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Actress | Born to the West
Margaret Morris was born on November 7, 1898 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She was an actress, known for Born to the West (1926), Beasts of Paradise (1923) and The Ghost City (1923). She died on June 7, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Horseshoe Luck (1924). 1924.
12 westerns, 23-36.
1898 - 1968, 69.
Actress | Choosing a Husband
Florence Barker was born on November 22, 1891 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for Choosing a Husband (1909), Faithful (1910) and The Gold Seekers (1910). She died on February 15, 1913 in Los Angeles.
A Knot in the Plot (1910). 1910.
1891 - 1913, 21.
3. Neola May
Actress | The Girl of the Golden West
American actress, newspaper reporter, song writer, and film scenarist of the silent period.
She married Churchill Harvey-Elder, a member of a prominent family in Whittier, California, in approximately 1903.
She was an actress from at least September 13, 1908, when a San Francisco Call article said, "...
Sophie, Romance of the Wasteland (1924). 1924.
9 westerns, 17-30.
1891 - 1928, 37.
4. Alice Joyce
Actress | The Third Degree
Having worked as a telephone operator at age 13 and a fashion model afterwards, Alice Joyce joined the Kalem film company at 20, making her debut in The Deacon's Daughter (1910), and achieved popularity as a charming, proper leading lady in many shorts. After Vitagraph bought out Kalem, Joyce began ...
May, By the Aid of a Lariat (1911). 1911.
14 westerns, 10-11.
1890 - 1955, 65.
5. Nell Craig
Actress | 3 Men in White
Nell Craig was born on June 13, 1891 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for 3 Men in White (1944), Between Two Women (1945) and Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942). She was married to Fred E. Wright. She died on January 5, 1965 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Pioneer woman, Wells Fargo (1937). 1937.
5 westerns, 31-40.
1891 - 1965, 73.
6. Edna Payne
Actress | The Sacrifice of Jonathan Gray
Petite, blue-eyed and brown-haired, Edna was born "in the trunk," the daughter of stage actors. She began her career as a child in vaudeville, making her movie debut in 1911, Edna played the lead in one and two reel dramas, later playing the lead in two and three reel westerns. She was married to ...
Ruth, The Girl Stage Driver (1914). 1914.
36 westerns, 11-17.
1891 - 1953, 61.
7. Edna Maison
Actress | Richelieu
Edna Maison was born on August 17, 1892 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Richelieu (1914), A Double Reward (1912) and Love's Turmoil (1917). She was married to Beverly Griffith. She died on January 11, 1946 in Hollywood, California.
The Girl Sheriff (1912). 1912.
16 westerns, 12-16.
1892 - 1946, 53.
Actress | The Royal Box
Adrienne Kroell was born on December 13, 1892 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Royal Box (1914), Subterfuge (1912) and The Adventuress (1910). She died on October 2, 1949 in Evanston, Illinois.
Montana Anna (1911). 1911.
5 westerns, 9-17.
1892 - 1949, 56.
Actress | Miss V from Moscow
Anna Demetrio was born on November 8, 1892 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was an actress, known for Miss V from Moscow (1942), In Old Mexico (1938) and Escape to Paradise (1939). She died on November 8, 1959 in San Mateo, California, USA.
Elea, Young Buffalo Bill (1940). 1940.
11 westerns, 36-51.
1892 - 1959, 67. Italy. California.
10. Naomi Childers
Actress | The Gay Lord Quex
Naomi Childers was born on November 15, 1892 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Largely a character actress, she began her career at the age of 22 in Ziegfeld Follies (1945) filmed in 1914. From then until 1919, Naomi appeared in nineteen films. Some of the films in question were Mr. Barnes of New York (...
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947). 1947.
3 westerns, 47-53.
1892 - 1964, 71.
