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Also Known As: Sarah Blanche Sweet Died: September 6, 1986
Born: June 18, 1895 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor

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Child stage actress who began her screen career at the age of 14 and appeared in movies consistently through the silent era. The gifted Sweet is best known for her roles in the Biograph films of D.W. Griffith, for whom she played a number of often gentle and demure but also strong-willed heroines. Her two most famous Griffith films are "The Lonedale Operator" (1911), in which defends herself against thieves, and the epic Biblical spectacle, "Judith of Bethulia" (1913), in which she plays the title character who attempts to save her city by assassinating the conqueror Holofernes.She made her film debut in 1909 and was active through 1930. Among her later features were "Anna Christie" (1923), "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" (1924), "The Sporting Venus" (1925) and "The Silver Horde" (her last, 1930). Sweet's first husband, Marshall Nielan, directed her in a number of films, including "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" (1924). Her second husband was her stage co-star, Raymond Hackett. She spent her long retirement living in New York, a major crusader for film preservation, and was interviewed frequently by film historians.

Child stage actress who began her screen career at the age of 14 and appeared in movies consistently through the silent era. The gifted Sweet is best known for her roles in the Biograph films of D.W. Griffith, for whom she played a number of often gentle and demure but also strong-willed heroines. Her two most famous Griffith films are "The Lonedale Operator" (1911), in which defends herself against thieves, and the epic Biblical spectacle, "Judith of Bethulia" (1913), in which she plays the title character who attempts to save her city by assassinating the conqueror Holofernes.

She made her film debut in 1909 and was active through 1930. Among her later features were "Anna Christie" (1923), "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" (1924), "The Sporting Venus" (1925) and "The Silver Horde" (her last, 1930). Sweet's first husband, Marshall Nielan, directed her in a number of films, including "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" (1924). Her second husband was her stage co-star, Raymond Hackett. She spent her long retirement living in New York, a major crusader for film preservation, and was interviewed frequently by film historians.

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CAST: (feature film)

3.
 The Five Pennies (1959) Headmistress
4.
 The Woman Racket (1930) Julia
5.
 The Silver Horde (1930) Queenie
6.
 Singed (1927) Dolly Wall
7.
 The Lady From Hell (1926) Lady Margaret Darnely
8.
 The Far Cry (1926) Claire Marsh
9.
 Diplomacy (1926) Dora
10.
 Bluebeard's Seven Wives (1926) Juliet
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Went on stage before age of four
1909:
Entered films working for D.W. Griffith
1909:
Film debut, "The Man With Three Wives"
1915:
Joined Lasky company, where she starred in films by C.B. DeMille
1930:
Starred in several talkies before retiring to pursue career in vaudeville and stock
1959:
Returned to film with bit part in "The Five Pennies"
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husband:
Marshall Neilan. Director, producer. Married 1922, divorced 1929; directed Sweet in many Famous-Lasky films including "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" (1924).
husband:
Raymond Hackett. Actor. Married 1935 until his death in 1958.

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