100 Iconic Silent Era and Golden Age Hollywood Child Actors

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1. Gladys Hulette

Actress | Her New York

The daughter of an opera star turned actress, Gladys Hulette began her career as a three-year old on the stage. On Broadway from 1906, she played juvenile leads in "The Kreutzer Sonata" and "A Doll's House". She was also Tyltyl in "The Blue Bird". A genuine pioneer of the movies, Gladys first ...

2. Ethel Grandin

Actress | The Crimson Stain Mystery

Ethel Grandin was born on March 3, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Crimson Stain Mystery (1916), Garments of Truth (1921) and A Tailor-Made Man (1922). She was married to Ray C. Smallwood. She died on September 28, 1988 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

3. Lois Moran

Actress | Men in Her Life

Her soft Irish beauty highlighted many films in the late 1920s and 1930s, but film actress Lois Moran's major claim to fame was as F. Scott Fitzgerald's inspiration for the character of "Rosemary" in his classic novel Tender Is the Night. Lois trained in dance while young and moved to Paris with ...

4. Helen Jerome Eddy

Actress | Stowaway

A gentle-mannered, somewhat mournful-looking actress, brown-haired Helen Jerome Eddy enjoyed a substantial career in the silents, often in genteel, well-bred roles which required a certain amount of pathos. After acting on the stage at the Pasadena Playhouse, she began in films with the Lubin ...

5. Madge Evans

Actress | Dinner at Eight

Lovely Madge Evans was the perennial nice girl in films of the 1930's. By then, she had been in front of the camera for many years, starting with Fairy Soap commercials at the age of two (she sat on a bar of soap holding a bunch of violets with the tag line reading "have you a little fairy in your ...

6. Elinor Fair

Actress | Bachelor Brides

Elinor Fair was born on December 21, 1903 in Richmond, Virginia, USA as Elinor Virginia Crowe. She was an actress, known for Bachelor Brides (1926), The Lost Princess (1919) and Kismet (1920). She was married to Merle Aubert Martin, Thomas W Daniels and William Boyd. She died on April 26, 1957 in ...

7. Shirley Mason

Actress | Sally in Our Alley

Shirley Mason was born Leonie Flugrath on June 6, 1900, in Brooklyn, NY. The youngest of three acting sisters (the others were Edna Flugrath and Viola Dana), Shirley made her debut in At the Threshold of Life (1911) at age 11. As a child actress she wasn't in much demand until she grew older, then ...

8. Jewel Carmen

Actress | The Bat

Jewel Carmen was born in Portland, Oregon, on July 13, 1897. After graduating from high school, she traveled to New York City to try her hand at acting. She appeared in her first production in the lead role in Daphne and the Pirate (1916) when she was 19 years old. Six more films followed,including ...

9. Mary Pickford

Actress | Coquette

Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. Pickford began in the theater at age seven. Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in a number of theater ...

10. Edith Storey

Actress | The Christian

According to an article in The Paterson (New Jersey) Morning Call of 15 April 1921, she had just returned "...to the screen after a long absence, during which she was busy making history in Europe as a driver of one of the American hospital corps ambulances." Other accounts say she did this in New ...

11. Blanche Sweet

Actress | Judith of Bethulia

Born into a family of show people, Blanche Sweet first appeared on the stage when she was 18 months old. She was a dancer by the time she was four and a talented actress by 1909 when she started work at the Biograph with D.W. Griffith. By 1910, aged 14, she was four years younger than Mary Pickford...

12. Jack Pickford

Actor | Brown of Harvard

Nepotism certainly has had its advantages in Hollywood, none more so than in the film career of Jack Pickford, whose famous older sis, "America's Sweetheart" Mary Pickford, saw to it that Jack had all the advantages her star weight could muster. Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1896, Jack was prompted ...

13. Mabel Normand

Actress | Mickey

Mabel Normand was one of the comedy greats of early film. In an era when women are deemed 'not funny enough' it seems film history has forgotten her contributions. Her films debuted the Keystone Cops, Charlie Chaplin's tramp and the pie in the face gag. She co-starred with both Chaplin and Roscoe "...

