~Helen Ferguson~

Born: July 23, 1900 in Decatur, Illinois, USA
Died: March 14, 1977 in Clearwater, Florida, USA
~Silent Filmography~
~The Los Angeles Times, March 22, 1925~
Helen Ferguson was a star of the silent film era.

According to The Times, she got her first small film role while in high school in Chicago. She made
up excuses to get out of her exams so she could take the part, but she was found out and flunked.
She began her screen work at 13.

In the beginning, she played everything from kitchen maid to grand duchess and was fired a couple
of times because she couldn’t act. At 16 she left, alone with $50 and a couple of letters, for New
York. She supported herself doing office work until she got steady enough screen work to support
herself. She landed a contract with Goldwyn and came to Los Angeles.

Her break came with the 1922 film "Hungry Hearts." That year, the Western Assn. of Motion Picture
Advertisers named her one of its Baby Stars.

The Times credited a 1925 nose job with breaking Ferguson out of the character actress roles she
had previously held.

She later went on to do publicity for some of Hollywood's biggest names.

— Los Angeles Times March 22, 1925, with additional material
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Cheaters (1927) .... Mary Condon
The Fire Fighters (1927) .... Mary Kent
Casey of the Coast Guard (1926) .... Doris Warren
Wild West (1925) .... Polly Breen
Spook Ranch (1925) .... Elvira
The Isle of Hope (1925) .... Dorothy Duffy
Nine and Three-Fifths Seconds (1925) .... Mary Bowser
The Scarlet West (1925) .... Nestina
My Neighbor's Wife (1925) .... Florence Keaton
The Cloud Rider (1925) .... Zella Wingate
Chalk Marks (1924) .... Virginia Thompson
Never Say Die (1924) .... La Cigale
Valley of Hate (1924) .... Milly Hendricks
Racing Luck (1924) .... Rosina, The Girl
The Right of the Strongest (1924) .... Mary Elizabeth Dale
Why Get Married? (1924) .... Janet Allen
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The Unknown Purple (1923) .... Ruth Marsh
Double Dealing (1923) .... The Slavey
Within the Law (1923) .... Helen Morris
Brass (1923) .... Rosemary Church
The Famous Mrs. Fair (1923) .... Peggy
The Flaming Hour (1922) .... Lucille Danby
Hungry Hearts (1922) .... Sara
The Crusader (1922) .... Mary
Roughshod (1922) .... Betty Lawson
According to Hoyle (1922) .... Doris Mead
Miss Lulu Bett (1921) .... Diana Deacon
The Call of the North (1921) .... Elodie Albret
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Desert Blossoms (1921) .... Mary Ralston
Making the Grade (1921) .... Sophie Semenoff
To a Finish (1921) .... Doris Lane
Straight from the Shoulder (1921) .... Maggie, the waitress
The Freeze-Out (1921) .... Zoe Whipple
The Right Way (1921) .... His Sweetheart
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The Mutiny of the Elsinore (1920) .... Margaret West
Just Pals (1920) .... Mary Bruce
The Challenge of the Law (1920) .... Madeline Du Barre
Going Some (1920) .... Jean Chapin
Shod with Fire (1920) .... Ann Lytton
Burning Daylight (1920) .... Dora
The Romance Promoters (1920) .... Betty Lorris

The Gamblers (1919) .... Catherine Ames
The Lost Battalion (1919) .... The Stenographer
The End of the Road (1919) .... Maid
The Great Victory, Wilson or the Kaiser? The Fall of the Hohenzollerns (1919) .... Amy Gordon
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Life's Greatest Problem (1918) .... Miriam Craig
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The Small Town Guy (1917) .... Eleanor Ramsdell
Gift o' Gab (1917) .... Peggy Dinsmore
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Fools for Luck (1917) .... Brunhilda
The Golden Idiot (1917)
Filling His Own Shoes (1917) .... Rosa
Sundaying in Fairview (1917)
Max Wants a Divorce (1917)
Temper (1915) (uncredited)