~Julia Swayne Gordon~

Born: October 29, 1878 in Columbus, Ohio, USA
Died: May 28, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA
~Biography~
Stage veteran Julia Swayne Gordon was one of the most popular members of the Vitagraph Studios
acting ensemble of the early 'teens. Highly respected for her versatility, she was also beloved
throughout the studio for her support and encouragement of newcomers. The Vitagraph executives
seldom expressed their gratitude to Gordon in words, but every so often she'd find an extra fifteen
dollars in her paycheck. In the 1920s, Gordon was much in demand as a character actress; even
casual silent-film fans will remember her moving portrayal of Richard Arlen's mother in Wings (1927).
Making a successful switchover to talkies, Julia Swayne Gordon continued acting until her death in
1933.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) ... Cissy Gray - Movie Still Code: GD-X
Scandal (1929) .... Mrs. Grant
The Divine Lady (1929) (uncredited) .... Duchess of Argyle
The Eternal Woman (1929) .... Mrs. Forbes
The Younger Generation (1929) (uncredited) .... Mrs. Striker
Three Weekends (1928) .... Mrs. Witherspoon
... aka "Three Week Ends" - USA (poster title)
The Viking (1928) .... Thorhild, Leif's Mother
Road House (1928) .... Mrs. Henry Grayson
The Scarlet Dove (1928) .... The Aunt
The Smart Set (1928) .... Mrs. Van Buren
Hearts of Men (1928) .... Mrs. Robert Weston
13 Washington Square (1928) .... Mrs. Allistair
Wings (1927) .... David's Mother
Children of Divorce (1927) .... Princess De Saxe
The King of Kings (1927) (uncredited) .... Undetermined Role
Heaven on Earth (1927/I) .... Aunt Emilie
It (1927) .... Mrs. Van Norman
Diplomacy (1926) .... Marquise de Zares
Early to Wed (1926) .... Mrs. Hayden
Bride of the Storm (1926) .... Faith's Mother
The Far Cry (1926) .... Helen Clayton
Lights of Old Broadway (1925) .... Mrs. de Rhonde
The Wheel (1925) .... Mrs. Morton
Not So Long Ago (1925) .... Mrs. Ballard
Scaramouche (1923) .... The Countess Thérèse de Plougastel
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1923) .... Lillian Redell
The Tie That Binds (1923) .... Leila Brant
Dark Secrets (1923) .... Mrs. Rutherford
The Darling of the Rich (1922) .... Dippy Helen
Women Men Marry (1922) .... Aunt Gertrude
How Women Love (1922) .... Mrs. Nevins
Till We Meet Again (1922) .... Mrs. Whitney Carter
When the Desert Calls (1922) .... The White Angel
Wildness of Youth (1922) .... Mrs. Martha Kane
What's Wrong with the Women? (1922) .... Mrs. Bascom
My Old Kentucky Home (1922) .... Mrs. Goodloe
Shams of Society (1921) .... Mrs. Crest
Handcuffs or Kisses (1921) .... Mrs. Walton
Why Girls Leave Home (1921) .... Mrs. Wallace
Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1921) .... Mrs. Whitney Barnes
Love, Hate and a Woman (1921) .... Mrs. Ramsey
Behind Masks (1921) .... Madame Ena Delore ... Movie Still Code: F228-X
... aka "In Men's Eyes" - USA (alternative title)
The Passionate Pilgrim (1921) .... Madame Watt
The Silver Lining (1921) .... Gentle Annie
Heliotrope (1920) .... Josephine Hasdock
For Love or Money (1920) .... Helen Gerard
... aka "The Road to Arcady" - USA (reissue title)
A Child for Sale (1920) .... Paula Harrison
Lifting Shadows (1920) .... Countess Vera Lobanoff
The Friendly Call (1920)
Greater Than Fame (1920) .... Mrs. Waring

The Moonshine Trail (1919) .... Mrs. Ashford
The Bramble Bush (1919) .... Madame Joan Marche
The Girl-Woman (1919) .... Laura Hobbs
Shadows of the Past (1919) .... Helene, His accomplice
The Painted World (1919) .... Elois Murree
A Stitch in Time (1919) .... Mrs. Trevor
Two Women (1919) .... Emily Leighton
