Max Linder (1883-1925)

August 9, 2020 admin 0

Today Max Linder is probably one of the least known silent comedy actors and filmmakers, but his influence upon the medium of film was profound. […]

Will Rogers (1879-1935)

July 24, 2020 admin 0

“I never met a man I didn’t like.” American humorist and movie actor Will Rogers was born William Penn Adair Rogers on November 4th, 1879 […]

Edna Purviance (1895-1958)

July 19, 2020 admin 0

Charlie Chaplin’s Leading Lady Silent movie actress Edna Purviance was born Olga Edna Purviance in Paradise, Nevada on October 21st, 1895 into a middle class […]

Louise Fazenda (1895-1962)

July 8, 2020 admin 0

Entering films in 1913, bubbly actress Louise Fazenda, born in Lafayette, Indiana on June 17th, 1895, evolved into a very popular comedienne and later proved […]

Raymond Griffith (1895-1957)

June 25, 2020 admin 0

“The Silk Hat Comedian” Dapper, delightful silent film comedian and actor Raymond Griffith was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 23rd, 1895. His parents were […]

Mabel Normand (1892-1930)

June 9, 2020 admin 0

Music playing is the song “Mickey” by Neil Moret and Harry Williams (1918) MIDI file courtesy Melody Lane Songbook Mabel Normand was the greatest comedienne […]

Buster Keaton (1895-1966)

June 8, 2020 admin 0

“The Great Stone Face” Silent film star Buster Keaton was born Joseph Frank Keaton the Sixth in Piqua, Kansas to a traveling show business couple, […]

Charley Chase (1893-1940)

May 31, 2020 admin 0

Silent film comedian and film director Charley Chase was born Charles Joseph Parrott in Baltimore, Maryland on October 20th, 1893 to Charles and Blanche Thompson […]

Charles Chaplin (1889-1977)

May 20, 2020 admin 0

“The Little Tramp” Legendary silent film comedian Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in London, England on April 16th, 1889 into a relatively well-to-do theatrical […]