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Florence Lawrence

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Florence Lawrence (born Florence Annie Bridgwood; January 2, 1886 – December 28, 1938) was a Canadian-American stage performer and film actress. She is often referred to as "The First Movie Star", and was the first film actor to be named publicly. At the height of her fame in the 1910s, she was known as "The Biograph Girl" for work as one of the leading ladies in silent films from the Biograph Company. Lawrence appeared in almost 300 films for various motion picture companies throughout her career.

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Jan 2, 1886 In Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Daniel Boone/Pioneer Days in America 1907-01-03
Latest Project:
Movie Star Power: The Creation Of United Artists 1998-01-01
Known For
Poster of Man on the Flying Trapeze
Poster of The Country Doctor
Poster of I Did It
Poster of Behind the Scenes: Where All Is Not Gold That Glitters
Movie Star Power: The Creation Of United Artists (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie Man on the Flying Trapeze (uncredited) 1935-08-03
Movie The Old Fashioned Way Undetermined Role (uncredited) 1934-07-13
Movie Secrets Undetermined Role (uncredited) 1933-03-16
Movie So Big! Mina (uncredited) 1932-04-30
Movie Sinners in the Sun Unknown 1932-05-13
Movie Homicide Squad Unknown 1931-08-01
Movie The Hard Hombre The Sister 1931-09-20
Movie Gambling Wives Polly Barker 1924-02-10
Movie The Satin Girl Sylvia 1923-11-30
Movie The Unfoldment Katherine Nevin 1922-01-01
Movie The Love Craze Unknown 1918-11-18
Movie The Face on the Screen Unknown 1916-12-30
Movie Elusive Isabel Isabel Thorne 1916-05-15
Movie The Honeymooners Florence Blair 1914-03-13
Movie The Little Mail Carrier Flo - the Little Mail Carrier 1914-04-10
Movie The Stepmother Flo 1914-02-27
Movie Diplomatic Flo Flo 1914-03-27
Movie The False Bride Florence Gould & Amy St. Clair (Dual Role) 1914-01-30
Movie The Disenchantment Flo - the Maid 1914-05-22
Movie The Coryphee Florence 1914-01-02
Movie The Romance of the Photograph Flo 1914-01-16
Movie The Law’s Decree Flo 1914-02-13
Movie The Pawns of Destiny Flo 1914-05-08
Movie The Honor of the Humble Flo Soule - The Gamekeeper's Daughter 1914-08-14
Movie Counterfeiters Flo 1914-08-28
Movie A Mysterious Mystery Miss Lawrence 1914-09-11
Movie The Bribe Unknown 1914-05-22
Movie The Great Universal Mystery Herself 1914-07-10
Movie The Mad Man’s Ward Unknown 1914-07-31
Movie The Man Who Was Never Kissed Florence Lloyd 1914-10-09
Movie A Singular Cynic Flo Welton 1914-06-19
Movie The Doctor’s Testimony Florence Lund 1914-06-05
Movie Her Ragged Knight Flo - Bob's Ward 1914-07-03
Movie The Girl O’ the Woods Mab Hawkins 1913-10-17
Movie The Closed Door Florence Ashleigh 1913-10-03
Movie Suffragettes Parade in Washington Herself 1913-04-04
Movie The Spender Flo 1913-10-31
Movie His Wife’s Child Flo 1913-11-14
Movie A Girl and Her Money Florence Kingsley 1913-12-19
Movie Influence of Sympathy The Wife 1913-12-05
Movie Unto the Third Generation Esther Stern 1913-11-28
Movie The Mill Buyers Flo 1912-08-09
Movie Her Cousin Fred Flo Ballard 1912-08-23
Movie Taking a Chance Mrs. Flo Mills 1912-08-02
Movie The Chance Shot Flo 1912-08-16
Movie Not Like Other Girls Flo 1912-06-14
Movie The Winning Punch Nellie Wilson 1912-08-30
Movie The Surgeon’s Heroism Unknown 1912-01-08
Movie In Swift Waters Flo Armstrong 1912-07-12