14. Violet Mersereau

Actress | Together

Violet Mersereau was born on October 2, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Together (1918), The Shepherd King (1923) and Nero (1922). She died on November 12, 1975 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

15. Dorothy Davenport

Actress | Human Wreckage

The Davenport family was well known in theatrical circles. Her aunt, Fanny Davenport was considered one of the greatest stage actresses of her time and her father, Harry Davenport, was a Broadway star before later venturing into movies. Her mother, Alice Davenport, was a respected Broadway and film...

16. Dolores Costello

Actress | Little Lord Fauntleroy

Dolores Costello was once known as the Goddess of the Silent Screen but is probably best remembered today as Drew Barrymore's grandmother. She was born in 1905 to actors Maurice Costello and Mae Costello. Her father began his film career in 1908. He would soon become the most popular matinée idol of...

17. Dorothy Gish

Actress | Gretchen the Greenhorn

Dorothy Gish was born into a broken family where her restless father James Lee Gish was frequently absent. Mary Robinson McConnell a.k.a. Mary Gish, her mother, had entered into acting to make money to support the family. As soon as Dorothy and her sister Lillian Gish were old enough, they became ...

18. Helene Costello

Actress | The Fatal Warning

Some of Helene Costello's films available on video are Her Crowning Glory (1911), Lulu's Doctor (1912) and Lights of New York (1928), the first all-talking feature. She worked for a time as a reader for 20th Century Fox in the early 1940s. Miss Costello died on January 26, 1957, in California's ...

19. Lillian Gish

Actress | The Night of the Hunter

Lillian Diana Gish was born on October 14, 1893, in Springfield, Ohio. Her father, James Lee Gish, was an alcoholic who caroused around, was rarely at home and left the family to more or less fend for themselves. To help make ends meet, Lillian, her sister Dorothy Gish and their mother, Mary Gish ...

20. Norma Talmadge

Actress | Camille

Norma Talmadge was born on May 26, 1895, in Jersey City, New Jersey. The daughter of an unemployed alcoholic and his wife, Norma did not have the idyllic childhood that most of us yearn for. Her father left the family on Christmas Day and his wife and three daughters had to fend for themselves. Her...

21. Robert Harron

Actor | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Today screen actor Robert (Bobby) Harron is one of Hollywood's forgotten souls, although he was a huge celebrity in his time and graced some of the silent screen's most enduring masterpieces. A talented, charismatic star in his heyday, Bobby had everything going for him but died far too young to ...

22. Helen Badgley

Actress | The Fires of Youth

Helen Badgley was born in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1910. She made her film debut a year later in Brother Bob's Baby (1911) as "the baby". She became popularly known as "The Thanhouser Kidlet" and appeared in many films as a child.

She "retired" from the film business when she turned six years ...

23. Zena Keefe

Actress | La vie de Bohème

Zena Keefe was born in San Francisco, California, on June 26, 1896. The actress who was to make a total of 28 films started her career at the age of 16 when she played a bit part in The Hieroglyphic (1912). After The Gamblers (1912) later that year, four years elapsed before she would appear ...

24. Constance Talmadge

Actress | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

She was blonde; star sister Norma Talmadge was brunette. She was buoyant and a comedienne; Norma was introspective and a tragedienne. Nicknamed "Dutch" by her stage mother Peg as she looked like a cherubic Little Dutch Boy, silver screen star Constance Talmadge was one of silent pictures' most ...

25. Louise Fazenda

Actress | The Bat

When top silent screen comedienne Mabel Normand would gripe to Mack Sennett about making classier films, Sennett's retort would always be, "I'll send for Fazenda." This gawky, highly popular slapstick funny girl put in her time first in two-reelers and Universal's Joker Comedies from 1913 on, but ...

