~Carmelita Geraghty~

Born: March 21, 1901 in Rushville, Indiana, USA
Died: July 7, 1966, New York, New York, USA
~Silent Filmography~
The daughter of screenwriter Tom Geraghty and the sister of writers Maurice Geraghty and Gerald
Geraghty, exotic-looking Carmelita Geraghty was voted a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1924 but spent most
of her screen career as leading lady to such lesser lights as Reed Howes, the erstwhile "Arrow Collar
Man," and former heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey. A newcomer to acting, the latter gained a
profound admiration for his more experienced co-star, whose "charm and naturalness," he stated
publicly, "make our romantic scenes much easier than I anticipated." Unfortunately, there was no
abundance of "charm and naturalness" in Geraghty's Jordon Baker in The Great Gatsby (1926) and, a
semi-professional offscreen, the actress was forced to lose a climactic tennis match to Patsy Ruth
Miller in What Every Girl Should Know (1927). When talkies arrived, Geraghty was reduced to
playing sullen "other women" in poverty row potboilers. Retiring in the mid-'30s to marry the writer
Carey Wilson, she later became an accomplished painter, reminiscent, according to Variety, "of the
French impressionists."

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
Uncle Tom (1929)
Paris Bound (1929) .... Noel Farley
A Close Shave (1929)
Don't Get Jealous (1929)
Button My Back (1929)
Calling Hubby's Bluff (1929)
Clunked on the Corner (1929)
Object: Alimony (1928) .... Mabel
... aka Object: Matrimony
The Campus Carmen (1928) ... College Girl
South of Panama (1928) .... Carmelita
A Jim Jam Janitor (1928)
Hubby's Weekend Trip (1928) ... Charley's 1st Girlfriend
The Bargain Hunt (1928)
Motorboat Mamas (1928) ... 2nd Cabaret Entertainer
His Unlucky Night (1928)
The Good-Bye Kiss (1928) .... Mlle. Nannette
Foolish Husbands (1928/I)
The Slaver (1927) .... Natalie Rivers
The Small Bachelor (1927) .... Eulalia
My Best Girl (1927) .... Elizabeth 'Liz' Johnson
Venus of Venice (1927) .... Bride
What Every Girl Should Know (1927) .... Madame Le Fleur
The Last Trail (1927) .... Nita Carrol
The Canyon of Light (1926) .... Ellen Bardin
The Great Gatsby (1926) .... Jordan Baker
Josselyn's Wife (1926) .... Flo
Smith's Uncle (1926)
The Lily (1926) .... Old Comte's Mistress
The Flying Mail (1926) .... Cleo Roberts
My Lady of Whims (1925) .... Wayne Leigh
The Pleasure Garden (1925) .... Jill Cheyne
... aka Irrgarten der Leidenschaft (Germany)
Cyclone Cavalier (1925) .... Rosita Gonzales
Under the Rouge (1925) .... Evelyn
The Mysterious Stranger (1925/I) .... April Lesage
Brand of Cowardice (1925)
Passionate Youth (1925) .... Peggy
... aka Blind Mothers (UK)
Geared to Go (1924)
The Title Holder (1924)
All's Swell on the Ocean (1924)
High Speed (1924) .... Marjory Holbrook
Trouble Brewing (1924) .... The Girl
Through the Dark (1924) .... Ethel Grayson
Discontented Husbands (1924) .... Marcia Frazer
Fight and Win (1924)
Black Oxen (1923) .... Anna Goodrich ... Movie Still Code: 8-X
Bag and Baggage (1923) .... Lola Cooper
Jealous Husbands (1923) .... Carmen Inez
... aka Jealous Fools (USA)