Movie The Players Flo Lakewood 1912-07-19
Movie A Village Romance Flo - the Country Girl 1912-01-03
Movie The Angel of the Studio Roxie 1912-10-25
Movie The Redemption of Riverton June Martin 1912-11-01
Movie Sisters Annie / Mary (twin sisters) 1912-11-08
Movie After All Margie 1912-09-06
Movie Betty’s Nightmare Betty 1912-10-11
Movie The Lady Leone Lady Leone Mervyn 1912-11-15
Movie Tangled Relations Florence the Governess 1912-10-04
Movie Flo's Discipline Florence Dow 1912-09-19
Movie All for Love Flo 1912-09-13
Movie The Advent of Jane Dr. Jane Bixby 1912-09-27
Movie The Hoyden Gladys Weston 1911-04-24
Movie The Sheriff and the Man Unknown 1911-04-27
Movie The Two Fathers Gladys 1911-04-17
Movie Opportunity and the Man Flora Hamilton 1911-04-11
Movie A Fascinating Bachelor The Nurse 1911-05-01
Movie That Awful Brother Florence 1911-05-08
Movie A Game of Deception The Actress 1911-06-01
Movie The State Line The Sheriff's Daughter 1911-05-29
Movie Her Humble Ministry The Reformed Woman 1911-05-18
Movie The Wife’s Awakening The Wife 1911-04-03
Movie Vanity and Its Cure Effie Hart 1911-03-06
Movie The Test Miss Gillman 1911-02-20
Movie A Show Girl’s Strategem Ethel Lane 1911-02-13
Movie Age Versus Youth Nora Blake 1911-02-02
Movie His Bogus Uncle The Object of Their Affection 1911-01-30
Movie Nan’s Diplomacy Nan 1911-02-27
Movie The Professor’s Ward Edith - The Professor's Ward 1911-06-08
Movie Her Artistic Temperament Flo 1911-03-20
Movie The Actress and the Singer The Actress 1911-03-13
Movie His Friend, the Burglar Mrs. Tom Dayton - The Wife 1911-03-09
Movie Her Child's Honor The Mother 1911-03-26
Movie A Good Turn Unknown 1911-05-25
Movie A Rural Conqueror Marjorie Thorne 1911-10-26
Movie The Maniac Dora Elsmore 1911-10-16
Movie The Slavey’s Affinity Peggy - a Boarding House Drudge 1911-10-11
Movie The Matchmaker Evelyn Bruce - the Young Governess 1911-09-25
Movie One on Reno Mrs. Appleby 1911-11-03
Movie Aunt Jane’s Legacy Bessie Elkins - the Niece 1911-11-06
Movie Art Versus Music Ethel Vernon 1911-12-20
Movie A Girlish Impulse Gladys Stevens 1911-12-11
Movie Duke de Ribbon Counter Lillian de Mille 1911-06-15
Movie His Chorus Girl Wife Sybil Sanford - a Chorus Girl 1911-11-13
Movie The Life Saver Jessie Storm - the Local Girl 1911-09-20
Movie A Head for Business Phyllis Moore 1911-12-04
Movie The Snare of Society Mary Williams 1911-07-10
Movie Always a Way Ruth Craven 1911-07-08
Movie Higgenses Versus Judsons Freda Judson 1911-06-22
Movie The Story of Rosie’s Rose Rosie Carter 1911-09-07
Movie During Cherry Time Violet - the Country Girl 1911-07-27
Movie The Little Rebel Rosalind Trevaine 1911-07-01
Movie Romance of Pond Cove Florence Earle 1911-08-31
Movie Her Two Sons The Younger Brother's Wife 1911-08-07
Movie A Rebellious Blossom Flo - The Rebellious Daughter 1911-08-21
Movie Through Jealous Eyes Flo - the Doctor's Office Nurse 1911-08-17
Movie His Second Wife Unknown 1910-04-07
Movie Transfusion Unknown 1910-03-28
Movie The Miser’s Daughter The Miser's Daughter 1910-04-04
Movie The Rosary Unknown 1910-04-11
Movie The New Shawl Marie 1910-04-28
Movie The Stage Note Unknown 1910-03-24
Movie Two Men TheOrphan 1910-05-02
Movie The Doctor's Perfidy Unknown 1910-05-16
Movie Justice in the Far North Unknown 1910-02-07
Movie The Tide of Fortune Unknown 1910-01-17
Movie The Right of Love Unknown 1910-01-10
Movie The Winning Punch Unknown 1910-01-03
Movie The Blind Man’s Tact Unknown 1910-02-14
Movie Jane and the Stranger Jane 1910-02-21
Movie Mother Love The Mother 1910-03-07
