~Mary Maurice~

Born: November 15, 1844 in Morristown, Ohio, USA
Died: April 30, 1918 in Port Carbon, Pennsylvania, USA
~Biography~
The "Grand Old Lady" of early silent films, veteran touring company actress Mary Maurice (born
Birch) spent nearly her entire 1910-1918 screen career with the new York-based Vitagraph
company where, on and off the screen, she "mothered" everyone from the Taldmadge sisters to
Jean, "the Vitagraph Dog." She was especially effective as James Morrison's mother in the studio's
great preparedness film The Battle Cry for Peace (1915).

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
The Little Runaway (1918) .... Ann's Grandmother
Over the Top (1918) .... Mrs. Margaret McNeal
The Woman Between Friends (1918)
Who Goes There? (1917) .... Peasant woman
I Will Repay (1917) .... Azalea Adair
For France (1917) .... Mere Loubette
Transgression (1917) .... Mrs. Page
Mary Jane's Pa (1917)
Her Secret (1917) .... Mrs. Marvin
... aka "Northward Ho!" - USA (alternative title)
Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation (1917) .... Julia Strong
Whom the Gods Destroy (1916) .... Lady Esmond
Rose of the South (1916) .... Marian as an old woman
The Mainspring (1916) (as Mrs. Maurice) .... Bernice
The Dollar and the Law (1916) (as Mrs. Maurice) .... Mahitable King
The Price of Fame (1916) .... Mrs. Thatcher
The Heart of a Fool (1916)
Black Friday (1916) (as Mrs. Maurese) .... Mrs. Rossitor
Phantom Fortunes (1916) .... Mrs. Gallagher
The Redemption of Dave Darcey (1916) .... Grace's mother
Carew and Son (1916)
The Supreme Temptation (1916) .... Mrs. Dubois
The Man He Used to Be (1916) .... Virginia's Mother
Is Christmas a Bore? (1915) .... Paul's Mother
Sam's Sweetheart (1915)
The Gods Redeem (1915)
The Man Who Couldn't Beat God (1915) .... Old woman
On with the Dance (1915) .... Grandma
Rags and the Girl (1915)
The Lesson of the Narrow Street (1915)
Dorothy (1915)
A Keyboard Strategy (1915)
The Battle Cry of Peace (1915) .... Mrs. Harrison
... aka "The Battle Cry of War" - USA (reissue title)
The Scar (1915) .... Mary's Mother
The Goddess (1915) .... Dear Old Lady
The Closing of the Circuit (1915) .... An Old Lady
Between the Two of Them (1915) .... George's Mother-in-Law
The Return of Maurice Donnelly (1915) .... Mrs. Donnelly - Maurice's Mother
Twice Rescued (1915) .... Mother Royston
A Madcap Adventure (1915)
The Barrier of Faith (1915) .... Leah, Jacob's Wife
Wanted, a Nurse (1915) .... A nurse
The Man, the Mission and the Maid (1915)
Mother's Roses (1915) .... Mother
The Sins of the Mothers (1914) .... Dovey
Mr. Santa Claus (1914) .... The Landlady
The Greater Love (1914/I)
Hope Foster's Mother (1914) .... Hope Foster's Mother
The Man Who Knew (1914)
The Apple (1914)
... aka "The Apple; or, Making Rosa Stylish" - USA (long title)
The Awakening of Barbara Dare (1914) .... Barbara Dare - John's Mother
The Girl from Prosperity (1914)
Memories That Haunt (1914) (as Mrs. Mary Maurice)
A Helpful Sisterhood (1914) .... Grandmother
The Portrait (1914) .... Mrs. Rosemary Blair
A Pair of Frauds (1914)
How Cissy Made Good (1914) .... Herself
The Spirit of Christmas (1913)
The Ancient Order of Good Fellows (1913)
A Game of Cards (1913)
In the Shadow (1913)
Luella's Love Story (1913) .... Luella's Mother
The Lost Millionaire (1913) .... Robert's Mother
The Tiger (1913)
When Women Go on the Warpath; or, Why Jonesville Went Dry (1913)
Father and Son: or, The Curse of the Golden Land (1913) .... Wolf's Mother
