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Profiles

  • Bernard Durning (1893 - 1923)
    Bernard Joseph Durning (August 24, 1893 – August 29, 1923) was an American silent film director and actor who worked primarily with Lon Chaney, Dustin Farnum, and Buck Jones. William A. Well...
  • Edna Flugrath (1893 - 1966)
    Edna Flugrath (December 29, 1893 – April 6, 1966) was the eldest of three sisters who found fame as silent film stars. Early life Edna was the first born of Emil and Mary (née Dubois)...
  • Shirley Mason (1900 - 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 tw...
  • Edna Purviance (1896 - 1958)
    Maintained by: Find A GraveRecord added: Jun 30, 1999Find A Grave Memorial# 5800* Updated from Find A Grave Memorial by SmartCopy : Oct 21 2015, 11:38:56 UTC
  • Izola Louise Wallingford Hills Forrester (1878 - 1944)
    Izola Forrester (November 15, 1878 - March 6, 1944) was an American author who was born Izola Louise Wallingford. Forrester was a pioneer journalist in the heyday of magazine and newspaper publishing...

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