Constance (Talmadge) Giblin
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Constance Alice (Talmadge) Giblin (1899 - 1973)

Constance Alice Giblin formerly Talmadge aka Pialoglou, Mackintosh, Netcher
Born in Brooklyn, New York, United Statesmap
Wife of — married 27 Feb 1926 (to 1927) in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United Statesmap
Wife of — married May 1929 in California, United Statesmap
Wife of — married 28 Oct 1939 in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Died in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
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Constance Talmadge was an American Movie star, the sister of actresses Norma and Natalie Talmadge.

She was born 19 April 1898 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Frederick Talmadge and Peg Brown. Her family was poor, and the sisters got their start in show business after Norma started modeling for title slides in the "flickers." [1]

She started acting in 1914 in a Vitagraph comedy short, In Bridal Attire. Her first major role was as the Mountain Girl in D. W. Griffith's Intolerance in 1916.[2]

Constance, along with her sister, Norma, became big stars in the Roaring 20s during the heyday of the silent era. After the talkies came, the sisters retired from acting and lived quite comfortably on real estate investments.

She was married four times.

She married John Pialoglou, a Greek tobacco importer, 26 December 1920 at a double wedding with Dorothy Gish and James Rennie in Greenwich, Connecticut. She met her husband "in New York at a social function and they had been friends for a year or more. He was a wonderful dancer and a charming fellow. He was born in Constantinople of Greek parents, and has been in American about six years."[3] They were divorced two years later.

Her second husband was Alastair McIntosh, whom she married in 27 February 1926 in San Francisco, California. "The Examiner says today (26 Feb 1926) that Constance Talmadge, the film star, and Oliver McIntosh of London are to be married tomorrow at Burlingame, a suburb of San Francisco."[4] They divorced in 1927.

She married Townsend Netcher in 8 May 1929 in Los Angeles, California.[5] "Connie married Townsend Netcher, former husband of Gertrude Selby, May 8, 1929. Last Jan. 5, (1939) Superior Judge Robert C. O'Connell granted her an uncontested divorced. Now 38, she has been reported secretly engaged to Walter Giblin, broker."[6]

Her fourth husband was Walter Michael Giblin, whom she married 28 October 1939 in New York City. "The marriage Saturday of former Movie Actress Constance Talmadge to Walter Giblin, New York broker, was revealed yesterday. Miss Talmadge previously was married to John Pialoglou, Capt. Alastair William MacIntosh and Townsend Nether, Chicago merchant."[7] They were married until his death on 1 May 1964.

None of her marriages produced any children.

She died 23 November 1973 in Los Angeles, California.[8]

Along with her sister Norma, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks, Talmadge inaugurated the tradition of placing her footprints in concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theater. She left a trail of five footprints in her slab. Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 6300 Hollywood Blvd.[9]


  1. Wikipedia article
  2. Wikipedia article
  3. "Miss Talmadge Becomes a Mrs. Dorothy Gish Also Murmurs "I Will", Not Movie Stuff." New Britain Herald, Thursday, December 30, 1920, New Britain, CT., page 8.
  4. Film Star to Wed Again. New Britain Herald, Friday, February 26, 1926, New Britain CT, page 28.
  5. "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), Townsend Netcher and Constance A Talmadge, 08 May 1929; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,759.
  6. Daily Times, Sunday, March 19, 1939, Chicago, IL, page 30.
  7. Miss Talmadge Wed, New York, Oct. 30. Evening Star, Monday, October 30, 1939, Washington, D.C., page 14.
  8. Find a Grave Memorial for Constance Talmadge.
  9. Wikipedia article

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