11. Edith Storey
Actress | The Christian
According to an article in The Paterson (New Jersey) Morning Call of 15 April 1921, she had just returned "...to the screen after a long absence, during which she was busy making history in Europe as a driver of one of the American hospital corps ambulances." Other accounts say she did this in New ...
Nellie, An Unwilling Cowboy (1911). 1911.
45 westerns, 09-19.
1892 - 1967, 75.
12. Minna Gombell
Actress | The Thin Man
A doctor's daughter, the versatile actress Minna Gombell had a successful career on the stage from 1912 to the end of the 1920's, appearing often in comedic roles, almost always in leads. She had a reputation as a fast learner, capable of reading and comprehending a script in a matter of hours. This...
The Rainbow Trail (1932). 1932.
6 westerns, 32-49.
1892 - 1973, 80.
13. Rosemary Theby
Rosemary Theby was born Rose Masing in St. Louis, MO, on April 8, 1892. She began her career at age 27 in 1912, with a part in The Godmother (1912), and went on to appear in more than 90 films. She was much in demand and was one of the most sought-after character actresses, and survived the ...
Maria Inez, Rio Grande (1920). 1920.
6 westerns, 20-23.
1892 - 1973, 70.
14. Lucille Vance
Actress | Boss of Rawhide
Mrs. Thompson, Appointment in Agoura (1960). 1960
8 westerns, 43-60.
1892 - 1974, 81.
Actress | The Abysmal Brute
Mabel Julienne Scott was born on November 2, 1892 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She was an actress, known for The Abysmal Brute (1923), Don't Neglect Your Wife (1921) and The Power of a Lie (1922). She died on October 1, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Echo Allen, The Round-Up (1920). 1920.
1892 - 1976, 83
16. Barbara Tennant
Actress | The Infidel
Barbara Tennant was born in London, England in 1892. Barbara is one of those actresses that is very hard to find anything on. Research brings up so very little. We do know that Barbara started life on the stage, but changed to films when she was 20. Her first movie was The Holy City (1912) in 1912....
The Rancher's Lottery (1912). 1912.
11 westerns, 12-23.
1892 - 1982, 89, UK. USA.
17. Irene Hunt
Actress | Oliver Twist, Jr.
Irene Hunt was born on February 22, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Oliver Twist, Jr. (1921), One Flight Up (1915) and The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924). She was married to Walter Weyman and Lester F. Scott Jr.. She died on October 13, 1988 in Paso ...
The Return of Cal Clauson (1914). 1914.
9 westerns, 14-26.
1892 - 1988, 96.
18. Jesslyn Fax
Actress | Rear Window
Jesslyn Fax was born on January 4, 1893 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was an actress, known for Rear Window (1954), The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) and Kiss Me Deadly (1955). She died on February 16, 1975 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Eva, Big Jessie (1968). 1968.
13 westerns, 55-68.
1893 - 1975, 82. Canada. California.
19. Jean Acker
Actress | Checkers
Jean Acker was born in 1893 on a farm in Trenton, NJ, and was named Harriet. Her father was part Cherokee and her mother was Irish, and they had separated when she was young. Jean attended school at St. Mary's Seminary in Springfield, NJ. Her acting career began in vaudeville and stock-company ...
20. Doris Pawn
Actress | The Penalty
Doris Pawn was born on December 29, 1894 in Norfolk, Nebraska, USA as Doris Alice Pahn. She was an actress, known for The Penalty (1920), Putting It Over (1922) and Always the Woman (1922). She was married to Samuel William Dunaway, Paul Reiners and Rex Ingram. She died on March 30, 1988 in La ...
Charlotte Rowland, The Buster (1923). 1923.
7 westerns, 15-23.
1894 - 1988, 93.
21. Edith Johnson
Actress | Fighting Fate
Edith Johnson's combination of luck and beauty ensured her a Hollywood career. The luck occurred because of her growing up in Rochester, New York, the home of the Eastman Kodak Co. Her beauty resulted in her being appointed by Kodak as "The Kodak Girl," with her face appearing in virtually all of ...
