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Mary Miles Minter (1902–1984)

Little Mary Miles Minter was a child star who was dominated by her mother. At the age of 5 she first appeared on the stage in the play "Cameo Kirby". From that time on she worked steadily without a single vacation. Her greatest stage success was in "The Littlest Rebel", with William Farnum and Dustin Farnum. In 1911, at the age of 9, a New York ... See full bio »

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Known For

Anne of Green Gables Anne Shirley
Nurse Marjorie Lady Marjorie Killonan
Dimples Dimples


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 1923 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
June Tolliver
 1923 Drums of Fate
Carol Dolliver
 1922 The Cowboy and the Lady
Jessica Westoon
 1922 South of Suva
Phyllis Latimer
 1922 The Heart Specialist
Rosalie Beckwith
 1922 Tillie
Tillie Getz
 1921 Her Winning Way
Ann Annington
 1921 Moonlight and Honeysuckle
Judith Baldwin
 1921 The Little Clown
 1921 All Souls' Eve
Alice Heath / Nora O'Hallahan
 1920 Eyes of the Heart
 1920 Sweet Lavender
 1920 A Cumberland Romance
Easter Hicks
 1920 Jenny Be Good
Jenny Riano
 1920 Nurse Marjorie
Lady Marjorie Killonan
 1919 Anne of Green Gables
Anne Shirley
 1919 Yvonne from Paris
Yvonne Halbert
 1919 A Bachelor's Wife
Mary O'Rourke
 1919 The Intrusion of Isabel
Isabel Trevor
 1919 The Amazing Impostor
Joan Hope
 1918 Wives and Other Wives
Robin Challoner
 1918 Rosemary Climbs the Heights
Rosemary Van Voort
 1918 The Eyes of Julia Deep
Julia Deep
 1918 The Ghost of Rosy Taylor
Rhoda Eldridge Sayles
 1918 Social Briars
Iris Lee
 1918 A Bit of Jade
Phyllis King
 1918 Powers That Prey
Sylvia Grant
 1918 Beauty and the Rogue
Roberta Lee
 1917 Peggy Leads the Way
Peggy Manners
 1917 Her Country's Call
Jess Slocum
 1917 Charity Castle
 1917 Somewhere in America
Rose Dorgan
 1917 Melissa of the Hills
Melissa Stark
 1917 Periwinkle
 1917 Annie-for-Spite
Annie Johnson
 1917 Environment
Liz Simpkins
 1917 The Gentle Intruder
 1916 The Innocence of Lizette
 1916 A Dream or Two Ago
Millicent Hawthorne
 1916 Faith
 1916 Dulcie's Adventure
 1916 Youth's Endearing Charm
Mary Wade
 1916 Lovely Mary
Mary Lane
 1916 Dimples
 1916 Rose of the Alley
Nell Drogan
 1915 Barbara Frietchie
Barbara - Mrs. Frietchie's Granddaughter
 1915 Emmy of Stork's Nest
Emmy Garrett
 1915 Always in the Way
Dorothy North
 1915 The Fairy and the Waif
Viola Drayton, the Fairy
 1912/I The Nurse (Short)
The Child (as Juliet Shelby)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "What It Means to a Woman" on Broadway. Written by E.H. Gould and F. Whitehouse. Longacre Theatre: 19 Nov 1914-Nov 1914 (closing date unknown/12 performances). Cast: Catherine Doucet [credited as Catherine Calhoun], Laura Nelson Hall, Arthur P. Hyman, Alice John, Rita Jolivet, Royden Keith, Joseph Kilgour, Marion ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 37 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Juliet Shelby


Brandon O'Hildebrandt  (his death)

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Minter is thought to have at least partially inspired two of the most memorably deranged "fictional" characters in movie history: Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard and Bette Davis as the title character in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. See more »

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