Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My 'Unmarked Mission'

I am thrilled with the interest and reception of my previous entry on Corliss Palmer. Her story really is quite interesting, if not tragic, and I am glad I was able to make more people aware of her. My friend, Jennifer Redmond (author of the marvelous book, Reels & Rivals: Sisters in Silent Films) is currently working on a book about Corliss, so definitely be on the lookout for that!

Another thing I am happy to be a part of is the campaign I am involved with to get a headstone for silent film actress, Katherine Grant. We are almost halfway to our goal and I have been so grateful for the support and with the amount of interest people have shown not just in Katherine, but in making sure these silent film stars are not forgotten.

I have had a few people thank me for spearheading this campaign and for making it a goal of mine to make sure the stars buried in unmarked graves are given proper headstones (without going against their or the family's wish for the plots to remain unmarked.) That is a big reason why I wanted to move out to California, to be near the silent film history I love and to be able to have the chance to pay my respects to the stars of the past I so adore. 

Katherine Grant's campaign is just the beginning for me. I highlighted a few silent film stars who are buried in unmarked graves in a previous post (read HERE) but I wanted to do so again, including a few more additions. I am not sure who to focus on after Katherine, but if you have any input on this, please let me know and we can work together to make sure we get the proper authorization. 

Click the link below to donate!

Mary Alden (1883-1946)
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.

Lucille Bogan (1897-1948)
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 been 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. 
Frances Burnham (1895-1924)
Frances didn't have a big career (she only appeared in eight films.) And her acting reviews were both good and bad. Why the interest in her then? Well, look at her! I think she is adorable! She is also a tragic figure because of her death before she even reached thirty. Frances passed away from tuberculosis in the same California sanatorium that Mabel Normand would pass away in just six years later. 

Margaret Gibson (1894-1964)
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.
Lita Grey (1908-1995)
The infamous, second Mrs. Chaplin. She was only 16 years old when she wed Chaplin...and pregnant. The couple would have two sons together before divorcing just four years after they were married. She said he was cruel and seduced her and he refused to speak about her in his autobiography. 
When Lita passed away her ashes were scattered in the Garden of Remembrance at Pierce Brothers Valhalla without any marker. I have visited the garden and there are multiple markers for those whose ashes are scattered in the garden and I think it would be nice if Lita had one as well. 
Joe Keaton (1867-1946)
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.
Alice Lake (1895-1967)
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.

Edmund Lowe (1890-1971)
Edmund Lowe appeared in a number of silents, but I know him best for his role in 1933's Dinner at Eight...one of my favorite movies. Edmund played the role of Dr. Talbot, husband of Karen Morley and lover of Jean Harlow. Edmund was also known for his marriage to Ziegfeld and screen beauty, Lilyan Tashman. He is buried in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, California. I am not sure why his grave is unmarked. 

Alice Maison (1900-1976)

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.

May McAvoy (1899-1984)

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 speech 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.

