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Harry Benham

From Wikipedia Harry Benham (February 26, 1884 – July 17, 1969) was an American silent film actor. Born in Valparaiso, Indiana, as a child Benham and his family moved to Chicago, where he was raised and attended school. Benham had a talent for singing and sang in his local church choir. In 1904, the production Peggy From Paris came to Chicago and, at age 20, Benham became a member of the chorus while earning a living in the wholesale paper business. Benham was soon selected to play the leading role in the production and remained in that role throughout the production's three-year run. He was subsequently able to garner more roles in other plays, such as The Sultan of Sulu, Woodland, Marrying Mary, The Gay Musician, H.M.S. Pinafore, Florodora, The Mayoress, and Madame Sherry. In 1910 Benham joined the Thanhouser Company in New Rochelle, New York, for whom he played the leading role in many of the company's films through 1915. He married actress Ethyle Cooke, and together they had two children, Dorothy and Leland, who also became prominent Thanhouser personalities. Benham died on July 17, 1969 in Sarasota, Florida, aged 85.

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Feb 26, 1884 In Valparaiso, Indiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Old Curiosity Shop 1911-01-29
Latest Project:
Movie The Love Craze 1918-11-18
Known For
Poster of Cecilia of the Pink Roses
Poster of Sherlock Holmes Solves the Sign of the Four
Poster of David Copperfield
Poster of One Flag at Last
Movie The Love Craze Unknown 1918-11-18
Movie Cecilia of the Pink Roses Harry Twombly 1918-06-02
Movie The Warfare of the Flesh Frank Gregory 1917-05-22
Movie The Path of Happiness Unknown 1916-01-31
Movie Madam Blanche, Beauty Doctor Bob / Madam Blanche 1915-07-08
Movie Zudora John Storm 1914-11-20
Movie Pamela Congreve 1914-05-25
Movie His Uncle's Wives Unknown 1913-02-01
Movie Sherlock Holmes Solves the Sign of the Four Sherlock Holmes 1913-02-25
Movie Moths Correyee 1913-08-31
Movie Just a Shabby Doll Unknown 1913-03-10
Movie King Rene’s Daughter Tristan, Count de Vaudemont 1913-07-01
Movie Nicholas Nickleby Nicolas Nickleby 1912-03-18
Movie East Lynne Unknown 1912-01-26
Movie Dora Thorne Lord Rowland 1912-04-30
Movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Unknown 1912-01-16
Movie The Star of Bethlehem Angel Gabriel 1912-12-24
Movie The Portrait of Lady Anne Unknown 1912-07-23
Movie In a Garden The Quarrel Maker 1912-10-24
Movie The Voice of Conscience Suitor 1912-09-02
Movie The Mummy 1911-03-07
Movie The Old Curiosity Shop Unknown 1911-01-29
Movie Get Rich Quick 1911-05-25
Movie David Copperfield 1911-10-17
Movie Cinderella Prince 1911-12-21
Movie One Flag at Last Fred 1911-09-18