Kathlyn Williams

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Athletic blonde star of the first successful movie serial, Kathlyn Williams was a major film player from the early 1910s and later became an equally busy character actress. The Montana native was active in stock ... Read more »
Born: 05/30/1888 in Butte, Montana, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

The Single Standard 1928 (Movie)

(Actor)

Our Dancing Daughters 1927 (Movie)

Ann's Mother (Actor)

A Girl Named Mary (Movie)

(Actor)

Private Scandal (Movie)

Carol Lawton (Actor)

Road to Paradise (Movie)

Mrs. Wells (Actor)

The Enemy Sex (Movie)

Mrs. Mczssingale (Actor)

The Other Love (Movie)

Florist's Assistant (Actor)

The Wanderer (Movie)

(Actor)

Unholy Love (Movie)

Mrs. Bradford (Actor)

Wanderer of the Wasteland (Movie)

Magdalene Virey (Actor)

Biography

Athletic blonde star of the first successful movie serial, Kathlyn Williams was a major film player from the early 1910s and later became an equally busy character actress. The Montana native was active in stock companies when signed by Col. William Selig to star for his Chicago-based film company in 1910. Williams specialized in action films, often co-starring the famed Selig zoo animals. She made scores of films in the early 1910s, but it was "The Adventures of Kathlyn" (1913-1914) which earned her a place in the history books.

Relationships

Charles Eyton

Husband
married in 1916 divorced in 1931

Victor Kainer

Husband
married in 1913 divorced c. 1915

Victor Kainer

Son
died of fever on trip to China in 1920s

EDUCATION

Wesleyan University

Middletown , Connecticut

Empire School of Acting

New York , New York

Milestones

1949

Lost leg in a car accident

1935

Last film, "Rendezvous at Midnight"

1929

Talking film debut, "Wedding Rings"

1917

Signed with Paramount (through 1926)

1913

Starred in "The Adventures of Kathlyn," first successful movie serial

1912

Screenwriting and directing debut, "The Last Dance" (also starred)

1910

Film debut, "Gold Is Not All"

1910

Signed with Selig (through 1916)

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