Florence Lawrence


Florence Lawrence

About

Birth Place
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Born
January 02, 1886
Died
December 28, 2038
Cause of Death
Suicide

Biography

This popular actress of the early silent era was known as 'the Biograph Girl' due to her affiliation with the studio and its foremost director, D W Griffith. Lawrence was lured away from Biograph in 1910 by Carl Laemmle, of the Independent Motion Picture Company of America, who renamed her the 'The Imp Girl'. Thanks to one of Laemmle's canny publicity stunts, involving a newspaper story ...

Family & Companions

Harry Slater
Husband
Actor, director. First of three husbands.

Bibliography

"The Biograph Girl"
William J. Mann, Kensington (2000)
"Florence Lawrence, the Biograph Girl: America's First Movie Star"
Kelly R. Brown, McFarland (1999)

Biography

This popular actress of the early silent era was known as 'the Biograph Girl' due to her affiliation with the studio and its foremost director, D W Griffith. Lawrence was lured away from Biograph in 1910 by Carl Laemmle, of the Independent Motion Picture Company of America, who renamed her the 'The Imp Girl'. Thanks to one of Laemmle's canny publicity stunts, involving a newspaper story claiming that Lawrence was dead, she became the first film star whose real name was known to the public. Lawrence's career was effectively over by the mid-20s, though she remained on the MGM payroll through the 30s.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Footlight Varieties (1951)
Florence
Secrets (1933)
Sinners in the Sun (1932)
The Hard Hombre (1931)
Gambling Wives (1924)
Polly Barker
The Satin Girl (1923)
Sylvia
The Unfoldment (1922)
Katherine Nevin
Elusive Isabel (1916)
Isabel Thorne
Mother Love (1910)
Coquette's Suitors (1910)
The Miser's Daughter (1910)
The Maelstrom (1910)
The Time-Lock Safe (1910)
Pressed Roses (1910)
A Baby's Shoe (1909)
The Peachbasket Hat (1909)
The Forest Ranger's Daughter (1909)
Lady Helen's Escapade (1909)
Love's Stratagem (1909)
The Slave (1909)
The Salvation Army Lass (1909)
The Mended Lute (1909)
Tender Hearts (1909)
The Cord of Life (1909)
The Wooden Leg (1909)
The Joneses Have Amateur Theatricals (1909)
His Ward's Love (1909)
The Girls and Daddy (1909)
A Wreath in Time (1909)
Mr. Jones Has a Card Party (1909)
Jealousy and the Man (1909)
The Deception (1909)
What Drink Did (1909)
Mrs. Jones Entertains (1909)
One Touch of Nature (1909)
Schneider's Anti-Noise Crusade (1909)
Jones' Burglar (1909)
Mrs. Jones' Lover; or, "I Want My Hat" (1909)
The Way of Man (1909)
Jones and His New Neighbors (1909)
Resurrection (1909)
The Honor of Thieves (1909)
Confidence (1909)
His Wife's Mother (1909)
The Note in the Shoe (1909)
Eloping with Aunty (1909)
Her First Biscuits (1909)
The Sacrifice (1909)
Jones and the Lady Book Agent (1909)
'Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good (1909)
The Lure of the Gown (1909)
The Jilt (1909)
Eradicating Aunty (1909)
A Sound Sleeper (1909)
The Cardinal's Conspiracy (1909)
Trying to Get Arrested (1909)
The Brahma Diamond (1909)
The Drive for a Life (1909)
A Troublesome Satchel (1909)
The Medicine Bottle (1909)
Sweet and Twenty (1909)
The Road to the Heart (1909)
Tragic Love (1909)
The Winning Coat (1909)
Those Boys! (1909)
The French Duel (1909)
A Drunkard's Reformation (1909)
Those Awful Hats (1909)
Betrayed by a Handprint (1908)
The Clubman and the Tramp (1908)
The Song of the Shirt (1908)
The Helping Hand (1908)
The Test of Friendship (1908)
The Valet's Wife (1908)
Money Mad (1908)
Concealing a Burglar (1908)
The Reckoning (1908)
The Ingrate (1908)
Salome; or, The Dance of the Seven Veils (1908)
The Stolen Jewels (1908)
A Smoked Husband (1908)
Mr. Jones at the Ball (1908)
Romance of a Jewess (1908)
The Heart of O Yama (1908)
The Red Girl (1908)
Behind the Scenes: Where All Is Not Gold That Glitters (1908)
After Many Years (1908)
Romeo and Juliet, a Romantic Story of the Ancient Feud Between the Italian Houses of Montague and Capulet (1908)
The Christmas Burglars (1908)
An Awful Moment (1908)
The Devil (1908)
The Call of the Wild (1908)
The Barbarian Ingomar (1908)
Taming of the Shrew (1908)
The Vaquero's Vow (1908)
The Zulu's Heart (1908)
Where the Breakers Roar (1908)
Father Gets in the Game (1908)
The Girl and the Outlaw (1908)
The Planter's Wife (1908)
The Boy, the Bust and the Bath (1907)
Daniel Boone; or, Pioneer Days in America (1907)
The Despatch Bearer; or, Through the Enemy's Lines (1907)
Athletic American Girls (1907)
The Shaughraun, an Irish Romance (1907)

Cast (Short)

The Country Doctor (1909)
The Curtain Pole (1909)

Life Events

Family

Lotta Lawrence
Mother
Actor.

Companions

Harry Slater
Husband
Actor, director. First of three husbands.

Bibliography

"The Biograph Girl"
William J. Mann, Kensington (2000)
"Florence Lawrence, the Biograph Girl: America's First Movie Star"
Kelly R. Brown, McFarland (1999)