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Overview (2)

Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Died in Hollywood, California, USA  (pneumonia)

Mini Bio (1)

Mildred Harris was born on November 29, 1901 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. She was an actress, known for The Doctor and the Woman (1918), For Husbands Only (1918) and The Price of a Good Time (1917). She was married to William P. Fleckenstein, Everett Terrence McGovern and Charles Chaplin. She died on July 20, 1944 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

William P. Fleckenstein (1934 - 1944) ( divorced)
Everett Terrence McGovern (1924 - 1930) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Charles Chaplin (23 October 1918 - 4 April 1921) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (11)

She was 17 years old when she and Charles Chaplin wed; he was 29.
She was the mother of Charles Chaplin's first child, a son named Norman Spencer (born July 7, 1919). The baby, who was nicknamed "The Little Mouse", was born with severe disabilities and lived only three days.
Following her split with Charles Chaplin, she went directly into an affair with the Prince of Wales (Duke of Windsor).
Is portrayed by Milla Jovovich in Chaplin (1992)
In 1930 she introduced Edward, Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VIII and later Duke of Windsor) to Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor).
Had one son with Everett Terrence McGovern: Everett Terrence McGovern, Jr. (born 1925).
Died from pneumonia following a major abdominal operation.
Began her film career in 1912 as an 11-year-old. She became known as "Innocent Mildred Harris" because of her virtuous looks, and at one time was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. After the coming of sound, her career declined and she finished up as an extra.
Following her untimely death, she was interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.
Was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6307 Hollywood Blvd. on February 8, 1960.
Cousin of Phil Harris (I).

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