Blanche Sweet Overview:

Legendary actress, Blanche Sweet, was born Sarah Blanche Sweet on Jun 18, 1896 in Chicago, IL. Sweet died at the age of 90 on Sep 6, 1986 in New York City, NY .


Light-haired, appealing, bow-lipped American silent star who forged her career playing intrepid heroines facing dangers in a man's world, mostly in films by D.W. Griffith. In acting from childhood, often billed as Baby Blanche or Little Blanche, she began making films at 13, and broke through to stardom two years later in the title role of The Lonedale Operator, as a girl who foils a gang of western outlaws. Sound and her age eventually ended her star success in films and she built a new career on stage. Married director Marshall Neilan (1922-1929) and stage/sometime screen actor Raymond Hackett (1902-1958) from 1936 on. Died following a stroke.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Sweet was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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an American silent film actress (1)

By Art on Jun 18, 2013 From Classic Cinema Gold

was an American silent film actress who began her career in the earliest days of the Hollywood motion picture film industry. was born Sarah on June 18, 1896 in Chicago, Illinois. Her family was theater and vaudeville performers and she entered the enterta... Read full article

: The Massacre (1914)

By Dawn on Jun 25, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Video: The Massacre is a 1914 silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and released by Biograph Studios. The film stars and Wilfred Lucas. The film was shot in 1912 and released in Europe that year, but not released in the United States until 1914.... Read full article

A tribute to

By Silentfilmfanatic on Jun 23, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

By 1927, when many of the leading ladies of the nickelodeon era had faded from the screen and their acting opportunities limited to supporting roles, was still a popular star. When made “Show Girl in Hollywood” (1930) she had no reason to believe she did not ... Read full article

“The Painted Lady” (1912)

By Silentfilmfanatic on Oct 28, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

“The Painted Lady” (1912) is one of the many silent short films D.W. Griffith directed at Biograph. In these primarily one-reelers, Griffith introduced many innovations into films like close-ups, cross-cutting and flashbacks. The story begins with a young woman, played by Blanche ... Read full article

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Blanche Sweet Quotes:

Queenie: If he wasn't crazy about ya, would he go to all that trouble to tell ya how much he hates ya?

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