Canadian Women in the Silent Era

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Florence Lawrence

1890 - 1938
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Florence La Badie

1893 - 1917
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Nell Shipman

1892 - 1970
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Marie Prevost

1898 - 1937
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Dorothea Mitchell

1877 - 1976
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Fay Wray

1907 - 2004
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Evelyn Lambart

1914 - 1999

* denotes women who continued their careers into the talking movie era starting in 1928

  Date of Birth Date of Death
May Irwin Jun 27, 1862 Oct 22, 1938
Amelia Summerville Oct 15, 1862 Jan 21, 1934
Ricca Allen* Jun 9, 1863 Sep 13, 1949
Marie Dressler* Nov 9, 1868 Jul 29, 1934
Josephine Crowell* Jan 11, 1869 Jul 27, 1932
Julia Arthur May 3, 1869 Mar 28, 1950
Charlotte Smith Jan 1, 1873 Mar 22, 1928
Lillian Elliott Apr 24, 1874 Jan 15, 1959
Genevieve Blinn Jun 12, 1874 Jul 20, 1956
Florence Lawrence* Jan 2, 1886 Dec 28, 1938
Florence La Badie Apr 27, 1888 Oct 13, 1917
Mary Pickford* Apr 8, 1892 May 29, 1978
Nell Shipman* Oct 25, 1892 Jan 23, 1970
Lottie Pickford Jun 9, 1893 Dec 9, 1936
Grace Darmond* Nov 20, 1893 Oct 8, 1963
Beatrice Lillie* May 29, 1894 Jan 20, 1989
Marie Prevost* Nov 8, 1896 Jan 21, 1937
Claire Adams* Nov 24, 1896 Sep 25, 1978
Pinna Nesbit Nov 26, 1896 Mar 31, 1950
Margaret Bannerman* Dec 15, 1896 Jun 14, 1976
Pauline Garon* Sep 9, 1900 Aug 30, 1965
Athole Shearer Nov 20, 1900 Mar 17, 1965
Norma Shearer* Aug 11, 1902 Jun 12, 1983
Fay Wray* Sep 15, 1907 Aug 8, 2004
Barbara Kent* Dec 16, 1907 Oct 13, 2011
Peggy Cartwright* Nov 14, 1912 Jun 12, 2001