Corliss Palmer (1899-1952)
Read my latest entry on Corliss HERE
Corliss is buried in an unmarked grave with her mother and younger brother, Grady (Grady's is the only grave that is marked) at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica. Corliss went from being deemed "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" to being named in TWO divorce suits, to being an alcoholic in a mental institution, to an unmarked grave. She deserves more than that.
Virginia Pearson (1886-1956)
Virginia was one of the original vamps. She was also called a 'screen heretic,' which still surprises me because she looks like sweet and kind lady, not that dark beauty that one thinks about when they think of a vamp who is going to steal your man. In her later years, the vamp was out of vogue and she was forced to file for bankruptcy and live in a tiny hotel room with her husband, actor Sheldon Lewis. She and Lewis died within a month of each other and are both buried in unmarked graves paid for by the Motion Picture Country Home at Pierce Brothers Valhalla.
Vera Reynolds (1899-1962)
Vera was a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty and WAMPAS Baby Star of 1926. She is buried in an unmarked grave at Pierce Brothers Valhalla.
Alberta Vaughn (1904-1992)
Alberta was a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty, WAMPAS Baby Star of 1924, and was once named "The Prettiest Girl in Kentucky." Alberta also became an alcoholic and was arrested multiple times for drunk driving. Her younger sister, Ada Mae (or Adamae), was also an actress and WAMPAS Baby Star (1927) who sadly passed away in 1943 following surgery. It is interesting to note that Ada Mae's grave at Forest Lawn Glendale is marked, but Alberta's grave at Pierce Brothers Valhalla is not. 
Mildred Washington (1905-1933)
Mildred didn't achieve the greatest heights of stardom, but she packed a lot of life in her 28 years. An actress and a dancer (she worked for years at the famous Cotton Club) she stepped outside of the Hollywood stereotype of what an African American actress was supposed to be and made it her own, with sass and class. Her best known role (and my favorite) was as Claudette Colbert's maid and confidant in 1933's Torch Singer. 
Sadly, Mildred passed away just as her career was on the up and up. In March of 1933, Mildred was at Grauman's Chinese Theater when a major earthquake struck. While running for cover, Mildred slipped and fell and her injuries would later develop into appendicitis. She passed away a few months later on September 7, 1933 due to peritonitis following an appendectomy. She left behind a couple of siblings and a young daughter, so I am not sure why her grave is unmarked, but considering her death occurred during The Great Depression it could have been lack of funds. 
The names listed below were buried in unmarked graves at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Mind you, these are only a few of the names that are there: 

Spottiswoode Aitken (1868-1933)
An actor on both stage and screen, Spottiswoode was one of the first film actors to head out to California to continue his craft. He befriended director D.W. Griffith and appeared in both of his epics, Birth of a Nation and Intolerance. He retired in 1927 due to ill health.
Frank Alexander (1879-1937)
Frank was one of the original 'big guy' actors during the silent film era. His 300+ pound frame earned him the nickname, 'Tiny' (he was also known as 'Fatty' for a time, in reverence of Roscoe Arbuckle.) He worked frequently with Larry Semon, most notably in the 1925 version of The Wizard of Oz, with Frank playing the role of Uncle Henry.
Andrew Arbuckle (1887-1939)
Andrew was the younger brother (by 20 years) of actor Macklyn Arbuckle and they were the cousin of Roscoe Arbuckle. Although he looked a lot like his famous cousin, his career never really took off. He appeared in films from 1915 until he retired in 1935. Macklyn died in 1931 and was buried in New York with a headstone while Andrew died of a suspected heart attack in 1939 and was buried in an unmarked grave at Hollywood Forever. 
Marion Fairfax (1875-1970)
Marion was one of the first working female screenwriters in Hollywood with her most popular script being 1925's The Lost World. She was married to actor, Tully Marshall from 1899 until his death in 1943. It is interesting to note that they are buried next to each other by the lake at Hollywood Forever, but only Tully's grave is marked.

Page Peters (ca.1886-1916)
Page Peters was a handsome leading man whose stardom was at its 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 he was possibly born in Kentucky. I've seen his birth year range from 1886 to 1900.
Delphine Walsh (1908-1929)
Delphine isn't a name that is remembered these days, and I think it's only remembered now because of her tragic death following an abortion, or as it was termed back then, an 'illegal operation.' The two doctors who performed the operation were charged with murder and two of Delphine's close friends, actresses Mildred Harris and Natalie Joyce, were brought in to testify on behalf of their friend. Unfortunately, a party loving, heavy drinking showgirl who got knocked up by a man she was not married to did not make a sympathetic figure in the case and BOTH doctors were acquitted. 
Delphine was forgotten and she is now buried in an unmarked grave at Hollywood Forever. When I went to pay my respects a few weeks ago I found her grave had a damn cat box sitting on top of it. Hollywood Forever feeds strays, I get that, however, it did upset me that her memorial is a cat piss covered wooden box. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Corliss Palmer

This young actress came to my attention via a picture I saw on Pinterest.

Her name was not one I was familiar with and actually when I first saw the picture I thought it was of another actress like Constance Binney or Mary Astor until I saw the name 'Corliss Palmer.' I immediately looked her up on both IMDb, just to get a little information and I tell you what, the tip of the iceberg was enough to make me want to dive deeper in the life of this virtually forgotten silent film actress who was once called "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World." 

