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Profiles

  • Pearl White (1889 - 1939)
    Pearl Fay White (March 4, 1889 – August 4, 1938) was an American stage and film actress. White began her career on the stage at the age of six, and later moved on to silent films appearing in ...
  • James Young (1872 - 1948)
    James Young (January 1, 1872 – June 9, 1948) was an American film director, actor and screenwriter of the silent era. Before films Young had a successful career as a stage actor appearing on Bro...
  • Clara Kimball Young (1890 - 1960)
    Clara Kimball Young (September 6, 1890 – October 15, 1960) was an American film actress, who was highly regarded and publicly popular in the early silent film era. Selected filmography ...
  • Mrs. E.M. Kimball (1860 - 1919)
    Mrs. E.M. Kimball was born on March 15, 1860 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Pauline Garrette. She was an actress, known for The Feast of Life (1916), A Model Young Man (1914) and Happy-Go-Lucky (1914)....
  • Edward Kimball (1859 - 1938)
    Edward Kimball (June 26, 1859 – January 4, 1938) was an American actor of the silent era. He appeared in 63 films between 1912 and 1936. Like many older actors of the Victorian and Edwardian era...

People who have made significant contribution to silent films: actors, directors, writers, etc.

Top grossing silent films in the United States as calculated by Variety magazine in 1932. The dollar amounts are not adjusted for inflation.

  1. The Birth of a Nation (1915) - $10,000,000
  2. The Big Parade (1925) - $6,400,000
  3. Ben-Hur (1925) - $5,500,000
  4. Way Down East (1920) - $5,000,000
  5. The Gold Rush (1925) - $4,250,000
  6. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) - $4,000,000
  7. The Circus (1928) - $3,800,000
  8. The Covered Wagon (1923) - $3,800,000
  9. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) - $3,500,000
  10. The Ten Commandments (1923) - $3,400,000
  11. Orphans of the Storm (1921) - $3,000,000
  12. For Heaven's Sake (1926) - $2,600,000
  13. Seventh Heaven (1926) - $2,400,000
  14. Abie's Irish Rose (1928) - $1,500,000

Actors

  • Victoria Forde
  • Tom Mix

Directors

Writers