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Blanche Sweet (1896–1986)

Born into a family of show people, Blanche Sweet first appeared on the stage when she was 18 months old. She was a dancer by the time she was four and a talented actress by 1909 when she started work at the Biograph with D.W. Griffith. By 1910, aged 14, she was four years younger than Mary Pickford, but her maturity and appearance soon lead to ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Unpardonable Sin Alice Parcot / Dinny Parcot
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Teresa "Tess" Durbeyfield
The Woman in White Laura Fairlie / Anne Catherick


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 1960 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Mrs. Dowell
- Where There's a Will (1960) ... Mrs. Dowell
 1959 The Five Pennies
Headmistress of School (uncredited)
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Mrs. Durkem - Neighbor
- I Loathe You, Darling (1958) ... Mrs. Durkem - Neighbor
- Pack My Gat, Beulah (1958) ... Mrs. Durkem - Neighbor
 1930 The Silver Horde
 1930 Show Girl in Hollywood
Donny Harris
 1930 The Woman Racket
 1929 Always Faithful (Short)
Mrs. George W. Mason
 1929 The Woman in White
Laura Fairlie / Anne Catherick
 1927 Singed
Dolly Wall
 1926 Diplomacy
Dora Weymouth
 1926 The Far Cry
Claire Marsh
 1926 The Lady from Hell
Lady Margaret Darnely
 1925 Bluebeard's Seven Wives
 1925 The New Commandment
Renee Darcourt
 1925 Why Women Love
Molla Hansen
 1925 His Supreme Moment
Carla King
 1925 The Sporting Venus
Lady Gwendolyn
 1924 Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Teresa "Tess" Durbeyfield
 1924 Those Who Dance
Rose Carney
 1923 Anna Christie
Anna Christie
 1923 In the Palace of the King
Dolores Mendoza
 1923 The Meanest Man in the World
Jane Hudson
 1923 Souls for Sale
Blanche Sweet (uncredited)
 1922 Quincy Adams Sawyer
Alice Pettengill
 1921 That Girl Montana
Montana Rivers
 1920 Her Unwilling Husband
 1920 Help Wanted - Male
Leona Stafford
 1920 The Girl in the Web
Esther Maitland
 1920 Simple Souls
Molly Shine
 1920 The Deadlier Sex
Mary Willard
 1919 Fighting Cressy
 1919 A Woman of Pleasure
Alice Dane
 1919 The Hushed Hour
Virginia Appleton Blodgett
 1919 The Unpardonable Sin
Alice Parcot / Dinny Parcot
 1917 The Silent Partner
Jane Colby
 1917 The Tides of Barnegat
Jane Cobden
 1917 Those Without Sin
Melanie Landry
 1917 The Evil Eye
Dr. Katherine Torrance
 1916 Unprotected
Barbara King
 1916 The Storm
Natalie Raydon
 1916 Public Opinion
Hazel Gray
 1916/II The Dupe
Ethel Hale
 1916 The Thousand-Dollar Husband
Olga Nelson
 1916 The Sowers
Karin Dolokhof
 1916 The Blacklist
Vera Maroff
 1916 The Ragamuffin
 1915 The Secret Sin
Edith Martin / Grace Martin
 1915 The Case of Becky
Dorothy / Becky
 1915 The Secret Orchard
 1915 The Clue
Christine Lesley
 1915 Stolen Goods
Margery Huntley
 1915 The Captive
Sonya Martinovich
 1915 The Warrens of Virginia
Agatha Warren
 1914 The Old Maid (Short)
 1914 The Little Country Mouse (Short)
 1914 The Odalisque (Short)
May, a Stock Girl
 1914 The Tear That Burned (Short)
Meg - the Wild Girl
 1914 For Her Father's Sins (Short)
Mary Ashton
 1914/I Her Awakening (Short)
 1914 For Those Unborn (Short)
 1914 Men and Women (Short)
Agnes Rodman - Stephen's Daughter
 1914 The Second Mrs. Roebuck (Short)
Mabel Mack
 1914 The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'
Anabel - The Nephew's Sweetheart
 1914 The Painted Lady (Short)
Jane - the Elder Sister
 1914 The Escape
May Joyce
 1914 The Soul of Honor (Short)
Nancy Potter - the Son's Wife
 1914 Home, Sweet Home
The Wife
 1914 Ashes of the Past (Short)
Connie - the Gambler's Wife
 1914 Strongheart (Short)
Dorothy Nelson - Frank's Sister
 1914 Judith of Bethulia
 1914 Classmates (Short)
Sylvia Randolph
 1914 The Sentimental Sister (Short)
 1913 The Wedding Gown (Short)
 1913 Her Wedding Bell (Short)
The Young Woman
 1913 Beyond All Law (Short)
 1913 The House of Discord (Short)
The Wife
 1913 A Cure for Suffragettes (Short)
 1913 Two Men of the Desert (Short)
The Authoress
 1913 The Vengeance of Galora (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Coming of Angelo (Short)
 1913 The Mistake (Short)
The Wife
 1913 Death's Marathon (Short)
The Wife
