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Profiles

  • Marguerite De La Motte (1902 - 1950)
    Marguerite De La Motte (June 22, 1902 – March 10, 1950) was an American film actress, most notably of the silent film era. Career Born in Duluth, Minnesota, De La Motte began her enterta...
  • Louise Wallis (1895 - 1962)
    Find a Grave Birth: Jun. 17, 1896 Death: Apr. 17, 1962 Actress. Born in Lafayette, Indiana, she was a popular comedienne appearing chiefly in silent comedy films from 1913 to 1939. She made her...
  • Karl Dane (1886 - 1934)
    Karl Dane (12 October 1886 – 14 April 1934) was a Danish-American comedian and actor known for his work in American films, mainly of the silent film era. He worked alongside Rudolph Valentino,...
  • Viola Dana (1897 - 1987)
    Viola Dana (June 26, 1897 – July 3, 1987) was an American film actress who was successful during the era of silent movies. Career Born Virginia Flugrath, Dana was a child actress, appearin...
  • Olive Carey (1896 - 1988)
    Olive Carey (January 31, 1896 – March 13, 1988) was an American film and television actress.

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