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Marguerite Clark, 1916
Marguerite Clark, 1916

Marguerite Clark (February 22, 1883 to September 25, 1940) was an American stage and silent film actress. Image File history File links ClarkMarguerite1916. ... Image File history File links ClarkMarguerite1916. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Early Life and Theater

Born to a farming family in Avondale, Ohio, Clark was educated at a Roman Catholic boarding school in Cincinnati. She finished school at age sixteen and having decided to pursue a career in the theatre she quickly showed herself to be a gifted actress. Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A boarding school is a school where some or all students not only study but also live, amongst their peers but away from their home and family. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

After performing for only a short time, she made her Broadway debut in 1900. The seventeen-year-old went on to star at various venues, returning to perform in more than a dozen Broadway productions including a starring role with John Barrymore in the 1912 play "The Affairs of Anatol." Clark's popularity led to her signing a contract in 1914 to make motion pictures with Famous Players-Lasky Corporation. Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... John Sidney Blythe (February 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942), better known as John Barrymore, became famous as a Shakespearean actor, lauded for his Hamlet, and was frequently regarded as the greatest actor of his generation, playing a wide variety of roles on stage and in films. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used from 1987 to 1995. ...

Late Starting Film Career

At age thirty-one it was relatively late in life for a film actress to begin a career with starring roles but the diminutive Clark, who stood 4 ft 10 in (1.47 m) tall, had a little-girl look that belied her years. She made her first appearance on screen in the short film "Wildflower" directed by Allan Dwan. Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... Allan Dwan (April 3, 1885 – December 21, 1981) was a pioneering Canadian-born American motion picture director, producer and screenwriter. ...

In 1915 she starred as "Gretchen" in a feature-length production of The Goose Girl based on a 1909 best-selling novel by Harold MacGrath. In 1915 she also performed in the feature-length production "The Seven Sisters" directed by Sidney Olcott and in 1916 she reprised a Broadway role, starring in the first feature-length film version of "Snow White." The Goose Girl is a Brothers Grimm fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. ... This is a list of bestselling novels in the United States, as determined by the New York Times. ... Harold MacGrath (September 4, 1871 - October 30, 1932) was a bestselling American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. ... Sidney Olcott (September 20, 1873 - December 16, 1949) was a Canadian producer, director, actor and writer. ... Snow White is a 1916 American silent film made by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and produced by Adolph Zukor and Daniel Frohman. ...

Clark was directed in this by J. Searle Dawley as well as in a number of films, notably when she played the characters of both "Little Eva St. Clair" and "Topsy" in the 1918 feature, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." That year Marguerite Clark married New Orleans, Louisiana plantation owner Harry Palmerston Williams (1880-1936) with whom she would remain until his death. Uncle Toms Cabin Uncle Toms Cabin is a novel by American abolitionist author Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central theme. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, The Dirty Dirty Motto: Official website: http://www. ...

Marguerite Clark made all but one of her forty films with Famous Players-Lasky, her last with them in 1920 titled "Easy to Get" in which she starred opposite Harrison Ford. Harrison Ford, 1920 Harrison Ford (March 16, 1884 - December 2, 1957) was an American actor in the silent film era of the 1910s and 20s. ...

Her next film in 1921 was made by her own production company for First National Pictures distribution. As one of the most popular actresses going into the 1920s, and one of the industry's best paid, her name alone was enough to ensure reasonable box office success. As such, "Scrambled Wives" was made "her" way following which she retired at age thirty-eight to be with her husband at their country estate in New Orleans. The First National Exhibitors Circuit was founded 1917 by the merger of 26 of the biggest First Run cinema chains in the United States of America, controlling more than 600 cinemas, more than 200 of them were First Run cinemas. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ...

After the death of her husband in 1936, Marguerite Clark spent time in New York City where she died from pneumonia in 1940 at the age of fifty-seven. She was buried with her husband in the Roman Catholic Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans. Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... Pneumonia is an illness of the lungs and respiratory system in which the microscopic, air-filled sacs (alveoli) responsible for absorbing oxygen from the atmosphere become inflamed and flooded with fluid. ... Metairie Cemetery is a cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...

For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Marguerite Clark has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6304 Hollywood Blvd. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ...

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© Marguerite Clark, Silent Movie Star - goldensilents.com (340 words)
One of the pioneering actresses of the silent screen, beautiful Marguerite Clark was born in Avondale, Ohio on February 22nd, 1883, and raised on a farm.
Marguerite was soon appearing in Broadway shows, including a starring role opposite John Barrymore in the play "Anatol." From Broadway to the fledgling movie industry she went, signing up with Famous Players Lasky, and appearing in her first film "Wildflower" in 1914.
Because of her youthful appearance, Marguerite was playing childlike girl roles even into her thirties, as was Mary Pickford.
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