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Enid Bennett an Australian born silent film actress

Enid Bennett (July 15, 1893 – May 14, 1969) was an Australian born silent film actress who started her film acting career in 1916. Movies include “The Aryan” (1916), “The Woman in the Suitcase” (1920), “Robin Hood” (1922), “The Courtship … Continue reading

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Olive Borden silent film actress nicknamed ‘The Joy Girl’

Olive Borden (July 14, 1906 – October 1, 1947) was an American film and stage actress who began her career during the silent film era. Nicknamed “The Joy Girl”, Borden was known for her jet-black hair and overall beauty. At … Continue reading

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Louise Lovely: Australian Born Silent Film Actress

Louise Lovely (born Nellie Louise Alberti, February 28, 1895 – March 18, 1980) was the first Australian born motion picture actress to find success in America with sixty-one silent film titles to her credit.

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Dorothy Janis

Dorothy Janis (February 19, 1912 – March 10, 2010) was an American silent film actress who went on to make five films: four silents and one talkie. The one talkie was “Lummox” (1930) based on the Fannie Hurst novel.

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Florence Lawrence “The First Movie Star”

Florence Lawrence (January 2, 1886 – December 28, 1938) was a Canadian born silent film actress. Lawrence is often referred to as “The First Movie Star.” When she was popular, Lawrence was known as “The Biograph Girl,” “The Imp Girl,” … Continue reading

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