men are Dangerous (1930).


Entrance to La Leyenda







* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.


The preceeding is taken from my recent book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.


The 1930 Census

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

“Celebrities in the 1930 Census”

by Allan R. Ellenberger 


My latest book is called, “Celebrities in the 1930 Census,” published by McFarland. The concept of the book is simple — it lists the famous and where they lived on one specific day — April 1, 1930. It is a directory of renowned people from every walk of life. Every branch of the entertainment industry is covered, as are politicians, musicians, sports figures, astronauts, cult figures, criminals, religious leaders, pioneers in various fields, and anyone who achieved any degree of fame for any reason — they’re here. Of course, even with more that 2,200 individual listings, it’s impossible to include everyone. While browsing, you will probably find someone of interest who is missing.



Celebrities In The 1930 Census: Household Data of 2,265 U.S. Actors, Musicians, Scientists, Athletes, Writers, Politicians and Other Public Figures


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