26. Fairbanks Twins

The twins made numerous movies starting in 1910 with Biograph Co and from 1912 to 1917 at Thanhouser Films. Too numerous to mention here. One such film of the many Thanhousers can be seen in its entirety on you tube "The Fairbanks Twins (14) Their One Love 1915~Silent Movie w Added Soundtrack. I ...

27. Muriel Ostriche

Actress | The Moral Deadline

Silent-film actress Muriel Ostriche was born in New York City on March 24, 1896. As a young girl she planned on becoming a schoolteacher, but that career fell by the wayside when, while still a high-school student, she was stopped on the street by director Christy Cabanne, who asked her to take a ...

28. Bebe Daniels

Actress | 42nd Street

Bebe Daniels already had toured as an actor by the age of four in a stage production of "Richard III". She had her first leading role at the age of seven and started her film career shortly after this in movies for Imperial, Pathe and others. At 14 she was already a film veteran, and was enlisted ...

29. Viola Dana

Actress | Bred in Old Kentucky

Viola Dana (real name Virginia Flugrath) was born in Brooklyn, NY, on June 26, 1897. She was the middle sister of three sisters (the other two were Edna Flugrath and Shirley Mason). She made her film debut in 1914 in Molly the Drummer Boy (1914). The following year she received top billing playing ...

30. Bobby Vernon

Actor | Bulldog Drummond

Bobby Vernon was born in the U.S. in 1897, was trained in Vaudeville and became a talented comic in the silent era. He began working in 1913, appearing in Lon Chaney's Almost an Actress (1913) and later worked for Mack Sennett, who teamed him up with young Gloria Swanson in 9 comedies between 1916 ...

31. Ethelmary Oakland

Actress | Hearts of Men

Ethelmary Oakland was born on July 30, 1909 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Hearts of Men (1915), Divorce and the Daughter (1916) and Always in the Way (1915). She died on December 2, 1999 in Benicia, California, USA.

32. Jane Lee

Actress | American Buds

Jane Lee was born in 1912 in Glasgow, Scotland. She was an actress, known for American Buds (1918), Doing Their Bit (1918) and Swat the Spy (1918). She died on March 17, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA.

33. Marie Osborne

Actress | Milady o' the Beanstalk

Marie Osborne was born on November 5, 1911 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Helen Alice Myres. She is known for her work on Milady o' the Beanstalk (1918), Twin Kiddies (1917) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). She was married to Murray F. Yeats and Frank J. Dempsey. She died on November 11, 2010 in San...

34. Mary Miles Minter

Actress | Nurse Marjorie

Little Mary Miles Minter was a child star who was dominated by her mother. At the age of 5 she first appeared on the stage in the play "Cameo Kirby". From that time on she worked steadily without a single vacation. Her greatest stage success was in "The Littlest Rebel", with William Farnum and ...

35. Bessie Love

Actress | The Broadway Melody

Bessie Love was born in Texas. Her cowboy father moved the family to Hollywood, where he became a chiropractor. As the family needed money, Bessie's mother sent her to Biograph Studios, hoping she would become an actress. D.W. Griffith saw she was pretty and had some acting talent, and put her in ...

36. Kittens Reichert

Actress | House of Cards

Kittens Reichert was born on March 3, 1910 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Catherine Alma Reichert. She was an actress, known for House of Cards (1917), Les Misérables (1917) and Heart and Soul (1917). She was married to Richard Plummer Lundy Sr. She died on January 11, 1990 in Louisville, ...

37. Violet Wilkey

Actress | The Birth of a Nation

Born on January 10, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, to an English father and an American mother, Violet Wilkey made her screen debut at the age of 12 in the D.W. Griffith screen epic _Birth of a Nation, The_, playing a young 'Mae Marsh'. She then appeared in The Children Pay (1916), but left the ...

38. Virginia Lee Corbin

Actress | Hands Up!

Virginia Lee Corbin was born on December 5, 1910 in Prescott, Arizona, USA as Virginia LaVerne Corbin. She is known for her work on Hands Up! (1926), Treasure Island (1917) and The Forbidden Room (1919). She was married to Charles Jacobson and Theodore Elwood Krol. She died on June 5, 1942 in ...