Movie The Governor’s Pardon Unknown 1910-02-28
Movie The Broken Oath Unknown 1910-03-14
Movie The Maelstrom Unknown 1910-04-21
Movie The Right Girl Unknown 1910-09-01
Movie The Taming of Jane Jane 1910-08-21
Movie The Senator’s Double Unknown 1910-08-18
Movie Debt Unknown 1910-09-19
Movie Pressed Roses Unknown 1910-09-26
Movie The Eternal Triangle The Wife 1910-05-23
Movie The Count of Montebello The Heiress 1910-10-24
Movie Once Upon a Time Unknown 1910-08-08
Movie All the World’s a Stage Unknown 1910-10-03
Movie A Game for Two Mrs. Henderson 1910-06-30
Movie A Reno Romance Grace 1910-05-30
Movie The Irony of Fate Unknown 1910-08-01
Movie The Call of the Circus Unknown 1910-07-07
Movie The Nichols on a Vacation Mrs. Nichols 1910-05-30
Movie Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens Mrs. George Rand 1910-07-28
Movie Old Heads and Young Hearts Unknown 1910-07-11
Movie The Mistake Unknown 1910-07-21
Movie The Wooden Leg Claire 1909-03-08
Movie The Salvation Army Lass Unknown 1909-03-11
Movie I Did It Unknown 1909-03-15
Movie The Prussian Spy The Maid 1909-03-01
Movie At the Altar Girl at Wedding 1909-02-25
Movie The Lure of the Gown Veronica 1909-03-15
Movie The Roue’s Heart Noblewoman 1909-03-08
Movie The Drunkard's Reformation In the Play 1909-03-31
Movie Schneider’s Anti-Noise Crusade Mrs. Schneider 1909-04-08
Movie The Politician's Love Story Unknown 1909-02-21
Movie The Road to the Heart Mexican Woman 1909-04-05
Movie Trying to Get Arrested The Nanny 1909-04-04
Movie The Medicine Bottle Mrs. Ross 1909-03-29
Movie Jones and His New Neighbors Mrs. Jones 1909-03-29
Movie The Deception Mabel Colton 1909-03-22
Movie Those Awful Hats Theatre Audience 1909-01-25
Movie Those Boys! The Maid 1909-01-18
Movie The Criminal Hypnotist The Maid 1909-01-18
Movie Mr. Jones Has a Card Party Mrs. Jones 1909-01-21
Movie The Sacrifice Mrs. Hardluck 1909-01-14
Movie The Honor of Thieves Rachel Einstein 1909-01-11
Movie One Touch of Nature Mrs. John Murray 1909-01-01
Movie Mrs. Jones Entertains Mrs. Jones 1909-01-09
Movie The Winning Coat Lady-in-Waiting 1909-04-12
Movie The Cord of Life Woman in Tenement 1909-01-28
Movie The Curtain Pole Mrs. Edwards 1909-02-15
Movie His Ward's Love The Reverend's Ward 1909-02-15
Movie Tragic Love The Maid / In Factory 1909-02-11
Movie A Wreath in Time Mrs. John Goodhusband 1909-02-08
Movie The Girls and Daddy Dr. Payson's First Daughter 1909-02-01
Movie The Brahma Diamond The Guard's Sweetheart 1909-02-04
Movie The Joneses Have Amateur Theatricals Mrs. Jones 1909-02-18
Movie His Wife's Mother Mrs. Jones 1909-03-01
Movie The Slave Nerada 1909-07-29
Movie The Mended Lute Rising Moon 1909-08-05
Movie Mr. Jones’ Burglar Mrs. Jones 1909-08-09
Movie Sweet and Twenty Alice's sister 1909-07-22
Movie The Cardinal's Conspiracy The Princess 1909-07-12
Movie The Country Doctor Mrs.Harcourt (uncredited) 1909-07-08
Movie Jealousy and the Man Mrs. Jim Brooks 1909-07-09
Movie Mrs. Jones’ Lover or, I Want My Hat Mrs. Jones 1909-08-19
Movie Love’s Strategem The Girl 1909-11-01
Movie The Awakening of Bess Bess 1909-12-27
Movie Confidence Nellie Burton 1909-04-15
Movie Lest We Forget Unknown 1909-12-20
Movie Her Generous Way Unknown 1909-11-29
Movie Nursing a Viper Unknown 1909-11-03
Movie The Forest Ranger’s Daughter The Forest Ranger's Daughter 1909-11-15
Movie The Way of Man Mabel Jarrett 1909-06-28
Movie 1776, or The Hessian Renegades Unknown 1909-09-06
Movie Lucky Jim Unknown 1909-04-25
Movie The Note in the Shoe Ella Berling 1909-05-06
