~Marguerite De La Motte~

Born: June 22, 1902 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Died: March 10, 1950 (age 47) in San Francisco, California, USA
~Filmography~
Overland Mail (1942) ... Rose - the Waitress [Chs. 1, 8]
The Man Who Returned to Life (1942) ... Mrs. Hibbard (uncredited)
Reg'lar Fellers (1941) ... Mrs. Dugan

A Woman's Man (1934) ... Gloria Jordan - Star
Shadow Ranch (1930) ... Ruth Cameron

Montmartre Rose (1929) ... Jeanne
The Iron Mask (1929) ... Constance
Broadway Madness (1927) ... Maida Vincent
Ragtime (1927) ... Beth Barton
The Kid Sister (1927) ... Helen Hall
Held by the Law (1927) ... Mary Travis
The Final Extra (1927) ... Ruth Collins (as Margaret DeLaMotte)
Pals in Paradise (1926) ... Geraldine 'Jerry' Howard
The Last Frontier (1926) ... Beth
Meet the Prince (1926) ... Annabelle Ford
The Unknown Soldier (1926) ... Mary Phillips
Red Dice (1926) ... Beverly Vane
Fifth Avenue (1926) ... Barbara Pelham ... Movie Still Code: 240-X
Hearts and Fists (1926) ... Alexia Newton
The People vs. Nancy Preston (1925) ... Nancy Preston
Children of the Whirlwind (1925) ... Maggie
Off the Highway (1925) ... Ella Tarrant
The Girl Who Wouldn't Work (1925) ... Mary Hale
Daughters Who Pay (1925) ... Sonia Borisoff / Margaret Smith
Flattery (1925) ... Betty Biddle
Cheaper to Marry (1925) ... Doris
In Love with Love (1924) ... Ann Jordan
Those Who Dare (1924) ... Marjorie
East of Broadway (1924) ... Judy McNulty
The Beloved Brute (1924) ... Jacinta
Gerald Cranston's Lady (1924) ... Angela
Behold This Woman (1924) ... Sophie
When a Man's a Man (1924) ... Helen Wakefield
Richard the Lion-Hearted (1923) ... Lady Edith Plantagenet
Desire (1923) ... Ruth Cassell
Wandering Daughters (1923) ... Bessie Bowden
A Man of Action (1923) ... Helen Sumner
Just Like a Woman (1923) ... Peggy Dean
Scars of Jealousy (1923) ... Helen Meanix
The Famous Mrs. Fair (1923) ... Sylvia Fair
What a Wife Learned (1923) ... Sheila Dorne
The Jilt (1922) ... Rose Trenton
Shadows (1922) ... Sympathy Gibbs
Fools of Fortune (1922) ... Marion DePuyster
Shattered Idols (1922) ... Sarasvati
The Three Musketeers (1921) ... Constance
The Ten Dollar Raise (1921) ... Dorothy
The Nut (1921) ... Estrell Wynn
The Broken Gate (1920) ... Anne Oglesby
The Mark of Zorro (1920) ... Lolita Pulido
The U.P. Trail (1920) ... Allie Lee
The Hope (1920) ... Lady Brenda Carylon
Trumpet Island (1920) ... Eve de Merincourt
The Sagebrusher (1920) ... Mary Warren

In Wrong (1919) ... Millie Fields
Dangerous Waters (1919) ... Cora Button
For a Woman's Honor (1919) ... Helen Rutherford
The Pagan God (1919) ... Beryl Addison
A Sagebrush Hamlet (1919) ... Dora Lawrence (as Marguerite de LaMotte)
Josselyn's Wife (1919) ... Lizzie
Arizona (1918) ... Lena
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~Biography~
Brunette silent film leading lady Marguerite De La Motte was trained as a ballet dancer (early publicity
reports claim that she was instructed by Anna Pavlova). In films from 1918, Marguerite climbed to fame
as the protégé of star Douglas Fairbanks Sr. She was the heroine in such Fairbanks costumers as The
Mark of Zorro (1920) and The Three Musketeers (1921), and co-starred in Doug's last "contemporary"
comedy of the 1920s, The Nut (1921). After making her last appearance with Fairbanks in 1929's The Iron
Mask, Marguerite had trouble adjusting to talkies, and was out of pictures by 1934, save for a brief
comeback in the 1942 PRC film Reg'lar Fellers. Marguerite De La Motte was once married to movie
leading man John Bowers, whose 1936 suicide-by-drowning has led many historians to believe that the
stormy Bowers/De La Motte marriage was the inspiration for the classic "inside Hollywood" film A Star is
Born (1937).

Biography by Hal Erickston, AllMovie.com
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