39. Colleen Moore

Actress | Why Be Good?

Colleen Moore was born Kathleen Morrison in Port Huron, Michigan. Her father was an irrigation engineer and his job was good enough to provide the family a middle-class environment. She was educated in parochial schools and studied at the famed Detroit Conservatory. Colleen's family moved to ...

40. Marjorie Daw

Actress | Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Marjorie Daw was born on January 19, 1902 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA as Margaret House. She was an actress, known for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917), The Secret Orchard (1915) and The Puppet Crown (1915). She was married to Myron Selznick and A. Edward Sutherland. She died on March 18, ...

41. Lila Lee

Actress | The Unholy Three

A performer since childhood (she was widely known then as "Cuddles"), pert and pretty, raven-haired Lila Lee was brought to Hollywood by Paramount mogul Jesse L. Lasky and debuted in a starring role with The Cruise of the Make-Believes (1918) as a poor girl supported by a rich admirer. Following ...

42. Lewis Sargent

Actor | Huckleberry Finn

Lewis Sargent was born in Los Angeles August 19, 1903. He had 8 brothers and sisters. His father Lewis was a carpenter, and his older bother, Don Sargent, was a Cinematographer in Hollywood for over 40 years. He was an early friend of James Wong Howe. Lewis' ancestor, William Sargent, came to ...

43. Wesley Barry

Producer | Racing Blood

A Hollywood native (born there in 1907), seven-year-old Wesley Barry was spotted by a director at Kalem who was taken with the boy's face full of freckles, and he went on to become one of the most popular child actors in the business. Barry had been making picture for several years when director ...

44. Jackie Coogan

Actor | The Kid

Jackie Coogan was born into a family of vaudevillians where his father was a dancer and his mother had been a child star. On the stage by four, Jackie was touring at the age of five with his family in Los Angeles, California.

While performing on the stage, he was spotted by Charles Chaplin, who then...

45. Baby Peggy

Actress | Captain January

Silent moppet star Jackie Coogan, immortalized as Charles Chaplin's The Kid (1921), had only one screen rival during the early 1920s, and that was none other than Baby Peggy. She was "discovered" while visiting the Century Studios lot on Sunset Boulevard with her mother when she was a mere 19 ...

46. Coy Watson

Director | Erskine Johnson's Hollywood Reel

Coy Watson was born on November 16, 1912 in Los Angeles, California, USA as James Caughey Watson Jr. He was an actor and director, known for Erskine Johnson's Hollywood Reel (1949), The Smart Set (1928) and The Flying Horseman (1926). He was married to Willie Watson. He died on March 14, 2009 in ...

47. Lucille Ricksen

Actress | Judgment of the Storm

Lucille Ricksen was born Ingeborg Erickson on August 22, 1910, in Chicago, Illinois. She worked a child model and made her film debut at the age of five. Her parents separated and her mother took her to Hollywood in 1920. Ten year old Lucille was offered a contract with Samuel Goldwyn and starred ...

48. Ben Alexander

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

Starting out as a child actor in 1915, Ben Alexander's first roles were in the films of such directors as Cecil B. DeMille and D.W. Griffith. He later graduated to juvenile leads and supporting parts in sound films, most notably in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). When his acting career ...

49. Patsy Ruth Miller

Actress | Fools in the Dark

Patsy Ruth Miller was born on January 17, 1904 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Patricia Ruth Miller. She was an actress, known for Fools in the Dark (1924), Hell-Bent for Heaven (1926) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). She was married to Effingham Smith Deans, John Lee Mahin and Tay Garnett. ...

50. Mary Astor

Actress | The Maltese Falcon

Mary Astor was born, Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke, on May 3, 1906 in Quincy, Illinois to a German immigrant father, Otto Ludwig Langhanke, and an American mother from Illinois, Helen Marie Vasconcellos, of Portuguese and Irish ancestry. Her parents were very ambitious for her as they recognized ...