Giant Powder (1916). 1916.
12 westerns, 14-23.
1894 - 1969, 75.
22. Minerva Urecal
Actress | The Ape Man
A stage actress, Urecal made her screen debut in 1934. For the remainder of her career and two hundred plus movies, she played cleaning women, landladies, shopkeepers and the like. She was known as a Marjorie Main type actress and later went on to a career in television playing in such shows as "...
Ma Hank, Homer with a High Hat (1954). 1954.
61 westerns, 36-64.
32 feature westerns.
1894 - 1966, 71.
23. Billie Rhodes
Actress | Miss Nobody
San Francisco-born comedienne of early silent cinema. Born Levita Axelrod in San Francisco, she was (according to Picture Show of July 19, 1919) of English parentage and named 'Billie' because a son had been expected. She trod the boards of vaudeville by the age of eleven and appeared in melodrama ...
Dolores Valencia, The Vengeance of the Vaquero (1914). 1914.
1894 - 1988, 93.
24. Lottie Pickford
Actress | Fanchon, the Cricket
Lottie Pickford was born on June 9, 1895 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Charlotte Smith. She was an actress, known for Fanchon, the Cricket (1915), White Roses (1910) and A Strange Meeting (1909). She was married to John William Lock, Russel O. Gillard, Allan Forrest and Alfred Rupp. She died on ...
Dixie, The Man from Funeral Range (1918). 1918.
6 westerns, 09-18.
1895 - 1936, 41.
25. Louise Fazenda
Actress | The Bat
When top silent screen comedienne Mabel Normand would gripe to Mack Sennett about making classier films, Sennett's retort would always be, "I'll send for Fazenda." This gawky, highly popular slapstick funny girl put in her time first in two-reelers and Universal's Joker Comedies from 1913 on, but ...
The Romance of the Utah Pioneers (1913). 1913.
6 westerns, 13-31.
1895 - 1962, 66.
Actress | Human Wreckage
The Davenport family was well known in theatrical circles. Her aunt, Fanny Davenport was considered one of the greatest stage actresses of her time and her father, Harry Davenport, was a Broadway star before later venturing into movies. Her mother, Alice Davenport, was a respected Broadway and film...
Dorothy West, 'Cross the Mexican Line (1914). 1914.
16 westerns, 11-56.
1895 - 1977, 82.
27. Eleanor Audley
Actress | Sleeping Beauty
Eleanor Audley was an American actress, with a distinctive voice that helped her find work as a voice actress in radio and animation. She is primarily remembered as the first actress to voice Lady Tremaine and Maleficent, two of the most memorable Disney villains.
Audley's real name was "Eleanor ...
Mrs. Maddox, Sealed Orders (1957). 1957.
28 westerns, 56-67.
1895 - 1991, 86.
28. Victoria Forde
Actress | Young Wild West's Mexican Mix-Up
Victoria Forde was born in New York City on April 21, 1896. The city in which she came into the world was the entertainment capital of the world at that time. Broadway and the fledgling film industry were located there. Victoria gravitated toward that entertainment field. She was just 16 years old ...
Her Indian Hero (1912). 1912.
82 westerns, 11-18.
1896 - 1964, 68.
29. Hope Emerson
Actress | Caged
Although there may have been "bigger" actresses in Hollywood's history, there were few "larger" than Hope Emerson. At 6' 2" and 230 pounds, she towered over many of her male co-stars, and her size, brusque voice and stern demeanor typed her for a career in villainous roles, such as her star turn as...
Patience Hawley, Westward the Women (1951). 1951.
7 westerns, 50-58.
1897 - 1960, 62.
30. Rama Bai
Actress | Death Valley Days
Rama Bai was born on April 3, 1897 in Trinidad. She was an actress, known for Death Valley Days (1952). She died on May 10, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Suzy, The Big Team Rolls (1955). 1955.
