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Date of Birth 19 December 1877Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Date of Death 13 March 1957Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth NameLily Pearl Miles

Mini Bio (1)

Charlotte Shelby was born on December 19, 1877 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA as Lily Pearl Miles. She was an actress, known for Dimples (1916), Always in the Way (1915) and The Fairy and the Waif (1915). She was married to J. Homer Reilly. She died on March 13, 1957 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

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J. Homer Reilly (? - 1907) (separated) (2 children)

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Mother of actresses Mary Miles Minter and Margaret Shelby.
A suspect in the unsolved murder of director William Desmond Taylor.
A typically dominating show business mother, she gave up her own acting aspirations in order to manage her daughter's blossoming Broadway and resultant film career.
A book written by Sidney Kirkpatrick, director King Vidor's biographer, about the unsolved William Desmond Taylor slaying theorizes that the highly jealous Charlotte, herself, who was openly hostile over her daughter's passionate relationship with the famed director, killed Taylor because she was losing control of her daughter's career.

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