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Mary Thurman (1895–1925)

Mary Thurman was born Mary Christiansen on April 27, 1895, in Richfield, Utah. She was one of seven children raised in the Mormon faith. Sadly her father passed away when she was nine. Mary attended the University of Utah and got a job as a teacher. In 1915 she took a trip to Hollywood. A talent scout saw her and she became one of the famous Mack ... See full bio »

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Leap Year
Leap Year Nurse Phyllis Brown
The Sin of Martha Queed
Wife in Name Only
Wife in Name Only Philippa L'Estrange
Love Loops the Loop
Love Loops the Loop Lulu - Cabaret Performer


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 1926 The Wives of the Prophet
Laura Neil
 1925 Down Upon the Suwanee River
Mary Norwood
 1925 A Little Girl in a Big City
Mrs. Howard Young
 1925 The Necessary Evil
 1925 The Fool
 1925 Back to Life
Jane Porter
 1924 The Law and the Lady
Minerva Blake
 1924 Playthings of Desire
Anne Cabbot
 1924 Greater Than Marriage
 1924 Those Who Judge
Katty Drexel
 1924 Trouping with Ellen
 1924 The Truth About Women
Nona Boyd
 1924 Love of Women
Veerah Vale
 1924 Leap Year
Nurse Phyllis Brown
 1923 Does It Pay?
 1923 Zaza
 1923 Wife in Name Only
Philippa L'Estrange
 1923 The Tents of Allah
Elaine Calvert
 1922 The Bond Boy
Ollie Chase
 1922 The Green Temptation
Dolly Dunton
 1921 The Sin of Martha Queed
Martha Queed
 1921 The Lady from Longacre
Princess Isabel / Molly Moncke
 1921 The Primal Law
Janice Webb
 1921 A Broken Doll
Harriet Bundy
 1921 Bare Knuckles
Lorraine Metcalf
 1920 In the Heart of a Fool
Laura Nesbit
 1920 The Scoffer
Margaret Haddon
 1920 Sand
Margaret Young
 1920 The Valley of Tomorrow
Elenore Colonna
 1919 The Prince and Betty
Betty Keith
 1919 This Hero Stuff
Teddy Craig
 1919 Spotlight Sadie
Hazel Harris
 1919 The Poor Boob
Tiny Parcel
 1918 Whose Little Wife Are You? (Short)
The Customer
 1918 Beware of Boarders (Short)
The Assistant's Wife
 1918 Ladies First (Short)
The Wife
 1918 Love Loops the Loop (Short)
Lulu - Cabaret Performer
 1918/II Friend Husband (Short)
Mrs. Small - a Wife
 1918 Watch Your Neighbor (Short)
Mrs. Croaker - the Doctor's Wife
 1917 That Night (Short)
Birdie Nightingale - a Chorus Girl
 1917 A Bedroom Blunder (Short)
Mrs. Whale - a Wife Above Average
 1917 The Late Lamented (Short)
The Girl (unconfirmed)
 1917 A Dog Catcher's Love (Short)
Owner of Stolen Dog
 1917 The Betrayal of Maggie (Short)
Pennypacker's Daughter
 1917 Pinched in the Finish (Short)
 1917 Her Fame and Shame (Short)
Audience Spectator (uncredited)
 1917 The Stone Age (Short)
 1917 Maggie's First False Step (Short)
 1916 Bombs! (Short)
Miss O'Doherty - the Mayor's Daughter
 1916 A Scoundrel's Toll (Short)
Betty - the Railway President's Daughter
 1916 His First False Step (Short)
The Property Man's Wife
 1916 Sunshine Dad (uncredited)
 1916 His Last Laugh (Short)
The Wealthy Maiden
 1916 By Stork Delivery (Short)
The Operator
 1915 Double Trouble
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1915 The Lamb
Minor Role (uncredited)
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I shall always be grateful for the years I spent in comedy. I attained success and I made money but it wasn't the sort of work I liked. See more »


Red-headed former schoolteacher, who was discovered by a Mack Sennett talent scout, while on vacation in California. She proved a very photogenic crowd extra and was signed to a contract in 1915, in short order becoming one of the 'Mack Sennett Bathing Beauties'. She made inroads into dramatic acting, but contracted malaria in the course of filming Down Upon the Suwanee River (1925) and died of ... See more »

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