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Mabel Trunnelle (1879–1981)

Mabel Trunnelle was born in Dwight, Illinois on November 8, 1879. A stage actress from the East Coast, Mabel was 32 when she appeared on the silver screen. In 1911 she was in A MODERN CINDERELLA, IN THE DAYS OF CHIVALRY, and THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, the latter being the most notable. Her last film was in 1923's THE LOVE TRAP. At 44 she went back ... See full bio »

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The Destroying Angel
The Destroying Angel Mary Ladislas
Dogs Mrs. Jones
The Butterfly
The Butterfly Nina - the Wife aka The Butterfly
Lola's Sacrifice


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 1915 The Tragedies of the Crystal Globe (Short)
Mizra Morris / Countess Lola / Princess Para / ...
 1915 The Wrong Woman (Short)
Marion - the Imposter
 1915 With Bridges Burned (Short)
Mrs. Louis Mitchell
 1915 His Convert (Short)
 1915 Out of the Ruins (Short)
Lizzie Mooney / Miss 318
 1915 For the Man She Loved (Short)
 1915 Olive's Greatest Opportunity (Short)
Olive Arden
 1915 Olive and the Heirloom (Short)
Olive Arden
 1915 Olive in the Madhouse (Short)
Olive Arden
 1915 Olive's Manufactured Mother (Short)
Olive Arden
 1915 Olive's Other Self (Short)
Olive Arden
 1915 Olive and the Burglar (Short)
Olive Arden
 1915 Young Mrs. Winthrop (Short)
Mrs. Douglas Winthrop
 1914 The Lesson of the Flames (Short)
Olive Arden
 1914 Olive Is Dismissed (Short)
Olive Arden
 1914 The Vanishing of Olive (Short)
Olive Arden
 1914 The Rose at the Door (Short)
Olive Arden
 1914 The Girl of the Open Road (Short)
Olive Arden
 1914 A Gypsy Madcap (Short)
Olive Arden
 1914 The Everlasting Triangle (Short)
Kate, the Woman
 1914 A Question of Identity (Short)
Lois Norton
 1914 The Lost Melody (Short)
Mary Lyons
 1914/II Bootle's Baby (Short)
Grace Gilchrist
 1914 The Long Way (Short)
Eva Leven
 1914 Greater Love Hath No Man (Short)
Foomi San
 1914 The Blue Coyote Cherry Crop (Short)
Cherry Baker
 1914 In Lieu of Damages (Short)
Sadie Brown
 1914 The One Who Loved Him Best (Short)
Julia Kean
 1914 A Tale of Old Tucson (Short)
Concha Sanchez
 1914 Farmer Rodney's Daughter (Short)
Dora - Farmer Rodney's Daughter
 1914 Across the Burning Trestle (Short)
Doris - Tom's Wife
 1914 In the Shadow of Disgrace (Short)
 1914 In the Days of Slavery (Short)
Virginia Fairfax
 1914 A Warning from the Past (Short)
Anne Trevor / Anne Trevor Sayre
 1914 The Voice of Silence (Short)
Sue Smith
 1914 The Two Vanrevels (Short)
Betty Carewe - the Sister
 1914 The Southerners (Short)
Mary Annan
 1914 His Comrade's Wife (Short)
Marian Percy
 1914 A Romance of the Everglades (Short)
Nora Everett
 1914 The Message in the Rose (Short)
 1914 The Mexican's Gratitude (Short)
Rosita McMullen
 1914 His Wife (Short)
Dan's Sweetheart
 1914 The Lovely Señorita (Short)
Señorita Paprika
 1914 The Message of the Sun Dial (Short)
Jane Vernon
 1914 A Night at the Inn (Short)
 1914 The Girl in the Middy (Short)
Julia Gray
 1913 The Haunted Bedroom (Short)
Lizette Rouget
 1913/II The Actress (Short)
Marian Orme - the Actress
 1913 A Good Sport (Short)
The Leading Lady
 1913 Janet of the Dunes (Short)
Mary Fleming - Mother / Janet of the Dunes - Daughter
 1913 The Family's Honor (Short)
Alva Bellins
 1913 Why Girls Leave Home (Short)
The Heroine (in the play)
 1913 The Great Physician (Short)
The Mother