5 westerns, 54-58.
1897 - 1960, 63. Trinidad. California.
31. Anne Cornwall
Actress | Dulcy
Anne Cornwall was born on January 17, 1897 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Dulcy (1923), College (1927) and The Roughneck (1924). She was married to Ellis Wing Taylor and Charles Maigne. She died on March 2, 1980 in Van Nuys, California, USA.
Fay Larkin, The Rainbow Trail (1925). 1925.
6 westerns, 25-59.
1897 - 1980, 83.
32. Clarine Seymour
Actress | Scarlet Days
Clarine Seymour born to Albert and Florence Seymour in Brooklyn, New York in 1898. Her father ran a ribbon manufacturing business, in 1917 her father became so ill that he had no choice but to close his successful business and so Clarine secured work through the Thanhouser Film Company, which was ...
Chiquita aka Little Flameheart, Scarlet Days (1919). 1919.
1898 - 1920, 21.
33. Emma Roldán
Actress | La pasión según Berenice
Emma Roldán was born on February 3, 1893 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico as Emma Roldán Reyna. She was an actress and costume designer, known for The Passion of Berenice (1976), El ahijado de la muerte (1946) and Monja casada, virgen y mártir (1935). She died on August 29, 1978 in Mexico City, ...
Chona, Cuidado con el amor (1954). 1954,
27 westerns, 42-71.
1893 - 1978, 85. Mexico.
34. Marcella Albani
Actress | La città dell'amore
Forgotten today, Marcella Albani was an idol of the European cinema in the final years of the 1920s, making dozens of films in five different countries (Italy, Germany, Austria, France and Czechoslovakia). After sound came, her popularity declined and she turned to writing. One of her novels "La ...
1899 - 1959,. 59. Italy, Germany.
Der Kaiser Von Kalifornien. 1936.
Filmed in Grand Canyon National Park.
35. Norma Varden
Actress | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The daughter of a retired sea captain and his much-younger wife, actress Norma Varden was born and raised in turn-of-the-century London. A piano prodigy, she studied in Paris and appeared in concert in England during her teenage years. Acting, however, became her career of choice, studying at the ...
8 westerns, 50-63.
1898 - 1989, 90. London. California.
36. Claire Whitney
Actress | Beneath the Czar
Claire Whitney was born in New York City on May 6, 1890. Her acting career first started out on the stage, but as time wore on, it was evident that films were taking the place of plays, at least for a while. Her first film was The Star of India (1913) when she was 23. Claire did well enough in her ...
Agatha Scragg, Oklahoma Badlands (1948). 1948.
13 westerns, 15-49.
1890 - 1969, 79.
Actress | Las nenas del 7
Spanish-born supporting actress of the '30s-50s, usually playing somebody's aunt, neighbor, or servant. A bit friendlier-looking than her sister, María Gentil Arcos, although she did play a killer in The Crying Woman (1933).
8 westerns, 44-62.
1897 - 1982, 85. Spain. Mexico.
38. Virginia Farmer
Actress | Cyrano de Bergerac
Virginia Farmer was born on April 18, 1898 in Marion, Indiana, USA as Mary Virginia Farmer. She was an actress, known for Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), Strangler of the Swamp (1946) and Another Part of the Forest (1948). She died on May 19, 1988 in Long Beach, California, USA.
1898 - 1988, 90.
6 westerns, 41-52.
Aunt Agatha, Gauchos of El Dorado (1941). 1941.
39. Olga Printzlau
Writer | Through a Glass Window
Daughter, Virginia Sarah (16 January 1911-1927 January 1984)
The Bandit of Devil's Gap (1914). 1914. Scenario.
1891 - 1962, 70.
40. Inez Gomez
Actress | The Isle of Retribution
Inez Gomez was born on August 17, 1891 in Havana, Cuba. She was an actress, known for The Isle of Retribution (1926), The Dawn Trail (1930) and Under a Texas Moon (1930). She was married to Art Mix. She died on November 19, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Luna, Hell's Oasis (1920). 1920.