The Intruder (1913/I)
The Troublesome Daughters (1913) .... The Aunt
The Only Way (1913)
O'Hara as a Guardian Angel (1913)
The Diamond Mystery (1913) .... Mrs. Jonathan Moore
The Carpenter (1913) (as Mrs. Mary Maurice)
An Unwritten Chapter (1913)
A Sweet Deception (1913)
Song Bird of the North (1913)
Her Sweetest Memory (1913) (as Mrs. Mary Maurice)
The Coming of Gretchen (1913)
One Can't Always Tell (1913) .... The Aunt
Tricks of the Trade (1913)
Bingles Mends the Clock (1913)
O'Hara and the Youthful Prodigal (1913) .... Aileen O'Hara
Checkmated (1913)
The Modern Prodigal (1913) .... Mrs. Gray
O'Hara's Godchild (1913) (as Mrs. Maurice) .... O'Hara's Sister
The Final Justice (1913)
The Locket; or, When She Was Twenty (1913) .... The Mother-in-Law
Ma's Apron Strings (1913) .... Mrs. Bush
O'Hara Helps Cupid (1913) .... Nora O'Hara
The Wings of a Moth (1913) .... Alice's Mother
Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy (1912) .... Mrs. Lirriper
O'Hara, Squatter and Philosopher (1912) (as Mrs. Mary Maurice)
The Model for St. John (1912) (as Mrs. Maurice)
Captain Barnacle, Reformer (1912) (as Mrs. Maurice) .... Mrs. White
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgers (1912) (as Mrs. Mary Maurice) .... Mrs. Lirriper
Her Choice (1912) .... The Mother of the Vain Niece
Saving an Audience (1912) (as Mrs. Mary Maurice) .... Susan B. Gabonthy
Her Grandchild (1912) .... Mrs. Grant - the Grandmother
Vultures and Doves (1912)
The Cross Roads (1912) .... Phoebe Hale - Charity's Mother
Martha's Rebellion (1912) .... Martha Morton
Conscience (1912)
Aunty's Romance (1912) (as Mrs. Maurice) .... Doris' Aunt
The Church Across the Way (1912) (as Mrs. Mary Maurice) .... Mrs. Mason
When Roses Wither (1912) .... An Old Lady
An Eventful Elopement (1912) .... Pronubial Couple
The Picture Idol (1912) .... Beth's Mother
Their Golden Anniversary (1912) (as Mrs. Maurice) .... Mrs. Jones
Captain Jenks' Diplomacy (1912)
The Seventh Son (1912) .... Janet Grant, a Widow
His Mother-in-Law (1912) .... The Mother-in-Law
His Mother's Shroud (1912) .... The Mother
The Diamond Brooch (1912) .... The Ballerina's Mother
A Mother's Devotion; or, The Firing of the Patchwork Quilt (1912) .... The Mother
... aka "A Mother's Devotion" - USA (short title)
Her Boy (1912) .... The Grandmother
Umbrellas to Mend (1912)
The Younger Brother (1911/I) .... The Mother
One Touch of Nature (1911) (as Mrs. Mary Maurice) .... The Jewish Mother
War (1911)
The Life Boat (1911) .... The Mother
An Innocent Burglar (1911)
Wisteria Memories (1911) .... The Mother
... aka "Wisteria" - USA (alternative title)
Their Charming Mama (1911)
Her Hero (1911)
The Three Brothers (1911)
My Old Dutch (1911) .... Mrs. Hawkins
The Second Honeymoon (1911)
The Bell of Justice (1911)
Two Wolves and a Lamb (1911)
Treasure Trove (1911)
The Sky Pilot (1911)
The Old Folks' Sacrifice (1911)
The Battle Hymn of the Republic (1911)
A Quaker Mother (1911) .... Mrs. Pearson - A Quaker Mother
The Sleep Walker (1911)
The Sacrifice (1911) .... The Grandmother
His Mother (1911) .... Donald's Mother
A Dixie Mother (1910)
The Legacy (1910) .... The Old Farmer's Wife
Convict No. 796 (1910)
Conscience (1910)
... aka "Conscience; or, The Baker Boy" - USA (alternative title)

Les miserables (Part II) (1909) .... Fantine
... aka "Fantine; or, A Mother's Love" - USA (alternative title)
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