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Profiles

  • Wallace Reid (1891 - 1923)
    Birth:  Apr. 15, 1891 Saint Louis St. Louis City Missouri, USA Death:  Jan. 18, 1923 Los Angeles Los Angeles County California, USA Actor. Born in St. Louis, Missouri into a loving, theatrical family...
  • Dorothy "Dot" Reid (1895 - 1977)
    Birth:  Mar. 13, 1895 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA Death:  Oct. 12, 1977 Woodland Hills Los Angeles County California, USA Actress, Director, Producer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she ...
  • Ann Getty / Light (1908 - 1988)
  • Marguerite Clark (1883 - 1940)
    Marguerite Clark (born Helen Marguerite Clark, February 22, 1883 – September 25, 1940) was an American stage and silent film actress. As a movie actress, at one time, Clark was second only to Mary Pi...
  • Shirley Mason (c.1902 - 1979)
    ) Shirley Mason (born Leonie Flugrath; June 6, 1900 – July 27, 1979) was an American actress of the silent era. Biography Born to Emil and Mary (née Dubois) Flugrath, she and her two sisters Edna...

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

  • Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody
  • Lew Cody
  • Douglas Fairbanks Sr.
  • William S. Hart
  • Harry Cary Sr.
  • Victoria Forde
  • D.W. Griffith
  • Buster Keaton
  • Edith McAlpin
  • Tom Mix
  • Mabel Normand
  • Mary Pickford

Directors

  • Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
  • William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody
  • Charley Chaplin
  • Cecil B.DeMille
  • D.W. Griffith
  • William S. Hart
  • Samuel Goldwyn
  • Mabel Normand
  • Hal Roach
  • Mack Sennett

Writers