Miss Dulcie from Dixie (1919) .... Aunt John
The Girl Problem (1919) .... Mrs. Reeves
The Captain's Captain (1919) .... Aun Euphemia
... aka "Cap'n Abe's Niece" - USA (alternative title)
Love Watches (1918) .... Marquise de Javigny
The Soap Girl (1918) .... Mrs. Van Ruhl
Over the Top (1918) .... Mrs. Wagner
The Desired Woman (1918) .... Mrs. Moore
In the Balance (1917) .... Lady Hilda Mullock
... aka "The Hillman" - USA (alternative title)
Soldiers of Chance (1917) .... Dolores
The Message of the Mouse (1917) .... Marcia Elmore
A Son of the Hills (1917) .... Ann Walden
The Maelstrom (1917) .... Gwennie Lyne
... aka "Millionaire Hallets' Adventure" - USA (alternative title)
The Soul Master (1917) .... Laura Wilson
Clover's Rebellion (1917) .... Mrs. Childe
The Hawk (1917) .... Mme. De Tierrache
Arsene Lupin (1917) .... Victoire
Her Right to Live (1917) .... Mrs. Hoadley
The Enemy (1916) .... Mrs. Stuart
The Scarlet Runner (1916) .... Mme. Du Gueselin
The Daring of Diana (1916) .... Fanchette
The Suspect (1916) .... Lady Armitage
Out of the Quagmire (1916)
The Island of Surprise (1916) .... Mrs. Lovell
My Lady's Slipper (1916) .... Marie Antoinette
The Thirteenth Girl (1915) .... Ray Schiller
Wasted Lives (1915)
Hearts Ablaze (1915) .... Valeria Bari
The Tigress (1915) .... Nelga Petrona - the Tigress
Life's Yesterdays (1915)
The Battle Cry of Peace (1915) .... Magdalen
... aka "The Battle Cry of War" - USA (reissue title)
The Esterbrook Case (1915) .... Ann - a Woman of Mystery
The Goddess (1915)
Mr. Jarr's Magnetic Friend (1915) .... Vera Grimm
Mr. Jarr and the Lady Reformer (1915) .... Vera Grimms - Lady Reformer
Lifting the Ban of Coventry (1915) .... Lola Montes
The Juggernaut (1915) .... Mrs. Ruskin
The Sins of the Mothers (1914) .... Mrs. Raymond
An Affair for the Police (1914)
Two Women (1914) .... Cleo Emerson
Four Thirteen (1914) .... Tina
How Cissy Made Good (1914) (uncredited) .... Herself
The Hidden Letters (1914) .... Ida Reynolds
The Painted World (1914) .... Elois Murree
Uncle Bill (1914) .... Julia Mason
Shadows of the Past (1914) .... Helene
... aka "The Shadow of the Past" - USA (copyright title)
The Vanity Case (1914) .... Mrs. Holmes
He Never Knew (1914) .... Mrs. Perrin
The Battle of the Weak (1914) .... Helen's Mother
The Girl from Prosperity (1914)
Old Reliable (1914)
The Idler (1914/I)
Back to Broadway (1914)
A Million Bid (1914) .... Mrs. Belgradin
Hearts of Women (1914) .... Mary Baker
The Whimsical Threads of Destiny (1913) .... Stella Grigsby, Webster's Niece
The Warmakers (1913)
Luella's Love Story (1913) .... Luella
The Kiss of Retribution (1913) .... An Adventuress
The Lady and the Glove (1913)
The Tiger Lily (1913) .... Cleo, the Tiger Lily
The Lion's Bride (1913) .... Christine Johnson
The Drop of Blood (1913) .... Carmina
His House in Order; or, The Widower's Quest (1913) .... The Governess
Tricks of the Trade (1913) .... The Beggar's Accomplice
The Artist's Great Madonna (1913)
His Honor, the Mayor (1913) .... The Mayor's Wife
Red and White Roses (1913) .... Lida de Jeanne
Beau Brummel (1913) .... The Duchess
Buttercups (1913) .... A Widow
When Mary Grew Up (1913) .... Mary's Aunt
The Vengeance of Durand; or, The Two Portraits (1913) .... Marion
Thou Shalt Not Kill (1913)
The Wings of a Moth (1913)
Freckles (1912)
Two Women and Two Men (1912) .... Mrs. Thornwell
Ida's Christmas (1912) .... Mrs. Jones
Lord Browning and Cinderella (1912) .... The Widow Gibson
Bettina's Substitute; or, There's No Fool Like an Old Fool (1912)
Father's Hot Toddy (1912)
Her Choice (1912) .... Mrs. Leticia Summers - the Aunt
The Higher Mercy (1912) .... Mrs. Brinton