51. Peaches Jackson

Actress | Jinx

Although her younger sister Mary Ann is more famous, having been a popular early member of the Our Gang (1922) comedy shorts, that may not have been true in Hawaii. In the mid-1930's, Peaches met and married Hawaiian-born 'Tony Guerrero'. It is unclear as to whether Peaches went to Honolulu as a ...

52. Virginia Davis

Actress | Three on a Match

Virginia Davis was born on December 31, 1918, in Kansas City, Missouri. Her father was a traveling furniture salesman and spent much time away from home. With her husband gone for weeks at a time, Margaret Davis, a housewife, focused all her attention on her daughter; she began taking Virginia to ...

53. Priscilla Moran

Actress | No Babies Wanted

Priscilla Moran was born into poverty, her parents both ill with tuberculosis at the time of her birth (and from which, neither ever recovered.) Her father owned and ran a small movie house in Sedalia, and she was named for actress Priscilla Dean. When she was barely four, it was suggested that the...

54. Betty Bronson

Actress | Peter Pan

Betty Bronson's discovery reads like a Hollywood dream. As a New Jersey teenage bit-player, she was rocketed from obscurity when she was chosen to play the part of Peter Pan in 1924's Peter Pan (1924). She was hand-selected by author J.M. Barrie and beat several Hollywood superstars to the part, ...

55. Spec O'Donnell

Actor | The Big Broadcast

Spec O'Donnell was born on April 9, 1911 in Fresno, California, USA as Walter Davis O'Donnell. He was an actor, known for The Big Broadcast (1932), Vamping Venus (1928) and Accidents Will Happen (1938). He was married to Inez Hixson. He died on October 14, 1986 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

56. Frank Coghlan Jr.

Actor | Adventures of Captain Marvel

The son of a railroad clerk/pro boxer, Frank Coghlan Jr. was born in Connecticut and soon moved with his parents to California, where all three did extra work in silent pictures. Freckle-faced Coghlan was soon one of the era's most popular child actors, but with the advent of sound (and the ...

57. Marceline Day

Actress | The Cameraman

The younger sister of actress Alice Day, Marceline Day achieved stardom in the mid-'20s, appearing opposite such stars as John Barrymore and Lon Chaney. Adept at comedy, she also starred with such top comics as Buster Keaton and Harry Langdon. Her career faltered in the early '30s, however, and she...

58. Philippe De Lacy

Actor | Peter Pan

Born in France during a World War I air raid in which his mother was killed, Philippe was adopted by Mrs. Edith DeLacy, who was associated with the Women's Overseas Hospital. After the war ended, Mrs. Lacy brought Philippe to America where his stunning looks soon made him a sought after model for ...

59. Joyce Coad

Actress | The Scarlet Letter

Joyce Coad was born on April 14, 1917 in Laramie, Wyoming, USA. She was an actress, known for The Scarlet Letter (1926), The Magic Garden (1927) and Drums of Love (1928). She died on May 3, 1987 in March Air Force Base, California, USA.

60. Vondell Darr

Actress | On Trial

Vondell Darr was born on April 18, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for On Trial (1928), Scouts to the Rescue (1939) and Border Vengeance (1925). She was married to Fred C. Wilson. She died on September 10, 2012 in Los Angeles.

61. Loretta Young

Actress | The Farmer's Daughter

Sweet, sweeter, sweetest. No combination of terms better describes the screen persona of lovely Loretta Young. A&E's Biography (1987) has stated that Young "remains a symbol of beauty, serenity, and grace. But behind the glamour and stardom is a woman of substance whose true beauty lies in her ...

62. Martha Sleeper

Actress | Penthouse

On stage from the age of seven, Martha Sleeper began on screen in her early teens as a comic actress for Hal Roach. After her successful debut in the independently produced farce The Mailman (1923), she found herself cast in a series of child comedies with Buddy Messinger and a brace of one- and ...

