Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Katherine and Jane Lee

Jane and Katherine Lee

Well, I covered Frankie and Davey Lee in my last entry, so it seemed like the next best step was to cover Katherine and Jane Lee, another set of acting siblings during the silent film era. 

Katherine and Jane

Katherine Lee was born February 6, 1909 in Berlin, Germany. 

Her father, Thomas Banahan, was a juggler whose troupe once shared the same bill as the Three Keatons (Joe, Myra, and young Buster Keaton). Katherine's mother, Irene Kinaird, was a well known Irish dancer who toured as "The Girl in Trousers with her Kandy Kids" around 1906. Her stage name was Irene Lee. Jane, the second and youngest child born to Thomas and Irene was born in 1912. 

Shortly after Jane's birth, the couple split up. Irene had full custody of the girls and their father was never mentioned in interviews or in articles. I don't really know what became of Thomas Banahan after the divorce. He may have remarried before his death in 1929 but I am not sure. The girls adopted their mother's stage name of 'Lee' for the screen.

Show business was already in the Lee daughters genes so it isn't a stretch to see how or why they ended up making films. Katherine made her screen debut in the 1913 short, None But the Brave Deserve the -- ? (yeah, weird title, I know). The film was shown with a documentary short about a dairy farm in Seattle which I'm sure was just FANtastic!

Jane and Katherine

Her most prominent screen roles were with Annette Kellerman in Neptune's Daughter (1914) and Daughter of the Gods (1916). She also appeared with Theda Bara in Her Double Life and Romeo and Juliet (both 1916). She also seemed to be paired with King Baggott and Violet Mersereau quite a bit. 

Katherine appeared with her younger sister Jane in over 15 films, and later appeared with her in ten Fox Studio shorts that were created specifically to showcase the Lee sisters. 

In 1921, Irene Lee published a letter in multiple fan magazines addressed to film distributors across the United States. In the letter, she claimed that Louis T. Rogers and his company, Rogers Film Company, were using outtakes and clips from earlier films featuring her daughters to create an entirely new picture. A picture that she never agreed to make. She said that the girls had appeared in one picture with the company and that she had to loan Rogers money (to the tune of $1700) in order for them to even finish the second picture. It was only when she began seeing advertisements for a proposed third picture that she knew something was going on. She claimed that she had contacted her lawyer about the situation and wanted it made clear that neither she or her daughters had anything to do with this upcoming picture and that if film distributors were genuine fans of the Lee girls, they would not purchase this picture for viewing. 

Katherine and Jane

Her last film was 1924's The Side Show of Life. In 1936, she was on the screen again playing herself in a Vitaphone short along with her sister and other child stars of the silent era talking about having to grow up.

After retiring from acting, Katherine and her sister toured on vaudeville and were just as popular on stage as they were on screen. They traveled with a governess who helped ensure that the girls continued their education. 

Jane and Katherine

Katherine Lee passed away on October 22, 1968 in Flushing, New York. I don't know where she is buried.

Like the Lee brothers in the last entry, I don't have much to go on when it comes to Katherine's personal life. I believe she was married to a man named Ray Miller, but I am not sure of the dates. 

According to fan magazines, the girls had quite the menagerie growing up. The girls counted a dog, a parrot, and a pony among their pets. 

Katherine and Jane

"Jane and Katherine Lee come nearer to being true 'Baby Bernhardts' than any other child players of the American cinemas. Their work on the screen is magnificent." ~~ Le Petit Parisian, August 1917


Katherine and Jane

Jane Grant Lee was born February 15, 1912 in Dublin, Ireland. 

Jane made her film debut in 1914's The Old Rag Doll, which also featured her sister and her mother (in her only credited film role). 