Corliss was born Helen Caroline Palmer on July 25, 1899 in Edison, Georgia. She was the second daughter born to electrician/machinist, Luther Martin Palmer and Julia Alma Farrell. Corliss joined older sister Mary and shortly after her birth they were joined by brothers Hoke (died in 1919, possibly from war wounds), Grady, and Stanton and sister, Emma Ines. 

Shortly after her husband's death in 1910, Julia remarried to a man named James Simone and had three more children: Katherine, Julia, and James Jr. 

Corliss was never one of the young girls who dreamt about stardom. In fact, her entrance into films was the result of a whim, one she didn't have much faith in. One day while sitting around with a group of her girlfriends having tea, one of the girls mentioned a Fame and Fortune contest being held by Motion Picture Magazine. She suggested that they should all submit their photos for the contest because first prize was a film role and two years of publicity. Corliss found an old picture of herself (or as she called it, 'antiquated') and decided to use that one to send in to the contest. She didn't think much of the contest, so after she sent the photograph in she basically forgot about the whole thing.

A few weeks later, however, she received a phone call from the magazine asking her to come out to New York as she was one of the potential winners of the contest. She would later say that she really only accepted the invitation because she had planned on heading that way to visit an aunt and figured since she was in town...

Well, lo and behold! The Hollywood fairy tale comes true! Corliss ended up winning the contest! Her picture was voted the most beautiful and she was deemed to have the most potential after she met with the contest judges which included Mary Pickford, Tom Ince, Carl Laemmle, and Olga Petrova (to name a few.) It is interesting to note too that the second place winner was Allene Ray, who became a close friend of Corliss and had her own career in films. One of the other girls who didn't win, but was given a film contract anyway, was a young Mary Astor. Looks like the judges did a pretty good job picking out some winners!

"I have to pinch myself every now and then to be sure I'm not just down home. The judges gave me the highest mark, and the next thing I heard was that I was the winner. At first I had a hard time persuadin' my mother to let me come back up to stay. I just had to tell her that I must go - it was my big chance - and when she saw how much it meant to me, how much in earnest I was, she reconciled to it and now she is interested and proud and please as I am." -- Corliss Palmer, Motion Picture Magazine, March 1921

Corliss made her film debut in 1922's From Farm to Fame. The film also starred Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, and Hope Hampton all playing themselves. This two-reel comedy was specifically written and made for the contest winners. I mean, the title kinda says it all. 

Her film career wasn't anything stellar, about 16 film credits from 1922 until 1931. Some of her films included Her Second Chance (1922) with Anna Q. Nilsson, Bromo and Juliet (1926) with Charley Chase and Oliver Hardy, The Return of the Boston Blackie (1927) with Strongheart the Dog, and Polly of the Movies (1927) with Jason Robards Sr. and Gertrude Short.

"I want to touch the heart-strings, emotionally. I want to have something of the same appeal that Lillian Gish was in her Anna in Way Down East. I want to make people conscious of their sympathies, their potential sorrows, and I want to do it beautifully and tenderly." -- Corliss Palmer, Motion Picture Magazine, March 1921

 In 1928 she appeared in a series of Technicolor documentary shorts about the latest fashions of the time, modeled by various up and coming actresses. Joan Crawford, Billie Dove, Dolores del Rio, and Sally Blane (among others) also appeared in these shorts. 

One of her pictures caused quite a bit of scandal and was even banned in at least one city, Cincinnati (it may have even been the whole state of Ohio.) Scarlet Youth (1929) was advertised as "THE MOST VIVID SEX PICTURE EVER FILMED!" and "Because of the intimate treatment of the sex theme: FOR MEN ONLY!" In fact, some Los Angeles theaters only offered the film for women Monday through Friday and for men only on Saturday and Sunday. 

