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Edith Benrimo (McAlpin)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: after May 1927
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Harvey McAlpin and Laura McAlpin
Wife of Joseph Benrimo
Mother of J. Harry Benrimo; Barrow C. Benrimo; Donah Benrimo; Harvey Samuel Benrimo and Tom Benrimo
Sister of Georgianna McAlpin; Harvey Howard McAlpin and Arthur B. McAlpin
Half sister of Laura McAlpin

Occupation: Stage and Movie Actress, dancer
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Edith Benrimo

  • Father's Birthplace: Scotland
  • Mother's Birthplace: France

5 Children

  1. Joseph Henry Benrimo 1874 – 1942
  2. Barrow C. Benrimo 1876 -
  3. Donah E. Benrimo 1880 -
  4. Harvey Samuel Benrimo 1885 – 
  5. Thomas Daniel Benrimo 1888 – 1958

Edith McAlpin is a reknown stage and silent film actress, known for Joan of Plattsburg (1918), The Rise of Jenny Cushing (1917), The Spreading Dawn (1917), His Greatest Sacrifice (1921) (streaming video link)

--Bio: At about the age of 15 years old., the untimely death of Her Father, Harvey McAlpin, Edith stayed with other related family members. It is not exactly clear when her Stage and Theater carrier exactly began (probably between 16-18 years). When she was performing in San Francisco, Edith met Merchant-Businessman, Joseph Benrimo. A widower, Joseph's business at the time was speculating in the local San Francisco jewelry trade. At first, it would seem that Joseph provided the needed jewelry to bedeck such a young and upcoming actress as Edith. Be it a business arrangement or otherwise, a relationship developed between them and they would become married in 1870 and had five children. Edith continued to become a Renown Stage Actress... (mostly on The West Coast) and performed with many noted Stage and Theater Professionals of her day. After 'The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906' and the passing of Joseph in 1909, she moved to Portland, Oregon, where Her Younger Brother, Arthur McAlpin, was already a successful photographer. With the success of her children in and behind stage and theater, Edith traveled about and answered the call to contract herself to early silent film producer, Samuel Goldwyn Sr., where she performed in some of his films. For a time, Edith resided in New York City, and stayed with her Daughter, Donah Benrimo-Matthews. In her elder years, Edith McAlpin, would also become involved in various fund raising's and other charitable events.


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Edith Benrimo's Timeline

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 21
California, United States
June 21, 1874
Age 22
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
August 1880
Age 28
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
Age 33
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States