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Living Silent Movie Stars

There are still some living stars from the era of the silent film.

This collection includes living silent movie stars, as far as I know. Some information are vage, sometimes it is unclear since years, if and where the stars live.

In Brackets you find the age on 13.05.2010 1

Additional information and corrections are welcome.

1last update of this page

Actors

Johannes Heesters

*05.12.1903 (106)

Mona Ray

*17.01.1905 (105)

Barbara Kent

*16.12.1906 (103)

Lelita Rosa

*19.07.1908 (101)

Pola Illery

*15.10.1908 (101)

Dorothy Bartlam

*08.11.1908 (101)

The actress played 1927-1929 in some silent movies.

Miriam Seegar

*01.09.1909 (100)

Carla Laemmle

*20.10.1909 (100)

Silent movies with Carla Laemmle:

Brigitte Borchert

*15.11.1910 (99)

Lupita Tovar

*27.07.1911 (98)

Daisy Freiin von Freyberg zu Eisenberg (Daisy D'Ora)

Daisy D´Ora played a role in Pandora's Box.

Isuzu Yamada

*05.02.1917 (93)

Silent movies with Isuzu Yamada:

Former Movie Kids and Baby Stars

Baby Ivy Ward

Magda Foy

The Solax Kid

Little Billy Jacobs

*31.07.1910 (99)

Paulette Dubost

*08.10.1910 (99)

Georgie Stone

Helen Alice Myres (Baby Marie Osborne)

*05.11.1911 (98)

Jack Murphy

Leon Holmes

*26.11.1913 (96)

Shep Houghton

*04.06.1914 (96)

Michael D. Moore (Mickey Moore)

*16.10.1914 (95)

Loni Nest

*04.08.1915 (94)

Arthur Trimble

*15.10.1916 (93)

Diana Serra Cary (Baby Peggy)

*26.10.1918 (91)

Billy Butts

*08.09.1919 (90)

Mickey Rooney

*20.09.1920 (89)

Nanette Fabray

*27.10.1920 (89)

Jane La Verne

*27.07.1922 (87)

Jean Darling

*23.08.1922 (87)

Edith Fellows

*20.05.1923 (87)

Hanna Marron (Hannerle Maierzak)

Gloria DeHaven

*23.07.1925 (84)

Gloria DeHaven played a little role in Modern Times, the "last silent movie".

Watson-Family

The Watson Family was called "First Family of Hollywood". The nine children of Coy and Golda Watson played since 1921 in over 1000 films.

After there childhood in show business some of the members of the family became fotografs and the family became "First Family of News Photography" in Los Angeles. You find picture of them on there inteernet page http://www.delmarwatsonphotos.com .

On 22. April 1999 the family received a star on "Hollywood Walk of Fame"

Source: www.delmarwatsonphotos.com

The members of the family:

Vivian Watson

Garry Watson

Louise Watson

James Caughey Watson Jr. (Coy Watson Jr.)

*16.11.1912 - † 14.03.2009 (96)

Called "The Keystone Kid" (because we worked at Keystone Studios.

The oldest of the Watson siblings published 2001 a Book with the title The Keystone Kid: Tales of Early Hollywood

Gloria Watson

*04.07.1917 - † 01.06.1997 (79)

Harry Watson

*31.08.1921 - † 08.06.2001 (79)

Billy Watson

*25.12.1923 (86)

Delmar Watson

*01.07.1926 - † 26.10.2008 (82)

Bobs Watson

*16.11.1930 - † 27.06.1999 (68)

Other living silent movie people

Beside the actors, there are a lot other people working in film production and screening.

Director, Writer, Musician

Frederica Sagor Maas

*06.06.1900 (110)

Rio Rosa

*03.06.1902 (108)

Manoel de Oliveira

*11.12.1908 (101)

Silent movies with Manoel de Oliveira:

Died in meantime

After the creation of this lsit, some stars died in meantime. Here is the list of them. I hope this list will not grow.

Madeleine Milhaud

*22.03.1902 - † 17.07.2008 (106)

Silent movies with Madeleine Milhaud:

Doris Eaton Travis

*14.03.1904 - † 11.05.2010 (106)

Willy Sommerfeld

*05.11.1904 - † 19.12.2007 (103)

Willy Sommerfeld was one of the most famous silent movie pianists. He died in age 103.

There is a documentary about Willy Sommerfeld

Marie Glory

*03.03.1905 - † 24.01.2009 (103)

Witarina Harris

Jean Delannoy

*12.01.1908 - † 18.06.2008 (100)

Jean Dellanoy started his career 1928 in a silent movie, later he became famous as a director and writer.

Dorothy Janis

*19.02.1910 - † 10.03.2010 (100)

Anita Page

*04.08.1910 - † 06.09.2008 (98)

Concepción Andrés Picado (Conchita Montenegro)

*11.09.1912 - † 22.04.2007 (94)

June Havoc

*08.11.1912 - † 28.03.2010 (97)

Jack Cardiff

*18.09.1914 - † 22.04.2009 (94)

Jack Cardiff is an Academy Award-winning English cinematographer, director and photographer.

As a child he played in four silent movies.

Frank Coghlan Jr.

*15.03.1916 - † 07.09.2009 (93)

Amparo Arozamena

*24.08.1916 - † 30.04.2009 (92)

Virginia Davis

*31.12.1918 - † 15.08.2009 (90)

Virginia Davis plyed the Alice in the Alice Comedies, some Disney-shorts where she plays in a cartoon wonderland.

Malcolm Sebastian

*04.11.1923 - † 18.07.2006 (82)

Davey Lee

*29.12.1924 - † 17.06.2008 (83)