Jane and Katherine with (I think) Pat Hartigan in Swat the Spy (1918)

Jane too, like her sister, acted alongside Theda Bara in a couple of films. She appeared with Theda in The Clemenceau Case, The Devil's Daughter, and The Galley Slave (all 1915) and Her Double Life in 1916. Unfortunately, all four films are considered lost. Jane appeared with vamps Virginia Pearson and Valeska Suratt as well. All of Valeska's films are considered lost, but I am not sure about the film Jane appeared in with Virginia Pearson, 1917's Sister Against Sister.

After acting on screen, Jane toured vaudeville with her sister where they found even more success. It wasn't until 20 years after she made her last film that she decided to give movie work another shot. Her last few movie roles were in small parts like "teacher" in 1950's Cheaper by the Dozen or "Fat woman in cafe" in Abbott and Costello's 1951 film, Comin' Round the Mountain. Her prestigious role as "Fat woman in cafe" would also be her last. 

Jane and Katherine

Jane Lee passed away on March 17, 1957 in New York City. I do not know where she is buried.

I would really like to know the causes of death for both Lee sisters considering they both died fairly young. I would also like know where they are buried, or even if they are buried.

As far as Jane's personal life, all I could find was that she was married to a man with the surname of "St. John" and that they were still married at the time of her death. 

Jane and Katherine with John McGraw of the New York Giants

"We can't be forced to stay away from a picture which contains Jane and Katherine. They make us happy as a Barrie play." ~~ Detroit Free Press, August 1917.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Silence is Platinum

For my regular readers out there, please disregard this post. I needed to make an entry explaining why I chose the title I use for my blog. I am taking a class for work, and this is one of the assignments. So, silent film fans, check back soon for a new post (hopefully tonight or tomorrow).

Canvas coworkers/classmates and Chris, (Holy alliteration, Batman!) read on! 

I started my blog in 2010. I wanted a place where I could share my passion and collected information about silent movie stars. I wanted a catchy, fun name for my blog and the quote, "Silence is golden" popped into my head. I went with a variation, "Silence is Platinum" because I thought platinum best fit my feelings as to how high I exalt these stars from the silent film era. 

I have thought about changing the title numerous times, but I didn't want to have to go through the hassle. The main reason behind wanting to change the title is because Platinum was the name of strip club in my hometown and I can't help but think about it when I say the name of my blog. I am hoping that my readers instead like the name for the original reason I chose it and don't have thoughts of Mary Pickford and Lillian Gish working at a gentlemen's club. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015


As most of my readers know, one of my hobbies is to go grave hunting and visit the final resting places of the famous who are buried in California. I have shared many of my pictures on this blog and I also have them in albums on my Facebook. I have stated many times before that the purpose of my blog is to make sure these actors and actresses of the silent screen are not forgotten, and one of the saddest things for me to see is a star from the silent era with an unmarked grave. Now, there are sometimes a reason that a grave is left unmarked. For instance, Lon Chaney, who rests in an unmarked crypt in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn, stipulated in his will that his grave remained unmarked. However, there are some cases where the deceased was too poor at the time of their death to be able to set aside anything to ensure a marker. Why their family or friends didn't step forward to make sure the grave of their loved one was given a proper headstone is beyond me.

One of the things I am most proud of in my life is the fact that I helped contribute to the fund to purchase Florence La Badie a proper headstone. Florence, who passed away in 1917, was buried in an unmarked grave at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. It wasn't until 2014 that Ned Thanhouser, grandson of Thanhouser Studio founder Edwin Thanhouser, helped raise money to get Florence the headstone she deserved. However much money Thanhouser raised was matched by the cemetery and Florence's headstone was installed on April 27th (which would have been her 126th birthday).

Below you will find a list of the silent film stars that I have visited who currently are buried in unmarked graves. While I have visited many others who also are unmarked, I am just concentrating on those in silent film since that is the main focus of this blog. I wanted to share a little bit about each person and I also did my best to do some digging (pun not intended, but it works) as to why years after their deaths their graves remain without a headstone. I am hoping to eventually start a yearly Kickstarter or fundraising in order to purchase proper headstones, but one thing at a time!

