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Betty Blythe MP (1893 - 1972)

From Wikipedia (English) : Betty Blythe (September 1, 1893 – April 7, 1972) was an American actress best known for her dramatic roles in exotic silent films such as The Queen of Sheba (1921). ...

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Mabel Taliaferro (1887 - 1979)

Mabel "Nell" Taliaferro (May 21, 1887 – January 24, 1979) was an American stage, and a silent screen actress, known as the Sweetheart of American Movies. Taliaferro was descended on her father...

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Edith Taliaferro (1894 - 1958)

Edith Taliaferro (December 21, 1894 – March 2, 1958) was an American stage and film actress of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She was active on the stage until 1935 and had roles in t...

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George Ellsworthy Redgrave (1873 - 1922)

George Ellsworthy "Roy" Redgrave (26 April 1873 – 25 May 1922) was an English stage and silent film actor. Redgrave is considered to be the first member of the Redgrave acting dynasty.

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Donald Crisp (1882 - 1974)

Donald Crisp (born George William Crisp, 27 July 1882 – 25 May 1974) was an British-born, English and American film actor. He was also an early producer, director and screenwriter of films. He...

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Laurence Trimble (1885 - 1954)

Laurence Trimble (February 15, 1885 – February 8, 1954) was an American silent film actor, writer and director. Trimble began his career as an actor in the 1910 silent Saved by the Flag. He ma...

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Frances Lee (1906 - 2000)

Frances Lee (May 5, 1906 – November 5, 2000) was an American film actress during Hollywood's silent film era, and well into the sound film era of the 1930s. Dancing career Frances Lee was ...

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Enid Bennett (1893 - 1969)

Enid Bennett (15 July 1893 – 14 May 1969) was an Australian silent film actress. Career Born in York, Western Australia, Bennett started her film acting career in 1916, first starring in G...

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Alice Howell (1886 - 1961)

Alice Howell (May 20, 1886-April 11, 1961), was a silent film comedy actress from New York City. Early reviews of her movies describe her as the scream of the screen. One reviewer likened her to a ...

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Virginia Fox (1902 - 1982)

Virginia Fox (April 2, 1902 – October 14, 1982) was an American actress who starred in many silent films of the 1910s and 1920s. Life and career Fox was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, th...

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Pola Negri MP (1897 - 1987)

Pola Negri (née Apolonia Chałupiec) was a Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her tragedienne an...

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Al Lee (deceased)

Wikipedia: English Al Lee was a Boston-born American actor, producer and manager in vaudeville and silent films.

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Edmund Dantes Lowe (1890 - 1971)

Wikipedia: English Edmund Dantes Lowe (March 3, 1890 – April 20, 1971), American actor who began his career in vaudeville and silent films. Edmund was openly gay and he and his lesbian wife,...

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Lilyan Tashman (1896 - 1934)

Lilyan Tashman (October 23, 1896 – March 21, 1934) was a Brooklyn-born Jewish American vaudeville, Broadway, and film actress. Lilyan was lesbian and this was considered an open secret in Holl...

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Alice Brady (1892 - 1939)

Alice Brady (born Mary Rose Brady, November 2, 1892 – October 28, 1939) was an American actress who began her career in the silent film era and survived the transition into talkies. She worked...

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Richard Bennett (1870 - 1944)

Richard Bennett (May 21, 1870 – October 22, 1944) was an American actor. A matinee idol of the stage and early silent movie era, Bennett is probably best-known for his role as Major Amberson in ...

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Barbara Jane Bennett (1906 - 1958)

Barbara Jane Bennett (August 13, 1906 – August 8, 1958) was an American silent film actress. Born into an acting family, she was the daughter of actor Richard Bennett and actress Adrienne Morr...

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Emily Stevens (1882 - 1928)

) Emily Stevens (February 27, 1882 – January 3, 1928) was a stage and screen actress in Broadway plays in the first three decades of the 20th century and later silent movies. Family lineag...

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Osgood Perkins (1892 - 1937)

Osgood Perkins (May 16, 1892 – September 21, 1937) was an American actor. Life and career Perkins was born James Ripley Osgood Perkins in West Newton, Massachusetts, son of Henry Phelp...

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Virginia Cherrill (1908 - 1996)

She was an American actress best known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931). Due to marrying an English earl in the 1940s, she is also known as Virginia Child-V...

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Helene Chadwick (1897 - 1940)

Helene Chadwick (November 25, 1897–September 4, 1940) was an American actress in silent motion pictures and in early sound films. Early life and career Chadwick was born in the small town ...

