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Also Known As: Died: March 3, 1988
Born: June 28, 1894 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor, schoolteacher

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Warm, attractive, highly talented leading actress, popular in silent film in roles calling for quiet realism rather than slick glamour. Wilson played the female lead in several well-remembered action and epic films of the period such as "The Covered Wagon" (1923) and "The Vanishing American" (1925), but enjoyed a more memorable showcase with her superb work in the poignant title role of a lonely, put-upon young woman in William DeMille's "Miss Lulu Bett" (1921). She also played Daisy opposite Warner Baxter in the first film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" (1926).

Warm, attractive, highly talented leading actress, popular in silent film in roles calling for quiet realism rather than slick glamour. Wilson played the female lead in several well-remembered action and epic films of the period such as "The Covered Wagon" (1923) and "The Vanishing American" (1925), but enjoyed a more memorable showcase with her superb work in the poignant title role of a lonely, put-upon young woman in William DeMille's "Miss Lulu Bett" (1921). She also played Daisy opposite Warner Baxter in the first film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" (1926).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Watermelon Woman, The (1995) Additional Cast
2.
 The Girl from Jones Beach (1949) Mrs. Wilson
3.
 For Beauty's Sake (1941) Mrs. Lloyd Kennar
4.
 Nobody's Children (1940) Miss Jamieson
5.
 Bad Little Angel (1939) Ellen Creighton
6.
 Life Returns (1938) Dr. Louise Stone
7.
 Wedding Present (1936) Laura Dodacker
8.
 Laughing at Trouble (1936) Alice Mathews
9.
 The Return of Jimmy Valentine (1936) Mary Davis
10.
 Born to Gamble (1935) Paula Mathews
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1915:
Won a statewide beauty contest in Alabama
1916:
Made film acting debut in a small part in "The Dumb Girl of Portici", starring ballerina Anna Pavlova
:
Was playing leading roles in films by 1917
1924:
Selected by Paramount Studios to represent the motion picture industry at the British Empire Exposition
1941:
Retired from motion pictures
1949:
Made one-shot return to films with a small part in "The Girl from Jones Beach"
:
Acted on such TV soap operas as "The Edge of Night" and "The Guiding Light"
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sister:
Diana Kane. Actor.
sister:
Connie Lewis. Actor.

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