I also want to note the trend I began noticing while researching these actors and actresses. If they spent their remaining years at the Motion Picture Country Home, they were presumably in financial straits, hence why they couldn't afford a headstone. Also, Pierce Brothers Valhalla Park seems to be THE place to be buried if you don't have a grave marker. Makes me wonder how many unmarked plots I have walked by while there.


Page Peters
Page Peters was a handsome leading man whose stardom was at it's peak starting in 1914 and continuing until his death in 1916. He is virtually unknown today (I didn't even hear about him until a few months ago) most likely due to his untimely death.
The story goes that Page and some friends drove to Hermosa Beach for a party at a friend's house. The next morning, he and a couple others decided to go swimming in the ocean. Page and a female friend, known only as 'Miss Graves,' swam further out than the rest of their party and it was while out in the deep that he was stricken with a cramp. Miss Graves tried to grab a hold of Page and swim with him to shore, but was finding it difficult and began calling out for help. Apparently, she gave up on her efforts to save him and only managed to get herself to shore. His body was found by rescuers, who pulled him ashore and tried to revive him for a good two hours before they gave up hope on trying to save him. The medical examiner later concluded that Page had died from heart failure and not from drowning, which was interesting considering he was 27 years old and in pretty good shape. 
Page's funeral was held at what is now Hollywood Forever Cemetery. His pallbearers were a group of his industry friends, including director Al Christie.  Apparently the funeral was filmed at the request of his parents, which...I would love to see that if it still exists! 
What gives Page a little more distinction is that he is rumored to be the first actor to be buried at Hollywood Forever. Considering the fact that he was a pretty popular actor during the time and the fact that even his funeral was filmed, I find it odd that he was buried in an unmarked grave near the Cathedral Mausoleum. Unfortunately, I can't find much information on his early life other than his birth date in 1886 and that he was possibly born in Kentucky. 
Page's unmarked grave is along the wall in the back.


Virginia Pearson
I covered Virginia a few years ago (read the entry here) so I'll just put a little refresher here. Virginia was one of the main vamps of the silent screen (although to me she still looks too sweet). She passed away in 1958 at age 72 from uremic poisoning at the Motion Picture Country Home. She was buried next to her ex husband, actor Sheldon Lewis at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Park. While the two were legally divorced, they remained as close as ever and Virginia actually died only a month and one day after Lewis. The couple had to declare bankruptcy in 1928, and this could very well be the reason why the Motion Picture Country Home paid for their burial plots. Sad that they couldn't throw in a small headstone too.


Alice Lake
I actually thought I covered Alice in a previous entry but looks like I was mistaken! I'll have to add her to the list for sure. I mean, she was one of Buster's leading ladies, for goodness sake!
Alice was probably best known for appearing in comedies with Roscoe Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. Like many other silent film actors, the onset of the talkies signaled the end of her career. Sadly, her life after Hollywood wasn't a happy one. She was arrested in 1936 for drunk driving and had to get bailed out by a friend because she couldn't afford to pay the $10 fine that would keep her out of jail. The following year she was arrested again for drunk driving but this time the fine was $100. Not able to pay the fine, Alice spent almost a month in jail. She conducted interviews during her ordeal, telling newspapers that her days were usually spent pacing her home and waiting and waiting for a call from the studio. She passed away in 1967 of a heart attack in a sanitarium and was buried in an unmarked grave at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Park. I don't know if her situation picked up any from the time of her arrests to her death, but I hope they did. Maybe purchasing her a headstone will bring her some peace and the recognition she tried so hard to hang on to.


Mary Alden

Mary was one of the first Broadway actresses to work in Hollywood. She also had the distinction of appearing in both of D.W. Griffith's epics, Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916). Mary passed away in 1946 at the Motion Picture Country Home, ten years after she made her last film. She was buried at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Park.