63. Edith Roberts

Actress | Speed Mad

Edith Roberts was born in New York City on September 17, 1899. She was a starstruck 19-year-old when she made her debut in The Deciding Kiss (1918). Although she didn't get the acclaim that her more successful counterparts did, she remained very busy throughout the decade and into the 1920s. After ...

64. Adele DeGarde

Actress | Within the Law

Adele DeGarde was born on May 3, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Adelaide De Gard. She was an actress, known for Within the Law (1917), Lights of New York (1916) and And a Little Child Shall Lead Them (1909). She was married to Harris N. Jespersen. She died on January 7, 1966 in Valley Stream, ...

65. Clara Horton

Actress | The Girl from Outside

Clara Horton was born on July 29, 1904 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Clara Marie Horton. She was an actress, known for The Girl from Outside (1919), Tom Sawyer (1917) and Huck and Tom (1918). She was married to Hyman Brand. She died on December 4, 1976 in Encino, California, USA.

66. Edith Haldeman

Actress | Let No Man Put Asunder

Edith Haldeman was born on April 17, 1905 in Manhattan, New York, USA as Edith Haldiman. She was an actress, known for Let No Man Put Asunder (1912), Loneliness and Love (1913) and After Many Years (1912). She died in October 1984 in Bronx, New York City, New York.

67. Eileen Percy

Actress | The Husband Hunter

Eileen Percy was born in Belfast, Ireland on August 21, 1900. She got an early start in films when she landed the role of Ethel Forsythe in 1917's Down to Earth (1917). She was barely 17 years old. Eileen was kept busy as the twenties rolled in with roles in The Third Eye (1920), Why Trust Your ...

68. Marion Sunshine

Soundtrack | Hollywood Canteen

Mary Tunstal Ijames, born Kentucky, was part of a Vaudeville sister act "Tempest and Sunshine". She and her sister were in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1907. She is credited on Broadway, the Palace Theater, Silent Films, music composer and lyricist (The Peanut Vendor)and is also credited for ...

69. Marie Eline

Actress | Jane Eyre

Marie Eline was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on February 27, 1902. She got her start in the film business at an early age--7, to be exact--with the Thanhouser Co. in New York with A 29-Cent Robbery (1910), which came out the year after she signed the contract. She was one of the few actresses who ...

70. Magda Foy

Actress | Falling Leaves

Magda Foy was born on July 13, 1905 in Manhattan, New York, USA as Magdelena Patricia Foy. She was an actress, known for Falling Leaves (1912), Man's Woman (1917) and A Child's Sacrifice (1910). She was married to Arthur J. Edwards. She died on February 2, 2000 in Port Jefferson, New York.

71. Zoe Rae

Actress | Danger Within

Zoe Rae was born on July 13, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Zoë Rae Palmiter Bech. She was an actress, known for Danger Within (1918), The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin (1918) and The Cricket (1917). She was married to Ronald Foster Barlow. She died on May 20, 2006 in Newberg, Oregon, USA.

72. Mary McAllister

Actress | On Trial

Mary McAllister was born on May 27, 1909 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for On Trial (1917), The Devil's Skipper (1928) and The Ace of Spades (1925). She died on May 1, 1991 in Del Mar, California.

73. Gertrude Robinson

Actress | The Feud and the Turkey

Gertrude Robinson was born on October 7, 1890 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Feud and the Turkey (1908), Good for Evil (1913) and What the Daisy Said (1910). She was married to Walter Robinson and James Kirkwood. She died on March 19, 1962 in Hollywood, ...

74. Gertrude Messinger

Actress | A Bit o' Heaven

Gertrude Messinger was born on April 28, 1911 in Spokane, Washington, USA as Gertrude Dolores Messinger. She was an actress, known for A Bit o' Heaven (1917), Rip Van Winkle (1921) and Anne of Green Gables (1934). She was married to Schuyler A. Sanford, Henry Walsh Knight and David Sharpe. She died...

