Catholic Motion Picture Guild of America board members (1929)

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A list to show that not all silent film stars and studio personnel were complete hedonists. From the 1929 Motion Picture Almanac, page 165.

Names listed with no matching IMDb page: James F. Cooney, Executive Secretary; Ina Mae Merrill, Corresponding Secretary; James J. Dunn [may be James Dunne (I)], Executive Committee; John J. Gain, Executive Committee; Edward Mannix, Executive Committee; Eddie Albright, Entertainment Committee; Ben Piazza [may be Ben Piazza (II)], Entertainment Committee; Frederic Schader, Publicity Committee, Chairman; Francis J. Murray, Publicity Committee; Jack Bolan, Membership Committee; William Low, Membership Committee; and Jack Wiggins, Membership Committee.

(Address: 818 Taft Building, Hollywood. Telephone: Granite 2251.)

2. Johnny Hines

Actor | Whistling in the Dark

Johnny Hines was born on July 25, 1895 in Golden, Colorado, USA as John F. Hines. He was an actor and director, known for Whistling in the Dark (1933), Little Johnny Jones (1923) and Stepping Along (1926). He was married to Irma Warner. He died on October 24, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Vice President

3. Tom Gallery

Actor | The Limited Mail

Tom Gallery was born on November 27, 1897 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Thomas Patrick Sarsfield Gallery. He was an actor, known for The Limited Mail (1925), One-Round Hogan (1927) and Wrongs Righted (1924). He was married to Zasu Pitts and Lillian Fette. He died on August 25, 1993 in Encino, ...

Vice President

4. Colleen Moore

Actress | Lilac Time

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 ...

Vice President

5. James Ryan

Writer | A Daughter of the Confederacy

James Ryan is an actor and writer, known for A Daughter of the Confederacy (1913), My Partner (1916) and Miss 139 (1921).

Vice President

6. Charles McHugh

Actor | Babbitt

Charles McHugh was born on July 20, 1870 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Patrick McHugh. He was an actor, known for Babbitt (1924), The Girl of the Golden West (1923) and Cupid's Fireman (1923). He died on October 21, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Vice President

7. May McAvoy

Actress | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Silent-screen star May McAvoy was born in an upscale area of New York City. Her well-to-do family owned and operated a large livery stable situated where the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel now stands. She initially wanted to be a teacher but became intrigued with show business after watching a friend ...


8. June Collyer

Actress | Murder by Television

June Collyer was born Dorothea Heermance in New York City on August 19, 1906. She began her career in the film East Side, West Side (1927). After making the successful change to the sound era, June continued to work, something some of her counterparts couldn't do. She appeared on the silver screen ...

Corresponding Secretary

9. Malcolm McGregor

Actor | Broken Chains

Malcolm McGregor was born on October 13, 1892 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Broken Chains (1922), All the Brothers Were Valiant (1923) and The Whispering Shadow (1933). He died on April 29, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Corresponding Secretary

10. Jack Coogan Sr.

Writer | Daddy

Jack Coogan Sr. was born on January 21, 1887 in Syracuse, New York, USA as John Henry Coogan. He is known for his work on Daddy (1923), Trouble (1922) and The Rag Man (1925). He was married to Lillian Coogan. He died on May 4, 1935 in San Diego, California, USA.

Executive Committee, Chairman

11. C.C. Burr

Producer | Burn 'Em Up Barnes

C.C. Burr was born on January 30, 1891 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1921), Kentucky Blue Streak (1935) and Special Agent K-7 (1936). He was married to Clemence Amy. He died on June 4, 1956 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Executive Committee

12. Warren Doane

Producer | Demi-Tasse

Warren Doane was born on October 30, 1890 in Valley City, North Dakota, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Demi-Tasse (1934), Mister Mugg (1933) and Tid-Bits (1934). He was married to Aileen Duncan. He died on May 12, 1964 in San Bernardino, California, USA.

Executive Committe

13. Joseph P. Kennedy

Breed of the Sea

Patriarch of a famous political family, Kennedy had a brief Hollywood career: He was one of the first financiers to play a leading role in the movie industry. Although he grew up in modest East Boston, where his father was a barkeeper and politician, Kennedy was educated with the Establishment's ...

Executive Committee

14. Rod La Rocque

Actor | The Locked Door

Rod La Rocque was born Roderick Ross LaRocque on November 29, 1898 in Chicago to a French father and an Irish mother. Stage-struck in his early teen years, he spent his summers with local stock companies, playing juvenile roles for $1.00 per performance. By the time he was 16, while he was ...

Executive Committee

15. Pat Powers

Producer | The Galloping Cowboy

Pat Powers was born on October 8, 1869 in Waterford, Ireland as Patrick A. Powers. He is known for his work on The Galloping Cowboy (1926), For the Good of All (1912) and A Frozen Ape (1910). He worked on Steamboat Willie (1928), starring Mickey Mouse as the lead role. He died on July 30, 1948 in ...

Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Advisory Board, Chairman

18. Ruth Clifford

Actress | The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln

American actress, originally of leading roles, whose career lasted from silent days into the television era. A native of Rhode Island, she attended St. Mary's Seminary in Narragansett, Rhode Island, then, following her mother's death in 1911, came to Los Angeles as a teenager to live with her ...

Advisory Board

19. Bebe Daniels

Actress | The Maltese Falcon

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 ...

Advisory Board

20. 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...

