~Florence Vidor~

Born: July 23, 1895 in Houston, Texas, USA
Died: November 3, 1977 in Pacific Palisades, CA, USA
~Silent Filmography~
For the first 20 years of her life, Houston-born Florence Vidor was Florence Cobb. In 1915 she
married freelance photographer King Vidor, a fellow Texan with aspirations for a movie career. The
Vidors traveled to Hollywood in their second-hand Model T (which also served as their "home"),
financing their trip by filming travelogue footage on behalf of the Ford Motor company. Both secured
jobs at the Vitagraph studio, Florence as a bit player and King as a scriptwriter and extra. The first of
Florence's film roles to attract attention was the tragic seamstress in Fox's 1917 production of A Tale
of Two Cities. She was next cast as leading lady opposite Sessue Hayakawa in Hashimura Togo
(1917). Within a year she was starring for Cecil B. DeMille, but didn't like the director all that much
and went to work for her husband, who opened his own studio in 1919. By the time the Vidors were
divorced in 1923, King had risen to the top of the directorial ladder, while Florence Vidor had
become a major star in films like Alice Adams (1923). Her best-known silent films include Lubitsch's
The Marriage Circle (1924) and the highly romanticized Revolutionary War melodrama Barbara
Frietchie (1924). Florence's first talkie, Chinatown Nights (1929), was also her last film; it wasn't that
she had a poor voice, but simply that the recording equipment available at the time failed to do her
voice justice. Florence Vidor retired to devote her time to her second husband, violinist Jascha
Heifetz, and her three children.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
The Patriot (1928) .... Countess Ostermann
The Magnificent Flirt (1928) .... Mme. Florence Laverne
Doomsday (1928) .... Mary Viner
Honeymoon Hate (1927) .... Gail Grant
One Woman to Another (1927) .... Rita Farrell
The World at Her Feet (1927) .... Jane Randall - Movie Still Code: 1669-X
Afraid to Love (1927) .... Katherine Silverton
The Popular Sin (1926) .... Yvonne Montfort
The Eagle of the Sea (1926) .... Louise Lestron
You Never Know Women (1926) .... Vera
Sea Horses (1926) .... Helen Salvia
The Grand Duchess and the Waiter (1926) .... The Grand Duchess Zenia
The Enchanted Hill (1926) .... Gail Ormsby
The Trouble with Wives (1925) .... Grace Hyatt
Marry Me (1925) .... Hetty Gandy
Grounds for Divorce (1925) .... Alice Sorbier
Are Parents People? (1925) .... Mrs. Hazlitt
The Girl of Gold (1925) .... Helen Merrimore
The Mirage (1924) .... Irene Martin
Husbands and Lovers (1924) .... Grace Livingston
Christine of the Hungry Heart (1924) .... Christine Madison
Barbara Frietchie (1924) .... Barbara Frietchie ... Movie Still Code: 148-X
Welcome Stranger (1924) .... Mary Clark
Borrowed Husbands (1924) .... Nancy Burrard
The Marriage Circle (1924) .... Charlotte Braun
The Virginian (1923) .... Molly Woods
Main Street (1923) .... Carol Milford
Alice Adams (1923) .... Alice Adams
... aka Foolish Daughters
Conquering the Woman (1922) .... Judith Stafford
Skin Deep (1922) .... Ethel Carter
Dusk to Dawn (1922) .... Marjorie Latham/Aziza
Real Adventure (1922) .... Rose Stanton
Woman, Wake Up (1922) .... Anne
Hail the Woman (1921) .... Judith Beresford
Beau Revel (1921) .... Nellie Steel
Lying Lips (1921) .... Nancy Abbott
... aka The Magic Life
The Jack-Knife Man (1920) .... Mrs. Marcia Montgomery
The Family Honor (1920) .... Beverly Tucker

Poor Relations (1919) .... Dorothy Perkins
The Other Half (1919) .... Katherine Boone
Till I Come Back to You (1918) .... Yvonne
The Bravest Way (1918) .... Nume Rogers
Old Wives for New (1918) .... Juliet Raeburn
The White Man's Law (1918) .... Maida Verne
The Honor of His House (1918) .... Lora Horning
... aka Honor of the House (USA: informal English alternative title)
The Hidden Pearls (1918) .... Enid Benton
The Widow's Might (1918) .... Irene Stuart
The Secret Game (1917) .... Kitty Little
The Countess Charming (1917) .... Betty Lovering
Hashimura Togo (1917) .... Corinne Reynolds
The Cook of Canyon Camp (1917) .... Mrs. Jack
American Methods (1917) .... Betty Armstrong
A Tale of Two Cities (1917) .... Mimi
The Intrigue (1916) .... Pseudo Countess Sonia
The Yellow Girl (1916) .... Flora
Curfew at Simpton Center (1916)
... aka Curfew at Pokey Center (USA)
Bill Peter's Kid (1916) (uncredited)