Cecile Arnold was the Ziegfeld Follies showgirl who became a comedic actress before her tragic early death.
She married director Frank "Duke" Reynolds in 1918 and quit making movies. The couple divorced two years later. Cecile moved to Shanghai, China where she worked as a stenographer in a real estate office. She married David Toeg, a wealthy stockbroker, but their relationship was rocky. On March 25, 1925 she gave birth to a son named Robert in San Francisco. Her son may have been the result of an affair with Nicolai Merkuloff, a Russian merchant. Robert was raised by Cecile's family in Texas. She returned to China and divorced her husband. Tragically on June 18, 1931 she died from acute infective myocarditis. She was just thirty-nine years old. Cecile was buried at Happy Valley Roman Catholic Cemetery in Hong Kong.
With Syd Chaplin and Slim Summerville