Advisory Board

21. Robert F. McGowan

Director | Frontier Justice

Robert F. McGowan started life in Denver, CO, intent on becoming the next Thomas A. Edison, but when inventing failed to bring fortune and/or fame, he became a fireman. He worked for the Denver Fire Department until he suffered a serious on-the-job injury at age 30 that nearly cost him a leg. ...

Advisory Board

22. Thomas Meighan

Actor | The Racket

Sadly, this once-popular silent screen star and older matinee idol for Paramount Studios, is all but forgotten today. Thomas "Tommy" Meighan was one of the rulers of the Hollywood roost, between the years 1915 and 1928. He was born in Pittsburgh, his father a president of a major manufacturing ...

Advisory Board

23. Antonio Moreno

Actor | Creature from the Black Lagoon

A serious rival to Rudolph Valentino as the smouldering 'Latin Lover' type was black-haired Spanish-born Antonio Moreno. One of the most prominent screen stars of the 1920's, he was equally adept at romance, melodrama or comedy and appeared opposite most of the legendary movie queens of the era, ...

Advisory Board

24. Dorothy Phillips

Actress | Broadway Love

A former stage actress, Dorothy Phillips was married to actor/director/producer Allen Holubar. They were known as two of the screen's most prominent players--her the star, he the director/producer. Dorothy was well known in Hollywood as one of the most warm-hearted, approachable stars in the ...

Advisory Board

25. Sam Taylor

Writer | Safety Last!

New York-born writer and director with a penchant for comedy. He graduated from Fordham University, and, from 1916, worked at Kalem on the 'Ham and Bud' series (Lloyd Hamilton & Bud Duncan). When Kalem was taken over by Vitagraph, Taylor became feature continuity writer. Sometime after 1920, he ...

Advisory Board

26. Walter Wills

Actor | Songs and Saddles

Walter Wills was born on August 22, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Songs and Saddles (1938), Santa Fe Stampede (1938) and Honor of the West (1939). He died on January 18, 1967 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Entertainment Committee, Chairman

27. Trixie Friganza

Actress | If I Had My Way

Trixie Friganza was born on November 29, 1870 in Grenola, Kansas, USA as Delia O'Callahan. She was an actress, known for If I Had My Way (1940), Free and Easy (1930) and Silks and Saddles (1936). She was married to Charles A. Goettler and William J.M. Barry. She died on February 27, 1955 in ...

Entertainment Committee

28. Natalie Kingston

Actress | Tarzan the Tiger

She traced her lineage back to the first Spanish governor of California. Her great-grandfather on her mother's side was Hungarian-born Agoston Haraszthy, dubbed the father of Californian viticulture. Leggy, olive-complexioned Natalia Ringstrom grew up and was educated in the San Francisco Bay area....

Entertainment Committee

29. Andy Clark

Actor | Hit the Deck

Andy Clark was born on March 12, 1903 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Hit the Deck (1929), The Great Bradley Mystery (1917) and The Apple-Tree Girl (1917). He died on November 16, 1960 in New Rochelle, New York.

Entertainment Committee

30. Leo McCarey

Director | An Affair to Remember

Leo McCarey was born on October 3, 1896 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Thomas Leo McCarey. He was a director and writer, known for An Affair to Remember (1957), Going My Way (1944) and Love Affair (1939). He was married to Stella Martin. He died on July 5, 1969 in Santa Monica, California.

Entertainment Committee

31. Eddie Quillan

Actor | Mutiny on the Bounty

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 31, 1907, Eddie Quillan was seven years old and already performing in vaudeville with his sister and three brothers in an act called "The Rising Generation." His parents, Joseph Quillan and Sarah Quillan, were well-known performers with Joseph himself ...

Entertainment Committee

32. Bert Ennis

Writer | Inside Information

His parents were Richard J.and and Emma Ennis of Brooklyn. Three of his grandparents were Irish immigrants. Bert had two brothers, neither of whom, like Bert, used the original forms of their names: Frank Leslie, known as Leslie or F. Leslie, a banker, and Richard, known as Harry, whom Bert ...

Publicity Committee

33. Mary H. O'Connor

Writer | The Lure of the Mask

Mary H. O'Connor was born on September 1, 1872 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. She was a writer and actress, known for The Lure of the Mask (1915), Souls Triumphant (1917) and A Yankee from the West (1915). She died on September 3, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Publicity Committee

34. Frank Dolan

Actor | Too Much Turkey

Frank Dolan was born on March 14, 1894 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Too Much Turkey (1915), The Night That Sophie Graduated (1915) and Hard Cider (1914). He died on October 12, 1945 in Los Angeles, California.

Membership Committee, Chairman

35. Margaret Fielding

Actress | Every Girl's Dream

Margaret Fielding was born on June 22, 1895 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Every Girl's Dream (1917), If Winter Comes (1923) and The Isle of Lost Ships (1929). She died on November 25, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Membership Committee

36. Carmelita Geraghty

Actress | The Great Gatsby

The daughter of screenwriter Tom Geraghty and sister of writers Maurice Geraghty and Gerald Geraghty, Carmelita Geraghty was a graduate of Hollywood High School, where she was in charge of the school calendar. Voted a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1924, she spent most of her career as a leading lady, playing ...

Membership Committee

37. Molly O'Day

Actress | The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

Molly O'Day was born on October 16, 1911 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA as Suzanne Dobson Noonan. She was an actress, known for The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1928), The Patent Leather Kid (1927) and Bars of Hate (1935). She was married to James Kenaston and Jack Durant. She died on October 22, ...

Membership Committee

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