Was the film all it was cracked up to be? Did women faint in the aisles and did the men turn into sex crazed maniacs upon viewing this vivid sex film? Not so much. One critic wrote, "Supposed to have a big social message; one of those medical films that plays to 'men only' and 'women only' audiences. Don't let them kid you. It's just to get the easy money off anyone simple enough to be taken in by the sensational advertising." (Photoplay, June 1928) Unfortunately, I believe the film is lost because I can't find any other information about it. Aside from Corliss, I don't recognize any other cast member's name that appeared in the film. 

Honeymoon Lane (1931) starring June Collyer was the final film Corliss appeared in.

Corliss's greatest passion was not in the movies, but rather in the beauty industry. She wrote beauty articles for Motion Picture magazine with topics ranging from exercise, teeth cleaning, and skin and hair care. I must say they are pretty good articles, save for the somewhat old-fashioned tips and the sometimes flowery language like, "Every girl is born a princess, blessed by the fairies with beauty, health, joy, charm.
(Motion Picture Magazine, April 1921)

On top of her magazine articles she also created her own beauty line that included lip and face rouge, foundation, vanishing and night cream, and beautifier (fancy word for lotion.) She also had Corliss Palmer Peach Bloom Powder and her own perfume which she of course named, 'Corliss Palmer.' The tag line she used for her beauty line was, "Impressions are lasting - look your best at all times." Poetic.

"Once it was considered wicked for a woman to be physically attractive, then it was conceded that there was no harm in being beautiful, but now beauty is an absolute necessity for every woman." -- Corliss Palmer, Motion Picture Magazine, April 1921

In 1933, Corliss was hospitalized for alcohol abuse under the alias 'Edith Mason,' a name she had adopted when she was trying to get back into films. It was just the beginning of her dealings with hospitals, asylums, and severe alcoholism. 

Corliss Palmer passed away on August 27, 1952 in a state mental hospital in Camarillo, California. From what I have read it seems that her cause of death was never released, but I am assuming it was the effects of alcoholism that weakened her.

Corliss was buried in an unmarked grave in Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, California next to her brother, Grady who died two years prior. Their mother, Julia, would be buried next to them when she passed away in 1967.

What made Corliss a well-known name during her lifetime was not her film career but rather her personal life. I guess the same could be said for a lot of people in the entertainment industry come to think of it. 

Corliss was married twice, with her first husband being magazine publisher Eugene Brewster. My guess is that the two first met when Corliss came to New York for the Motion Picture Magazine Fame and Fortune contest, seeing as Brewster was the owner of the magazine and also one of the judges. He seemed to take a liking to the young girl because he did what he could to help advance her career and getting her product endorsements. 

There was a tiny problem, however. Brewster was married. This little tidbit came to the public's attention in 1924 when Eleanor Brewster sued her husband for divorce and cited Corliss as the woman who alienated her husband's affections. Mrs. Brewster won her case in March 1926 and was awarded $200,000 in damages. Shortly after the verdict was announced, Mrs. Brewster made a statement to the New York Times regarding her side of the story: 
"They were together a great deal of the time. She lived right in our home and at last her attitude toward me became indifferent and insolent. I tried not to notice this, but finally could no longer ignore it...He [Eugene Brewster] admitted at this time also that he was a little infatuated with the girl...He also told me Miss Palmer had insisted he should not show any affection towards his wife...I at last told him I couldn't stand it any longer and he deserted me." She then went on to say that Corliss was eavesdropping on the conversation from behind the door and eventually burst in just to taunt her. 

Corliss didn't object to the verdict and seemed rather nonplussed. It was reported in the presses that when she first heard of the allegations against her she told everyone she was going to just ignore it. Ignoring such a case is close to impossible and eventually Corliss had to face reality. Later in 1926, she had to sell off some of her effects in order to pay off the settlement. She would eventually file for bankruptcy. 

Twenty-four hours after his divorce from Eleanor was finalized in October 1926, Eugene Brewster and Corliss were married in Ensenada, Mexico. The witnesses to their nuptials were friend Allene Ray and her husband Larry Walker. The two would again exchange vows in the US to make sure the marriage truly was legal.

Not surprisingly, the couple would eventually divorce in 1933 with Corliss charging Brewster with cruelty. Brewster's millions (get it?!) had severely dwindled following his divorce from Eleanor and was getting smaller and smaller during his years with Corliss. He would go on to marry at least once more before passing away on New Year's Day 1939. 

