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Claire Adams (I) (1896–1978)

Claire Adams was born in Winnipeg, Canada (her brother was prolific screenwriter Gerald Drayson Adams), and after her education in that country she was sent to a private school in England, where she studied drama. At the outbreak of World War I, however, she joined the nursing corps and spent the war years as a nurse. At war's end she returned to ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Big Parade Justyn Reed
The Penalty Barbara Ferris
The Sea Wolf Maud Brewster
Salt of the Earth Marjorie Kincaid


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 1964 Channing (TV Series)
The Woman / The Waitress
- Christmas Day Is Breaking Wan (1964) ... The Woman (as Peggy Adams)
- The Face in the Sun (1964) ... The Waitress (as Peggy Adams)
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
- Between Friday and Monday (1963) ... Debbie (as Peggy Adams)
 1934 What a Mother-in-Law!
 1927 The Lunatic
 1927 Combat
Wanda (his ward)
 1927 Married Alive
Viola Helmesley Duxbury
 1926 The Sea Wolf
Maud Brewster
 1926 Yellow Fingers
Nona Deering
 1925 The Big Parade
Justyn Reed
 1925 The Wheel
Kate O'Hara
 1925 Souls for Sables
Helen Ralston (uncredited)
 1925 The Kiss Barrier
Marion Weston
 1925 Men and Women
Agnes Prescott
 1925 The Devil's Cargo
Martha Joyce
 1924 The Brass Bowl
 1924 The Fast Set
Fay Colleen
 1924 The Painted Flapper
Eunice Whitney
 1924 Helen's Babies
Helen Lawrence
 1924 Oh, You Tony!
Betty Faine
 1924 Honor Among Men
Patricia Carson
 1924 The Girl in the Limousine
The Girl
 1924 Missing Daughters
Claire Mathers
 1924 The Night Hawk
Clia Milton
 1924 Daddies
Bobette Audrey
 1923 The Clean-Up
Phyllis Andrews
 1923 Legally Dead
Minnie O'Reilly
 1923 Where the North Begins
Felice McTavish
 1923 Stepping Fast
Helen Durant
 1923 Brass Commandments
Ellen Bosworth
 1923 The Scarlet Car
Beatrice Forbes
 1922 Do and Dare
Juanita Sánchez
 1922 Heart's Haven
Vivian Breed
 1922 Just Tony
Marianne Jordan
 1922 Golden Dreams
Mercedes McDonald
 1922 When Romance Rides
Lucy Bostil
 1922 The Gray Dawn
Nan Bennett
 1921 The Mysterious Rider
 1921 Man of the Forest
Helen Raynor
 1921 A Certain Rich Man
Molly Culpepper
 1921 The Lure of Egypt
Margaret Lampton
 1921/II Black Beauty
 1921 The Spenders
Avice Milbrey
 1921 The Killer
Ruth Emory
 1920 The Great Lover
 1920 The Money Changers
Lucy Hegan
 1920 The Dwelling Place of Light
Janet Butler
 1920 The Penalty
Barbara Ferris
 1920 Riders of the Dawn
Lenore Anderson
 1920 The White Dove
Ella De Fries (as Clare Adams)
 1920 The Key to Power
Ann Blair
 1919 The Invisible Bond
Leila Templeton
 1919 A Misfit Earl
Phyllis Burton
 1919 Speedy Meade
Alice Hall
 1919 The End of the Road
Mary Lee
 1918 Romance and Brass Tacks (Short) (as Peggy Adams)
 1918 The Spirit of the Red Cross (Short)
Ethel (as Peggy Adams)
 1918 The Man-Eater (Short) (as Peggy Adams)
 1918 Adam and Some Eves (Short) (as Peggy Adams)
 1917 Barnaby Lee
Dorothy Van Swearingen (as Peggy Adams)
 1917 Oh! U-Boat (Short) (as Peggy Adams)
 1917 The Installment Plan (Short) (as Peggy Adams)
 1917 Salt of the Earth
Marjorie Kincaid (as Peggy Adams)
 1917 Nutty Knitters (Short) (as Peggy Adams)
 1917 Faint Heart and Fair Lady (Short) (as Peggy Adams)
 1917 Two Kentucky Boys (Short)
Susie Witherall
 1913 The Widow's Suitors (Short) (as Clara Adams)
 1913 Boy Wanted (Short)
Minor Role (as Clara Adams)
 1913 A Taste of His Own Medicine (Short)
The Stenographer (as Clara Adams)
 1913 Bragg's New Suit (Short)
The Girl (as Clara Adams)
 1913 Aunty and the Girls (Short)
2nd Niece (as Clara Adams)
 1913 A Shower of Slippers (Short)
Gossip (as Clara Adams)
 1913 The Long and Short of It (Short)
Ethel Jenkins (as Clara Adams)
 1913 Aunt Elsa's Visit (Short)
Kate Moore - Aunt Elsa's 2nd Niece (as Clara Adams)
 1913 A Heroic Rescue (Short)
The Beauty (as Clara Adams)
 1913 The Office Boy's Birthday (Short)
4th Stenographer (as Clara Adams)
 1912 Kitty at Boarding School (Short)
The Flirt
 1912 Revenge Is Sweet (Short)
One of the Office Girls (as Clara Adams)
 1912 The Artist's Joke (Short)
An Artist (as Clara Adams)
 1912 An Intelligent Camera (Short)
The Pretty New Customer
 1912 Apple Pies (Short)
4th Pie Maker (as Clara Adams)
 1912 Kitty's Holdup (Short)
Becky - Kitty's 1st Sister
 1912 Eddie's Exploit (Short)
The Maid (as Clara Adams)
 1912 Curing the Office Boy (Short)
A Stenographer (as Clara Adams)
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