Mildred Davis (1900-1969)

Mildred Davis, Silent Movie Star

Silent actress Mildred Davis was silent comedian Harold Lloyd’s leading lady on-screen for several years, and off-screen as his wife until her death.

Mildred was born on February 22nd, 1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Howard and Caroline Worts Davis. She was educated at Friends School in Philadelphia. She made films for Universal, Metro, Pathé, Hal Roach, and Mutual. Mildred (or “Mid” as she was often called) appeared in many of Harold Lloyd’s early short comedies, and several feature films, such as the classic “Grandma’s Boy” (1922) and “Safety Last” (1923). Mildred was chosen as the replacement for Bebe Daniels, Harold’s previous leading lady, who had left to work for Famous Players Lasky studio. Blonde and petite at only 5 feet tall, Mildred displayed a natural talent for comedy. She made a very sweet and perky partner for Lloyd. Mildred married Harold in February, 1923 and retired from acting, with the exception of making two additional films in later years. She raised three children, Gloria, Peggy, and Harold, Jr.. She died in Santa Monica, California on August 18th, 1969, from the effects of a stroke and heart failure.

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Mildred Davis Silent Films

Too Many Crooks (1927) …. Ceia Mason
Condemned (1923) …. The Girl
Temporary Marriage (1923) …. Hazel Manners
Safety Last! (1923) …. The Girl (Mildred)
Doctor Jack (1922) …. Miss Haskell aka The Sick Little Well Girl
… aka Dr. Jack (1922)
Grandma’s Boy (1922) …. Mildred
Sailor-Made Man, A (1921) …. The Girl
Never Weaken (1921)
I Do (1921) …. Wife

Mildred Davis, silent film comedienne

Among Those Present (1921) …. Girl
Now or Never (1921) …. The girl
Number, Please? (1920) …. The Girl
Get Out and Get Under (1920) …. The Girl
High and Dizzy (1920) …. The Girl
Eastern Westerner, An (1920) …. The Girl
Haunted Spooks (1920) …. The Girl
His Royal Slyness (1920) …. Princess Florelle
From Hand to Mouth (1919) …. The Girl
All Wrong (1919) …. Betty Thompson
Weaver of Dreams, A (1918) …. Margery Gordon
Fighting Mad (1917) …. Lily Sawyer
What’ll We Do with Uncle? (1917)
Marriage a la Carte (1916/I)

To learn more about Mildred Davis visit her profile on The Internet Movie Database

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