Marie Prevost

Actor, Stenographer
A vivacious, charming leading lady of the silent era, Marie Prevost is, fortunately, remembered for her work in several sparkling Ernst Lubitsch comedies of the 1920s and, unfortunately, also remembered for the grim (if ... Read more »
Born: 11/08/1898 in Sarnia, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (1)

Yankee Doodle in Berlin 1918 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

A vivacious, charming leading lady of the silent era, Marie Prevost is, fortunately, remembered for her work in several sparkling Ernst Lubitsch comedies of the 1920s and, unfortunately, also remembered for the grim (if often misrepresented) circumstances of her tragic early demise.

Relationships

H.C. Gerke

Husband

Kenneth Harlan Actor

Wife
Married 1924, separated not long thereafter Acted together in several films including "The Beautiful and Damned," "The Married Flapper" (both 1922), and "Bobbed Hair" (1925)

Margaret Prevost

Sister
acted in a number of silent films including "The Old Swimmin' Hole" (1921) and "The Fog" (1923) survived Marie

EDUCATION

attended high school in Los Angeles, California

received early education at a convent in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Milestones

1936

Last film, "Cain and Mabel"; played a bit part

1934

With less and less work coming in, Prevost sold her Malibu home and moved into a small apartment located at 6230 Afton Place, near Sunset Blvd. in the middle of Hollywood (date approximate)

1930

Began playing almost exclusively supporting roles in features including "Paid" and "Ladies of Leisure"

1926

Signed with Producers Releasing Corporation; made the first of six films directed by E. Mason Hopper; also began making a series of six films co-starring silent screen actor Harrison Ford

1924

Starred in three films directed by Ernst Lubitsch: "The Marriage Circle" (1924), "Three Women" (1924) and "Kiss Me Again" (1925)

1923

Made first film opposite Monte Blue at Warner Bros., "Brass"

1922

First film for Warner Bros., "The Beautiful and the Damned", based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel

1921

Left Sennett Studios; signed by Universal

1916

Began career in films as a bathing beauty in Mack Sennett comedy shorts; soon promoted to leading lady

Worked briefly as a stenographer before she began working in films

Moved to Los Angeles with her mother and sister after the death of her father

Family moved from Ontario, Canada to Denver, CO while Prevost was still very young

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