~Mae Marsh~

Born: November 9, 1894 in Madrid, New Mexico Territory, USA
Died: February 13, 1968 in Hermosa Beach, California, USA
~The Los Angeles Times~
February 14, 1968
Mae Marsh was famed for her role as Flora, the little sister in D.W. Griffith's silent film epic "The
Birth of a Nation."

Marsh was 19 when she was cast in "The Birth of a Nation," several years after Griffith discovered her
watching a Mack Sennett comedy being filmed on an old Biography Studios' lot. He was captivated,
he said later, by her "frail, wispy look."

The petite, auburn-haired, blue-eyed actress appeared in several films before being cast as Flora. Her
famous portrayal of the tragic events in the life of a girl swept into the reconstruction period made
her one of the silent film era's most popular actresses.

Two years after appearing in "The Birth of a Nation," she starred in another Griffith classic,
"Intolerance," and then left Griffith to become Samuel Goldwyn's original "Goldwyn Girl."

In 1918 she married Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer press agent Louis Lee Arms, moved to Hermosa Beach
and retired from active movie-making.

She won the George Eastman Award in 1957, naming her one of the five leading actresses of the silent
film era, along with Mary Pickford, Gloria Swanson, Norma Talmadge and Lillian Gish.

Marsh came out of retirement in 1931 to appear in a speaking role in "Over the Hill," and continued
making movies, including several in Europe, into the 1950s.

— Doug Shuit in the Los Angeles Times Feb. 14, 1968
~Silent Filmography~
Racing Through (1928)
Tides of Passion (1925) .... Charity
The Rat (1925) .... Odile Etrange
... aka The Rat of Paris (USA: review title)
Arabella (1924)
Daddies (1924) .... Ruth Atkins
Paddy the Next Best Thing (1923) .... Paddy
The White Rose (1923) .... Bessie 'Teazie' Williams
Flames of Passion (1922) .... Dorothy Hawke
Till We Meet Again (1922) .... Marion Bates
Nobody's Kid (1921) .... Mary Cary
The Little 'Fraid Lady (1920) .... Cecilia Carne

