Carlyle Blackwell

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Birthday
20, 1884
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 17, 1955 (71)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
20, 1884
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 17, 1955 (71)

About

Early Hollywood star who appeared in nearly two hundred silent films over the course of his two-decade career. He had leading roles in such movies as The Restless Sex, The Boomerang, and The Spitfire.

Before Fame

He began his career by appearing in director J. Stuart Blackton's 1910 silent movie version of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Trivia

The shift from silent to "talkie" films ended his cinematic career; from 1930 on, he worked as a stage actor.

Family Life

With his first wife Ruth Hartman, he had two children. He later married South African diamond trade heiress Leah Barnato and, after divorcing her, one-time Ziegfeld Follies performer Avonne Taylor.

Associated With

He and Adolphe Menjou both had prominent acting careers during the silent film era.

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