~Norma Talmadge~

Born: May 26, 1893 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Died: December 24, 1957 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
~Silent Filmography~
~Los Angeles Times~
December 25, 1957
Norma Talmadge was one of the fabulous stars of Hollywood's Golden Age of the 1920s.

Miss Talmadge began her screen career at the age of 14 and her dark, dramatic beauty
became a symbol of the silent motion-picture era.

She made more than 200 pictures, winning the idolatry of millions of fans and earning
millions of dollars in the Hollywood film industry's heyday.

Miss Talmadge rose to stardom under the guidance of her first husband, Joseph M.
Schenck, whose success as a film producer paralleled her own glittering career.

In 1934, ten days after she obtained a Mexican divorce, Miss Talmadge married
comedian George Jessel. She divorced Jessel in 1939.

Miss Talmadge married Dr. Carvel James, a prominent Beverly Hills physician, on Dec.
4, 1946, after his release from war-time medical service with the Navy.

The daughter of Fred and Margaret Talmadge, she was one of three sisters who were
to achieve fame in the new industry of moving pictures.

The sisters, Constance and Natalie, were contemporaries of their more celebrated
sister on the nation's screens.

The Talmadge girls began their theatrical careers by staging and performing in
neighborhood plays in Brooklyn. During her first year in high school Norma went to
work at the old Vitagraph Studio in Brooklyn for $25 a week.

She soon came to Hollywood and grew up with the movies. She began modestly with
walk-on roles in one-reelers but quickly became a featured player.

Her first major success was in "A Tale of Two Cities."

Some of her earlier titles included "The Social Secretary," "The Probation Wife," ""The
Way of a Woman," "Love's Redemption," "The Eternal Flame" and "Ashes of

She became one of the industry's wealthiest stars, earning $7500 a week.

Schenck has been given much credit for Miss Talmadge's success. As head of United
Artists, he watched over her career, handpicking her roles and the other players and
directors of her films.

Like many another prominent star, Miss Talmadge did not long survive the coming of
the talking picture. She made only two sound films—"New York Nights" and "Madame
Du Barry."

— Jack Smith in the Los Angeles Times Dec. 25, 1957
The Woman Disputed (1928) .... Mary Ann Wagner
The Dove (1927) .... Dolores
Camille (1926/I) .... Marguerite Gautier (Camille)
Kiki (1926) .... Kiki
Graustark (1925) .... Princess Yetive
The Lady (1925) .... Polly Pearl
The Only Woman (1924) .... Helen Brinsley
Secrets (1924) .... Mary Carlton
The Song of Love (1923) .... Noorma-hal
Ashes of Vengeance (1923) .... Yolande de Breux
Within the Law (1923) .... Mary Turner
The Voice from the Minaret (1923) .... Lady Adrienne Carlyle
The Eternal Flame (1922) .... Duchesse de Langeais
Smilin' Through (1922) .... Kathleen/Moonyeen
... aka Smiling Through (USA: copyright title)
Love's Redemption (1921/I) .... Jennie Dobson (aka Ginger)
The Wonderful Thing (1921) .... Jacqueline Laurentine Boggs
The Sign on the Door (1921) .... Ann Hunniwell/Mrs. 'Lafe' Regan
Passion Flower (1921) .... Acacia, The Passion Flower
... aka Love or Hate (USA)
The Branded Woman (1920) .... Ruth Sawyer
Yes or No (1920) .... Margaret Vane/Minnie Berry
The Woman Gives (1920) .... Inga Sonderson
A Daughter of Two Worlds (1920) .... Jennie Malone
She Loves and Lies (1920) .... Marie Callender
...aka Marie Max and June Dayne