The Mother and the Law (1919) .... The Little Dear One
Spotlight Sadie (1919) .... Sadie Sullivan
... aka The Saintly Show Girl
The Bondage of Barbara (1919) .... Barbara Grey
The Racing Strain (1918) .... Lucille Cameron
Stake Uncle Sam to Play Your Hand (1918)
Hidden Fires (1918) .... Peggy Murray/Louise Parke
Money Mad (1918) .... Elsie Dean
The Glorious Adventure (1918) .... Carey Wethersbee
All Woman (1918) .... Susan Sweeney
The Face in the Dark (1918) .... Jane Ridgeway
The Beloved Traitor (1918) .... Mary Garland
United States Fourth Liberty Loan Drive (Short) ... Herself
Fields of Honor (1918) .... Marie Messereau
The Cinderella Man (1917) .... Marjorie Caner
Sunshine Alley (1917) .... Nell
Polly of the Circus (1917) .... Polly
The Wharf Rat (1916) .... Polly
The Little Liar (1916) .... Maggie
The Marriage of Molly-O (1916) .... Molly-O
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)United States Fourth Liberty Loan Drive
(Short)
Herself
... aka Intolerance (USA: short title)
... aka Intolerance: A Sun-Play of the Ages (USA: copyright title)
A Wild Girl of the Sierras (1916) .... The Wild Girl
... aka A Child of Nature
A Child of the Streets (1916)
A Child of the Paris Streets (1916) .... Julie/the child-wife
... aka A Child of Paris
Hoodoo Ann (1916) .... Hoodoo Ann
Her Shattered Idol (1915) .... Mae Carter
The Victim (1915) .... Mary Hastings, Frank's Wife
The Outlaw's Revenge (1915) .... The American lover
The Outcast (1915) .... The Girl
The Birth of a Nation (1915) .... Flora Cameron
... aka In the Clutches of the Ku Klux Klan (USA: cut version)
... aka The Birth of the Nation; Or The Clansman (second copyright title)
... aka The Clansman (USA: Los Angeles title)
Paid with Interest (1914)
The Genius (1914)
The Great God Fear (1914)
Meg of the Mines (1914)
The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (1914) .... The Maid
... aka The Telltale Heart (USA: alternative title)
... aka Thou Shalt Not Kill
Moonshine Molly (1914)
The Birthday Present (1914)
... aka Her Birthday Present (USA)
The Escape (1914) .... Jennie Joyce
The Swindlers (1914)
The Girl in the Shack (1914)
Home, Sweet Home (1914/I) .... Apple Pie Mary
The Broken Bottle (1914)
The Great Leap: Until Death Do Us Part (1914) .... Mary Gibbs
Brute Force (1914) .... Lillywhite
... aka In Prehistoric Days
... aka Primitive Man (USA: short title)
... aka The Primitive Man (USA)
... aka Wars of the Primal Tribes
Apple Pie Mary (1914)
Judith of Bethulia (1914) .... Naomi
... aka Her Condoned Sin (International: English title: reissue title)
The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913) .... Sally Cameron
... aka The Battle of Elderbush Gulch
By Man's Law (1913) .... Sister Owner
The Girl Across the Way (1913) .... The Girl
Influence of the Unknown (1913) .... The Young Woman
For the Son of the House (1913) .... The Young Woman
Two Men of the Desert (1913)
The Reformers; or, The Lost Art of Minding One's Business (1913) .... The Daughter
... aka The Lost Art of Minding One's Business
... aka The Reformers (USA: short title)
The Sorrowful Shore (1913) .... On Shore
Her Mother's Oath (1913) .... In Church
The Mothering Heart (1913) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
A Timely Interception (1913)
His Mother's Son (1913) .... The Daughter
The Wanderer (1913/II) .... The Other Parents' Daughter, as an Adult
If We Only Knew (1913) (unconfirmed)
The Lady and the Mouse (1913) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
The Little Tease (1913) .... The Little Tease, as an Adult
The Perfidy of Mary (1913) .... Mary
Fate (1913/I) .... Mother, Loving Family
Near to Earth (1913) .... One of Gato's Sweetheart's Friends
A Girl's Stratagem (1913)
Broken Ways (1913)
Love in an Apartment Hotel (1913) .... Angelina Millingford, a Maid
The Tender Hearted Boy (1913) .... The Tender-Hearted Boy's sister
An Adventure in the Autumn Woods (1913) .... The Girl
The Telephone Girl and the Lady (1913) .... The Telephone Girl
Three Friends (1913) .... The Wife's Friend
The Indian Uprising at Santa Fe (1912) .... Juan
The New York Hat (1912) .... Second Gossip
Brutality (1912) .... The Young Woman
The Civilian (1912)
For the Honor of the Seventh (1912)
Two Daughters of Eve (1912)
The Parasite (1912)
The Kentucky Girl (1912) .... Bob's Sister
The Inner Circle (1912)
The Sands of Dee (1912) .... Mary
Man's Genesis (1912) .... Lillywhite
... aka Man's Genesis: A Psychological Comedy Founded on Darwin's Theory of the Genesis of Man
(USA: complete title)
An Indian Summer (1912) .... The Widow's Daughter
The School Teacher and the Waif (1912) .... Schoolgirl
The Spirit Awakened (1912) .... The Renegade Farmhand's Sweetheart
Lena and the Geese (1912) .... The 'Adopted' Daughter
A Temporary Truce (1912) .... A Murdered Settler
Home Folks (1912) .... At Barn Dance
A Beast at Bay (1912) .... The Young Woman's Friend
When Kings Were the Law (1912) .... At Court
His Lesson (1912) .... A Visitor
A Lodging for the Night (1912) .... First Mexican Couple, the Woman
The Old Actor (1912)
The Lesser Evil (1912) .... The Young Woman's Companion
Just Like a Woman (1912) .... In Club
Those Hicksville Boys (1912) (unconfirmed) .... At Party
A Voice from the Deep (1912) .... On Beach
A Siren of Impulse (1912)
Fighting Blood (1911)
Serious Sixteen (1910)
Ramona (1910)
~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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