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Mildred Harris

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Harris, c. 1918-20

Source: Wikipedia

Mildred Harris (November 29, 1901 – July 20, 1944) was a leading American film actress during the early part of 20th century. She was also the wife of Charlie Chaplin. Harris began her career in the film industry as a popular child actress when she was 11 years old. At the age of 15, she was cast as a harem girl in D. W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916). She appeared as a leading lady through the 1920s but her career slowed with the advent of the "talkies". She was critically praised for No, No Nanette in 1930, had a few bit parts in the early 1940s, and made her last appearance in the posthumously released Having Wonderful Crime of 1945.

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  • Born: November 29, 1901 Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.
  • Died: July 20, 1944 (aged 42) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1912–1944
  • Spouse(s): Charlie Chaplin (m. 1918; div. 1920) Everett Terrence McGovern (m. 1924; div. 1929) William P. Fleckenstein (1934–44; her death)
  • Children: 2

Read more about Mildred Harris at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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