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Helen Holmes (I) (1893–1950)

Though the circumstances of Helen Holmes' birth are somewhat hazy (sources place it in either Chicago or Louisville, KY, in mid-June or early July of 1893), what isn't hazy is that she was, with Pearl White, the queen of the railroad serials of the mid-teens and early '20s. Holmes always played a strong-willed, independent and resourceful heroine,... See full bio »

Died:

(age 57) in Burbank, California, USA

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Filmography

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 1926 The Open Switch
Helen Waters
 1926 Perils of the Rail
Helen Martin
 1926 Crossed Signals
Helen Wainwright
 1926 The Lost Express
Helen Martin
 1926 Mistaken Orders
Helen Barton
 1925 Webs of Steel
Helen Webb
 1925 Blood and Steel
Helen Grimshaw
 1925 Duped
Dolores Verdiego (last of the Benevidas)
 1925 Barriers of the Law
Rita Wingate
 1925 The Sign of the Cactus
Belle Henderton
 1925 Outwitted
Helen Kinney
 1924 Battling Brewster
Margaret Rand
 1924 The Riddle Rider
Julie Dean
 1924 Fighting Fury
June Sanford
 1924 40-Horse Hawkins
Sylvia Dean
 1923 Stormy Seas
Mary Weems
 1923 One Million in Jewels
Helen Morgan
 1922 The Lone Hand
Margie Vanney
 1922 Hills of Missing Men
Amy Allis
 1921 Ghost City
Nada Mayhew
 1920 The Tiger Band
Helen Warren
 1919 The Fatal Fortune
Helen
 1917 The Lost Express
Helen Thurston
 1917 The Railroad Raiders
Helen Holmes
 1916 A Lass of the Lumberlands
Helen Holmes / Helen Dawson
 1916 The Manager of the B & A
Constance Emory
 1916 The Diamond Runners
Helen
 1916 Judith of the Cumberlands
Judith Barrier
 1916 Medicine Bend
Marion Sinclair
 1916 Whispering Smith
Marion Sinclair
 1915 The Girl and the Game
Helen
 1915 When Rogues Fall Out (Short)
Helen Holmes
 1915 A Desperate Leap (Short)
Helen Holmes
 1915 The Mettle of Jerry McGuire (Short)
Helen
 1915 A Test of Courage (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Watertank Plot (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Runaway Boxcar (Short)
Helen
 1915 A Matter of Seconds (Short)
Helen
 1915 A Girl's Grit (Short)
Helen
 1915 Nerves of Steel (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Broken Rail (Short)
Helen
 1915 Train Order Number Forty-Five (Short)
Helen
 1915 A Perilous Chance (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Limited's Peril (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Substitute Fireman (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Fate of Number One (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Girl on the Engine (Short)
Helen
 1915 A Deed of Daring (Short)
Helen
 1915 A Wild Ride (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Midnight Limited (Short)
Helen
 1915 In Danger's Path (Short)
Helen
 1915 Near Eternity (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Pay Train (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Human Chain (Short)
Helen
 1915 A Railroader's Bravery (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Broken Train (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Wild Engine (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Box Car Trap (Short)
Helen
 1915 A Race for a Crossing (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Girl Engineer (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Girl on the Trestle (Short)
Helen
 1915/II A Life in the Balance (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Girl at Lone Point (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Railroad Raiders of '62 (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Death Train (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Open Drawbridge (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Engineer's Peril (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Red Signal (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Escape on the Fast Freight (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Little Engineer (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Fast Mail's Danger (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Broken Circuit (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Leap from the Water Tower (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Girl Telegrapher's Peril (Short)
