~Mary Philbin~

Born: July 16, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: May 7, 1993 in Huntington Beach, California, USA
Brought to Hollywood via a beauty contest sponsored by Universal Pictures, Mary Philbin was a
gorgeous child of 17 when she made her first screen appearance. She rose to stardom under the
tutelage of Erich Von Stroheim in the 1923 melodrama Merry-Go-Round. Her best-known screen
role was as Christine Daas, the terrified heroine in Lon Chaney's Phantom of the Opera (1925). Even
more effective was her thoughtful performance as a blind girl in The Man Who Laughs (1928), in
which she co-starred with Conrad Veidt. Mary Philbin retired from films when talkies came in,
briefly returning to dub in her voice for the 1930 reissue of Phantom of the Opera.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
Port of Dreams (1929) .... Joan
... aka Girl Overboard
... aka Salvage
The Man Who Laughs (1928) .... Dea
Drums of Love (1928) .... Princess Emanuella
... aka Sentimental Tommy (USA)
Love Me and the World Is Mine (1927) .... Hannerl
... aka The Affairs of Hannerl (USA: alternative title)
The Last Performance (1927) .... Julie
... aka The Last Call (UK)
Surrender (1927) .... Lea Lyon
... aka The President (UK)
Stella Maris (1925) .... Stella Maris/Unity Blake
The Phantom of the Opera (1925) .... Christine Daae
Fifth Avenue Models (1925) .... Isobel Ludant
The Rose of Paris (1924) .... Mitsi
The Gaiety Girl (1924) .... Irene Tudor
Fools' Highway (1924) .... Mamie Rose
The Thrill Chaser (1923) .... Cameo appearance
The Temple of Venus (1923) .... Moira
The Age of Desire (1923) .... Margy (age 18)
Where Is This West? (1923) .... Sallie Summers
Merry-Go-Round (1923) .... Agnes Urban
Penrod and Sam (1923) .... Margaret Schofield
Once to Every Boy (1922)
His First Job (1922)
Human Hearts (1922) .... Ruth
The Trouper (1922) .... Mary Lee
Foolish Wives (1922) (uncredited) .... Crippled Girl
False Kisses (1921) .... Mary
Sure Fire (1921)
Red Courage (1921) .... Eliza Fay
Twelve Hours to Live (1921)
Danger Ahead (1921) .... Tressie Harloow
The Blazing Trail (1921) .... Talithy Millicuddy
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