Pauline Frederick (I) (1883–1938)

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Pauline Frederick was born Pauline Beatrice Libby in Boston, Massachusetts on August 12, 1883. She was fascinated with show business from an early age and throughout her childhood, she was bred for a career in music. It has been said she had a terrific soprano voice, but Pauline also dabbled a bit in acting. It was her acting ability that would ... See full bio »

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Known For

On Trial Joan Trask
Bonds of Love Una Sayre
The Paliser Case Cassy Cara
The Sacred Flame Mrs. Taylor


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 1937 Thank You, Mr. Moto
Madame Chung
 1936 Ramona
Señora Moreno
 1936 My Marriage
Mrs. DeWitt Tyler II
 1934 Social Register
Mrs. Breene
 1932 Self Defense
Katy Devoux
 1932 The Phantom of Crestwood
Faith Andes
 1932 Wayward
Mrs. Eleanor Frost
 1931 This Modern Age
Diane Winters
 1930 Terra Melophon Magazin Nr. 1 (Short)
Die Zofe (Episode "Was Ziehe ich an, Bevor ich mich anziehe")
 1929 The Sacred Flame
Mrs. Taylor
 1929 Evidence
Myra Stanhope
 1928 On Trial
Joan Trask
 1927 Mumsie
 1926 Josselyn's Wife
Lillian Josselyn
 1926 Devil's Island
Jeannette Picto
 1926 Her Honor, the Governor
Adele Fenway
 1926 The Nest
Mrs. Hamilton
 1925 Smouldering Fires
Jane Vale
 1924 Three Women
Mrs. Mable Wilton
 1924 Married Flirts
Nellie Wayne
 1924 Let Not Man Put Asunder
Petrina Faneuil
 1922 The Glory of Clementina
Clementina Wing
 1922 Two Kinds of Women
Judith Sanford
 1921 The Lure of Jade
Sara Vincent
 1921 The Sting of the Lash
Dorothy Keith
 1921 Salvage
Bernice Ridgeway / Kate Martin
 1921 Roads of Destiny
Rose Merritt
 1921 The Mistress of Shenstone
Lady Myra Ingleby
 1920 A Slave of Vanity
Iris Bellamy
 1920 Madame X
Jacqueline Floriot
 1920 The Woman in Room 13
Laura Bruce
 1920 The Paliser Case
Cassy Cara
 1919 The Loves of Letty
Letty Shell
 1919 Bonds of Love
Una Sayre
 1919 The Peace of Roaring River
Madge Nelson
 1919 The Fear Woman
Helen Winthrop
 1919 One Week of Life
Mrs. Sherwood & Marion Roche
 1919 Paid in Full
Emma Brooks
 1919 The Woman on the Index
Sylvia Martin
 1919 Out of the Shadow
Ruth Minchin
 1918 A Daughter of the Old South
Dolores Jardine
 1918 Stake Uncle Sam to Play Your Hand (Short)
Miss Liberty Loan
 1918 Fedora
Princess Fedora
 1918 Her Final Reckoning
 1918 Resurrection
 1918 La Tosca
Floria Tosca
 1918 Madame Jealousy
Madame Jealousy
 1918 Mrs. Dane's Defense
Felicia Hindemarsh
 1917 The Hungry Heart
Courtney Vaughan
 1917 Double Crossed
Eleanor Stratton
 1917 The Love That Lives
Molly McGill
 1917 Her Better Self
Vivian Tyler
 1917 Sleeping Fires
Zelma Bryce
 1917 Sapho
Sapho, aka Fanny Lagrand
 1917 The Slave Market
 1916 Nanette of the Wilds
Nanette Gauntier
 1916 Ashes of Embers
Laura Ward / Agnes Ward
 1916/I The Woman in the Case
Margaret Rolfe
 1916 The Moment Before
 1916 Audrey
 1916 The Spider
Valerie St. Cyr / Joan Marche
 1915 Lydia Gilmore
Lydia Gilmore
 1915 Bella Donna
Bella Donna (Ruby Chepstow)
 1915 Zaza
 1915 Sold
 1915 The Eternal City
Donna Roma
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Stage Play: Innocent. Written by George Broadhurst. Directed by Edward Elsner and George Broadhurst. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 9 Sep 1914- Dec 1914 (closing date unknown/109 performances). Cast: Allen Atwell, Burt Castle, Claire Coste, Harold De Becker, Leo De Valery, Pauline Frederick, Kenneth Hunter, Hardee Kirkland, Julian L'Estrange... See more »

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Of sixty-seven films, only fifteen survive (8 silents and 7 talkies). The Moment Before (1916) survives in nitrate at the Cineteca Nazionale in Rome; Three Women (1924) survives; The Nest (1926) survives in Canada; two silents are on video: Smouldering Fires (1925) (Grapevine Video) and Devil's Island (1926) (PicPal). See more »



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