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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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 1926 The Sorrows of Satan
Mavis Claire
 1925 That Royle Girl
Joan Daisy Royle
 1925 Sally of the Sawdust
 1924 Isn't Life Wonderful
 1924 America
Miss Nancy Montague
 1920 Way Down East
Barn Dancer (uncredited)
 1920 The Love Flower
Stella Bevan
 1919 True Heart Susie
Bettina's friend
 1919 The Girl Who Stayed at Home
Atoline France
 1919 A Romance of Happy Valley
Girl John Logan meets in New York (uncredited)
 1918 The Hope Chest
Ethel Hoyt
 1918 The Greatest Thing in Life
Dancer (uncredited)

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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.


The other actresses in Griffith's stock company -- particularly Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Miriam Cooper and Mae Marsh -- detested Ms. Dempster 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 ... See more »

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