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Elsie Ferguson (I) (1883–1961)


The great Broadway stage actress and silent film star Elsie Louise Ferguson was born on August 19, 1883 in New York City, the only child of prominent lawyer Hiram Benson Ferguson and his wife. Due to her father's wealth, hers was a privileged childhood, though she developed a penchant for socialism in her late thirties. Educated in Manhattan, Elsie... See full bio »

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Scarlet Pages Mary Bancroft
(1930)
Eyes of the Soul Gloria Swann
(1919)
(1919)
A Doll's House Nora Helmer
(1918)

Filmography

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 1930 Scarlet Pages
Mary Bancroft
 1925 The Unknown Lover
Elaine Kent
 1922 Outcast
Miriam
 1921 Forever
Mimsi
 1921 Footlights
Lisa Parsinova / Lizzie Parsons
 1921 Sacred and Profane Love
Carlotta Peel
 1920 Lady Rose's Daughter
Julie le Breton / Lady Rose / Lady Maude
 1920 His House in Order
Nina Graham
 1919 Counterfeit
Virginia Griswold
 1919 The Witness for the Defense
Stella Derrick
 1919 A Society Exile
Nora Shard, aka Christine
 1919 The Avalanche
Chichita / Madame Delano / Helene
 1919 Eyes of the Soul
Gloria Swann
 1919 The Marriage Price
Helen Tremaine
 1919 His Parisian Wife
Fauvette
 1918 Under the Greenwood Tree
Mary Hamilton
 1918 The Spirit That Wins (Short)
Elsie
 1918 Heart of the Wilds
Jen Galbraith
 1918 The Danger Mark
Geraldine Seagrave
 1918 A Doll's House
Nora Helmer
 1918 The Lie
Elinor Shale
 1918 The Song of Songs
Lily Kardos
 1918 Rose of the World
Rosamond English
 1917 The Rise of Jenny Cushing
Jenny Cushing
 1917 Barbary Sheep
Lady Katherine 'Kitty' Wyverne
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The First Lady in the Land. Written by Charles Frederic Nirdlinger. Gaiety Theatre: 4 Dec 1911- Jan 1912 (closing date unknown/64 performances). Cast: Elsie Ferguson (as "Mrs. Todd"), Helen Bond, William David, Florence Edney, Margaret Gordon, Clarence Handyside, Maud Hosford, Luke Martin, Beatrice Noyes, Georgette Passedoit, ... See more »

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21 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

All the while, the middle classes and the lower classes, people are struggling and worrying and fretting their lives away over questions of food and education for their children and the wherewithal for the essentials of life. When a man has accumulated m ore than, say, a million, the moneys made should revert back to those who have contributed to the amassment. See more »

Trivia:

Only one of her silent films survives, "Witness For The Defense"(1919) in the Gosfilmofond Archive in Moscow. See more »

Nickname:

"The Aristocrat of the Screen"

Star Sign:

Leo

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