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Overview (2)

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Marion Leonard was born on June 9, 1881 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for What Avails the Crown (1912), The Seed of the Fathers (1913) and And a Little Child Shall Lead Them (1909). She was married to Stanner E.V. Taylor. She died on January 9, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Stanner E.V. Taylor (1909 - 23 November 1948) (his death)

Trivia (5)

Off screen pseudonym: Lillian Bedford
Beautiful silent leading lady notable for her strong resemblance to Sarah Bernhardt.
She and Florence Auer were Biograph's first leading ladies, appearing frequently for D.W. Griffith.
Starred as the female lead in the Biograph film In Old California (1910), which was the first movie ever filmed in Hollywood, California.
Claimed that her 1913 $1000 per week contract with the Monopol Film Company granted her the position of being the highest paid motion artist in the world at that time. A few months later, Monopol declared bankruptcy.

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