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Corinne Griffith

​Griffith was born in Texarkana, Texas to John Lewis Griffin and Ambolina (Ambolyn) Ghio. She attended Sacred Heart Convent school in New Orleans and worked as a dancer before she began her acting career. Griffith began her screen career at the Vitagraph Studios in 1916. She later moved to First National, where she became one of their most popular stars. In 1928, she had the starring role in The Garden of Eden. The next year, in 1929, Griffith received an Academy Award nomination for her role in The Divine Lady. Griffith's first sound film, Lilies of the Field, was released in 1930. Griffith's voice did not record well (The New York Times stated that she "talked through her nose"), and the film was a box office flop. After appearing in one more motion picture, the British film Lily Christine in 1932, she retired from acting. She returned to the screen in 1962 in the low-budget melodrama Paradise Alley, which received scant release.

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Nov 21, 1894 In Texarkana, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Cost of High Living 1916-05-22
Latest Project:
Movie Paradise Alley 1962-01-02
Known For
Poster of Back Pay
Poster of Prisoners
Poster of Black Oxen
Poster of The Cost of High Living
Movie Paradise Alley Mrs. Wilson 1962-01-02
Movie Lily Christine Lily Christine Summerset 1932-03-31
Movie Lilies of the Field Mildred Harker 1930-01-05
Movie Back Pay Kitty (as Vivian Oakland) 1930-06-01
Movie Saturday's Children Bobby Halevy 1929-03-10
Movie The Divine Lady Lady Emma Hart Hamilton 1929-03-31
Movie Prisoners Riza Riga 1929-05-18
Movie The Garden of Eden Toni LeBrun 1928-02-04
Movie Outcast Unknown 1928-11-11
Movie The Lady in Ermine 1927-01-01
Movie Three Hours Madeline Durkin 1927-03-05
Movie Mademoiselle Modiste Fifi 1926-03-21
Movie Syncopating Sue Susan Adams 1926-10-31
Movie Into Her Kingdom Grand Duchess Tatiana 1926-08-08
Movie Déclassé Lady Heelen Haden 1925-04-11
Movie Infatuation Unknown 1925-12-27
Movie Lilies of the Field Mildred Harker 1924-02-29
Movie The Common Law Valerie West 1923-08-30
Movie Six Days Unknown 1923-09-09
Movie Black Oxen Madame Zatianny / Mary Ogden 1923-12-29
Movie The Broadway Bubble 1920-10-01
Movie The Adventure Shop Unknown 1919-01-06
Movie The Love Doctor Blanche Hildreth 1917-10-08
Movie The Cost of High Living Jack's Sister 1916-05-22