May McAvoy
May is probably most remembered today for starring opposite Al Jolson in the 1927 part talkie, The Jazz Singer. There were rumors that May didn't make many talkies because of a speed impediment, but in truth, she retired from films because her husband, a bigwig at United Artists, didn't want her to work anymore. She eventually did go back to acting during the 1940s but she was only cast in uncredited roles. She does have the distinction of appearing in both the 1925 and 1959 versions of Ben-Hur, however. Following her divorce in 1940, May mentioned that she would have to seek help from the Motion Picture Relief Fund for financial assistance. I am not sure how long her economic hardship lasted.
May passed away in 1984 and was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. For an actress who poet Carl Sandburg once called a "starry-eyed goddess," having an unmarked grave is just awful. May did leave a son, Patrick behind when she passed way. Patrick passed away in 2012, otherwise it would be have nice to reach out to him and ask about possibly obtaining a headstone for his mother. 


Alice Maison
I covered Alice almost a year ago when I did a series about the Mack Sennett Bathing Beauties. To read a little bit more about her, click here.
Like most of the Bathing Beauties, finding out what happened in Alice's life after she left Hollywood is a bit difficult. I know she married and divorced at least twice and that she passed away in 1976 and is buried at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills.


Margaret Gibson
Margaret is one of those silent film actresses that would just be another pretty face from the past these days if it hadn't been for the confession she made as she lay dying on her kitchen floor. On October 21, 1964, Margaret suffered a heart attack at her home and while laying on the floor surrounded by a priest and neighbors, she confessed to killing director William Desmond Taylor, whose murder in 1922 remained (and still remains) unsolved. When one of the witnesses wrote down his statement of the events thirty years later, he couldn't remember most of the details due to not knowing who William Desmond Taylor was. He did remember her mentioning almost getting caught though. Apparently, Margaret had made this claim years before, but people either shrugged it off or just didn't pay attention. I mean, the murder had been so many years ago, it pretty much had faded from the Hollywood history books. 
I wish I could remember all the information that was documented in the book Tinseltown by William J. Mann but I read it back in December/January. I do remember that he covers the Desmond Taylor murder from Margaret Gibson angle and from a Mary Miles Minter angle, with tons of information included, so I definitely recommend reading it...especially since I am drawing a blank.
Anyway, when Margaret passed away, she had been living pretty much as a recluse in a house overgrown with weeds and bushes and I am sure this could very well account for the fact that she is buried in an unmarked grave at Holy Cross. 


Alberta Vaughn
Alberta is interesting to me because while she is more remembered today than her younger sister, Ada Mae, she is buried in an unmarked grave. Ada Mae Vaughn passed away in 1943 at the age of 37 from complications during surgery and she was buried at Forest Lawn in Glendale. 
In the years following her sister's death, Alberta was arrested at least twice on drunk driving charges and once on a domestic dispute charge. Instead of paying the fine on her DUI charge, she chose to spend almost two weeks in jail. She ended up serving eight months in total in jail with the combination of the charges. When she passed away in 1992, according to an obituary in the LA Times, she left no survivors, which could account for her being buried in an unmarked grave in Pierce Brothers Valhalla Park. 


Vera Reynolds
Vera, like Alice Maison, was one of Mack Sennett's Bathing Beauties. I briefly covered her about a year ago during my series on the Bathing Beauties. You can read her mini bio here. 
Vera passed away in 1962 at the age of 62 at the Motion Picture Country Hospital. She was buried at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Park. Vera was married at the time of her death, but I can't find burial information for her husband, Robert Ellis, who was also an actor. I am just assuming the couple lacked the funds for a headstone.


Lucille Bogan
This is the only picture of Lucille that I have found, hence why I only included one.
Lucille was one of the first female Blues singers to ever be recorded. She was also infamous for her raunchy songs, and I don't just mean for the time. When I first heard one of her songs, my mouth dropped open. She also recorded under the name 'Bessie Jackson.'
When she passed away in 1948, she had all but forgotten by the music industry that had once put her into the same category as Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey. She was buried in Lincoln Memorial Park in Carson, California. I have read that she is in an unmarked grave because at the time of her death she had been living in poverty. When I went to visit her, I had to have one of the groundskeepers show me exactly where she is buried. Quite sad, but I am glad I was able to pay my respects to her and let her know that she wasn't forgotten and that I hoped to get her a proper headstone one day. 


