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Pauline Frederick

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Acclaimed Broadway actress who also became a star from the big screen. She made an appearance in the 1932 creation of When the Bough Breaks and in such silent and early audio films as AS SOON AS Before, THE GIRL in the event, as well as the Appreciate That Lives. She starred in such stage productions as Madame X, THE LADY in Light, and Joseph and His Brethren. She recommended performing in silent movies to performing in “talkies.” She was created in Boston, Massachusetts. She passed away in the LA area at age fifty-five. Her solid resemblance to Joan Crawford led her to become ensemble as the youthful actress’ mom in the 1931 film This MODERN DAY.

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Date Of Birth August 12, 1883
Died May 9, 1990, Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
Place Of Birth Boston, MA
Profession Stage Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Co. Joseph A. Marmon, Hugh C. Leighton, Dr. C.A. Rutherford, Willard Mack, Frank Mills Andrews
Parents Richard O Libby, Etta E Libby
Awards Peabody Award, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Female
Movies Smouldering Fires, Thank You, Mr. Moto, This Modern Age, Madame X, Ramona, The Phantom of Crestwood, Three Women, Sleeping Fires, Roads of Destiny, A Slave of Vanity, The Mistress of Shenstone, The Paliser Case, Bonds of Love, Bella Donna, The Woman in Room 13, Double Crossed, A Daughter of the Old South, Mrs. Dane's Defense, On Trial, The Woman in the Case, The Eternal City, Married Flirts, Wayward, The World's Great Snare, The Moment Before, The Slave Market, The Sacred Flame, Mumsie, One Week of Life, The Loves of Letty, Madame Jealousy, The Peace of Roaring River, Let Not Man Put Asunder, Her Better Self, Lydia Gilmore, The Hungry Heart, Her Honor, the Governor, The Love That Lives, The Sting of the Lash, Nanette of the Wilds, The Fear Woman, Her Final Reckoning, Devil's Island, Sapho, Two Kinds of Women, Social Register, La Tosca, Josselyn's Wife, Out of the Shadow, My Marriage, Audrey
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Collected fans from all over the world, including some large ones made of ostrich feathers.
2Kept two models who were the same size and weight as her, one in Paris and one in New York, who fit dresses for her.
3Of sixty-seven films, only fifteen survive (8 silents and 7 talkies). The Moment Before (1916) survives in nitrate at the Cineteca Nazionale in Rome; Three Women (1924) survives; The Nest (1927) survives in Canada; two silents are on video: Smouldering Fires (1925) (Grapevine Video) and Devil's Island (1926) (PicPal).
4Has a daughter.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thank You, Mr. Moto1937Madame Chung
Ramona1936Señora Moreno
My Marriage1936Mrs. DeWitt Tyler II
Social Register1934Mrs. Breene
Self Defense1932Katy Devoux
The Phantom of Crestwood1932Faith Andes
Wayward1932Mrs. Eleanor Frost
This Modern Age1931Diane 'Di' Winters
Terra Melophon Magazin Nr. 11930ShortDie Zofe (Episode "Was Ziehe ich an, Bevor ich mich anziehe")
The Sacred Flame1929Mrs. Taylor - the Mother
Evidence1929Myra Stanhope
On Trial1928Joan Trask
Mumsie1927Mumsie
The Nest1927Mrs. Hamilton
Josselyn's Wife1926Lillian Josselyn
Devil's Island1926Jeannette Picto
Her Honor, the Governor1926Adele Fenway
Smouldering Fires1925Jane Vale
Three Women1924Mrs. Mable Wilton
Married Flirts1924Nellie Wayne
Let Not Man Put Asunder1924Petrina Faneuil
The Glory of Clementina1922Clementina Wing
Two Kinds of Women1922Judith Sanford
The Woman Breed1922
The Lure of Jade1921Sara Vincent
The Sting of the Lash1921Dorothy Keith
Salvage1921Bernice Ridgeway / Kate Martin
Roads of Destiny1921Rose Merritt
The Mistress of Shenstone1921Lady Myra Ingleby
A Slave of Vanity1920Iris Bellamy
Madame X1920Jacqueline Floriot
The Woman in Room 131920Laura Bruce
The Paliser Case1920Cassy Cara
The Loves of Letty1919Letty Shell
Bonds of Love1919Una Sayre
The Peace of Roaring River1919Madge Nelson
The Fear Woman1919Helen Winthrop
One Week of Life1919Mrs. Sherwood & Marion Roche
Paid in Full1919Emma Brooks
The Woman on the Index1919Sylvia Martin
Out of the Shadow1919Ruth Minchin
A Daughter of the Old South1918Dolores Jardine
Stake Uncle Sam to Play Your Hand1918ShortMiss Liberty Loan
Fedora1918Princess Fedora
Her Final Reckoning1918Marsa
Resurrection1918Katusha
La Tosca1918Floria Tosca
Madame Jealousy1918Madame Jealousy
Mrs. Dane's Defense1918Felicia Hindemarsh
The Hungry Heart1917Courtney Vaughan
Double Crossed1917Eleanor Stratton
The Love That Lives1917Molly McGill
Her Better Self1917Vivian Tyler
Sleeping Fires1917Zelma Bryce
Sapho1917Sapho, aka Fanny Lagrand
The Slave Market1917Ramona
The Slave Island1916
Nanette of the Wilds1916Nanette Gauntier
Ashes of Embers1916Laura Ward / Agnes Ward
The Woman in the Case1916/IMargaret Rolfe
The World's Great Snare1916Myra
The Moment Before1916Madge
Audrey1916Audrey
The Spider1916Valerie St. Cyr / Joan Marche
Lydia Gilmore1915Lydia Gilmore
Bella Donna1915Bella Donna (Ruby Chepstow)
Zaza1915Zaza
Sold1915Helen
The Eternal City1915Donna Roma

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 91920Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 31920Documentary shortHerself
United States Fourth Liberty Loan Drive1918ShortHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 21941Short

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

TitleSalary
Three Women (1924)$5,000 /week


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