~Blanche Sweet~

Born: June 18, 1896 in Chicago, IL, USA
Died: September 6, 1986 in New York, NY, USA
~Silent Filmography~
~Los Angeles Times, 1986~
Blanche Sweet made her first stage appearance in 1898 and later became a major star of silent films.

Miss Sweet made 124 motion pictures, all but three of them silent films. Her first was "The Man With
Three Wives" in 1909. She became a star in 1913 in director D. W. Griffith's "Judith of Bethulia," one of
the first feature-length films made in this country.

Film historians rate her as a pioneering and exceptionally versatile motion picture actress. Film writer
Anthony Slide characterized hers as "a curious career replete with highlights, falls from favor and
inexplicable absences from the screen."

In 1923 she starred in "Anna Christie," the first film version of the Eugene O'Neill play, scoring what
Slide called "a major dramatic success." But there followed a series of minor films, excepting only "Tess
of the D'Urbervilles" in 1925.

Despite her professionalism, her film career effectively ended in 1930 with "The Silver Horde,"
although she later toured in vaudeville and performed on Broadway in "The Party's Over" and "The
Petrified Forest." In the 1950s she worked as a clerk in a New York department store. In 1959, she had
a bit part in the Danny Kaye movie "The Five Pennies."

She made a comeback of sorts in 1978, appearing as herself in a documentary "Portrait of Blanche," and
appeared four years later in "Before the Nickelodeon," a documentary about the first days of motion
pictures.

— Jerry Belcher in the Los Angeles Times Sept. 9, 1986
~Los Angeles - December 13, 1959~

