|Born||in Cartertown, New Zealand|
|Died||in San Francisco, California, USA (heart attack)|
|Birth Name||Lily Rodman|
Mini Bio (1)
Beautiful brunette star of the early American cinema Lily Branscombe born Lillian Rodman in Cartertown, New Zealand in 1876. Lily began on the Australian theatre in the 1890's. Arrived in the US in the mid 1900's. Lily starred and supported in at least 50 drama and comedy movies for the Essanay Film Company between 1911-13. Lily starred opposite a number of early male stars including Harry Cashman and John Steppling, but her most successful leading star was Francis X. Bushman whom she appeared with several times in romantic dramas and comedies.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Rothwell-Smith
|Herbert Ashton Sr.||(? - ?) ( his death)|