75. Gladys Egan

Actress | The Adventures of Dollie

Gladys Egan was born on May 24, 1900 in Manhattan, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Adventures of Dollie (1908), After Many Years (1908) and An Awful Moment (1908). She was married to John Edward Jacoby. She died on March 8, 1985 in Lemon Grove, California, USA.

76. Muriel Frances Dana

Actress | White Hands

Muriel Frances Dana was born on October 14, 1916 in Clinton, Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for White Hands (1922), Compromise (1925) and Skin Deep (1922). She died on August 25, 1997 in Thousand Oaks, California, USA.

77. John Harron

Actor | White Zombie

Actor John (Johnnie) Harron was born in New York City on March 31, 1903, a younger brother of silent screen star Robert Harron. John got his first taste of the movie business with an unbilled bit in one of his brother's many classic films, Hearts of the World (1918). After all the tabloid hoopla of...

78. Don Marion

Actor | Percy

Born in the film capital of the world near the end of World War I, he made his film debut under the name John Henry Jr. in a Valentine's Day film short. During the 1920s he was considered to be one of the most popular film stars of the decade, alongside Mickey Rooney, Peggy Montgomery, and the many...

79. Junior Durkin

Actor | Tom Sawyer

Quiet, benign, blue-eyed, rangy-framed child/teen actor Junior Durkin, who was an absolute natural on film and possessed major "down home" appeal, showed strong promise in just the few 1930s films he appeared in. A fatal roadster accident quickly ended the dreams of this young "Henry Fonda" type ...

80. Bobby Connelly

Actor | Humoresque

Bobby Connelly was born on April 4, 1909 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Robert Joseph Connelly. He was an actor, known for Humoresque (1920), The Heart of Sonny Jim (1914) and Sonny Jim and the Valentine (1915). He died on July 5, 1922 in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York.

81. Bob Steele

Actor | The Big Sleep

Started working with his father on stage when he was two. Later he toured in a comedy act for Fanchon and Marco. His first screen experience was at age 14, in a Pathe production of "Adventures of Bill and Bob".

82. Yale Boss

Actor | The Ransom of Red Chief

Yale Boss was born on October 18, 1899 in Utica, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Ransom of Red Chief (1911), A Youthful Knight (1913) and The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies (1914). He died on November 16, 1977 in Augusta, Georgia, USA.

83. Harold Goodwin

Actor | The Bridge on the River Kwai

Harold Goodwin (22 October 1917 - 3 June 2004) was an English actor born in Wombwell, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Goodwin trained at RADA and was a stage actor at Liverpool repertory theatre for 3 years. He appeared in numerous British films of the 1950s and 1960s, usually playing 'flat cap' ...

84. Maurice Murphy

Actor | Tailspin Tommy

Maurice Murphy was born on October 3, 1913 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Maurice Meehan Murphy. He was an actor, known for Tailspin Tommy (1934), Beau Geste (1926) and Peter Pan (1924). He died on November 23, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

85. Bruce Guerin

Actor | Kindred of the Dust

Bruce Guerin was born on January 18, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bruce James Guerin. He was an actor, known for Kindred of the Dust (1922), Brass (1923) and Revelation (1924). He was married to Lucille Fregoso (fourth) and Jeanne Marie Payne. He died on June 27, 2012 in Wailuku, Hawaii,...

86. Frankie Lee

Actor | Jinx

Frankie Lee was born on December 31, 1911 in Gunnison, Colorado, USA as Frank H. Lea. He was an actor, known for Jinx (1919), The Bronze Bride (1917) and The Right to Be Happy (1916). He died on July 29, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

87. Mickey McBan

Actor | Beau Geste

Mickey McBan was born on February 27, 1919 in Spokane, Washington, USA. He was an actor, known for Beau Geste (1926), Sorrell and Son (1927) and Peter Pan (1924). He died on October 30, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

88. Teddy Sampson

Actress | The Bad Man

Teddy Sampson was born on August 8, 1898 in New York City, New York, USA as Nora Sampson. She was an actress, known for The Bad Man (1923), Hickory Hiram (1918) and Her American Husband (1918). She was married to Ford Sterling. She died on November 24, 1970 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

89. Gertrude Short

Actress | Love Birds

Married to director/writer Scott Pembroke, daughter of actor Lew Short and sister of actress Florence Short. Gertrude was in vaudeville for five years then moved to the legit stage and onto Hollywood in 1922. From 1924 to 1925, Short played in a series of "Telephone Girl" comedies, directed by her ...

