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Muriel Ostriche (1896–1989)

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 screen test at American Biograph studios, where he ... See full bio »

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Her Awakening Helen Gray
Feathertop Polly Gookin
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 1921 The Shadow
 1920 Betty, the Vamp (Short)
 1920 Betty Sets the Pace
 1920 Meet Betty's Husband
 1920 The Sacred Flame
Ray Palton
 1919 The Hand Invisible
Helen Haynes
 1919 The Moral Deadline
Barbara Van Vliets
 1919 The Bluffer
Grace Moran
 1919 What Love Forgives
Dorothy Deal
 1918 Hitting the Trail
 1918 The Road to France
 1918 Merely Players
Vera Seynave
 1918 Tinsel
Ruth Carmichael
 1918 Journey's End
Jess Alden
 1918 Leap to Fame
Tootsie Brown
 1918 The Purple Lily
Ruth Caldwell
 1918 The Way Out
Marcelle Pinet
 1917 The Volunteer
Madge's Mother
 1917 The Good for Nothing
Barbara Manning
 1917 The Dormant Power
 1917 Youth
Grace Van Seer
 1917 Moral Courage
Mary McClinton
 1917 A Square Deal
Ruby Trailes
 1916 The Men She Married
Edith Trainer
 1916/I Sally in Our Alley
Sally McGill
 1916 Who Killed Simon Baird?
Helen Maitland
 1916 Kennedy Square
Kate Seymour
 1916 A Circus Romance
 1915 A Daughter of the Sea
 1915 For the Honor of the Crew (Short)
Viola Scott
 1915 Superstitious Sammy (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1915 Mortmain
Bella Forsythe
 1915 What's Ours? (Short)
Sylvia Chase
 1915 Celeste (Short)
Celeste - a Belgian Refugee
 1915 When It Strikes Home
Muriel Worth
 1915 Faces in the Night (Short)
The Rightful Heir
 1915 The Heart Breaker (Short)
 1915 An Innocent Burglar (Short)
 1915 Pleasing Uncle (Short)
Muriel - George's Wife
 1915 The Speed King (Short)
Muriel Randall
 1915 Check No. 130 (Short)
Doris Hall
 1915 When Fate Rebelled (Short)
Alice Roland
 1914 The White Rose (Short)
Nell Morrison
 1914 The Reader of Minds (Short)
The Switchboard Girl
 1914 The Amateur Detective (Short)
Betty Wise - The Daughter
 1914 Mrs. Van Ruyter's Stratagem (Short)
Ruth Cloverly
 1914 A Messenger of Gladness (Short)
 1914 Keeping a Husband (Short)
Beth Ray
 1914 The Turning of the Road (Short)
Della Fletcher
 1914 A Madonna of the Poor (Short)
Marguerita - the Sculptor's Model
 1914 The Diamond of Disaster (Short)
Zelda the Dancing Girl
 1914 The Varsity Race (Short)
Ruth Randall aka Muriel Scheffauer
 1914 The Keeper of the Light (Short)
 1914 The Belle of the School (Short)
Ruth Graham - the Belle of the School
 1914/I A Rural Romance (Short)
Muriel Winslow
 1914 Her Duty (Short)
Cecil Waters
 1914 The Target of Destiny (Short)
Muriel Blair
 1914 The Veteran's Sword (Short)
Mrs. John Boyd
 1914 The Girl of the Seasons (Short)
The Girl with Many Lovers
 1914 The Decoy (Short)
Muriel Phelps
 1914 Professor Snaith (Short)
Mabel Duncan
 1914 The Little Señorita (Short)
Dolores Carraza
 1914 The Toy Shop (Short)
Ruth Forbes
 1914 His Enemy (Short)
Muriel Baird - John's Daughter
 1914 A Telephone Strategy (Short)
Ruth Alden
 1914/I A Circus Romance (Short)
Papita, a Bareback Rider
 1914 In Her Sleep (Short)
 1914 Politeness Pays (Short)
The Clerk's Sweetheart
 1914 The Strike (Short)
Mary MacLaren
 1914/II Her Awakening (Short)
Helen Gray