 1913 Caste (Short)
Polly Eccles
 1913 Starved Out (Short)
 1913 By Fire and Water (Short)
Mabel - Richard's Wife
 1913 Dolly Varden (Short)
Dolly Varden
 1913 The Red Old Hills of Georgia (Short)
Pinkie Floyd
 1913 The Story of the Bell (Short)
Mrs. Fairfax
 1913 A Taste of His Own Medicine (Short)
Mrs. Jones - The Innocent Wife
 1913 Love's Old Sweet Song (Short)
Sue Joyce - Jack's Sweetheart
 1913 Two Little Kittens (Short)
Lettie Graves - Seamstress
 1913 Othello in Jonesville (Short)
Tillie Jones
 1913 A Concerto for the Violin (Short)
Sylvia Carroll - John's Wife
 1913 The Two Merchants (Short)
Julia Burke - Their Daughter
 1913 The Golden Wedding (Short)
The Young Bride
 1913 The Man from the West (Short)
Edith - Gilmore's Daughter
 1913 The New Pupil (Short)
Daisy Leonard
 1913 Jones Goes Shopping (Short)
The Dressmaker
 1913 Old Jim (Short)
The Employer's Daughter
 1913 The Duke's Dilemma (Short)
The Leading Lady
 1913 The Unprofitable Boarder (Short)
Sally - the Farmer's Daughter
 1913 Jan Vedder's Daughter (Short)
Katrina Vedder
 1913 The Lost Deed (Short)
 1913 Ann (Short)
Ann McDonald
 1913 The Ranch Owner's Love-Making (Short)
Mary Morris
 1913 The Doctor's Photograph (Short)
Sybil - the Doctor's Fiancée
 1913 The Governess (Short)
Jane Black - the Governess
 1913 The Phantom Ship (Short)
Alice - the Wife
 1913 A Day That Is Dead (Short)
 1913 The Man He Might Have Been (Short)
The Boy's Sweetheart
 1913 The Maid of Honor (Short)
June Fairfax - The Maid of Honor
 1913 An Unsullied Shield (Short)
 1913 The Running Away of Doris (Short)
 1912 The Crime of Carelessness (Short)
 1912 Two of a Kind (Short)
 1912 Hazel Kirke (Short)
Hazel Kirke
 1912 Dick and Daisy (Short)
 1912/II His Dress Suit (Short)
Mabel (unconfirmed)
 1912 Weary's Revenge (Short)
The Farmer's Daughter
 1912 A Woman Alone (Short)
Mabel Weston
 1912 The Tree Imp (Short)
The Tree Imp
 1912 Captain Ben's Yarn (Short)
Mehitabel Lee
 1912 All for Jim (Short)
Bess Goodman
 1912 The Winner and the Spoils (Short)
Marie - The Soldier's Sister
 1912 A Garrison Joke (Short)
Mrs. Harris
 1912 The Butterfly (Short)
Nina - the Wife aka The Butterfly
 1912 Mary's Chauffeur (Short)
Mary Hawkins
 1912 Thorns of Success (Short)
Mrs. Robert Vale
 1912 Lola's Sacrifice (Short)
 1912 Willie's Dog (Short)
Willie's Mother
 1912 Mabel's Beau (Short)
 1912 A Disputed Claim (Short)
Grace Saunders - the Miner's Daughter
 1912 The New Butler (Short)
Mrs. Jones
 1912 A Game of Chess (Short)
 1912 A Higher Thought (Short)
 1912 Farmer Allen's Daughter (Short)
Dora Allen - the Farmer's Daughter
 1912 The Lost Messenger (Short)
Mrs. Tom Saunders
 1912 The Flat Upstairs (Short)
Mrs. Slavin
 1912 Getting Rich Quick (Short)
Mrs. Simp
 1912 Papa's Double (Short)
Madge Jones
 1912 The Little Quakeress (Short)
Patience Prim
 1912 Stage Struck Mamie (Short)
 1912 Dogs (Short)
Mrs. Jones
 1912 Buncoed (Short)
 1912 Tomboy (Short)
 1912/I The Silent Call (Short)
The Telephone Girl
 1912 Down and Out (Short)
The Boarding House Lady
 1912 Not on the Programme (Short)
Madge Thornley
 1912 The Return of Life (Short)
 1912 A Warrior Bold (Short)
Helen - the Heiress
 1912 A Dangerous Model (Short)
Mrs. John Gray
 1912 The Lighted Candle (Short)
Edith Stone - the Money Lender's Daughter
 1912 The Eternal Masculine (Short)
Lucy Kern - the Wife
 1912 Leap Year (Short)
Mabel Benton
 1912 The Better Influence (Short)
The Salvation Army Lass
