Blanche Sweet

Actor
Child stage actress who began her screen career at the age of 14 and appeared in movies consistently through the silent era. The gifted Sweet is best known for her roles in the Biograph films of D.W. Griffith, for whom ... Read more »
Born: 06/18/1895 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

D.W. Griffith: Father of Film 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Thin Man 1957 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sporting Venus 1924 (Movie)

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Anna Christie 1922 (Movie)

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Judith of Bethulia 1912 (Movie)

Judith (Actor)

Diplomacy (Movie)

Dora (Actor)

Fighting Blood (Movie)

(Actor)

The Avenging Conscience (Movie)

His sweetheart (Actor)

The Battle (Movie)

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The Old Maid (Movie)

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The Silver Horde (Movie)

Queenie (Actor)

The Stolen Bride (Movie)

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The Warrens of Virginia (Movie)

Agatha Warren (Actor)

Biography

Child stage actress who began her screen career at the age of 14 and appeared in movies consistently through the silent era. The gifted Sweet is best known for her roles in the Biograph films of D.W. Griffith, for whom she played a number of often gentle and demure but also strong-willed heroines. Her two most famous Griffith films are "The Lonedale Operator" (1911), in which defends herself against thieves, and the epic Biblical spectacle, "Judith of Bethulia" (1913), in which she plays the title character who attempts to save her city by assassinating the conqueror Holofernes.

Relationships

Raymond Hackett Actor

Husband
Married 1935 until his death in 1958

Marshall Neilan Director

Husband
He directed Sweet in many Famous-Lasky films including "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" (1924)

Milestones

1959

Returned to film with bit part in "The Five Pennies"

1930

Starred in several talkies before retiring to pursue career in vaudeville and stock

1915

Joined Lasky company, where she starred in films by C.B. DeMille

1909

Film debut, "The Man With Three Wives"

1909

Entered films working for D.W. Griffith

Went on stage before age of four

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