Katherine Grant
Katherine is another actress that I covered previously, so you can read her bio here.
Katherine died from tuberculosis in 1937 at the young age of thirty two. She was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles. 
Katherine's unmarked grave is bit confusing to me because her mother, who was very vocal with newspapers and fan magazines about her daughter's condition, didn't ever go about getting her daughter a proper headstone. I know that Katherine was sick years before her death and her mother wasn't able to provide all the necessary care she needed, but it is sad to think that no one in the movie community reached out to help purchase a marker for her. I mean, when she first became ill in the late 1920's, she was sent to a sanitarium on the Hal Roach Studios dime. We definitely need to see that she gets a proper headstone. 


Joe Keaton
Joe Keaton (left) was the father of Buster Keaton. Joe, along with his wife, Myra, and Buster toured vaudeville as The Three Keatons. When Buster was in his late teens, he ended up leaving the group due to his father's increasing alcoholism. When Buster had made it big in Hollywood, he put his father in his pictures as a good will gesture. Sadly, Buster would follow in his dad's footsteps and deal with his own alcohol addiction issues later in life. 
Joe and Myra eventually split up and he spent a lot of years living in hotels. He passed away in 1946 reportedly after being hit by a car. He was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery. After talking with a few friends, we all kind of agreed that perhaps Joe's alcoholism had alienated his family so much that they didn't feel extremely obligated to give him a headstone. Also, around the same time Buster was going through his own turmoils in both his professional and personal life. 
Interesting to note too is that while Myra and Buster have headstones, Louise and Harry, Buster's siblings, do not. Gonna have to add them to the list as well.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Frankie and Davey Lee

Our next pair of siblings are the Lee brothers, Frankie and Davey. I wanted to cover them next because I went and visited the grave of Frankie Lee a couple of weeks ago and so I felt the need to share a bit more about these two brothers.

Davey and Frankie

I should also note that while trying to locate his grave I stepped into an overgrown flower holder, fell, and sprained my ankle. Needless to say, that cut my grave hunting expedition short. I should also say thank you to the family who saw me fall and just stared at me without asking if I was okay. Thank you!!

Anyway, on to the Lee boys!

Frankie Lee was born Frank H. Lea on December 31, 1911 in Gunnison, Colorado. He was the first born of Frank Dennison (I have also read 'Denny') Lea and his wife, Ella Mary. Younger brother, Davey was born in 1924. 

I think the boys got into show business via their father who worked as a Linotype operator. All those dialogue slides you see in silent film? It was Frank Lea's job to write those out for various films. 

Frankie made his debut in the 1916 short, Her Greatest Story, which starred Myrtle Gonzalez. Later that year he appeared in an adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, but this adaptation was titled The Right to be Happy. Rupert Julian played the part of Ebeneezer Scrooge while Frankie played the role of Tiny Tim. 

Some of Frankie's other films of note include 1919's The Miracle Man, starring Lon Chaney. This film was voted the top film in a 1920 Photoplay reader survey. Sadly, this is one of Chaney's lost films, with I think only a scene snippet still in existence. 

A popular trend at the time was to create film adaptations of famous stories and books but have children playing all of the roles. Frankie appeared in one such film in 1923 called Robin Hood, Jr. Frankie played the role of a young Robin Hood and Peggy Cartwright played the role of a young Maid Marian. 

Frankie made his last film appearance in 1925's The Golden Strain which starred Hobart Bosworth and Madge Bellamy. 

According to a March 1929 article in Picture-Play Magazine, Frankie went and did the unthinkable...he grew up! He started growing facial hair and his mother realized that his cute, scrappy childhood days were over and that he needed to go back to school and concentrate on his education instead of acting. "I want you to have an education, so that when you get older all your fans will be proud of you. I want them to say, 'Why, there's Frankie Lee again!' and be glad. So get ready for books!" Ella Lea was quoted as saying. 