90. Jeanne Carpenter

Actress | Through the Back Door

Jeanne Carpenter was born on February 1, 1916 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Theo-Alice Jeanne Carpenter. She was an actress, known for Through the Back Door (1921), Fighting Fate (1921) and A Man from Nowhere (1920). She was married to Robert Alvin Grimes and Robert Drysdale. She died on January...

91. Mary Jane Irving

Actress | The White Lie

Mary Jane Irving was born on October 20, 1913 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. She was an actress, known for The White Lie (1918), Tom Sawyer (1930) and Scotty of the Scouts (1926). She was married to Robert Carson. She died on July 17, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

92. Gordon Griffith

Actor | Huckleberry Finn

Who was the first screen Tarzan? The standard answer is Elmo Lincoln star of the first Tarzan movie (1918). But the first third of that movie shows Tarzan as a boy, frolicking in the nude with real chimps (unlike the grown-up Lincoln who cavorted clothed with athletes wearing monkey suits). The ...

93. Miriam Battista

Actress | At the Stage Door

Miriam Battista was born in New York City on July 14, 1912, the youngest of three children, to immigrant parents from Italy. Her father was Raphael Battista from Oliveto Citra, Italy, and her mother was Cleonice (Clara) Rufolo. Clara was related to many old Neapolitan families of noble blood, and ...

94. Marguerite Courtot

Actress | The Swamp Fox

Little-known today but regarded in her time as one of the screen's great beauties, New Jersey-born Marguerite Courtot was sent in 1909, at age 12, to be educated in a European convent. By the time she returned to the US she had blossomed into such a beauty that she soon had a career as a top ...

95. Polly Ann Young

Actress | Port of Hate

Polly Ann Young was born on October 25, 1908 in Denver, Colorado, USA. She was an actress, known for Port of Hate (1939), The Man from Utah (1934) and Turnabout (1940). She was married to Carter Hermann. She died on January 21, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

96. Paul Kelly

Actor | Crossfire

In retrospect, actor Paul Kelly may have had more high drama in his off-camera life than he did in his rich stage and screen life. How many Broadway and/or Hollywood actors have survived career-wise after serving a prison term for manslaughter? Kelly, whose drive, ambition and talent were ...

97. Ella Hall

Actress | New Love for Old

A silent screen siren of considerable beauty was blonde, blue-eyed Ella Hall. As a small child, she already performed on stage with the company of David Belasco. She was later chosen to understudy Mary Pickford for "The Warrens of Virginia". Ella entered films in 1910 as a fifteen-year old ingénue ...

98. Raymond Hackett

Actor | The Cat Creeps

Raymond Hackett was born on July 15, 1902 in New York City, New York, USA as Raymond William Hackett. He was an actor, known for The Cat Creeps (1930), The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929) and The Love of Sunya (1927). He was married to Blanche Sweet and Myra Hampton. He died on July 7, 1958 in Los ...

99. Anita Stewart

Actress | The Lodge in the Wilderness

Anita Stewart was born on February 7, 1895 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Anna M. Stewart. She was an actress and producer, known for The Lodge in the Wilderness (1926), A Midnight Romance (1919) and Her Kingdom of Dreams (1919). She was married to George Peabody Converse and Rudolph ...

100. Charlotte Merriam

Actress | Night Nurse

Charlotte Merriam born in Illinois in 1906. Her father was a Colonel in the Army. She began her film career in 1919 when she was 13 in The Flip of a Coin (1919). While visiting the Universal studios she was offered a part in a comedy series starring Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran, which she accepted. ...



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