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Profiles

  • Gypsy Abbott (1896 - 1952)
    Gypsy Abbott (January 31, 1896 – July 25, 1952) was an American silent film actress. Career Before entering films, Gypsy Abbott performed for a number of years on the legitimate stage and ...
  • Madge Kennedy (1891 - 1987)
    Madge Kennedy (April 19, 1891 – June 9, 1987) was a movie and stage actress of the silent film era. Kennedy came to New York City with her mother to paint. She was admitted to the Art Stud...
  • Natalie Talmadge (1896 - 1969)
    An occasional silent film actress, Natalie Talmadge was more well-known as the sister of her movie star siblings Norma and Constance Talmadge until her marriage to silent film actor and comedian Buster...
  • Taylor Holmes (1878 - 1959)
    Taylor Holmes (May 16, 1878 – September 30, 1959) was an actor who appeared in over 100 Broadway plays in his five-decade career. However, he is probably best remembered for his film roles, wh...
  • Mildred Harris (1901 - 1944)
    Popular child actress Mildred Harris began her career at the age eleven. At the age of fifteen, she was cast as a harem girl in D. W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916). She appeared as a leading lady throu...

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