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Linda Griffith (Arvidson)

Also Known As: "Linda Griffith"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA, USA
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
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Ex-wife of D. W. Griffith

Occupation: Silent film actress
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About Linda Griffith

Linda Arvidson (12 July 1884 – 26 July 1949) was an American actress in silent films. Arvidson was the first wife of film director D.W. Griffith(14 May 1906 - 2 March 1936). She played lead roles in many of his earliest films. While acting, she was sometimes credited as Linda Griffith. The pair separated around 1912 and finally divorced in 1936 when Griffith wished to remarry.

In 1925, she authored her autobiography When the Movies Were Young (1925, 1968). She is mentioned in William J. Mann's The Biograph Girl, a novel based on Florence Lawrence.

Selected filmography

   * The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
   * Balked at the Altar (1908)
   * After Many Years (1908)
   * The Taming of the Shrew (1908)
   * Those Awful Hats (1909)
   * The Golden Louis (1909)
   * At the Altar (1909)
   * A Drunkard's Reformation (1909)
   * Resurrection (1909)
   * The Hessian Renegades (1909)
   * The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwellian Period (1909)
   * To Save Her Soul (1909)
   * The Day After (1909)
   * The Rocky Road (1910)
   * The Two Brothers (1910)
   * The Unchanging Sea (1910)
   * His Trust (1911)
   * His Trust Fulfilled (1911)
   * His Daughter (1911)
   * How She Triumphed (1911 - writer)
   * Enoch Arden (1911)
   * The Miser's Heart (1911)
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Linda Griffith's Timeline

1884
July 12, 1884
San Francisco, CA, USA
1949
July 26, 1949
Age 65
New York, NY, USA
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