How tall was May McAvoy?
May McAvoy, the silent-screen star, was born in the affluent New York City area. Her well-to - do family owned and operated a large livery stable which now houses the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. She originally wanted to be a teacher but after seeing a colleague rehearse a performance at a local vaudeville venue, she became fascinated by show business.A model whose first role was an ad for Domino Sugar, she went on to extra work in films and got her first major break with Lionel Barrymore co-starring The Devil's Garden (1920).
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