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Marlene Dietrich MP (1901 - 1992)

Marlene Dietrich (German pronunciation: [maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç]; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German actress and singer. Dietr...

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Barbara La Marr (deceased)

Barbara La Marr born July 28, 1896, Yakima, Washington, died January 30, 1926, Altadena, California American stage and film actress, cabaret artist and screenwriter. La Marr was known as "The Girl ...

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Zasu Pitts (1894 - 1963)

ZaSu Pitts born January 3, 1894, at Parsons, Kansas, died June 7, 1963, at Hollywood, California American actress who starred in many silent dramas and comedies, although later, her career digressed ...

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Corinne Griffith (1894 - 1979)

Corinne Mae Griffith (November 21, 1894 – July 13, 1979) was an American film actress, producer and author. Dubbed "The Orchid Lady of the Screen",[1] she was one of the most popular film actr...

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Rudolph Valentino MP (1895 - 1926)

Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor, and early pop icon. A sex symbol of the 1920s, Valentino was known as the "Latin Lover" He starred in several well known s...

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Leatrice Joy (1893 - 1985)

She is best known for her career in the early silent film era. Born Leatrice Joy Zeidler in New Orleans, Louisiana, Leatrice Joy began her acting career in stock theater companies and made her film d...

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John Gilbert (1899 - 1936)

) Silent film star of the 1910s-1930s. John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 – January 9, 1936) was an American actor and a major star of the silent film era. Known as "the great lover," he rivaled ...

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Theda Bara MP (1885 - 1955)

Silent film actress of the 1910's and 20's and early American sex symbol. Theda Bara was featured on a U.S. postage stamp issued in 1994. from:

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King Wallis Vidor (1894 - 1982)

American film director King Vidor is noted for his experimentation with visual effects and camera movement in motion pictures such as The Big Parade (1925) and Wedding Night (1935). He was born on Fe...

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Eleanor d'Abbadie d'Arrast (1898 - 1991)

From cover girl to movie star, Eleanor Boardman led a charmed life. Boardman was popular during the silent film era and is best remembered for her role in King Vidor's classic silent film "The Crowd" (...

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Florence Vidor-Heifetz (1895 - 1977)

Quite renown in her day, Florence Vidor rose to fame in the 1921 film Hail the Woman. Movie fans witnessed the great photogenic beauty but not the Southern-bred tones of the silent star, for she abrupt...

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D. W. Griffith MP (1875 - 1948)

David Llewelyn Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was a premier pioneering American film director, credited with developing many of the basic techniques of filmmaking, in such film...

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Marie Dressler (1868 - 1934)

Famous as a hefty, bulldog‐faced comic harridan, Marie Dressler was a leading American silent film star during the Depression-era. Although she gained fame as a large, good-natured comedienne, s...

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Buster Keaton MP (1895 - 1966)

Known as "The Great Stone Face," Keaton got big laughs out of his relentlessly blank expression in silent film comedies like The Saphead (1920), Sherlock, Jr. (1924), and his famous The General (1927)....

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Oliver Hardy MP (1892 - 1957)

American comedic actor Oliver Hardy was one half of the famous Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted nearly 30 years, from 1927 to 1955. Hardy’...

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Will Rogers (Famous Humorist) MP (1879 - 1935)

One of America's brightest media stars during the 1920s and '30s, Will Rogers did rope tricks while making pointed -- and humorous -- political observations. He signed on with the Ziegfield Follies in ...

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Norma Talmadge (1894 - 1957)

A major box office draw during the silent film era for more than a decade, Norma Talmadge earned the title 'The Lady of the Great Indoors' for her weepy society melodramas. She is best remembered for h...

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Constance Alice Talmadge (1898 - 1973)

Nicknamed "Dutch" by her mother because of her adorable blond good looks as a plump little girl, which made her look like the Little Dutch Boy, silent movie star Constance Talmadge is best remembered f...

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Gloria Swanson MP (1899 - 1983)

Legendary actress Gloria Swanson is considered to be one of the biggest stars of the silent era as well as a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. In 1929, Swanson successfu...

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Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983)

Edith Norma Shearer was a Canadian-American actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in the world from the mid-1920s until her retirement in 1942. Her early films cast her as the girl-nex...

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Mary Pickford MP (1892 - 1979)

Known as America’s sweetheart, Mary Pickford was a legendary film actress during the age of silent pictures. She often appeared on screen in young girl roles, even when she was an adult. Pickfor...