Coronets and Hearts (1912)
Flirt or Heroine (1912) .... Mrs. Fenton - Jean's Sister
Vultures and Doves (1912) .... Mrs. Hanley
Wanted, a Sister (1912) .... The Mother
Rock of Ages (1912) .... Madeleine
Conscience (1912) .... Donnelly's Wife
A Bunch of Violets (1912) .... Violet Ray - an Actress Who Has Lost Her Son
The Troublesome Step-Daughters (1912) .... Cina Burton, The Stepmother
The Gamblers (1912)
The Days of Terror; or, In the Reign of Terror (1912) .... Duchess Of Berac
The Light That Failed (1912/I)
The Cylinder's Secret (1912) .... Nell's Mother
The Lady of the Lake (1912) .... Lady Margaret, Roderick's Mother
Fortunes of a Composer (1912) .... The Musician's Wife
The Victoria Cross (1912) .... Florence Nightingale
... aka "The Charge of the Light Brigade" - USA (alternative title)
The Pink Pajama Girl (1912) .... Cecilia's Mother
The Woman Haters (1912) .... Mrs. Henson
The Jocular Winds of Fate (1912) .... Mrs. De Voe
At Scrogginses' Corner (1912)
Burnt Cork (1912)
Mrs. Carter's Necklace (1912)
... aka "The Sphinx" - USA (alternative title)
Cardinal Wolsey (1912) .... Catherine of Aragon
The Diamond Brooch (1912) .... A Star of the Theatre
Stenographers Wanted (1912) .... Mrs. Jones
Her Last Shot (1912) .... The Farmer's Wife
The Love of John Ruskin (1912)
The Chocolate Revolver (1912) .... The Little Girl's Mother
Playmates (1912) .... The Mother
Her Boy (1912) .... The Mother
Tom Tilling's Baby (1912) .... The Mother
The Meeting of the Ways (1912) .... The Honest Attorney's Wife
Captain Jenks' Dilemma (1912)
Fires of Driftwood (1911)
Saving the Special (1911) (as Julia Swayne) .... The Engineer's Wife
Suffer Little Children (1911)
A Message from Beyond (1911) (as Julia Swayne) .... The Mother
The Foolishness of Jealousy (1911) (as Julia Swayne) .... Mrs. DIckson
Lady Godiva (1911) .... Lady Godiva
The Cabin Boy (1911) .... The Mother
Selecting His Heiress (1911) .... One of Bunny's Nieces
The Missing Will (1911)
Daddy's Boy and Mammy (1911) .... The Mother
Carr's Regeneration (1911)
Forgotten; or, An Answered Prayer (1911) .... The Father's Sister
A Friendly Marriage (1911)
How Betty Won the School (1911)
Billy the Kid (1911) .... Billy's Mother
Treasure Trove (1911)
The Lure of Vanity (1911)
Snowbound with a Woman Hater (1911) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
In Northern Forests (1911)
The Battle Hymn of the Republic (1911)
Courage of Sorts (1911) .... The Mother
A Quaker Mother (1911)
Barriers Burned Away (1911)
The Sacrifice (1911) .... The Mother of the Convict
The Ends of the Earth (1911) (unconfirmed)
A Dead Man's Honor (1911) .... Hugh's Mother
The Welcome of the Unwelcome (1911) (as Julia Swayne) .... Miss Graham - the Soon-to-be Second
Mrs. King
Hungry Hearts; or, The Children of Social Favorites (1911) .... The Wife
The Peace Offering; or, The Absconding Bridget (1911) .... The Wife
A Klondike Steal; or, The Stolen Claim (1911) (unconfirmed)
Though Your Sins Be as Scarlet (1911) .... The Scarlet Woman
An Aching Void (1911) .... Mrs. Martin
A Tale of Two Cities (1911) .... Miss Pross
Society and the Man (1911) .... The Wife
Clancy (1910) (unconfirmed)
... aka "Clancy, Romance of a Policeman" - USA (alternative title)
... aka "Clancy; or, The Love of a Policeman" - USA (long title)
Jean Goes Fishing (1910)
The Fruits of Vengeance (1910)
Twelfth Night (1910) .... Olivia

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909) .... Helena
King Lear (1909) .... Cordelia
The Merchant of Venice (1908) .... Portia
Richard III (1908)
Othello (1908/I) .... Desdemona
... aka "Jealousy" - USA (alternative title)
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