1891 - 1942, 51. Cuba. California.
41. Georgia O'Dell
Actress | Guilty Trails
Georgia O'Dell was born on August 27, 1892 in Maine, USA as Georgia Day O'Dell. She was an actress, known for Guilty Trails (1938), Big Calibre (1935) and The Moth (1934). She died on September 6, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rose Gilbury, West of Nevada (1936). 1936.
5 westerns, 35-38.
1892 - 1950, 58.
42. Rosa Rey
Actress | Secret Beyond the Door...
Rosa Rey was born on September 4, 1892 in Spain. She was an actress, known for Secret Beyond the Door... (1947), Song of the Gringo (1936) and Tres Amores (1934). She died on April 7, 1969 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
Mrs. Lebeau, The Outsider (1959). 1959.
13 westerns, 36-63.
1892 - 1969, 76. Spain. California.
43. Kay Koury
Actress | Family Affair
Kay Koury was born on November 18, 1892 as Clotilda Asha. She was an actress, known for Family Affair (1966). She died on March 28, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Bravados (1958). 1958.
22 westerns, 38-70.
1892 - 1975, 82.
44. Lillian O'Malley
Actress | The Twilight Zone
Bit player and character actress Lillian O'Malley was born Lillian Wilkes on April 28, 1892 in Everett, Massachusetts. O'Malley first began appearing in films in often uncredited minor roles in the mid-1930's. Lillian could be frequently spotted in movies and TV shows mostly in the Western genre as...
Heaven Only Knows (1947). 1947.
41 westerns, 47-61.
1892 - 1976, 84.
45. Miyoshi Jingu
Actress | Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Miyoshi Jingu was born on July 1, 1893 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. She was an actress, known for Schlitz Playhouse (1951), Dreams of Glass (1970) and My Three Sons (1960). She died on January 19, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
One-Eyed Jacks (1961).
1893 - 1969, 75. Japan. California.
46. Charlott Knight
Writer | 20 Million Miles to Earth
Charlott Knight was born on February 8, 1894 in Wisconsin, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), Petticoat Junction (1963) and Tales of Tomorrow (1951). She died on May 16, 1977 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Shurl, The Gitanos (1959). 1959.
12 westerns, 57-67.
1894 - 1977, 83.
47. Eva Puig
Actress | Undercover Man
Eva Puig was born on February 3, 1894 in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico as Eva Ladero De Guevara Puig. She was an actress, known for Undercover Man (1942), North West Mounted Police (1940) and Lone Star Ranger (1942). She died on October 6, 1968 in Panorama City, California, USA.
Senora, The Cisco Kid Returns (1945). 1945.
12 westerns, 40-46.
1894 - 1968, 74. Mexico. California.
48. Kathleen Kirkham
Actress | Tarzan of the Apes
Starting her career in stock in Wisconsin, Kirkham trained in dramatic schools before acting on the screen. Kirkham often played the vamp in films and also played mother roles to women who were older than she was. She played several roles as the "woman you loved to hate," roles she could never ...
Norma Biddie, One Eighth Apache (1922). 1922.
1895 - 1961, 66.
49. Nola Luxford
Actress | Forlorn River
Nola Luxford was born on December 23, 1895 in Hunterville, New Zealand as Minola Adelaide Pratt. She was an actress, known for Forlorn River (1926), Border Justice (1925) and Twinkletoes (1926). She was married to Glenn Russell Dolberg and William Bauernschmidt. She died on October 10, 1994 in ...
Mildred Crawford, The Meddlin' Stranger (1927). 1927.
5 westerns, 25-27.
1895 - 1994, 98. New Zealand. California.