 1913 If We Only Knew (Short)
The Mother
 1913 The Stolen Bride (Short)
The Grower's Daughter
 1913 The Hero of Little Italy (Short)
 1913 Broken Ways (Short)
The Road Agent's Wife
 1913 Love in an Apartment Hotel (Short)
The Young Woman
 1913 A Chance Deception (Short)
The Wife
 1913 Oil and Water (Short)
Mlle. Genova
 1913 Pirate Gold (Short)
The Daughter
 1913 Three Friends (Short)
The Wife
 1912 The God Within (Short)
The Woman of the Camp
 1912 The Massacre (Short)
Stephen's Ward
 1912 A Sailor's Heart (Short)
The Sailor's Second Sweetheart
 1912 The Painted Lady (Short)
The Older Sister
 1912 The Chief's Blanket (Short)
The Young Woman
 1912 Blind Love (Short)
The Young Woman
 1912 A Change of Spirit (Short)
The Young Woman
 1912 With the Enemy's Help (Short)
The Prospector's Wife
 1912 Man's Lust for Gold (Short)
The Prospector's Daughter
 1912 The Spirit Awakened (Short)
The Young Woman
 1912 A Temporary Truce (Short)
Alice Hardy - the Prospector;s Wife
 1912 An Outcast Among Outcasts (Short)
The Young Woman
 1912 The Lesser Evil (Short)
The Young Woman
 1912 One Is Business, the Other Crime (Short)
The Rich Wife
 1912 The Punishment (Short)
The Fruit Grower's Daughter
 1912 The Goddess of Sagebrush Gulch (Short)
The Goddess
 1912 A String of Pearls (Short)
The Brother's Sweetheart
 1912 Under Burning Skies (Short)
 1912 A Sister's Love (Short)
The Second Sister
 1912 The Transformation of Mike (Short)
The Tenement Girl
 1912 For His Son (Short)
The Son's Fiancée
 1912 The Old Bookkeeper (Short)
The Old Bookkeeper's Employer's Wife
 1912 The Eternal Mother (Short)
Martha - the Wife
 1911 The Voice of the Child (Short)
The Wife
 1911 A Woman Scorned (Short)
 1911 The Miser's Heart (Short)
 1911 Through Darkened Vales (Short)
 1911 The Battle (Short)
The Boy's Sweetheart
 1911/I Love in the Hills (Short)
The Mountain Girl
 1911 The Long Road (Short)
 1911 The Making of a Man (Short)
The Young Woman
 1911 The Stuff Heroes Are Made Of (Short)
 1911 The Villain Foiled (Short)
Miss Page
 1911 The Blind Princess and the Poet (Short)
The Princess
 1911 Out from the Shadow (Short)
Mrs. Vane
 1911 The Last Drop of Water (Short)
 1911 A Country Cupid (Short)
Edith - the School Teacher
 1911 The Indian Brothers (Short)
 1911 Fighting Blood (Short)
 1911 The Primal Call (Short)
 1911 Enoch Arden: Part I (Short)
On the Beach
 1911 The Smile of a Child (Short)
The Peasant Woman
 1911 The White Rose of the Wilds (Short)
White Rose
 1911 The New Dress (Short)
At Wedding / At Market
 1911 The Country Lovers (Short)
The Country Lover
 1911 How She Triumphed (Short)
 1911 The Broken Cross (Short)
 1911 Priscilla and the Umbrella (Short)
The Sister
 1911 The Spanish Gypsy (Short)
 1911 Priscilla's April Fool Joke (Short)
On Lawn
 1911 The Lonedale Operator (Short)
The Telegrapher
 1911 Was He a Coward? (Short)
Kate - the Rancher's Daughter
 1911 A Decree of Destiny (Short)
 1911 The Lily of the Tenements (Short)
 1911 His Daughter (Short)
 1911 Heart Beats of Long Ago (Short)
 1911 The Two Paths (Short)
 1910 Love in Quarantine (Short)
 1910 A Flash of Light (Short)
 1910 The Kid (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910 All on Account of the Milk (Short)
The Maid
 1910 The Rocky Road (Short)
The Daughter - at Eighteen
 1909 Choosing a Husband (Short)
One of Gladys' Friends
 1909 The Day After (Short)
The New Year
 1909 To Save Her Soul (Short)
Backstage at Debut / At Party
 1909 In Little Italy (Short)
At the Ball
 1909 A Corner in Wheat (Short)
Woman in White Hat / Visitor to the Grain Elevator (uncredited)
 1909 A Man with Three Wives (Short)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Party's Over", US tour. Also in cast: Raymond Hackett. See more »

Publicity Listings:

28 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Daphne Wayne


5' 4" (1.63 m)


Raymond Hackett  (his death) | See more »


Gilbert Sweet | Pearl Sweet

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I don't believe that Mae Murray was temperamental. I've never known a harder worker than she was. She could work any hour, any day, to accomplish something that she thought was right. See more »


Cousin of players Florence Short, Gertrude Short and Antrim Short. See more »


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