Movie Jones and the Lady Book Agent Mrs. Jones 1909-05-10
Movie Drive for a Life Mignon 1909-04-22
Movie A Troublesome Satchel In Crowd 1909-04-19
Movie Lady Helen's Escapade Unknown 1909-04-19
Movie The Peachbasket Hat Mrs. Jones 1909-06-24
Movie A Baby's Shoe The Poor Mother 1909-05-13
Movie Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good Mary Flinn 1909-04-29
Movie Eradicating Aunty Flora - Aunty's Ward 1909-05-31
Movie What Drink Did Mrs. Alfred Lucas 1909-06-02
Movie Her First Biscuits Mrs. Jones 1909-06-17
Movie Two Memories Party Guest 1909-05-23
Movie Eloping with Auntie Margie 1909-05-24
Movie Resurrection Katusha 1909-05-20
Movie The Jilt Mary Allison - Frank's Sister 1909-05-17
Movie Richard III Unknown 1908-09-26
Movie A Smoked Husband Unknown 1908-09-25
Movie Where the Breakers Roar At the Beach 1908-09-22
Movie The Stolen Jewels Mrs. Jenkins 1908-09-29
Movie Father Gets in the Game First Couple 1908-10-10
Movie The Heart of O Yama O'Yama 1908-09-18
Movie Ingomar, the Barbarian Parthenia 1908-10-13
Movie The Vaquero's Vow Wedding Party / In Bar 1908-10-16
Movie The Zulu's Heart The Boer's Wife 1908-10-06
Movie The Devil A Model 1908-10-02
Movie Lady Jane’s Flight, a 17th Century Romance Lady Jane 1908-07-25
Movie The Viking's Daughter: The Story of the Ancient Norsemen Theckla, the Viking's Daughter 1908-08-01
Movie Romeo and Juliet (A Romantic Story of the Ancient Feud Between the Italian Houses of Montague and Capulet) Juliet 1908-06-06
Movie Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Sublime Tragedy Banquet Quest 1908-04-19
Movie The Planter's Wife Tomboy Nellie 1908-10-20
Movie The Bandit’s Waterloo (The Outwitting of an Andalusian Brigand by a Pretty Senora) Unconfirmed Character 1908-08-04
Movie Salome (The Dance of Seven Veils) Salome 1908-08-29
Movie Behind the Scenes: Where All Is Not Gold That Glitters Mrs. Bailey 1908-09-11
Movie The Girl and the Outlaw Woman 1908-09-08
Movie Betrayed by a Handprint Myrtle Vane 1908-09-01
Movie The Red Girl The Red Girl 1908-09-15
Movie The Reckoning The Wife 1908-12-11
Movie The Test of Friendship Jennie Colman 1908-12-15
Movie The Feud and the Turkey Nellie Caufield's Sister 1908-12-08
Movie Money Mad Bank Customer / Landlady 1908-12-04
Movie Romance of a Jewess Ruth Simonson 1908-10-23
Movie An Awful Moment Mrs. Mowbray 1908-12-18
Movie The Dancer and the King, a Romantic Story of Spain Unknown 1908-12-19
Movie The Helping Hand Wedding Guest 1908-12-29
Movie Mr. Jones at the Ball Mrs. Jones 1908-12-25
Movie The Christmas Burglars Mrs. Martin 1908-12-22
Movie The Valet's Wife Muse 1908-12-01
Movie Julius Caesar, an Historical Tragedy Unknown 1908-12-01
Movie The Clubman and the Tramp Bridget / Dinner Guest 1908-11-27
Movie Antony and Cleopatra, a Love Story of the Noblest Roman and the Most Beautiful Egyptian Cleopatra 1908-11-03
Movie Concealing a Burglar Mrs. Brown 1908-10-30
Movie The Call of the Wild Gladys Penrose 1908-10-27
Movie The Pirate's Gold Unknown 1908-11-06
Movie After Many Years Mrs. John Davis 1908-11-03
Movie The Taming of the Shrew Katharina 1908-11-10
Movie The Ingrate The Trapper's Wife 1908-11-20
Movie A Woman's Way Unknown 1908-11-24
Movie The Song of the Shirt Woman 1908-11-17
Movie Daniel Boone/Pioneer Days in America Boone's Daughter 1907-01-03
Movie The Boy, the Bust and the Bath Unknown 1907-08-03
Movie The Shaughraun, an Irish Romance Unknown 1907-08-20
Movie The Despatch Bearer; or, Through the Enemy's Lines Unknown 1907-11-23