The Isle of Conquest (1919) .... Ethel Harmon
The Way of a Woman (1919) .... Nancy Lee
... aka Nancy Lee
Dust of Desire (1919)
The Probation Wife (1919) .... Josephine Mowbray
The New Moon (1919) .... Princess Marie Pavlovna
The Heart of Wetona (1919) .... Wetona
Norma Talmadge and Thomas Meighan in a Liberty Loan Appeal (1918)
The Forbidden City (1918) .... San San/Toy
... aka A Tale of the Forbidden City
Her Only Way (1918) .... Lucille Westbrook
The Safety Curtain (1918) .... Puck
De Luxe Annie (1918) .... Julie Kendal (De Luxe Annie II)
By Right of Purchase (1918) .... Margot Hughes
The Ghosts of Yesterday (1918) .... Ruth Graham/Jeanne La Fleur
United States Fourth Liberty Loan Drive (Short) ... Herself
The Secret of the Storm Country (1917) .... Tess Skinner
The Moth (1917) .... Lucy Gillam
Poppy (1917) .... Poppy Destinn
The Law of Compensation (1917) .... Flora Graham/Ruth Graham
Panthea (1917) .... Panthea Romoff
Fifty-Fifty (1916/I) .... Naomi
The Social Secretary (1916) .... Mayme
The Devil's Needle (1916) .... Renee
Going Straight (1916) .... Grace Remington
... aka Corruption
The Children in the House (1916) .... Cora
Martha's Vindication (1916) .... Martha
The Missing Links (1916) .... Myra Holburn
The Crown Prince's Double (1915) .... Shirley Rives
The Battle Cry of Peace (1915) .... Virginia Vandergriff
... aka A Call to Arms Against War
... aka An American Home (UK)
... aka The Battle Cry of War (USA: reissue title)
Captivating Mary Carstairs (1915) .... Mary Carstairs
The Criminal (1915) .... Nell Wells
A Pillar of Flame (1915)
Elsa's Brother (1915)
Janet of the Chorus (1915)
A Daughter's Strange Inheritance (1915) .... Mlle. Lucille/Margaret - Her daughter
The Barrier of Faith (1915) .... Rose, Their Daughter
A Daughter of Israel (1915) .... Mother Who Abandons Child/Olga, The Child Grown Up
A Question of Clothes (1914/I)
Sunshine and Shadows (1914)
The Curing of Myra May (1914)
Goodbye Summer (1914)
The Mill of Life (1914)
Under False Colors (1914/I)
The Peacemaker (1914)
The Loan Shark King (1914)
Politics and the Press (1914)
The Hidden Letters (1914)
Memories in Men's Souls (1914)
John Rance, Gentleman (1914) .... Lesbia
Fogg's Millions (1914)
A Wayward Daughter (1914) .... Betty
The Right of Way (1914) .... Ray Radford
Miser Murray's Wedding Present (1914)
Cupid Versus Money (1914) .... Mary Drew
A Helpful Sisterhood (1914) .... Mary
Old Reliable (1914)
The Sacrifice of Kathleen (1914) .... Kathleen
The Hero (1914)
Iron and Steel (1914) (unconfirmed)
His Little Page (1914) .... Peggy
Sawdust and Salome (1914) .... Mary, a Circus Rider
The Vavasour Ball (1914) .... The Dramatist's Wife
Officer John Donovan (1914) .... Peggy
The Salvation of Kathleen (1914) .... Kathleen
The Honorable Algernon (1913)
... aka The 'Onorable Algernon (USA: alternative title)
The Blue Rose (1913)
Fanny's Conspiracy (1913)
An Elopement at Home (1913)
His Silver Bachelorhood (1913)
Peggy's Burglar (1913) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
Father's Hatband (1913) .... Daughter
The Doctor's Secret (1913)
Under the Daisies; or, As a Tale That Is Told (1913) .... Viola Marton
The Other Woman (1913/I) .... John's Wife
Extremities (1913)
He Fell in Love with His Mother-in-Law (1913) .... The Wife
Keeping Husbands Home (1913)
The Tables Turned (1913) .... The Invalid's Niece
An Old Man's Love Story (1913) .... Ethel Marsham
O'Hara as a Guardian Angel (1913) .... Aileen
Solitaires (1913)
Count Barber (1913) .... Belinda
'Arriet's Baby (1913) .... 'Arriet Rogers
The Silver Cigarette Case (1913) .... Rita
The Midget's Revenge (1913)
A Lady and Her Maid (1913)
Omens and Oracles (1913) .... Belinda
O'Hara and the Youthful Prodigal (1913)
Sleuthing (1913) .... Belinda
Wanted, a Strong Hand (1913) .... Annie, Mrs. Binks' Daughter
Let 'Em Quarrel (1913)
Getting Up a Practice (1913)
Belinda the Slavey; or, Plot and Counterplot (1913) .... Belinda
O'Hara's Godchild (1913)
Just Show People (1913) .... Rosa, Piquet's Wife
Stenographer's Troubles (1913) .... A Typist
O'Hara Helps Cupid (1913) .... Aileen
Casey at the Bat (1913) .... Kitty
O'Hara, Squatter and Philosopher (1912)
The Model for St. John (1912)
Captain Barnacle, Reformer (1912) .... Captain Bunce's Daughter, Ruth
His Official Appointment (1912) .... His Daughter
... aka An Official Appointment (USA)
Faithful Unto Death (1912)
Father's Hot Toddy (1912)
Bobby's Father (1912)
Captain Barnacle's Waif (1912) .... Captain Barnacle's Daughter
A Fortune in a Teacup (1912)
The Higher Mercy (1912) .... Alice
Mr. Butler Buttles (1912)
The Lovesick Maidens of Cuddleton (1912) .... One of the Lovesick Maidens
Wanted... a Grandmother (1912)
The Troublesome Step-Daughters (1912) .... A Step-Daughter
The Extension Table (1912)
Fortunes of a Composer (1912) .... The Musician's Daughter
Counsel for the Defense (1912)
Mrs. 'Enry 'Awkins (1912) .... Liza
Mrs. Carter's Necklace (1912)
... aka The Sphinx (USA)
The First Violin (1912)
Captain Barnacle's Messmates (1912)
A Romance of Wall Street (1912)
His Last Cent (1911)
Her Hero (1911)
Forgotten; or, An Answered Prayer (1911)
The Child Crusoes (1911)
The Thumb Print (1911)
The General's Daughter (1911)
The Sky Pilot (1911)
The Stumbling Block (1911)
The Wild Cat Well (1911)
A Tale of Two Cities (1911) .... Woman on the way to guillotine
Paola and Francesca (1911)
The Four Poster Pest (1911)
In Neighboring Kingdoms (1910)
A Dixie Mother (1910)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1910/I)
Love of Chrysanthemum (1910)
A Broken Spell (1910)
The Household Pest (1910)