 1912 The Unwilling Bigamist (Short)
Mrs. Smith
 1912 The Closed Bible (Short)
Mabel Manners - John's Daughter
 1912/I The Best Man Wins (Short)
Mary Morton
 1912 Does Your Wife Love You? (Short)
Paul's Wife
 1912 Strip Poker (Short)
 1912 Petticoat Perfidy (Short)
Virginia Wilburford
 1912 His Step-Mother (Short)
Lucy Wordon - the Step-Mother
 1912 Arresting Father (Short)
Ethel Milton
 1912 A Game for Two (Short)
Bess Hartman
 1912 An Old Lady of Twenty (Short)
Florence Davis
 1912 Lucky Man (Short)
Mrs. Smith
 1912 A Mother's Sacrifice (Short)
Betty Morton
 1912 Spare the Rod (Short)
Mrs. John Morton
 1912 Next (Short)
Marion Trevor - Manicurist
 1912 His Fate's Rehearsal (Short)
Hazel Nelson Dillon
 1912 Gossip (Short)
Dorothy - the Judge's Daughter
 1911 Will You Marry Me? (Short)
 1911 The Actress (Short)
Ellen Duran - the Actress
 1911 How Sir Andrew Lost His Vote (Short)
Amateur Actress
 1911 The Sign of the Three Labels (Short)
The Bride
 1911 Keeping Mabel Home (Short)
Mabel Martin
 1911 Pull for the Shore, Sailor! (Short)
The City Lady
 1911 A Perilous Ride (Short)
White Swan - White Feather's Daughter
 1911 A Modern Cinderella (Short)
 1911/I Three of a Kind (Short)
First Girl
 1911 How Mrs. Murray Saved the American Army (Short)
Faith Murray - the Daughter
 1911 Mary's Masquerade (Short)
 1911 The Big Dam (Short)
Mrs. George D. Bedford
 1911 The Sailor's Love Letter (Short)
 1911 The Sheriff (Short)
The Sheriff's Wife
 1911 The Lighthouse by the Sea (Short)
The Lighthouse Keeper's First Daughter
 1911 Under the Tropical Sun (Short)
Mercedes - a Worker on the Plantation
 1911 At Jones Ferry (Short)
Dolly Morton - the Boss's Daughter
 1911 The Venom of the Poppy (Short)
The Inspector's Sister
 1911 The Doomed Ship (Short)
Mabel - Moreland's Daughter
 1911 The Star Spangled Banner (Short)
 1911 How Willie Raised Tobacco (Short)
The Cigar Girl
 1911 Van Bibber's Experiment (Short)
 1911 The Quarrel on the Cliff (Short)
The Sweetheart
 1911 The Wedding Bell (Short)
Clara Grey
 1911 All for the Love of a Lady (Short)
Lady Constance Primrose
 1911 The Writing on the Blotter (Short)
The Wife
 1911 The Doctor (Short)
The Doctor's Fiancée
 1911 With Interest to Date (Short)
 1911 In the Days of Chivalry (Short)
 1910 Eldora, the Fruit Girl (Short)
Eldora - the Fruit Girl
 1910 The Captain's Bride (Short)
The Captain's Bride
 1910 The Toymaker, the Doll and the Devil (Short)
The Doll
 1910 The Little Station Agent (Short)
 1910 An Unselfish Love (Short)
Mabel Willmere
 1910 With Bridges Burned (Short)
The Wife
 1910 A Wireless Romance (Short)
 1910 A Central American Romance (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910 His First Valentine (Short)
 1909 Two Women and a Man (Short)
A Show Girl
 1909 The Light That Came (Short)
At the Ball
 1909 Nursing a Viper (Short)
Victimized Woman
 1909 The Prince and the Pauper (Short)
 1908 A Woman's Way (Short)
The Woodsman's Daughter (unconfirmed)
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Her English-born husband, distinguished-looking Herbert Prior was also a pioneering film actor. The couple appeared together in several Edison films and, after seven years there, were released by the studio in 1917. After that she lost interest in her career and retired while he went on to do supports and walk-ons well into the sound era. See more »

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