June Caprice

Born: November 19, 1895 in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA
Died: November 9, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA
~Movie Still photograph from "Patsy," 1917~
The success of Mary Pickford engendered well-remembered rivals such as Marguerite Clark and the
ill-fated Mary Miles Minter. Less memorable, perhaps, but in her day a force to reckon with, June
Caprice chose her screen name from her first film, a little romance entitled Caprice of the Mountains
(1916). Having won a local Massachusetts Pickford look-alike contest, June was signed on the spot by
movie mogul William Fox, who confidently promised a skeptical trade that "within six months June
Caprice will be the best known woman on the screen." Though never quite achieving that lofty goal,
Caprice did enjoy an increasingly large following via a string of Pickfordian melodramas such as Little
Miss Happiness (1916) and A Modern Cinderella (1917). She married director Harry A. Millarde, and
together they collaborated on Blue Eyed Mary (1918) and The Heart of Romance (1918). But, like
Pickford, Caprice yearned to grow up and play sophisticated young ladies her own age. Unfortunately
The Love Cheat (1919), based on a musical-comedy by P. G. Wodehouse, was not a success, and
following the 1921 serial The Sky Ranger, Caprice retired. Her early death was attributed to a long bout
with cancer.

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
The Sky Ranger (1921) .... June Elliott
... aka The Man Who Stole the Moon (USA: new title)
Rogues and Romance (1920) .... Sylvia Lee
In Walked Mary (1920) .... Mary Ann Hubbard
A Damsel in Distress (1919) .... Maud Marsh
The Love Cheat (1919) .... Louise Gordon
Oh Boy! (1919) .... Lou Ellen Carter
Miss Innocence (1918) .... Dolores May
Blue-Eyed Mary (1918) .... Mary Du Bois
A Camouflage Kiss (1918) .... Martha Thorne
The Heart of Romance (1918) .... Eloise Jackson
Unknown 274 (1917) .... Dora Belton
Miss U.S.A. (1917) .... June
Every Girl's Dream (1917) .... Gretchen
Patsy (1917) .... Patsy Prim
The Small Town Girl (1917) .... June
A Child of the Wild (1917) .... June Griest
A Modern Cinderella (1917) .... Joyce
The Sunshine Maid (1917)
The Mischief Maker (1916) .... Effie Marchand
... aka The Mischief Makers
The Ragged Princess (1916) .... Alicia Jones
... aka Alicia of the Orphans
Little Miss Happiness (1916) .... Lucy White
Caprice of the Mountains (1916) .... Caprice Talbert
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