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Charlie Chaplin career spanned more than 75 years

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, KBE (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977) was a British comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. In a career that spanned more than 75 years, Chaplin became … Continue reading

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Betty Compson appeared in over two hundred films

Betty Compson (March 19, 1897 – April 18, 1974) was an American actress who had an extensive film career from early silents through the late 1940s. Nicknamed ‘The Prettiest Girl in Pictures’, Betty Compson appeared in over two hundred feature … Continue reading

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Dorothy Mackaill: A Silent Film Leading Lady

Dorothy Mackaill (March 4, 1903 — August 12, 1990) was an English-born American actress, most notably of the silent film era and into the early 1930s. After reaching leading lady status in the silent film era, Dorothy Mackaill made the … Continue reading

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Jetta Goudal

Jetta Goudal (July 12, 1891 – January 14, 1985) was a Dutch-born American actress, successful in Hollywood films of the silent film era. In recognition of her contribution to the motion picture industry, Jetta Goudal has a star on the … Continue reading

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Joan Marsh a leading lady in films from the 1930s through mid ’40s

Joan Marsh (July 10, 1913 – August 10, 2000) was an American film actress who was a leading lady in U.S. films from the 1930s through the mid ’40s. Marsh got her start as a child star in Mary Pickford … Continue reading

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