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Bessie Love (1898 - 1986)

Bessie Love (born Juanita Horton) was an American motion picture actress who achieved fame largely in the silent films and early talkie era. Petite and very pretty, she played innocent young girls, fla...

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Greta Garbo MP (1905 - 1990)

Regarded as one of the greatest and most inscrutable movie stars ever produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and the Hollywood studio system, Swedish-American actress Greta Garbo appeared in only 27 American ...

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Dolores del Río MP (1904 - 1983)

She was a Mexican film actress and the first Latin American movie star to have international appeal. Del Río starred in Hollywood films during the silent era and in the Golden Age of Hollywood. ...

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Marion Davies MP (1897 - 1961)

Marion Davies (born Marion Cecilia Douras) was an American film actress who is best remembered for her relationship with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, as her high-profile social life often ...

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Joan Crawford MP (1905 - 1977)

Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur) was an American actress in film, television and theatre. Starting as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting on Broadway, Crawford was signed...

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Dolores Barrymore (1903 - 1979)

Dolores Costello (September 17, 1903 â€" March 1, 1979) was an American film actress who achieved her greatest success during the era of silent movies. She was nicknamed "The Goddess of t...

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Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. MP (1883 - 1939)

American motion picture actor and producer Douglas Fairbanks was one of the first and greatest of the swashbuckling screen heroes. His athletic prowess, gallant romanticism, and natural sincerity made ...

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Richard Dix (1893 - 1949)

American motion picture actor Richard Dix achieved popularity in both silent and sound films portraying rugged and stalwart heroes. For his achievement in the motion picture industry, he has a star on ...

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Charlie Chaplin MP (1889 - 1977)

One of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era and one of the great icons of 20th-century film, Charlie Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and...

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Constance Campbell Bennett (1904 - 1965)

Born of an aristocratic, regal theatrical background, Constance Bennett was a jewel of Hollywood's golden age. She was the eldest of three daughters of stage matinee idol Richard Bennett and actress ...

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Lina Copeland Basquette MP (1907 - 1994)

Lina Copeland Basquette was an American actress noted as much for her more than 75 years in entertainment beginning in the silent film era, as her tumultuous personal life and nine marriages. In 1923...

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Lionel Barrymore (1878 - 1954)

Herbert Lionel Blyth (April 28, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania â€" November 15, 1954 in Van Nuys, California) was an American actor of stage, radio and film. Biography He was the ...

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John Sidney Blythe Barrymore MP (1882 - 1942)

John Sidney Blyth Barrymore (born: February 15, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – died :May 29, 1942 in Los Angeles, California), was an American actor. He gained fame as a Shakespearean, l...

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Ethel Barrymore MP (1879 - 1959)

Ethel Barrymore (August 15, 1879 â€" June 18, 1959) was an Academy Award-winning American actress and a member of the famous Barrymore family. Early life Ethel Barrymore was born Ethe...

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Tallaluah Bankhead MP (1902 - 1968)

Born to a prestigious family (her father became a prominent congressman), she made her Broadway debut in 1918 and achieved fame on the London stage in The Dancer (1923). Her vivid presence and throaty ...

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Lew Ayres (1908 - 1996)

After appearing opposite Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929), Lew Ayres starred in the Academy Award- winning film All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) for which he rose to fame. However, he is best rememb...

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Mary Astor (1906 - 1987)

Mary Astor was an American actress. Most remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941) with Humphrey Bogart, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in t...

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Renée Adorée (1898 - 1933)

French actress Renée Adorée became an overnight sensation after she appeared in The Big Parade (1925) opposite heartthrob John Gilbert. She appeared in Hollywood silent films in the 1920s...

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Clara Gordon Bow (1905 - 1965)

American actress and sex symbol Clara Bow rose to stardom in the silent film era of the 1920s. Her acting artistry and high spirits made her the premier flapper and the film It (1927) made her world fa...

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Lillian Gish (1893 - 1993)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lillian Gish Lillian Gish, 1921 (above profile photo) Born Lillian Diana Gish October 14, 1893 Springfield, Ohio, U.S. Died February 27, 1993 (aged 99) New York ...

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Dorothy Gish MP (1898 - 1968)

The less-celebrated younger sister of the famed Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish was also a pioneer of the silent screen through her work under director D.W. Griffith. Born Dorothy de Guiche in Massillon, OH...

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