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Actress, Carol Dempster, was born on Dec 9, 1901 in Duluth, MN. Dempster died at the age of 89 on Feb 1, 1991 in La Jolla, CA .



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Fritzi’s Scrapbook: Trading Card

By Fritzi Kramer on Jul 28, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on July 28, 2014 in Blog, Fritzi's Scrapbook Silent movie memorabilia is a fairly new thing for me. I swore I would never do it and yet here I am. I would like to say that I was one of those people who kept a carefully curated collection but that would be a lie. When it comes to sil... Read full article

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By Dawn Sample on Nov 12, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Personal Quote: I just never think about my days in pictures. I am always surprised that anyone remembers me. It was so long ago. So many of my movies were so sad. Maybe my fans would like to know that in real life had a happy ending.... Read full article

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By Dawn on Aug 30, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, started her career in films with the help of film director D.W. Griffith alongside other actresses of the mid-1910s, Lillian and Dorothy Gish and Mae Marsh. Griffith gave Dempster her first role at age 15 in his all-star cast Intolerance(1916) playing one of the Babylonian harem girl... Read full article

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Dempster had a lengthy relationship with director D.W. Griffith while he was estranged from his wife, actress Linda Arvidson.

The other actresses in Griffith's stock company -- particularly Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Miriam Cooper and Mae Marsh -- detested Ms. Dempster because she mimicked their acting styles rather than developing a style of her own. This resentment grew when Griffith -- who had become obsessed with Dempster -- turned away from his stock actresses because he thought he now had a little bit of all of them wrapped up in one package.

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