 1914 Too Much Turkey (Short)
 1914 Her First Lesson (Short)
 1914 The Grand Passion (Short)
 1914 Billy's Ruse (Short)
 1914 Her Way (Short)
May Gale - an Heiress
 1914 The Hold-Up (Short)
Muriel Adams
 1914 All's Well That Ends Well (Short)
Muriel Benson - the Widow's Daughter
 1914 The Tangled Cat (Short)
Rose Marie, Martha's Niece
 1914 Percy's First Holiday (Short)
May - a Movie Actress
 1914 Where Paths Diverge (Short)
Muriel - a Teacher and Expectant Mother
 1914 The Loser Wins (Short)
 1914 The Vacant Chair (Short)
 1914 When the Cat Came Back (Short)
May Suburban
 1914 A Circumstantial Nurse (Short)
Mary - Tom's Daughter
 1914 The Ten of Spades (Short)
 1914 A Rural Free Delivery Romance (Short)
Ruth - Fred's Sweetheart
 1913 Helen's Stratagem (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1913 Cupid's Lieutenant (Short)
Muriel Bond, the Schoolteacher
 1913 The Law of Humanity (Short)
Mary Coogan, Pat's Wife
 1913 His Imaginary Family (Short)
Hired Actress, Adopted Wife
 1913 The Little Church Around the Corner (Short)
 1913 Her Right to Happiness (Short)
Mansfield's Wife
 1913 The House in the Tree (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1913 A Shot Gun Cupid (Short)
 1913/I Bread Upon the Waters (Short)
The Second Sweetheart
 1913 A Campaign Manageress (Short)
Edith, the Campaign Manageress
 1913 Looking for Trouble (Short)
 1913 Friday the Thirteenth (Short)
Mrs. Hooley
 1913 Algy's Awful Auto (Short)
Algy's Sweetheart
 1913 How Filmy Won His Sweetheart (Short)
Ticket Seller
 1913 Lobster Salad and Milk (Short)
The Older Sister
 1913 Life's Pathway (Short)
 1913 The Farmer's Daughters (Short)
May - the Farmer's Daughter
 1913/I Flood Tide (Short)
The Little Castaway as an Adult
 1913 Frazzled Finance (Short)
Sue, the Little Milliner
 1913 The Profits of the Business (Short)
Mary - John Regan's Granddaughter
 1913/I His Sacrifice (Short)
Dr. Martin's Patient's Daughter
 1913 Miss Mischief (Short)
Miss Mischief
 1913 The Big Boss (Short)
Nell - Bascomb's Daughter
 1913 The Bawlerout (Short)
Edith Downs - the Bank Cashier's Daughter
 1913 For Better or for Worse (Short)
 1913 The Crimson Cross (Short)
 1913 The Love Chase (Short)
 1913 The Spectre Bridegroom (Short)
 1913 An Accidental Servant (Short)
 1913 A Tammany Boarder (Short)
 1912 The Vengeance of the Fakir (Short)
 1912 The Honor of the Firm (Short)
 1912 Silent Jim (Short)
White Wing, Indian Maiden
 1912 Making Uncle Jealous (Short)
Muriel Hughes
 1912 The Passing Parade (Short)
G. A. R. Bazaar Worker
 1912 Robin Hood (Short)
 1912 Wanted a Wife in a Hurry (Short)
Marion Blum
 1912 That Loving Man (Short)
Nell Gatewood
 1912 A Double Misunderstanding (Short)
 1912 The Holy City (Short)
 1912 Feathertop (Short)
Polly Gookin
 1912 Saved from the Titanic (Short)
Dorothy's Friend
 1912 The Raven (Short)
 1912 Revenge of the Silk Masks (Short)
 1912 The Easter Bonnet (Short)
Agnes Brown - the Heiress
 1912 Oh, You Ragtime! (Short)
The Typist
 1912 The White Aprons (Short)
 1912 The Kid, Kite and Kitty (Short)
 1912 The Letter with the Black Seals (Short)
 1912 A Blot on the 'Scutcheon (Short)
A Page
 1912 A Tale of the Wilderness (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
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