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This stunningly lovely silent film actor later proved herself a financial wizard and gifted writer. A beauty contest winner, Griffith was signed by Vitagraph in 1916 and stayed with that studio through 1922, working her way up to leading lady in such films as "The Love Doctor" (1917), "Miss Ambition" (1918), "Thin Ice" (1919), "The Garter Girl" (1920) and "Divorce Coupons" (1922). In 1924, she and her husband, producer Walter Morosco, formed Corinne Griffith Productions, releasing through First National until 1927. By this time, Griffith (nicknamed The Orchid Lady) was an undisputed star, with hits including "Black Oxen" (1924), "Declasse" (1925) and "The Lady in Ermine" (1927). Her biggest success was "The Divine Lady" (1927), a biopic of Lady Emma Hamilton.
After a handful of talkies (e.g., "Lilies of the Field" 1930 and the British-made "Lily Christine" 1932), Griffith retired. She tried the stage in the early 30s, then found a second career with real estate and the stock market, becoming one of the wealthiest women in the country. She also wrote several books, one of which, "Papa's Delicate Condition," was made into a film in 1963. In later years, Griffith bizarrely denied that she was the silent film star of that name, claiming to be Corinne Griffith's sister, stand-in and even daughter.
Cast (Feature Film)
Signed by Vitagraph; first film "The Last Man"
Formed production company and produced her own features
Retired from films; final film "Lily Christine"
Book "Papa's Delicate Condition" adapted for the screen