Silent Queens

African American Actresses of the Silent Film Era

Allen, Anna Lou
Anderson, Ida
Askins, Ida
Baker, Josephine
Barr, Edna
Beavers, Louise
Birdsong, Sylvia
Bowman, Laura
Boyd, Kathryn
Boyd, Mildred
Brown, Anita
Buford, Daisy
Burwell, Myra
Bush, Anita
Carrols, Vivian
Clements, Flo
Clough, Inez
Cohee, Regina
Conley, Nelly a/k/a Madame Sul-Te-Wan
Conn, Irene
Dabney, Ardelle
Darden, Tasmania
Dean, Dora
DeKnight, Fanny Belle
Desmond, Cleo
Edwards, Mattie
Ellenwood, Grace
Ellis, Evelyn
Freeman, Bea
Freeman, Ruth
George, Beatrice
Gilbert, Mercedes
Givens, Bessie
Gorgas, Alice
Gray, Ethel
Hall, Beulah
Hall, Iris
Harris, Theresa
Holmes, Mabel
Howard, Gertrude
Howard, Shingzie
Hyson, Roberta
Jessye, Eva
Johnson, Orine
Johnson, Eva
Johnson, Lillian
Jones, Lenore
Junior, Yvonne
Kemp, Mae
Kennedy, Ann
Ladd, Bernice
Lovelass, Henrietta
Lyle, Bessie
Mason, Julia
Maurice, Vivian
Mayo, Stella
McClain, Florence
McCormick, Pearl
McKinney, Nina Mae
Mickey, Arline
Morrison, Dorothy
Morton, Edna
Moses, Lucia Lynn
Noisette, Kathleen
Peoples, Neva
Pilot, Bernice
Pope, Evelyn Burwell
Preer, Evelyn
Price, Mildred
Provost, Minnie
Robinson, Madame
Russell, Alice Russell
Russell, Theresa
Sewell, Alma
Skekeeter, Evon
Smith, Ethel
Smith, Mamie
Smith, Trixie
Smith, Grace
Smith, Vivian
Smith, Inez
Snead, Florence
Snelson, Gertrude
Steele, Geraldine
Sutton, Susie
Taylor, Regina
Theresa, Julia
Thompson, Anita
Thompson, Blanche
Walker, Ruth
Washington, Fredi
Washington, Isabel
Washington, Mildred
Waters, Ethel
Watkins, Mary Jane
Wilkes, Mattie
Williams, Augusta
Williams, Elizabeth
Young, Mabel

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