~Claire Adams~

Born: September 24, 1898 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: September 25, 1978 in Melbourne, Australia
~Biography~
Canadian leading lady Claire Adams made her first movie appearance at the age of 18. She played
opposite virtually everyone, from western hero Tom Mix to chalk-faced silent comedian Larry
Semon. Her most memorable role was as the undercover detective who "humanizes" crippled crime
boss Lon Chaney Sr. in The Penalty (1920). Claire Adams retired from films in 1927, after which she
moved to Australia where she died at 78.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
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Combat (1927) .... Wanda (his ward)
... aka The Isle of Mystery (UK)
Married Alive (1927) .... Viola Helmesley Duxbury
The Lunatic (1927)
The Sea Wolf (1926) .... Maud Brewster
The Combat (1926)
Yellow Fingers (1926) .... Nona Deering
The Big Parade (1925) .... Justyn Reed
The Wheel (1925) .... Kate O'Hara
Souls for Sables (1925) (uncredited) .... Helen Ralston
The Kiss Barrier (1925) .... Marion Weston
Men and Women (1925) .... Agnes Prescott
The Devil's Cargo (1925) .... Martha Joyce
The Brass Bowl (1924) .... Sylvia
The Fast Set (1924) .... Fay Colleen
The Painted Flapper (1924) .... Eunice Whitney
Helen's Babies (1924) .... Helen Lawrence
Oh, You Tony! (1924) .... Betty Faine
Honor Among Men (1924) .... Patricia Carson
The Girl in the Limousine (1924) .... The Girl
Missing Daughters (1924) .... Claire Mathers
The Night Hawk (1924) .... Clia Milton
Daddies (1924) .... Bobette Audrey
The Clean-Up (1923) .... Phyllis Andrews
Legally Dead (1923) .... Minnie O'Reilly
Where the North Begins (1923) .... Felice McTavish
Stepping Fast (1923) .... Helen Durant
Brass Commandments (1923) .... Ellen Bosworth
The Scarlet Car (1923) .... Beatrice Forbes
Do and Dare (1922) .... Juanita Sánchez
Heart's Haven (1922) .... Vivian Breed
Just Tony (1922) .... Marianne Jordan
Golden Dreams (1922) .... Mercedes McDonald
When Romance Rides (1922) .... Lucy Bostil
The Gray Dawn (1922) .... Nan Bennett
The Mysterious Rider (1921) .... Columbine
Man of the Forest (1921) .... Helen Raynor
A Certain Rich Man (1921) .... Molly Culpepper
The Lure of Egypt (1921) .... Margaret Lampton
Black Beauty (1921/II)
The Killer (1921) .... Ruth Emory
The Spenders (1921) .... Avice Milbrey
The Great Lover (1920) .... Ethel
The Dwelling Place of Light (1920) .... Janet Butler
The Penalty (1920/I) .... Barbara Ferris
Riders of the Dawn (1920) .... Lenore Anderson
... aka Desert of Wheat
The White Dove (1920) (as Clare Adams) .... Ella De Fries
The Key to Power (1920) .... Ann Blair
The Money Changers (1920) .... Lucy Hegan

The Invisible Bond (1919) .... Leila Templeton
... aka Should a Wife Forgive? (USA)
A Misfit Earl (1919) .... Phyllis Burton
... aka The Misfit Earl (USA: review title)
Speedy Meade (1919) .... Alice Hall
The End of the Road (1919) .... Mary Lee
The Spirit of the Red Cross (1918) .... Ethel
The Man-Eater (1918) (as Peggy Adams)
Adam and Some Eves (1918) (as Peggy Adams)
Nutty Knitters (1917)
Faint Heart and Fair Lady (1917)
Your Obedient Servant (1917)
Chris and His Wonderful Lamp (1917) .... Betty
The Widow's Suitors (1913) (as Clara Adams)
Boy Wanted (1913) (as Clara Adams)
Brigg's New Suit (1913) (as Clara Adams)
A Shower of Slippers (1913) (as Clara Adams)
Aunt Elsa's Visit (1913) (as Clara Adams)
The Office Boy's Birthday (1913) (as Clara Adams)
Kitty at Boarding School (1912)
Revenge Is Sweet (1912) (as Clara Adams)
The Artist's Joke (1912) (as Clara Adams)
An Intelligent Camera (1912)
Apple Pies (1912) (as Clara Adams)
Kitty's Holdup (1912)
Eddie's Exploit (1912) (as Clara Adams)
Curing the Office Boy (1912) (as Clara Adams) .... A Stenographer
A Heroic Rescue (1912) (as Clara Adams)