Hmm: she "indulged in a nervous breakdown recently," but it had an upside: "now she looks like this!" Win-win all around. She appeared in the 1925 Ben-Hur and the Jazz Singer, but after a while she bailed from movies.
For years, a rumor circulated that McAvoy retired from the screen at the transition to sound films because of a lisp or speech impediment. In truth, she married the treasurer of United Artists, who asked her not to work.
She shook him off in 1940, and did some bit parts. Her last appearance was in . . . .the Ben-Hur remake.