50. Louella Maxam
Actress | The Mantle of Charity
Louella Maxam was born on June 10, 1896 in St. Augustine, Florida, USA as Louella Modie Maxam. She was an actress, known for The Mantle of Charity (1918), The Raiders (1921) and Because of a Woman (1917). She was married to William Brunton. She died on September 3, 1970 in Burbank, California, USA.
The Heart of the Sheriff (1915). 1915.
28 westerns, 13-21.
1896 - 1970, 74.
51. Edith Evanson
Actress | Rope
During the Golden Age of Hollywood there were an array of character actors who came out and perfected their craft alongside some of the era's most popular stars. Within that category is one Edith Evanson.
She was born on April 28, 1896 in Tacoma, Washington, the daughter of a Protestant minister. In...
Mrs. Shipstead, Shane (1953). 1953.
36 westerns, 9 features, 46-64.
1896 - 1980, 84.
52. Fontaine La Rue
Actress | A Blind Bargain
Fontaine La Rue was born on December 2, 1897 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Dorothy Rodgers. She was an actress, known for A Blind Bargain (1922), Trigger Fingers (1924) and The Social Buccaneer (1923). She was married to Roy E. Root. She died on September 13, 1964 in Los Angeles.
Trigger Fingers (1924). 1924.
11 westerns, 20-29.
1897 - 1976, 78.
53. Ethel Hill
Writer | Eight Bells
Raised thoroughbred horses on her Southern California ranch. One of her horses (War Knight) won the 1946 $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap.
The Scarlet Brand (1932). Continuity. 1932.
5 westerns, 18-43.
1898 - 1954, 56.
54. Signe Hack
Signe Hack was born on January 23, 1898 in Larf, Sweden as Signe Axelia Johansson. She was an actress, known for Inherit the Wind (1960), The Defiant Ones (1958) and Pollyanna (1960). She was married to Herman Hack. She died on January 6, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mustanger, Elfego Baca: Mustang Man, Mustang Maid (1959). 1959.
46 westerns, 52-65.
1898 - 1973, 74. Sweden. California.
55. Yvette Mitchell
Actress | The Red Ace
Yvette Mitchell was born on July 10, 1898 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Red Ace (1917), KingFisher's Roost (1921) and The Reward of the Faithless (1917). She was married to Poley McClintock. She died on December 26, 1986 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
KingFisher's Roost (1921). 1921.
10 westerns, 17-21.
1898 - 1986, 88.
56. Betty Farrington
Actress | Stardust on the Sage
Betty Farrington was born on May 14, 1898 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for Stardust on the Sage (1942), Rescue 8 (1958) and The Fall of Eve (1929). She died on February 3, 1989 in San Diego, California, USA.
Mrs. Haskins, Stardust on the Sage (1942). 1943.
10 westerns, 40-56.
1898 - 1989, 90.
57. Josephine Hill
Actress | The Blind Trail
Josephine Hill was born on October 3, 1899 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Blind Trail (1926), Border Vengeance (1925) and Lightnin' Jack (1924). She was married to Jack Perrin and Jack Brown. She died on December 17, 1989 in Palm Springs, California.
The Four-Bit Man (1919). 1919.
79 westerns, 19-32.
1899 - 1989, 90.
Actress | Sunset Trail
After retiring from acting, Charlotte Wynters MacLane, divided her time between her home in LA and her cattle ranch in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Madera County, which she continued to own until her death in 1991.
Paddy Moore, The Ivory-Handled Gun (1935). 1935.
1899 - 1991, 91.
59. Hope Summers
Actress | Rosemary's Baby
Hope Summers could portray a friendly neighbor or companion as she did for Frances Bavier's Aunt Bee character on many episodes of The Andy Griffith Show (1960) or a seemingly amiable satanist in Rosemary's Baby (1968).
Born in Mattoon, Illinois, she developed an early interest in the theater. ...
Mae O'Malley, The Luke O'Malley Story (1958). 1958.
45 westerns, 57-76.
1896 - 1979, 83.