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Carol Dempster (1901–1991)


Carol Dempster was born on December 9, 1901 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. She was an actress, known for Sally of the Sawdust (1925), Isn't Life Wonderful (1924) and The Love Flower (1920). She was married to Edwin S. Larsen. She died on February 1, 1991 in La Jolla, California, USA. See full bio »

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I just never think about my days in pictures. I am always surprised that anyone remembers me. It was so long ago. So many of my movies were so sad. Maybe my fans would like to know that in real life Carol Dempster had a happy ending.

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The other actresses in D.W. Griffith's stock company--particularly Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Miriam Cooper and Mae Marsh--detested her because she mimicked their acting styles rather than developing a style of her own. This resentment grew when Griffith--who had become obsessed with Dempster--turned away from his stock actresses because he thought he now had a little bit of all of them wrapped ... See more »

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