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Date of Birth 17 July 1878Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 4 November 1947Hollywood, California, USA  (pneumonia)
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mabel Van Buren was born on July 17, 1878 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), Beyond the Rocks (1922) and Miss Lulu Bett (1921). She was married to James Gordon and Ernest Joy. She died on November 4, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA.

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Ernest Joy (? - ?)
James Gordon (? - 12 May 1941) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (2)

Mother of Katherine Van Buren.
Brunette leading actress of the silent screen, with extensive stage experience. First in films with Biograph and Selig Polyscope. Brought west by Cecil B. DeMille, she became the first leading lady at Famous Players-Lasky in 1914. Well into middle age and rather matronly in appearance, she was deemed unsuitable for romantic leads by the mid-20's and subsequently confined to supporting roles.

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