Helen
 1914 The Escape on the Limited (Short)
Helen
 1914 The Black Diamond Express (Short)
Helen
 1914 The Flying Freight's Captive (Short)
Helen
 1914 The Stolen Engine (Short)
Helen
 1914 The Girl at the Throttle (Short)
Helen
 1914 The Plot at the Railroad Cut (Short)
Helen
 1914 His Nemesis (Short)
Beatrice Reynolds
 1914 Helen's Sacrifice (Short)
Helen
 1914 The Hazards of Helen
Helen (1914-1915) (Episodes 1-48)
 1914 The Demon of the Rails (Short)
Mabel - the Station Agent
 1914 From Peril to Peril (Short)
Helen Hanley - the Daughter
 1914 The Lost Mail Sack (Short)
Helen Gates
 1914 Grouch, the Engineer (Short)
Mrs. Manson - a Young Widow
 1914 Into the Depths (Short)
Beth Stanford - the Wife
 1914 The Oil Well Conspiracy (Short)
Millie Thompson
 1914 The Car of Death (Short)
Kate - a Schoolmistress
 1914 Near Death's Door (Short)
Helen Ford / Anna - waitress at camp
 1914 The Operator at Black Rock (Short)
Ruth - Black Rock operator
 1914 The Identification (Short)
Bess
 1914 The Rival Railroad's Plot (Short)
Myrtle - a Telegraph Operator
 1914 The Express Messenger (Short)
Ruth - a Stenographer
 1914 A String of Pearls (Short)
Batiste Perazzo - Dominick's Wife
 1914 Kaintucky Bill (Short)
Mary Plunkett - Zeb's Daughter
 1914 The Conductor's Courtship (Short)
Gail Allen
 1914 A Man's Soul (Short)
Lucy Carlton - Richard's Wife
 1914 The Stolen Rembrandt (Short)
Rose McKay
 1914 The Nurse and the Counterfeiter (Short)
Betty Gordon - a Nurse
 1914 Under Desperation's Spur (Short)
Molly Jackson - a Mountain Girl
 1914 Fast Freight 3205 (Short)
Annie - Andrews' Wife
 1914 The Refrigerator Car's Captive (Short)
Delia Drake
 1914 The Delayed Special (Short)
Ruth Lane - Telegraph Operator
 1914 A Million in Jewels (Short)
Princess Oonah
 1914 The County Seat War (Short)
Elsie Gordon - the Daughter
 1914 Playing for a Fortune (Short)
Nora
 1914 Explosive 'D' (Short)
Millie Frasier - the Colonel's Daughter
 1913 Gilt Edge Stocks (Short)
Maude Warren
 1913 The Foot Print Clue (Short)
Laura Strong - the Daughter
 1913 In Peril of His Life (Short)
Mildred Barr
 1913 The Express Car Mystery (Short)
Myrtle Grant - John's Wife
 1913 The Stolen Tapestries (Short)
Anna Roberts
 1913 The Runaway Freight (Short)
Ruth - Billy's Sweetheart
 1913 The Silent Warning (Short)
Raphaello - Ralph's Sweetheart
 1913 The Hermit's Ruse (Short)
Mrs. Hayden - the Miner's Wife
 1913 The Battle at Fort Laramie (Short)
Ellen - the Commandant's Daughter
 1913 A Demand for Justice (Short)
Alice Marvin - the Daughter
 1913 The Monogrammed Cigarette (Short)
Ethel - Driver's Sweetheart
 1913 The Smuggler's Last Deal (Short)
Jennie
 1913 The Substitute Engineer (Short)
Rose - a Waitress at the Lunch Counter
 1913 The Alibi (Short)
Paula Breton
 1913/I Birds of Prey (Short)
Jim's Wife
 1913 The Flying Switch (Short)
Helen - Frank's Sweetheart
 1913 Baffled, Not Beaten (Short)
Claire Carlton - the Daughter
 1913 The Treachery of a Scar (Short)
Ann Vincent - the Daughter
 1913 A Fight to a Finish (Short)
Grace Lewis
 1913 Brought to Bay (Short)
May Madden - Jim's Sister
 1913 Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life (Short)
Villager (uncredited)
 1913 That Ragtime Band (Short)
Woman outside Theatre (uncredited)
 1913 The New Conductor (Short)
Streetcar Passenger (uncredited)
 1913 Hide and Seek (Short)
The Secretary
 1913 On His Wedding Day (Short)
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1912 Kings Court (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Natural Law" on Broadway.

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on why she returned to films in 1936 after a ten-year absence] I had made money. [Lloyd A. Saunders] and I married in 1926 and I decided to quit. We went up in Sonora County [California] and bought a cattle ranch. Everything was fine and we kept on making money . . . for a time. Then the bottom dropped out of the cattle market and our "little grey home in the West" went down in the financial ... See more »

Trivia:

Performed her own stunts in the Kalem serial The Hazards of Helen (1914). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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