He did have aspirations after graduating high school to get back into acting, but whenever he was called in for a role, the producers would see how much older he was and they would have to pass. In one such instance, the role was given to his younger brother who was brought along to the audition by Ella Lea, but more on that story when we get to Davey. 

Frankie Lee passed away on July 29, 1970 in Los Angeles. 

He was buried at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills.

I can't find any information that Frankie was ever married or had children. If you have information on this, I would love to know!

According to a fan magazine at the time, Frankie was unable to make himself cry on cue for the camera. Which, if you have ever seen a baby or a child in a silent film, they will end up crying sometime during that film. Anyway, to achieve the tears necessary for a scene, Frankie would stick his fist into a cup of water and sprinkle the droplets on his face to create tears. 

"He is a human, winsome, laugh-getting youngster...His name is Frankie Lee." ~~ The Moving PIcture World - June 29, 1919


Davey Lee was born David Dennison Lea on December 29, 1924 in Hollywood. 

When he was still a baby, Ella Lea would take him with her when she accompanied her oldest son, Frankie to his various auditions and even while he was filming his scenes. She didn't just do this because she didn't have anyone to watch the baby mind you. Rather, Ella touted little Davey around the studios in hopes that a producer would see the cute little baby and want to put him in pictures. It was on one such occasion that Ella finally got what she was looking for...

The call came in to the Lea home that the studio wanted to test Frankie for a part in a new Al Jolson picture. However, for some reason the studio failed to realize that kids will eventually grow up, so the little Frankie Lee they were used to seeing on screen was not who showed up for the audition. Instead, a tall, lanky young man of sixteen showed up with his mother and baby brother in tow. The producers (for some reason) were shocked at how much 'little' Frankie Lee had grown and quickly turned their attention to his brother, Davey. The casting director asked Mrs. Lea if Davey had ever acted before or if he could take direction well. Mrs. Lea told him no, but that didn't seem to matter much because Davey was lead over to the star of the upcoming picture, Al Jolson, to see how the two interacted. Jolson held his arms out to the little boy and invited him to sit on his lap. Apparently the two sat there for quite awhile just laughing and smiling at each other and Jolson told Davey that he could call him "Uncle Al." It was obvious that little Davey Lee had won the role. 

The film in which Davey made his debut opposite Al Jolson was 1928's The Singing Fool. Davey played the part of "Sonny Boy," the little boy who climbs up on Jolson's lap while he is singing the song "Sonny Boy." 

Davey, Jolson, and the film were all a big success and everyone seemed to want to know more about little Sonny Boy. So, a lot of promotional items were made with Davey's face printed on them. He also recorded a narrative album called "Sonny Boy's Bear Story" which had Davey telling a bedtime story with music playing in the background. And in 1929 he appeared in a film called Sonny Boy, without Uncle Al. However, the two appeared together again in a film that same year called Say It with Songs.

The year 1929 was quite busy for Davey career wise. On top of his Sonny Boy/Jolson pictures, he also appeared alongside Rin Tin Tin in Frozen River. Dogs and a cute little boy, how can you go wrong there?

Davey's last film appearance was in 1930's The Squealer featuring Jack Holt and Dorothy Revier as his parents. 

At the age of only six years old, Davey Lee's movie career was over. Like his brother before him, his mother pulled him out of show business in order for him to focus on getting an education. He would later return to acting but only in community theater productions. Davey also served in the army during World War II.

Davey Lee passed away on June 17, 2008 in Los Angeles. I do not know where he is buried. 

Like his brother, I cannot find information on whether or not Davey was ever married.

Sadly, of the six films he made (from 1928-1930) only two survive. 

According to a fan magazine at the time, Davey enjoyed eating candy, playing golf, and riding around on his scooter and pedal car, which was a gift to him from the studio. 