Corliss couldn't catch a break...or couldn't seem to stay away from married men. In 1932, she was once again dragged into a divorce suit, this time by Estelle Cohen, wife of tennis player and theatrical manager, Albert J. Cohen. Corliss defended herself this time saying that she and Cohen were just friends and she was under the assumption that he was married and when she found out he that was married, she stopped seeing him personally. The two still saw each other, but only when it involved business considering Cohen was her manager. I am not sure of the outcome of this case.

Corliss's second husband was cowboy William Taylor. I don't know any more about their marriage, unfortunately. 

"Well, I didn't expect this [a film career]. I suppose I just expected to get married and have a home sometime - somewhere. But it was very far off in the 'sometime,' because I've never been in love, in my life, never have seen a man I could love - and almost everything was dreams to me - everything was someday. But now someday is today and I mean to make the most of it." -- Corliss Palmer, Motion Picture Magazine, March 1921


Here is the fashion documentary that Corliss appeared in. I am absolutely in love with this and seriously wish I could play it on loop as moving art in my house. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Birthdays!

Summer is upon us! Well, I know it is for me at least. Last week of school, seniors graduate on Friday and I am oh, so happy for that. 

Check out the stars below who would be celebrating birthdays this month. Also, keep an eye out for more information in regards to our campaign to get Hal Roach actress, Katherine Grant a headstone (GoFundMe link HERE)

Peggy Fears ~ June 1, 1903

Mia May ~ June 2, 1884

Dorothy Stone ~ June 3, 1905

Josephine Baker ~ June 3, 1906

Paulette Goddard ~ June 3, 1910

Franklyn Farnum ~ June 5, 1878

William Boyd ~ June 5, 1895

Shirley Mason ~ June 6, 1900

Aida Horton ~ June 6, 1912

Audrey Munson ~ June 8, 1890

Lottie Pickford ~ June 9, 1895

Sylvia Breamer ~ June 9, 1897

Sessue Hayakawa ~ June 10, 1889

Anita Berber ~ June 10, 1899

Peggy Hyland ~ June 11, 1884

Kate Lester ~ June 12, 1857

Lois Weber ~ June 13, 1879

Zoe Rae ~ June 13, 1910

May Allison ~ June 14,1890

Suzanne Grandais ~ June 14, 1893

Stan Laurel ~ June 16, 1890

Einar Hanson ~ June 16, 1899

Margaret Shelby ~ June 16, 1900

Ona Munson ~ June 16, 1903

Louise Fazenda ~ June 17, 1895

Vivian Duncan ~ June 17, 1897

Mary Alden ~ June 17, 1883

Mae Busch ~ June 18, 1891

Blanche Sweet ~ June 18, 1896

Queenie Thomas ~ June 18, 1898

Betty Bird ~ June 18, 1901

Leah Baird ~ June 20, 1883

Helene Costello ~ June 21, 1906

Dorothy Devore ~ June 22, 1899

Marguerite de la Motte ~ June 22, 1902

Lily Brayton ~ June 23, 1878

Lillian Hall-Davis ~ June 23, 1898

Vera Steadman ~ June 23, 1900

Georgia Hale ~ June 24, 1905

Martha Sleeper ~ June 24, 1907

Dorothy Bernard ~ June 25, 1890

Lassie Lou Ahern ~ June 25, 1920

Ernest Torrance ~ June 26, 1878

Jeanne Eagels ~ June 26, 1890

Viola Dana ~ June 26, 1897

Zena Keefe ~ June 26, 1898

Virginia Browne Faire ~ June 26, 1904

Ynez Seabury ~ June 26, 1907

Alberta Vaughn ~ June 27, 1904

Valeska Suratt ~ June 28, 1882

Polly Moran ~ June 28, 1883

Lois Wilson ~ June 28, 1894

Constance Binney ~ June 28, 1896

Mary Anderson ~ June 28, 1896

Gertrude McCoy ~ June 30, 1890

Madge Bellamy ~ June 30, 1899