An historical monument to the late film producer
David Wark Griffith was unveiled here with the
help of Mae Marsh & Blanche Sweet Hackett, both
stars of Griffith's famous silent screen classic, "The
Birth of a Nation." The monument is near the
Griffith Ranch in the San Fernando Valley and was
the scene of many motion picture productions in
the silent era.
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The Woman in White (1929) .... Laura Fairlie / Anne
Singed (1927) .... Dolly Wall
Diplomacy (1926) .... Dora
The Far Cry (1926) .... Claire Marsh
The Lady from Hell (1926) .... Lady Margaret Darnely
Bluebeard's Seven Wives (1925) .... Juliet
The New Commandment (1925) .... Renee Darcourt
Why Women Love (1925) .... Molla Hansen
... aka Sea Woman (USA)
His Supreme Moment (1925) .... Carla King
The Sporting Venus (1925) .... Lady Gwendolyn
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1924) .... Teresa "Tess" Durbeyfield
Those Who Dance (1924) .... Rose Carney
Anna Christie (1923) .... Anna Christie
In the Palace of the King (1923) .... Dolores Mendoza
The Meanest Man in the World (1923) .... Jane Hudson
Souls for Sale (1923) ...  Herself - Celebrity Actress (uncredited)
Quincy Adams Sawyer (1922) .... Alice Pettengill
That Girl Montana (1921) .... Montana Rivers
Her Unwilling Husband (1920) .... Mavis
Help Wanted - Male (1920) .... Leona Stafford
The Girl in the Web (1920) .... Esther Maitland
Simple Souls (1920) .... Molly Shine
The Deadlier Sex (1920) .... Mary Willard
Fighting Cressy (1919) .... Cressy
A Woman of Pleasure (1919) .... Alice Dane
The Hushed Hour (1919) .... Virginia Appleton Blodgett
The Unpardonable Sin (1919) .... Alice Parcot/Dinny Parcot
The Silent Partner (1917) .... Jane Colby
The Tides of Barnegat (1917) .... Jane Cobden
Those Without Sin (1917) .... Melanie Landry
The Evil Eye (1917) .... Dr. Katherine Torrance
Unprotected (1916) .... Barbara King
The Storm (1916) .... Natalie Raydon
Public Opinion (1916) .... Hazel Gray
The Dupe (1916/II) .... Ethel Hale
The Thousand-Dollar Husband (1916) .... Olga Nelson
The Sowers (1916) .... Karin Dolokhof
The Blacklist (1916) .... Vera Maroff
The Ragamuffin (1916) .... Jenny
The Secret Sin (1915) .... Edith Martin/Grace Martin
The Case of Becky (1915) .... Dorothy/Becky
The Secret Orchard (1915) .... Diane
The Clue (1915) .... Christine Lesley
Stolen Goods (1915) .... Margery Huntley
The Captive (1915) .... Sonya Martinovich
His Desperate Deed (1915)
The Warrens of Virginia (1915) .... Agatha Warren
The Old Maid (1914)
... aka Dorothy in the Garret
The Little Country Mouse (1914)
The Odalisque (1914) .... May, a Stock Girl
The Tear That Burned (1914)
For Her Father's Sins (1914)
Her Awakening (1914/I)
For Those Unborn (1914)
Men and Women (1914) .... Agnes Rodman, Stephen's Daughter
The Second Mrs. Roebuck (1914)
The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (1914) .... His Sweetheart
... aka The Telltale Heart (USA: alternative title)
... aka Thou Shalt Not Kill
The Escape (1914) .... May Joyce
The Soul of Honor (1914)
Home, Sweet Home (1914/I) .... The Wife
Ashes of the Past (1914)
Brute Force (1914) .... (unconfirmed)
... aka In Prehistoric Days
... aka Primitive Man (USA: short title)
... aka The Primitive Man (USA)
... aka Wars of the Primal Tribes
Strongheart (1914) .... Dorothy Nelson, Frank's Sister
Judith of Bethulia (1914) .... Judith
... aka Her Condoned Sin (International: English title: reissue title)
The Massacre (1914) .... Stephen's Ward
Classmates (1914) .... Sylvia Randolph
The Sentimental Sister (1914)
The Wedding Gown (1913)
Her Wedding Bell (1913) .... The Young Woman
Beyond All Law (1913)
The House of Discord (1913)
The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913)
... aka The Battle of Elderbush Gulch
A Cure for Suffragettes (1913)
Two Men of the Desert (1913) .... The Authoress
The Vengeance of Galora (1913) (unconfirmed)
The Coming of Angelo (1913) .... Teresa
The Mistake (1913) .... The Young Woman
Death's Marathon (1913) .... The Wife
If We Only Knew (1913) .... The Mother
The Stolen Bride (1913) .... The Grower's Daughter
The Hero of Little Italy (1913) .... Maria
Near to Earth (1913)
Broken Ways (1913) .... The Road Agent's Wife
Love in an Apartment Hotel (1913) .... The Young Woman
A Chance Deception (1913) .... The Wife
Oil and Water (1913) .... Mlle. Genova
Pirate Gold (1913) .... The Daughter
Three Friends (1913) .... The Wife
The God Within (1912) .... The Woman of the Camp
A Sailor's Heart (1912) .... The Wife
The Painted Lady (1912) .... The Older Sister
The Chief's Blanket (1912) .... The Young Woman
Blind Love (1912) .... The Young Woman
A Pueblo Romance (1912)
A Change of Spirit (1912) .... The Young Woman
With the Enemy's Help (1912) .... The Prospector's Wife
The Inner Circle (1912)
Man's Lust for Gold (1912) .... The Prospector's Daughter
The Spirit Awakened (1912) .... The Young Woman
A Temporary Truce (1912) .... Alice, the Prospector;s Wife
An Outcast Among Outcasts (1912) .... The Young Woman
The Lesser Evil (1912) .... The Young Woman
One Is Business, the Other Crime (1912) .... Rich Wife
The Punishment (1912) .... The Fruit Grower's Daughter
The Goddess of Sagebrush Gulch (1912) .... The Goddess
A String of Pearls (1912) .... The Second Woman
Under Burning Skies (1912) .... Emily
A Sister's Love (1912)
The Transformation of Mike (1912) .... The Tenement Girl
For His Son (1912) .... The Son's Fiancée
The Old Bookkeeper (1912) .... The Old Bookkeeper's Employer's Wife
The Eternal Mother (1912) .... Martha, the Wife
The Voice of the Child (1911) .... The Wife
A Woman Scorned (1911)
The Miser's Heart (1911) .... Neighbor
Through Darkened Vales (1911) .... Grace
The Battle (1911) .... The Boy's Sweetheart
Love in the Hills (1911/I) .... The Girl
The Long Road (1911) .... Edith
... aka Destiny's Roadway with Its Many Turns (USA: subtitle)
The Making of a Man (1911) .... Young Woman
The Stuff Heroes Are Made Of (1911) .... Alice
The Blind Princess and the Poet (1911) .... The Princess
... aka A Biograph Fantasy in the Land of Flowers (USA: subtitle)
Out from the Shadow (1911) .... Mrs. Vane
The Last Drop of Water (1911) .... Mary
A Country Cupid (1911) .... Edith
The Indian Brothers (1911) .... Indian
Fighting Blood (1911)
The Primal Call (1911)
Enoch Arden: Part I (1911) .... On the Beach
The Smile of a Child (1911) .... The Peasant Woman
The White Rose of the Wilds (1911) .... White Rose
... aka A Story of the West (USA: subtitle)
The New Dress (1911) .... At Wedding/At Market
The Country Lovers (1911)
How She Triumphed (1911) .... Mary
... aka An Argument in Favor of Physical Culture (USA: subtitle)
The Broken Cross (1911)
Priscilla and the Umbrella (1911) .... The Sister
The Spanish Gypsy (1911)
Priscilla's April Fool Joke (1911) .... On Lawn
The Lonedale Operator (1911) (uncredited) .... Daughter of the Lonedale Operator
Was He a Coward? (1911) .... Kate, the Rancher's Daughter
A Decree of Destiny (1911)
The Lily of the Tenements (1911)
His Daughter (1911)
Heart Beats of Long Ago (1911)
The Two Paths (1911)
Love in Quarantine (1910)
A Flash of Light (1910)
The Kid (1910) (unconfirmed)
A Romance of the Western Hills (1910)
All on Account of the Milk (1910) .... The Maid
The Rocky Road (1910) .... The Daughter, at Eighteen
Choosing a Husband (1909) .... One of Gladys' Friends
The Day After (1909) .... The New Year
To Save Her Soul (1909) .... Backstage at Debut/At Party
In Little Italy (1909) .... At the Ball
A Corner in Wheat (1909) .... Woman in White Hat/Visitor to the Grain Elevator
A Man with Three Wives (1909)