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Lea Penman

    Born: October 4th, 1895 in Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska
    Died: October 12th, 1962 in Hollywood, California

    Father: Thomas E. Penman  born: April 1865   died:
    Mother: Jennie A. Blaine born: January 1872  died:

    Married 1: George Treadwell Herbert  Date of marriage: December 28, 1918
    Place of Marriage: Denver, Denver, Colorado
    Married 2: Clyde Fillmore  aka: Clyde Fogle  Date of marriage: December 06, 1924
    Place of Marriage: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    born: September 25th, 1877 in McConnelsville, Ohio
    died: December 19th, 1946 in Santa Monica, California
Lea Penman was a cousin of my grandfather, George Engel. George visited Lea and her family several times
in Denver, Colorado before she went on to become a successful Broadway actress from 1917 until 1949.
She performed in the Broadway hits "Boy Meets Girl" (1935), "What a Life" (1939) and as Dolly Tate in
the 1946 production of"Annie Get Your Gun" which ran for 1,147 performances at the Imperial Theatre.

As a
screen actress she appeared in the 1926 silent film, "Romance of a Million Dollars", directed by Tom
Terriss. She appeared in one episode of the TV series "Suspense" in 1949. In 1950 she appeared as
Effie Floud in the film "Fancy Pants", starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball and was also cast as Mrs. Calhoun in the
film comedy "Stella", starring Victor Mature and Ann Sheridan.  In 1955 she appeared as Mme Parole in the
film "We're No Angels" starring Humphrey Bogart, with Peter Ustinov and Basil Rathbone. In 1957 she was
Mrs. Stoneway in the crime movie "Portland Expose" which also included Frank Gorshin, as Joe who
later became "The Riddler" in the 1966 Batman TV series.

Her last appearance was in 1958-59 as Nora Caldwell in the TV series "Frontier Doctor"

1900 Census Thomas E. Penman, Jennie A. Penman and
Lea Penman in Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska.

Jennie Penman was the daughter of
John & Anna (Barry) Blaine.

Anna Barry was the sister of
Hulda Gertrude (Barry) Nichols,
my great, great grandmother.
1909-10 Sandy the dog, Lea Penman and Sue Cochran                                                                                    Denver, Colorado
George Engel "hung out to dry"
by Sue Cochran in Denver, Colorado 1909-10

Sue Cochran was a childhood friend of Lea Penman
while they were growing up in Denver.
1900 Census Sue Cochran                             Denver, Colorado
Lea Penman and Sue Cochran          Denver, Colorado 1909-10
1910 Census Lea Penman                                  Denver, Colorado
1910 Denver City Directory
Lea Penman and George Engel out for a drive
Denver, Colorado 1912-13
Webster County
My Present Past