There was a rumor spread during the Sonny Boy craze that Davey had actually died shortly after the movie was released. Apparently some wires got crossed and the real death was a man named Sunny Boyce, a member of the Los Angeles orchestra. 

Since his fame was due in large part to appearing in an Al Jolson picture, Davey frequently attended events held by the International Al Jolson Society to discuss the man he knew as Uncle Al.

"Davey Lee clicks! He is a movie find!" ~~ Evening Graphic, 1929.

"Davey Lee is a swell little boy. Hundreds and thousands of people will like to see the little fellow." ~~ New York Evening Post, 1929.

Friday, October 2, 2015

October Birthdays!

Well, a new month means new stars! October is one of my favorite times of year and it looks like it was blessed with some of my favorite film stars' births like Buster Keaton, Olive Thomas, and Lilyan Tashman.
Keep a look out for my next entry in the silent film child star series which should be up either today or tomorrow. I will also be doing an entry where I want YOUR opinions, so keep an eye out for that as well.

Happy October!

Minta Durfee ~ October 1, 1889

Alice Joyce ~ October 1, 1890

Louise Lorraine ~ October 1, 1901

Virginia Marshall ~ October 1, 1918

Ethel Grey Terry ~ October 2, 1882

Violet Mersereau ~ October 2, 1892

Nora Bayes ~ October 3, 1880

Buster Keaton ~ October 4, 1895

Louise Dresser ~ October 5, 1878

Carter DeHaven ~ October 5, 1886

Mary Fuller ~ October 5, 1888

Jackie Saunders ~ October 6, 1892

Dee Lampton ~ October 6, 1898

Janet Gaynor ~ October 6, 1906

Nance O'Neil ~ October 8, 1874

Jeanette Loff ~ October 9, 1906

Peaches Jackson ~ October 9, 1913
Pictured here with Jackie Coogan
Don Marion ~ October 9, 1917

Jane Winton ~ October 10, 1905

Bobbe Arnst ~ October 11, 1903

Karl Dane ~ October 12, 1886

Irene Rich ~ October 13, 1891

Lillian Gish ~ October 14, 1893

Muriel Frances Dana ~ October 14, 1916

Jane Darwell ~ October 15, 1879

Ina Claire ~ October 15, 1893

Hanni Weisse ~ October 16, 1892

Arthur Trimble ~ October 16, 1916

Eileen Sedgwick ~ October 17, 1898

Jean Arthur ~ October 17, 1900

Yale Boss ~ October 18, 1899

Thelma Parr ~ October 19, 1906

Bela Lugosi ~ October 20, 1882

Charley Chase ~ October 20, 1893

Olive Thomas ~ October 20, 1894

Evelyn Brent ~ October 20, 1899

Harriet Hammond ~ October 20, 1899

Mary Jane Irving ~ October 20, 1913

Marion Nixon ~ October 20, 1904

Edna Purviance ~ October 21, 1895

Dorothy Phillips ~ October 22, 1882

Constance Bennett ~ October 22, 1904

Hazel Keener ~ October 22, 1904

Sarah Bernhardt ~ October 23, 1844

Jean Acker ~ October 23, 1893

Lilyan Tashman ~ October 23, 1896

Audrey Berry ~ October 23, 1906

Sally O'Neil ~ October 23, 1908

Gilda Gray ~ October 24, 1901

Lester Cuneo ~ October 25, 1888

Nell Shipman ~ October 25, 1892

Jenny and Rosie Dolly ~ October 25, 1892

Lucy Fox ~ October 25, 1897

Buddy Messinger ~ October 26, 1907

Jackie Coogan ~ October 26, 1914

Ormer Locklear ~ October 28, 1891

Julia Swayne Gordon ~ October 29, 1878

Fanny Brice ~ October 29, 1891

Rex Cherryman ~ October 30, 1896

Sue Carol ~ October 30, 1906

Margery Wilson ~ October 31, 1896